iPad Pro is now available

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Apple has finally launched the iPad Pro. The first reviews are out and the device gets a decent welcome. 

After the release at the iPhone event, the iPad Pro finally launched yesterday. The 12.9″ iPad is available in three configurations, 32GB WiFi ($799), 128GB WiFi ($949) and 128GB WiFi + Cellular ($1079). Color options are the usual Space Gray, Silver and Gold.

The first reviews are mostly positive. The best part is the 12.9″ 2732 x 2048p display. Also the performance is quite spectacular easily beating the 12″ MacBook. The new speakers are said to be OK but the large volume chambers also make the device vibrate on high volume. The Apple Pencil and the keyboard case are not available at launch but the few that have got their hands on the pen have said that the latency is a real issue. iFixit has already gave the iPad Pro their teardown treatment and with it, a 3/10 Repairability Score.

Apple has made great job marketing the iPad Pro as a productivity tablet but the reviews are not agreeing too much. The iOS is not just made for productivity and many reviewers would rather have the OS X running in the huge iPad especially as the performance is not an issue.

iPad Pro is a great device but who needs one? That’s a question we want an answer. Probably it will still sell like crazy as the holidays are coming.

Apple updates iPad Lineup

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Apple has released the new iPads. The iPad Pro has a 12.9″ Retina display.

The new iPad Pro is designed for multimedia and multitasking. The display is 12.9″ 2738 x 2048p IPS LCD and 264 PPI. The display has variable refresh rate to improve performance and increase battery life.

The iPad Pro has a A9X chip thats 1.8 times faster than the A8X. Apple also promises a 10 hour battery life. The Pro is 6.9mm thick and it weights 712 grams.

Apple also introduced a bunch of accessories for the iPad Pro. The Smart Keyboard has the same switches the MacBook uses and it connects to the iPad via three magnetic dots in the side of the iPad Pro. With Apple Pencil, Apple reintroduces users to a stylus. The Pencil is pressure and angle sensitive. The Pencil is rechargeable via the Lightning Port in the iPad.

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The prices start at $799 for the 32GB model. The Apple Pencil costs $99 and the Smart Keyboard costs $169. The iPad Pro comes in the usual three colors, gold, silver and grey and will be available in November.

Apple also updated the iPad mini. Mini 4 now packs the same specifications that the iPad Air has but in a different chassis. The iPad mini 4 starts at $399.