On Monday, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced its new larger iPad will be available to order online on Wednesday and come to stores later this week. Apple Pencil and Apple Keyboard will also available to order online on Wednesday.
“The early response to iPad Pro from app developers and our customers has been incredible, and we’re excited to get iPad Pro into the hands of customers around the world this week,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPad Pro is the most powerful iPad we’ve ever made, giving users the ability to be even more creative and more productive with the epic 12.9-inch Retina display, powerful 64-bit A9X chip and groundbreaking Apple Pencil and new Smart Keyboard. We can’t wait to see what they do with iPad Pro.”
The iPad Pro is 12.9 inches, much bigger than Apple’s iPad Air which is 9.7 inches, and it will blur the lines between tablet and laptop. The company hopes the product stimulate sales of the tablet, which have fallen for seven straight quarters.
The iPad Pro target business customers who may use new tablet to replace old laptops. Apple has made deal with two biggest technology suppliers to business customers which are International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) and Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO).
The price of 32G iPad Pro is $799, and the tablet include silver, gold and gray. The price of keyboard is $169, and Apple Pencil is $99. These new products will launch in more than forty countries.
If customer choose to buy iPad Pro, keyboard and Apple Pencil together, it will cost $1,067 which is expensive than $999 Apple’s 13 inch MacBook Air. The battery life of iPad Pro is 10 hours which is less than 13 inch MacBook Air’s 12 hours.