At its Let s loop you in event, along with the compact 4-inch Apple iPhone SE, Apple also announced the iPad Pro 9.7-inch. Despite the reduced size, Apple hasn t compromised on the hardware part. It comes with the latest A9X processor, 4GB of RAM, quad speakers and connector for Apple s Smart Keyboard accessory, just like the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing endsAlso Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal
Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch price: It will be offered in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage variants with Wi-Fi only connectivity and Wi-Fi + Cellular connectivity options. Color options include Silver, Gold, Space Gray and Rose Gold. Also Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than Android
The 32GB base variant is priced at $599 (Rs 39,800 approximately), whereas the 128GB and 256GB variants are priced at $749 (Rs 49,800 approximately) and $899 (Rs 59,800 approximately), respectively. On the other hand, the Wi-Fi + LTE 32GB, 128GB and 256GB variants will set you back by $729 (Rs 49,600 approximately), $879 (Rs 59,800 approximately) and $1029 (Rs 69,900 approximately), respectively. Pre-orders for the new iPad Pro will go live on March 24, and sale begins March 31 onwards.
The iPad Pro 9.7-inch is set to launch in India in early April. In terms of pricing, the 32GB base variant with Wi-Fi only connectivity will set you back by Rs 49,990, whereas the 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular variants will set you back by Rs 61,900. However, there is no word on the pricing of the 128GB and 256GB storage variants.
Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch specifications and features: It flaunts a 9.7-inch True Tone Display which measures the ambient light and adjusts the color temperature accordingly. Apple also mentioned that the display is 25 times brighter than the iPad Air 2 and up to 40 percent less reflective too. It also comes with support for Apple Pencil.
At the heart of the tablet runs Apple s latest A9X processor paired with M9 motion co-processor. It also includes support for Always On Hey Siri voice activation.
Apple has also equipped the iPad Pro 9.7-inch with an upgraded 12-megapixel iSight camera with support for 4K video recording and an LED flash, as opposed to an 8-megapixel sensor on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The smaller iPad Pro also boasts quad speakers on four sides for enhanced audio experience and a connector port for Smart Keyboard accessory.
With connectivity options such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and 4G LTE, the tablet runs on Apple s latest iOS 9.3 operating system.