iPad Pro in India
Apple’s iPad Pro is now officially available in India at the starting price of Rs. 67,900. The Wi-Fi only model (32GB) is priced at Rs. 67,900 and 128GB model costs Rs. 79,900. The 128GB model with 4G LTE connectivity costs Rs. 91,900. Apple India website now lists the prices of new iPad Pro along with Apple Pencil and the Smart keyboard for iPad Pro. Apple Pencil is priced at Rs. 8,600 while Smart Keyboard costs Rs. 14,900.
Let’s have a look at specifications of this tablet.
The tablet comes with a 12.9 inch display with 5.6 million pixels. The tablet features LED-backlit Retina display 2732 x 2048 resolution at 264 ppi. The screen comes with fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. It is fully-laminated with anti-reflective coating as well. Powered by A9X chip from Apple, the tablet promises 1.8 times performance that of existing second-generation 64-bit A8X chip.
It has a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camer and an 8MP rear camera with f/2.4 aperture, autofocus, HDR, Panorama mode supported. The tablet also supports Slo-Mo video and allows you to record at 1080 p resolution.
The Apple iPad Pro comes with Touch ID which is fingerprint sensor of Apple and is built-in the home button. Tablet has a four-speaker audio system and balances the sound automatically. The tablet will offer 10 hours of battery life, according to Apple. The connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with dual channel 2.4GHz and 5GHz, Bluetooth 4.2 and LTE in Cellular + Wi-Fi version.
The iPad Pro also includes a detachable keyboard and stylus. Apple Pencil is priced at Rs. 8,600 and iPad Pro silicon case costs Rs. 6,100. You can buy smart keyboard for your tablet at Rs. 14,900.
Apple Pencil comes with built-in Lightning connectivity. The overall battery life is 12 hours a day and it charges 30 minutes of use within just 15 seconds. One can use Pencil to draw lines of various weights, add shading to their drawings and lots more. It is a great addition to the tablet and helps to boost the productivity. On the other hand, the smart keyboard is a full-sized foldable keyboard. It attaches to iPad Pro via Smart Connector Pro. It can be used to type, used as a stand and a cover for iPad Pro.
Apple iPad Pro directly competes with Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Let’s check out the differences between the two:
|Specifications||iPad Pro||Surface Pro 4||Display||12.9-inch||12.3-inch|
|Dimensions||12 x 8.68 x .27 inches||11.50 x 7.93 x .33 inches|
|Weight||1.57 pounds||1.73 pounds|
|Resolution||2732 x 2048 pixels||2736 x 1824 pixels|
|Chipset||Apple A9X chipset||Intel i7 chipset|
|Stylus||Apple Pencil (not included)||Surface Pro Pen (included)|
|Camera||Rear Camera: 8 MP
Front Camera: 1.2 MP
|Rear Camera: 8 MP
Front Camera: 5 MP
|Battery||38.5-watt hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery||Exact capacity not mentioned|
|Price||$799 for 32GB variant
$949 for 128GB variant
|$899 for 128GB Intel Core m3
$999 for 128GB Intel Core i5
$1799 for 256B Intel Core i7
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