Last month, Apple announced its new iPad Pro featuring a brand new design and the most powerful iPad internals ever. During the announcement, the company only said that the devices will be available in India later this year.
Now, the company has started taking pre-orders for the iPad Pro (2018) in India and will start shipping the devices from 16th November which is the official launch date in the Indian market.
The new iPad Pro comes in two sizes – 11-inches and 12.9-inches. Both feature the new Liquid Retina display with a 2388 x 1668 pixels resolution on the small one and a 2732 x 2048 pixels screen resolution on the larger one. Both displays have the same 264ppi pixel density and up to 600 nits of brightness.
Under the hood, the device is powered by the new Apple Bionic A12X chipset with an embedded M12 co-processor. Based on the internal storage, the tablet comes in multiple variants, including 64GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.
Coming to the camera, there’s a 12MP f/1.8 camera on the rear of the device and a 7MP f/2.2 camera in front that can shoot portrait images. The iPad Pro has 4 speakers and 5 microphones, and the device comes in two models — WiFi-only and LTE.
The Touch ID on the iPad has now been replaced by Face ID similar to the new iPhone models. It runs iOS 12 out of the box which supports gesture-based navigation. The 11.7- inch model has a 29.37 watt-hour battery and the 12.9-inch version has a 36.71 watt-hour battery, and both are claimed to last up to 10 hours on a single charge.
The iPad Pro (2018) 11-inch variant’s base model is priced at Rs. 71,900 (~$997) and goes up to Rs. 1,53,900 (~$2,133) while the 12.9-inch variant’s base model costs Rs. 89,900 (~$1,246) and goes up to Rs. 1,71,900 (~$2,382). The second-generation Apple Pencil costs Rs. 10,900 (~$171) while the Smart Keyboard Folio for 11-inch model costs Rs. 15,900 (~$220) and Rs. 17,900 (~$248) for the 12.9-inch model.