Apple has finally launched its 9.7-inch Apple iPad Pro, alongside iPhone SE, at an event in the US. The device is essentially a smaller variant of last year’s iPad Pro. Despite a smaller 9.7-inch display, the tablet flaunts its rich configuration.
It comes with A9X processor and 9.7-inch Fully laminated True Tone Retina Display. The tablet sports a 12 mega pixel iSight camera and a 5 mega pixel front facing camera. Backed up by a 27.5‐watt‐hour Li-Po battery, it is claimed to survive for up to 10 hours on surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music. It features Touch ID fingerprint sensor and comes in silver, space gray, gold and rose gold color options.
Specifications & Features Of 9.7-inch Apple iPad Pro
- Processor: A9X processor and M9 motion co-processor
- Operating System: iOS 9.3
- Display: 9.7 inch Fully laminated True Tone Retina Display (2048×1536 pixels resolution, 264 ppi pixel density)
- Storage: 32GB/128GB/256GB
- Rear Camera: 12 mega pixel iSight camera with True Tone flash, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p slow motion at 120 fps, 4K video recording
- Front Camera: 5 mega pixel HD with f/2.2 aperture
- Battery: 27.5‐watt‐hour
- Connectivity: 4G LTE (optional), Wi‑Fi
- Touch ID fingerprint sensor
Price & Availability
The 9.7-inch Apple iPad Pro Wi-Fi variant is priced at $599 (Rs. 39,800 approximately) for 32GB variant, $749 (Rs. 49,800 approximately) for 128GB variant and $899 (Rs. 59,800 approximately) for 256GB variant. The Wi-Fi+Cellular variant, on the other hand, will be available for $729 (Rs. 49,600 approximately), $879 (Rs. 59,800 approximately) and $1029 (Rs. 69,900 approximately) for the 32GB, 128GB and 256GB variants respectively. Pre-orders in select countries will begin from March 24 while sale will start from March 31.
As for the Indian market, the iPad Pro 9.7-inch will hit the shelves in early April. It will be priced at Rs. 49,990 for 32GB variant with Wi-Fi and Rs. 61,900 for the 32GB Wi-Fi+Cellular variant.
It will come with several optional accessories such as Apple Pencil for Rs. 8,600, Smart Keyboard Case for Rs. 13,900, Smart Cover for Rs. 3,700 and Silicone Cases for Rs. 5,200.
Apple has also announced some other accessories including Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader for Rs. 2,500, Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter for Rs. 2,900, Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter for Rs. 4,100, Lightning to USB-C Cable for Rs. 2,300 and Lightning to USB-C Cable (2 meters) for Rs. 2,900.
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