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iPad Pro, Pencil and Smart Keyboard release coming first week of November?


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Apple’s iPad Pro, along with the range of advanced accessories, will go on sale in the first week of November, reports out of Japan have claimed.

The reports (via Apple Insider), citing sources close to the company, say the 12.9-inch tablet, Smart Keyboard and Pencil stylus will arrive in around a month.

The next-generation tablet and acclaimed accouterments were launched last month at Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ event, alongside new iPhones and an Apple TV.

Although the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus launched by the end of September, shifting 13 million units in the first weekend, Apple only listed a vague November release date for the big slate.

The company is still to confirm the on-sale arrangements, so it’s wise to take these reports with a pinch of salt for now.

See also: So what exactly is the iPad Pro?

The iPad Pro represents a big effort from Apple to revive its fading tablet line, as sales continue to drop.

The new, larger-screened iteration is geared towards professionals and creatives and offers the highest display resolution of any Apple device, with 5.6 million pixels.

It also features the 64-bit A9X processor offering almost twice the CPU performance of the iPad Air 2.

Meanwhile, the Apple Pencil accessory offers near real-time performance with only milliseconds of latency. The stylus-like Pencil also features a pressure sensor for drawing thicker and thinner lines, while shading can be achieved with a tilt of the hand.

Finally, the Smart Keyboard cover, which features a full-size QWERTY layout and is just 3.2mm thin. A proprietary new connector replaces the Bluetooth connectivity on Apple’s previous wireless keyboards for iPad.

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