Alongside its global announcement for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Apple has also revealed the price in India. The tablet will hit store shelves in the country from early April.
The 9.7-inch iPad Pro comes in Silver, Space Grey, Gold and Rose Gold colour variants, and will start at Rs. 49,900 for the 32GB storage variant (Wi-Fi only), and Rs. 61,900 for the 32GB storage variant (Wi-Fi + Cellular).
Apple also revealed the Apple Pencil will be available at Rs. 8,600, the Smart Keyboard at Rs. 13,900, Polyurethane iPad Pro Smart Cover at Rs. 3,700, Silicone Cases at Rs. 5,200, Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader at Rs. 2,500, Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter at Rs. 2,900, Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter at Rs. 4,100, Lightning to USB-C Cable (1 metre) at Rs. 2,300, and Lightning to USB-C Cable (2 metre) for at Rs. 2,900.
The smaller iPad Pro is the company’s attempt to lure a wider audience. The last year’s iPad Pro was considered too large by many who were primarily looking to purchase a tablet for content consumption.
The new iPad Pro is a true successor to the iPad Air 2, which Apple had launched in 2014. The new iPad Pro offers an improved “Pro” display packing in more pixels (hence higher screen-resolution), which adapts its tone and brightness in accordance with the environment you’re using the tablet. Additionally, the iPad Pro well as house a four-speaker setup. Apple has also doubled the memory quantity, moving up from 2GB to 4GB.
The 9.7-inch iPad Pro comes with the same processor as its bigger sibling: the A9X. On the photography front, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro sports a 12-megapixel iSight camera with Focus Pixels, TrueTone Flash, and a new image signal processor. On the front side, there’s a 5-megapixel FaceTime camera. It is worth noting that these camera sensors are same as the iPhone 6s from last year. The iPad Pro also supports Live Photos.
Apple SVP Phil Schiller noted at the event that the company has sold more than 200 million 9.7-inch iPad tablets. He added there are more than one million iPad apps in the App Store.