Apple iPad Pro release date, pre-order date surface

Apple is busy showcasing its large-sized iPad Pro to artists and education experts
By @ZionsAnvin on
Apple iPad Pro with other iPads
Apple iPad Pro has received FCC approval. Hence, it is speculated to release in the first week of November. CNET (Twitter)

It's now known the Apple iPad Pro has received approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, one of last requirements to release a product for sale. This could mean the iPad Pro might be available on preorders starting Nov. 2 while its release date is predicted for Nov. 6.

Apple could confirm these dates this week, according to iDigital Times, and there is a precedent for this strategy. Preorders of the Apple TV4 started Monday and buyers will be able to purchase it this Friday. Apple may use the same preorder and release strategy for the Apple iPad Pro.

As of this writing, the official Apple iPad Pro page states that users can begin buying the device in November but doesn't list the exact release date. Apple is busy showcasing its large-sized iPad to artists and education experts, which also indicates the release of the tablet is imminent.

The Apple iPad Pro features a 12.9-inch display that delivers a resolution of 2732 x 2048 pixels. The Apple A9X SoC and 4 GB of RAM is present under the hood of the device. It features an 8 MP camera on the rear panel and a 1.2 MP camera on the front panel.

It boasts a slim profile of 6.9 mm and it is fitted with four stereo speakers. It can be used like a laptop by connecting an optional keyboard accessory called the Apple Smart Keyboard. The optional Apple Pencil stylus is very intuitive and functions like a traditional pen or pencil.

The Wi-Fi only edition of the Apple iPad Pro with 32 GB and 128 GB storage is expected to be available for $799 (AU$1,102) and $949 (AU$1,309). The Wi-Fi + LTE model with 128 GB storage will be available for $1,079 (AU$1,488). The 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available in three color options: silver, gold and space grey.

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