Apple’s most premium tablet, the iPad Pro, has officially reached the shores of South Africa. iStore, under the Core Group, officially announced that the behemoth tablet will be available for purchase starting today, the 27th of November.
The iPad Pro brings with it high-end specifications, including a 12.9″ screen bearing 5.6 million pixels. Internally, the iPad Pro carries Apple’s latest A9X chip, 4GBs of RAM, and 3 tiers of storage space ranging from 32GB to 128GB.
The Pro further comes equipped with an 8 megapixel primary camera, and a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera.
The iPad Pro is also the first tablet produced by Apple to come equipped with a stylus – namely, the Apple Pencil. Recently, Apple has been on the defensive, citing that the product is far more than just a simple stylus.
Tim Cook has publicly stated Apple hasn’t produced a stylus because ‘a stylus is a fat device that brings a lot of latency to the experience’, which users can’t use ‘to sketch’. Cook further elaborated that the Apple Pencil is “more of a compliment to the touch experience and not a replacement.”
Locally, the iPad Pro is expected, naturally, to bear a hefty price tag. The base 32GB Wi-Fi model will be priced at R13,499 ZAR, while the 128GB Wi-Fi model and 128GB Wi-Fi and cellular model will sell for R15,999 ZAR and R17,999 ZAR respectively.
However, there has been no word as of yet as to when the Apple Pencil or iPad Pro smart keyboard will arrive in South Africa; as such, neither will be available alongside the tablet.
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