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Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro is now available to order online


Update: If you order an iPad Pro right now, Apple is quoting Friday delivery. The Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard accessories are already backordered at least 5-7 business days. Some customers are seeing same-day in-store pick up options for iPad Pro.

In September Apple unveiled the long awaited larger iPad Pro to the public, and today customers can finally start placing orders for the 12.9-inch tablet before models hit stores later this week. iPad Pro-only accessories including the Apple Pencil digital stylus and new Smart Keyboard cover are also available to purchase on Apple.com and through the Apple Store app. On Monday Apple announced that the iPad Pro and would be hitting Apple Stores, carriers, and authorized resellers “later this week.”

his year’s new iPad is sold in three models: 32GB for $799, 128GB for $949, and 128GB with cellular for $1079.

Apple offers two optional accessories for iPad Pro that are also available to order. Apple Pencil, which is Apple’s first digital stylus and requires iPad Pro, is available for $99. Smart Keyboard is a physical keyboard cover that connects using the iPad Pro’s new Smart Connector without requiring Bluetooth or batteries is goes for $169.

In addition to a 12.9-inch Retina display and support for Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, iPad Pro is also Apple’s first tablet with four built-in speakers, the new A9X chip, and the Smart Connector that can work with third-party accessories as well like Logitech’s own keyboard cover.

iPad Pro is available in space gray, silver, and gold (sorry, rose gold fans). Apple Pencil, which includes a built-in Lightning connector for charging through the iPad’s Lightning port, is offered in white. Smart Keyboard is available in charcoal gray. If physical keys aren’t for you, Smart Covers ($59) and Silicone Cases ($79) for iPad Pro are available in charcoal gray or white.

iPad Pro is available to order in 40 countries at launch: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, UAE, US, UK, Uruguay and US Virgin Islands.

With the roll out of iPad Pro, Apple’s latest tablet lineup now includes three display sizes: 12.9″ iPad Pro, 9.7″ iPad Air 2, and 7.9″ iPad mini 4.

Source: http://9to5mac.com/2015/11/11/ipad-pro-orders-now-available/