This will be the first time the device is available for sale, but it can be purchased only online.
The iPad Pro is available for order online as of today, but it won’t be until later in the week that this new Apple device will also reach actual physical brick and mortar stores, as well.
This will be the latest tablet in Apple’s line of mobile devices and its price tag will start at $799.
That said, for $1,000, the iPad Pro will also come with a keyboard and a stylus. To start, the tablet will be available in 40 countries around the world. Among them will be the United States, Japan, China and the United Kingdom. Over a number of consecutive quarters, Apple has reported that the sale of its iPads has been continuing to fall. The reason that has been given to explain this trend is that larger screen iPhones are more appealing to consumers and essentially do everything they would want from a tablet.
Apple is surely hoping that the sale of the iPad Pro will start to turn its tablet figures around.
In the year that ended on September 26, Apple had managed to sell 54.86 million iPads. Though this is certainly nothing to shrug at, it does represent a 19 percent drop in sales when compared to the figure for these mobile devices at the same time in 2014. The iPad was first released in 2010, at which time it had a 9.7 inch screen. By 2012, it had also released a mini version of the tablet computer, which had a 7.9 inch screen.
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The newest edition to the Apple tablet family was first unveiled on September 9, 2015 and has a larger screen that will place it in direct competition with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, which has a 12 inch screen and has been appealing to business customers.
That market is becoming increasingly important when it comes to the sale of tablets. Forrester Research figures have shown that by 2018, businesses will make up as much as 20 percent of the tablet market. By the close of this year, business will represent about 14 percent of the market. This will mean that the market will grow from 2018 million units to 250 million and with the introduction to the new iPad Pro with a larger screen, Apple is certainly hoping to appeal to that demographic.