The iPad Pro is a high-end hybrid tablet suitable for business like usage and design. It launched in New Zealand in November 2015 and competes with Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 in the hybrid laptop and tablet segment.
iPad Pro sports a large 12.9-inch Retina display packed with 5.6 million pixels. No other iOS device on the market packs so many pixels. Business usage typically involves working on multiple apps at the same time. A high-performance 64-bit A9X chip ensures speedy processing that matches the performance of many laptops. It's 1.8 times faster than iPad Air 2 for example, and the graphics performance is doubled.
It's a light and thin device despite its capabilities and 10-hour battery life. Superfast charging is available: 15 seconds charging yields 30 minutes life!
Business usage and productivity apps often require a physical keyboard. The Smart Keyboard covered is docked to the iPad Pro. Just unfold it when you need it and start typing. The keyboard functions as a cover when not in use.
Apple Pencil is a drawing tool and technology that takes full advantage of the screen in terms of tilting, pressure and responsiveness. It's ideal for collaborative design and other types of creative work.
Apple Pencil is sold separately as an accessory.
A newer model iPad Pro 12.9in (3rd Gen) WiFi 256GB (2018) was released in November 2018.