iPad Pro tipped to arrive later than expected


Get ready to meet the iPad Pro's smaller sibling.
Apple's super-sized tablet won't keep you waiting too much longer, though.
Photo: Apple

Everything we’ve heard so far about Apple’s long-awaited iPad Pro suggests that it’s coming November 11th, but according to a source familiar with Apple’s plans, would-be customers can actually expect the plus-sized tablet to officially launch on Friday 13th.

Jason Voorhees would be proud!

While there’s only two days in it, the Friday launch date makes a lot more sense given Apple’s previous release history. As per previous reports, Apple’s retail staff have already received training on the iPad Pro, meaning that they’re ready to answer customer questions as soon as the device arrives in stores.

Although Cult of Mac’s source didn’t mention iPad accessories like the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, it makes sense that these will also be available from Friday 13th November.

The iPad Pro will start at $799 for the 32GB WiFI only model, while options for 128GB and LTE models are available also and will sell for a maximum price of $1,079. In addition to its 12.9-inch display, the new iPad boasts an A9X chip, 8MP rear camera, HD FaceTime camera, four speaker audio, and 10 hours of battery life.

Are you excited about the iPad Pro? Leave your comments below.

  • Since when is an iPad a “phablet”?

    • Christopher Sanders

      PC + Tablet.. maybe but that is a stretch…

    • Griffin

      It can be customized to include cellular capability.

  • It makes more sense.
    So, if it follows the Apple TV scheme, we’d assume that we’d see the online pre-order starting monday morning, right ?

    • thespinner

      No pre-order I suspect, just like the first iPad Air

  • Richard Ludwig

    Argh!!! I wish they would just give us a release date already!!!

    This also craps up my plans – I actually had off for Vetern’s day on Wednesday, would have matched up perfectly!!!

  • Tim Gomez

    What game is that??

  • Laszlo Gaspar

    I’m in the UK and i’m going away next week and won’t be anywhere near an apple store, will I have a problem with being able to get one when I get back or will there be plenty of stock?

    • My guess is there will be plenty of stock since only enthusiasts like us will get it at the day of release. But then again, I would benefit from that guess as I don’t want to stand in line for hours.

  • I want one. … I might not buy if it does not have force touch. … Kinda on the wall there. … Force touch on my watch, iPhone, trackpad for my mac. … I would sure miss it on my iPad pro.