iPad Pro available to order Wednesday, in stores later this week


Get ready to meet the iPad Pro's smaller sibling.
Coming soon to a store near you.
Photo: Apple

Apple has confirmed that its super-sized iPad Pro tablet will be available to order online Wednesday, with stocks available in retail stores from the end of this week.

More than 40 countries will be covered by the launch, including the United States, Canada, China and much of Europe. Apple will start selling accessories for the iPad Pro at the same time, with the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard available for $99 and $169 respectively.

The iPad Pro itself will cost customers $799 for a base-model 32GB WiFi version, while a WiFi/Cellular version with 128GB will set you back $1,079.

It’s not yet clear what kind of availability the iPad Pro will have. According to supply chain sources, Apple has taken a “rather conservative attitude” toward orders, with just 2.5 million units likely to enter the retail store bloodstream by the end of 2015. Follow-up orders for early 2016 might be even less than this.

Some rumors have suggested that constrained supplies of the iPad Pro may have something to do with panel shortage on the supply side, rather than a lack of consumer interest.

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Source: Apple