According to recent reports from anonymous sources familiar with Apple’s supply chain, the hotly anticipated iPad Pro will be released on the 11th of November, alongside a selection of new accessories including the Apple Pencil and SmartKeyboard.
At the company’s September 9th ‘Hey Siri’ event, Apple announced a “November” release timeframe for its new 12.9-inch tablet, however they initially stopped short of providing a more concrete date.
This would greatly contrast with Apple’s typical way of releasing high-profile devices, such as iPhone and major iPad updates, which generally give customers a window of time to pre-order the latest and greatest hardware.
Also casting doubt on the purported November 11th release is the fact that the date falls on a Wednesday, which just so happens to be Veteran’s Day in the United States. Historically speaking, Apple tends to avoid major holiday release dates for its products, typically outing them on either Tuesdays or Fridays. So we wouldn’t recommend holding your breath until a more formal announcement is given from Cupertino itself.
What we know for sure at this point is that there will be three different iPad Pro models at launch, including a 32GB WiFi only device for $799 and a 128GB version for $949. In addition, a 128GB model with WiFi and 4G LTE cellular connectivity will run $1,079.
The iPad Pro is said to launch alongside a few of its new accessories, as well, including the Apple Pencil stylus and the SmartKeyboard for $99 and $169, respectively.