Apple iPad Pro India sale: The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2018) models will be available on Friday, as per a new post from Apple Premium Reseller page on Facebook.
Apple iPad Pro (2018) sale in India: The new iPad Pro could go on sale in India on November 16, a post on Apple reseller Imagine’s Facebook account suggests. The reseller is already taking pre-orders for the new iPad Pro in India, although Apple is yet to make an official statement about the release date.
At the launch, Apple had said that consumers from the US, Canada and parts of Europe would be able to purchase the new iPad Pro from November 7, and India was included among other regions that would sell the iPad ‘later this year’. The offers listed with the Facebook post, though, makes the device’s presence in India imminent. The new iPad Pro, alongside the all-new MacBook Air, Apple Pencil 2 and Mac Mini was announced last month at the company high-profile event in New York.
Apple iPad Pro (2018) was launched on October 30 at an event in Brooklyn, New York. The same day, the device went on pre-orders in the US and other major markets. The actual sale began only on November 7, alongside the all-new MacBook Air and a revamped Mac Mini. As per Apple’s official press note, it was clearly mentioned that the new iPad Pro would go on sale in India ‘later this year’. However, Imagine, a premium reseller of Apple products in India, has officially started taking pre-orders for the new iPad Pro. According to the reseller, the iPad Pro will hit retail shelves in India on November 16, which is Friday. The post regarding its India sale does not specify a time of availability, but it can be presumed, like its previous launches, that it would be available from 6 pm onward on November 16.
Apple iPad Pro (2018): Two sizes, prices start at Rs 71,900
The new iPad Pro is available in two sizes: 11-inch and 12.9-inch, as well as Space Grey and Silver colour options. In terms of functions, both iPad Pro (2018) models appear in two options: Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+Cellular. Consumers can choose from four storage options for each of the iPad Pros, 64GB/256GB/512GB/1TB. The iPad Pro (2018) is priced from Rs 71,900, and its highest storage configuration is priced at Rs 1,71,900.
At the moment, the iPad Pro can be only pre-ordered through Imagine. We expect other offline and e-commerce resellers, such as Flipkart, Croma, Reliance Digital and others, should start taking pre-orders soon.
Apple iPad Pro (2018): Features, specifications
The new iPad Pro features an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display and it comes with Apple’s custom A12X Bionic chip with greater neural network capabilities. The iPad Pro also gets Face ID, which was first introduced on the company’s iPhone X last year.
Apple has also revamped the Apple Pencil for the new iPad Pro, that can now magnetically attach itself to the iPad body. It allows more options for writing or using drawing tools, with support for apps from Adobe and Autodesk, among others. In addition, users can also choose the Smart Keyboard folio with this device, that gives capabilities of a regular keyboard, while providing ample protection to the iPad. Both size variants of the iPad Pro (2018) support 12MP rear cameras, as well as a 7MP TrueDepth front camera. Connectivity options on iPad Pro include a type-C USB port, that supports USB 3.1 Gen 2, as well as Gigabit-class LTE and a Smart Connector on the bottom side for the Smart Keyboard folio.
In case you are interested, the second-generation Apple Pencil for the new iPad Pro is priced at Rs 10,900 in India. In the meanwhile, the new Smart Keyboard Folio for the new iPad Pro is available in space grey for Rs 15,900 for the 11-inch model and Rs 17,900 for the 12.9-inch model.