Apple is all set to be busy in India next week. It has already announced that the new iPhone SE will be launching in India on April 8 for Rs 39,000 , however, it could also launch the new iPad Pro 9.7-inch on the very same day. Apple has already announced that the new iPad is going to be launched in India for Rs 49,900 for the base 32GB Wi-Fi model in April, but the date remains elusive.
Sources tell IndiaToday.in that the device could be launched on the same day as the iPhone SE which would mark the first time Apple has launched an iPhone and an iPad in India on the same day. Back in December, Apple secretly launched the iPad Pro 12.9-inch model in India. In fact, by the time journalists were briefed about the product it was already available in the market.
The new iPad Pro 9.7-inch model comes with some new features and also packs in more or less the same firepower as the larger model in a smaller frame. It has a 9.7-inch 2048×1536 pixels retina display with 264 pixels per inch, and also dynamic colour gamut system which Apple calls the TrueTone display.
It also has the new A9X processor which Apple claims delivers 80 per cent better performance than most portable PCs sold in 2015. The device gets the 12-megapixel camera from the iPhone 6S which supports 4K video and also live photos. On the front too, there’s a 5-megapixel FaceTime camera and a retina flash.
Design wise, it is very similar to the iPad Air 2 and it weighs 437 grams for the Wi-Fi only model and 444 grams for the 4G LTE model. For the first time, Apple has also added a 256GB SKU. Apple is offering 32GB, 128GB and 256GB versions. The company has also added a 256GB SKU for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The new iPad Pro will also be offered in the new Rose Gold colour.
The iPad Pro will support the Apple Pencil and Apple will offer a smaller Smart Keyboard. Apple is also going to the SD card camera reader and Lightning to USB 3 camera adaptor. Pricing of these accessories is not known.