Apple iPad Pro: Australian pricing, availability and specifications

Alex Kidman 22 March 2016 NEWS


Apple’s latest member of the iPad family comes in a familiar size with the power of the larger iPad Pro.

22 March 2016: Alongside the Apple iPhone SE, Apple also announced a new model in the iPad Pro family, although you could be forgiven for mistaking it for the older iPad Air 2 device.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro will go on pre-sale in Australia on 24 March 2016 with delivery from 31 March 2016. It’s available in three storage configurations; 32GB, 128GB and 256GB, marking the first time that Apple has offered 256GB of storage on any of its iOS devices. If you’re after that much storage but you like the larger form factor of the iPad Pro, that will also be available in a 256GB variant for $1749 for the Wi-Fi-only variant and $1949 for the LTE-enabled version.

As you might expect, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is a little less expensive. In Australia, the iPad Pro will sell at $899/$1149/$1399 for the Wi-Fi only 32/128/256GB models, while the LTE-enabled variant will cost $1,099/$1349/$1599 respectively.

Whereas the iPhone SE attracts a relatively stiff "Australia Tax" premium over its US list price, outside the top end 12-inch iPad Pro the comparable US pricing would suggest around $870/$1085/$1300 price points for the Wi-Fi iPad Pro models.

Apple touts the dynamically adjusting display on the new iPad Pro as a standout feature of the new device, along with the inclusion of the A9X processor found in the existing iPad Pro tablet. Here are the rest of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s specifications.

Device Apple iPad Pro 9.7 inch
Screen size 9.7"
Storage 32/128/256GB
Weight 437/444g
Processor Apple A9X
Rear camera 12MP
Front camera 5MP
Battery Built‐in 27.5‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‐polymer battery
Resolution 2048x1536
Display density 264ppi
Pricing $899/$1149/$1399 (Wi-Fi) $1,099/$1349/$1599 (LTE)

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