iPad Pro | Specs, release date and Australian release date

Brodie Fogg 10 September 2015

The much-rumoured iPad Pro is finally arriving. Here's why Apple is bargaining that it will replace your laptop (and secretly hoping it stops you buying a Surface Pro 3).

The iPad we wanted a year ago is finally arriving and with a wireless keyboard and "pencil". As much as we appreciate the sentiment of the Steve Jobs quote "if you see a stylus, they blew it", the reality is that third-party pens have been selling like hotcakes for years now.

So far, the main disadvantage of a third-party stylus has been responsiveness. None can mimic the smooth sailing of swipe operation – but, you know, we can't finger paint forever and that's where the Apple Pencil comes in.

6763716-3x2-940x627

Clearly competing with the Surface Pro 3, Apple has raised its flags at the border between laptop and tablet. Its wireless keyboard and Apple Pencil (neither of which are included, you have to purchase them separately) are evidence of this. But this is also the most powerful tablet Apple has released. Indeed the company claims the Apple iPad Pro is more powerful than 80% of laptops on the market.

When will the iPad Pro become available in Australia?

Online pre-orders for the iPad Pro will open up Wednesday, November 11 2015. Note that Apple has already raised the prices for other iPad models.

DeviceiPad ProiPad Air 2
Weight710g437g
Display size12.9 inch9.7 inch
Processor64-bit A9XA8X
Wireless connectionWi-Fi, 4G LTEWi-Fi, 4G LTE
Rear camera8MP iSight8MP iSight
Battery life10 hours10 hours
ColoursGold, SilverSpace Grey, Silver, Gold
Australian PricePriced at $1,249*Buy now for $699 - $1119
Australian release dateNovember 11, 2015October 22, 2014

Apple iPad Air 2 from Apple

So capable, you won't want to put it down. So thin and light, you won't have to.

View details

So, is the new iPad an improvement? Check out the specs below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

*Estimated Australian entry-level price based on USD conversion plus GST.
**This is the cost for the 64GB iPad Air 2.

Buy an iPhone

Shop for an iPhone at the Apple Store online.

Save with these technology deals

Protect your internet with a VPN
Protect your internet with a VPN

Get the best deal on a VPN with our comparison tool.

More info...
Compare 360 cameras and save
Compare 360 cameras and save

Get the best deal on an immersive 360-degree camera

More info...
When will you get the NBN?
When will you get the NBN?

Find out when the NBN is coming to your area with our tracker.

More info...
Free streaming with Telstra
Free streaming with Telstra

Get a 3 month Netflix and Stan subscription free with Telstra.

More info...

Ask a Question

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Disclaimer: At finder.com.au we provide factual information and general advice. Before you make any decision about a product read the Product Disclosure Statement and consider your own circumstances to decide whether it is appropriate for you.
Rates and fees mentioned in comments are correct at the time of publication.
By submitting this question you agree to the finder.com.au privacy policy, receive follow up emails related to finder.com.au and to create a user account where further replies to your questions will be sent.

Ask a question
feedback