Get to know the iPad Pro

IDG.TV | Nov 25, 2015

Take a closer look at Apple's mega-tablet, the iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard and Pencil.

The iPad Pro is the most powerful iOS device Apple has ever made. No wonder people are calling it a mega-tablet

To say the iPad Pro is bigger than other iPad models would be an understatement.

It’s almost the size of a 13-inch Macbook but it looks better than even a 15-inch Mac.

The iPad Pro has the highest resolution Retina display Apple has ever produced for a mobile device. And with a killer graphics performance and 3 times the acoustic output, it’s great for watching movies or playing games.

But the iPad Pro is not just for fun. The new iOS 9 multitasking features were designed with the iPad Pro in mind. Split View is a great way to get things done on the iPad Pro with its mega-screen, giving plenty of room to both apps.

Then there are the new accessories: the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil.

The Smart Keyboard is a slim, foldable, lightweight, water-resistant keyboard. It connects to the iPad Pro seamlessly. And the keyboard cover is so thin that you can use it to cover up the iPad Pro when you’re on the go.

You can use the new Apple Pencil to write handwritten notes. The tiny sensors on the tip are so precise that they can detect the position, pressure, angle, and orientation of your strokes. For the more creative types, the Pencil can also be used to sketch your next masterpiece in apps like Adobe Sketch.

The Apple Pencil pairs via Bluetooth and charges to any iOS devices with a Lighting port.

The iPad Pro starts at $800 for the 32 GB model and the price only goes up from there.

And if you plan to buy the accessories, you might find yourself dropping some serious bank next time you’re at the Apple Store. But what did you expect for an iPad that was built to replace your Macbook?