‘iPad Pro’ Pricing Said to Start at $799 Plus More Last Minute Details

As we head into Apple’s special event today, some more last minute details have emerged on what we could expect, according to 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman.

Some specifics, according to his sources, claim the ‘iPad Pro’ will debut at $799 USD for the entry 32GB model, while subsequent 64GB and 128GB options will be available for $899 and $999 USD respectively; cellular models will supposedly cost $130 more per model.

As for the new iPhone 6s models, these are said to include a new feature for always-on Siri, by having users say “Hey Siri” (similar to Android’s “OK Google”)—without requiring devices to be plugged in for it to work (like it presently does). AppleInsider claims its sources are saying the same thing.

Gurman also says the new Apple TV will run “tvOS” with new iOS 9 and El Capitan interface cues, plus the possibility of an Airbnb app, said to be in the works for the new device.

Other plans Apple reportedly has in the works includes collaborating with established fashion brands for Apple Watch bands and features.

For those doubting whether Apple will hold a separate October event for iPads like years’ past, looks like tradition is breaking, according to Daring Fireball’s credible John Gruber, known to have inside sources such as Apple SVP Phil Schiller:

Lot of little birdies out tonight in San Francisco. The consensus is that there’s only going to be one Apple event this fall, and it’s tomorrow. So if there’s an iPad Pro, it’s coming tomorrow, no matter how much or how little sense that makes.

There you have it. Looks like iPad Pro is a go. 

We’re just hours away from Apple’s special event, set to kick-off at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT. We’ll keep you in the loop—stay tuned!

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  • Can’t wait to see what’s going to be Pro on it…. Can the iPad Pro replace a computer ? iPad Air 1/2 is good but not 100% computer replacement. The Pro needs to be more than just a bigger screen and more power… we need features with it 🙂

  • FragilityG4

    I think if it’s going to replace a computer it needs to run OS X along with the forementioned beefed up interior. But I think it will remain with iOS

  • I totally believe an iPad Pro with OS X would be good. I think OS X and iOS 9 are very close….

  • Appnishad

    s this new Apple tv?I

  • Shameer Mulji

    “The Pro needs to be more than just a bigger screen and more power”

    Not necessarily. Look at the Mac notebook like. The major difference between the rMB & rMBP is screen size and a lot more power. That extra screen and significant power jump enables one to better utilize much more capable apps. That’s what the iPad Pro will do, enable developers to create much more capable tablet apps. Remember, this is a PRO TABLET. That’s the key.

  • wookie

    WOW! Having already owning an Android Samsung Note Pro 12.2 64GB WiFi has me envious. And its not that I’m previously familiar owning IPad devices. Previous IPad devices though satisfying to some lacked the productivity factor of Samsung Note Pro 12.2 flagship. Seems presently that the new Apple IPad Pro has answered back in return taking a bigger step in the next generation of tablets. All I can say from the information I’ve seen so far is that I’ll be venturing into purchasing the new IPad Pro 128GB cellular flagship with keypad.

  • Christopher J Cusack

    1500 by time you factor in cellular, 128gb and conversion to Canadian currency and markup in canada – yet it still only has a 8 megapixel camera and graphics that still cant come anywhere near what windows high end tablets can do. The tech is available, but apple continually chooses not to offer it and charge a massive premium for their stuff.