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Would you dump the laptop for Rs 49,900 iPad Pro

tech Updated: Mar 22, 2016 01:54 IST
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Hindustan Times
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The new iPad Pro is available in Rose Gold and offers storage up to 256 GB. Apple aggressively suggests that the iPad is a great replacement for your laptop. Unless you deal with zip files which aren’t quite easy to open on an iPad.

Apple on Monday launched a smaller iPad Pro and iPhone at their special event. While the latest iPhone SE sports a 4-inch screen and costs $399, the new iPad Pro has a 9.7-inch screen (like the iPad Air) and starts at $599.

The new iPad Pro is even available in Rose Gold and offers storage space up to 256 GB. Apple aggressively suggests that the iPad is a great replacement for your laptop. Unless you deal with zip files which aren’t quite easy to open on an iPad.

Read more: Apple’s iPhone SE is faster, smaller and cheaper at Rs 30,000

The new iPad sports the top-of-the-line 12 MP iSight camera capable of recording in 4k. It weighs under a pound, supports Apple Pencil and a keyboard cover like its elder brother.

Besides the new iPad and iPhone, Apple also announced a price cut to the Apple Watch, which they claim is the best selling smartwatch on the market, to bring it down to $299.

After an honorary flashback to all the products from Apple, Tim Cook wasted no time addressing their standoff with the FBI over privacy of iPhone users.

Read more: Apple, US govt to face off in court over iPhone privacy

Apple has also announced that, “The 9.7-inch iPad Pro comes in silver, space grey, gold and a new rose gold metallic finish, and starts at Rs 49,900 for the 32GB with Wi-Fi model and Rs 61,900 for the 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. Both iPad Pro sizes are available in offerings of 32GB, 128GB and a new 256GB capacity, the highest of any iOS device. It will be available in India by early April.

The Apple Pencil is available for Rs 8,600 and Smart Keyboard in charcoal grey for Rs13,900. The Polyurethane iPad Pro Smart Cover and Silicone Cases for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro are available for Rs 3,700 and Rs 5,200, respectively, in a range of new colours.

The Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader is available for Rs 2,500, Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter for Rs 2,900, Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter for Rs 4,100, Lightning to USB-C Cable for Rs 2,300 onwards.