Apple is not confident that the new iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch screen would be popular. According to DigiTimes, the volume of orders for the device from the company’s suppliers in Asia have been quite conservative.
Expected to appear in the beginning of next month, the iPad Pro will be offered in three model versions. The cost of the basic version with 32-Gigabyte drive starts from 799 dollars, followed by the model with the SSD 128GB for $ 949. Finally, add LTE module to the device will increase the price tag up to 1080 dollars.
For full work with iPad Pro will have to get a Pencil stylus Apple for $ 100 keyboard and Smart Keyboard for $ 170. The final amount, which in most cases have to pay for a new product, over $ 1000. This, apparently, and is the determining factor, why Apple has restricted the first batch of iPad Pro a number of 2.5 million copies.
It is unlikely that the clients of the business environment and the educational sphere, which is designed iPad Pro, would agree willingly to spend such big money on a novelty, analysts say. Obviously, understands this and Apple itself, which has carefully forms the orders for the next two quarters.
Note that last week his impressions about the 12-inch tablet, Apple said the journalist, a teacher and technology expert Speirs Fraser, who had been at a special presentation in London. According to him, the iPad Pro together with brand Apple accessories offers a new look to work with tablets and the process of content creation. He praised the function of multitasking and stylus pen, which he called “extremely good”.