Apple’s first iPad Pro ad – which was uploaded to YouTube on Monday, and was set to premiere during Monday Night Football – highlights the advantages of a large screen tablet, while also featuring some beautiful images of the cosmos.
The ad begins by displaying some amazingly beautiful (enhanced) images from outer space, before panning back to reveal the new iPad Pro running Sky Guide being used to survey the night sky.
The ad shows off the iPad Pro’s split-screen multitasking capabilities, as well as the $99 Apple Pencil stylus, which is being used to take notes on the large screen. The ad finishes with the tagline: “Introducing the biggest iPad ever.”
Apple announced on Monday that it will begin accepting orders for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro on Wednesday, with shipments set to arrive later this week.
Apple’s largest tablet yet boasts a 12.9-inch Retina display, an enhanced A9X processor, four speakers, 4GB of RAM, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. Pricing begins at $799 for a 32GB Wi-Fi-only model, with a 128GB Wi-Fi-only model going for $949, and a 128GB Wi-Fi+Cellular model carrying a $1,079 price tag. The pro is available in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold.
Customers will also be able to order the device’s two main accessories, the ApplePencil and the Smart Keyboard, alongside the Pro. The pressure-sensitive Pencil stylus will set buyers back an additional $99, while the Smart Keyboard will go for $169.
Apple will also make new, Apple-designed polyurethane iPad Pro Smart Covers available for $59 in charcoal gray and white. New iPad Pro Silicone Cases will be available for $79 in charcoal gray and white.