The new Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro has all the utility of an ordinary full‑size keyboard, but its technology couldn’t be less conventional.* The surface is formed from a single sheet of custom‑woven fabric that has been laser ablated to precisely form each key. This unique construction ensures a satisfyingly responsive, accurate, and natural feel. Underneath that fabric lies a new conductive material that allows for a two‑way flow of power and data. That’s why you won’t find any batteries, cords, or on/off switches on the Smart Keyboard. And unlike traditional wires, the conductive fabric can withstand a lifetime of folding, though it’s nearly as thin as a sheet of paper.
More than a Connector.
The Smart Connector is a new interface that takes advantage of the two-way conductive fabric in the Smart Keyboard. It allows iPad Pro to provide power to the Smart Keyboard and lets the Smart Keyboard relay each of your keystrokes back to iPad Pro. Using the Smart Connector couldn’t be easier. Simply align the Smart Keyboard to iPad Pro — just as you would with a Smart Cover — and start typing. Now there’s even less distance between what’s on your mind and what’s on the display.
Our Most Powerful Chip for Our Most Capable Device.
The uncompromising performance of iPad Pro is driven by some equally uncompromising technology. The A9X, our third-generation chip with 64‑bit desktop‑class architecture, gives iPad Pro the power to easily take on tasks that were once reserved for workstations and PCs. And tasks you’d never consider doing on a PC.
Despite this barrier-breaking performance, the A9X chip’s underlying architecture is efficient, ensuring that there’s one way in which iPad Pro isn’t massive — battery consumption.
With 1.8 times the CPU performance of iPad Air 2, the A9X chip delivers incredible speed and responsiveness. So iPad Pro reacts to every gesture faster than ever. Even complex tasks like creating, rendering, and manipulating a 3D design or editing multiple streams of 4K video happen quickly and with unparalleled smoothness.
More Beautiful Play
Despite having nearly twice the pixels in its Retina display, iPad Pro still offers up to double the graphics performance of iPad Air 2. You’ll see even the most intense visuals render with unmatched richness and speed. That speed, paired with the sheer size of the display, makes it easier than ever to lose yourself in your favorite movies and games.
The Storage Controller. The Unsung Hero of Superfast Performance
The A9X chip is capable of processing data so quickly, it demanded a new memory architecture. iPad Pro features a revamped storage controller that helps deliver performance better than some desktop computers. This increases read and write speeds, so you can quickly open even the largest files. Like the big 4K movie you just edited or all the RAW images you imported from your HD camera.
Metal. A Real Game Changer
Metal gets the greatest graphics performance out of the A9X chip and iOS 9, so developers can design highly immersive console-style games and blazing-fast apps. Metal optimizes the CPU and graphics performance to deliver detailed graphics and complex visual effects. So every imaginary world feels more realistic.
High-Performance Apps Can Now Reach New Heights
Everything you can do on a desktop computer or gaming console is not only possible on iPad Pro, it’s possibly better. While the size and resolution of the display make every activity more immersive, the finely tuned Multi-Touch subsystem and A9X chip mean even the apps you use most will feel like nothing before.
An Incredible 10‑Hour Battery Life
You might expect that such high performance would compromise battery life. But even with its high-resolution Retina display and groundbreaking power, iPad Pro maintains great endurance and efficiency.
Fast Wireless Connectivity
iPad Pro features 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and MIMO, so you can easily connect to ultrafast networks and enjoy download speeds of up to 866 Mbps.
More Cellular Networks and LTE Bands
So you can be more productive anytime, anywhere, iPad Pro with Wi-Fi + Cellular supports 20 LTE bands.
Apple SIM. So Many ways to Stay Connected.
The Apple SIM in iPad Pro with Wi-Fi + Cellular lets you purchase a cellular data plan right on your iPad. Whether you’re in the U.S. or traveling to more than 90 countries and territories supported by Apple SIM partners, you can get a plan with no long‑term commitment. And easily switch back to your local plan when you get home.
A Better Experience with Every Touch
iOS 9 is the world’s most advanced, intuitive, and secure mobile operating system. If it feels like it was custom made for iPad, that’s because it was. From the elegant interface to powerful multitasking features and useful built‑in apps, iOS 9 is designed to help you get the most out of iPad.
Double Up On Productivity
Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture give you new ways to multitask on iPad. New QuickType features make formatting and text selection even easier — and put shortcuts right at your fingertips.