The iPad Pro: Release Date Hint, New Solution to Charge the Apple Pencil
The November release date for the much-anticipated Apple iPad Pro has become more evident as the Cupertino company is reportedly hurrying to finish its AppleCare Staff training on Nov. 6.
Apple recently started training its AppleCare staff on getting familiar with troubleshooting issues of the iPad Pro. The company typically follows this pattern of training its staff on major new products in the couple of weeks prior to the device’s launch.
Now, according to a new report from 9to5Mac, Apple has given its support centers to complete their training by Friday, November 6th. Which indicates that the iPad Pro is ready for the early November launch as suggested by various previous reports.
Earlier, the US Federal Communications Commission regulatory body approved the iPad Pro and its Apple Pencil accessory on Oct. 15, which further supports the release date theory.
In related news, Apple has devised a secondary solution to charge the stylus. During the September launch event, the iPhone maker demontrated that the default way of charging the Apple Pencil stylus is to insert its Lightning connector at the bottom side of the tablet. However, many users suggested that it could result in bending or breaking of the Lightning connector.
So Apple has now introduced a new adapter that will allow users to charge the accessory with a standard USB Lightning cable. Users will be able to charge the Apple Pencil via the wall adapter or USB port on the PC.
As for the pricing, the 32 GB Apple iPad Pro with Wi-Fi only edition will cost $799 while the Wi-Fi only 128 GB variant will cost $949. There will be another 128 GB model with Wi-Fi as well as LTE connectivity option that will set you back $1,079.
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