Apple Announces iPad Pro, New iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and Apple Pencil: Details, Photos

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Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPad Pro during an Apple launch event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco EPA/MONICA DAVEY/LANDOV

That’s one big pad! And iPhone! And pencil! Apple introduced several brand-new gadgets during its media event on Sept. 9, in San Francisco, Calif., including the iPad Pro, iPhone 6S, and Apple Pencil.

The tech giant first revealed the newest member of its innovative family: a big-screen iPad. The device, known as the iPad Pro, that is said to be the “most powerful iOS device” ever to be released by Apple, Phil Schiller, the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple Inc., told reporters.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, meanwhile, called the revelation “the biggest news for the iPad since the iPad.”

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Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPad Pro during an Apple launch event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California EPA/MONICA DAVEY/LANDOV

The brand-new device boasts of features like a 12.9-inch screen, and an impressive resolution of 2732 X 2048. It will include four speakers, a front and rear camera, and a battery life of… (wait for it!) 10 hours. It will also include a Lightning port, headphone jack, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities, and side buttons.

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Apple Pencil Stephen Lam/ Getty Images

According to Schiller, those aren’t the only benefits teased about the new device. The iPad Pro will also be 1.8 times faster than the iPad Air 2. The new iPad Pro can also be accessorized with cool additions, including the Apple Pencil (a stylus) at $99 and a keyboard that will set fans back $169. The iPad Pro will be available in November, starting at $799 for 32GB, $949 for 64GB, and $1,079 for 128GB.

Other items also to be introduced by Apple on Wednesday include the newest iPhones, which includes an incredible new tech feature called 3D Touch. For the fashion-forward, the new iPhone will be offered in a beautiful new shade of rose gold made from the brand’s custom alloy.

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iPhone 6s and 6s Stephen Lam/ Getty Images

The phone’s built-in camera, meanwhile, will have even more megapixels, providing even clearer images (a 50 percent improvement to be exact).

The new iPhones will be released on Sept. 25. The 6S starts at $199 for 16GB, $299 for 64 GB, and $399 for 128GB. Its bigger sister model, meanwhile, will start at $299, $399 for 64GB, and $499 for 64GB.

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