First, they trotted out the Smart Keyboard, a specialized keyboard accessory that integrates seamlessly to the Pro. It doesn't look extremely special -- kind of like a plus-sized Microsoft Surface.
But the second accessory looks like a true game changer. The Apple Pencil, the long-teased stylus (that never would have happened with Steve Jobs in charge), allows for seamless use for more detailed sketching on your tablet -- the multitouch system senses twice as many contact points when it's in use. Apple's biggest rival Microsoft even sent a rep to demo the device in the iOS Office suite, something unthinkable with Microsoft's own Surface tablet out on the market. Along with Microsoft, Adobe, which is releasing a full package of software for the new Pro, gave us a look at what the pencil can do. From what we've seen, that's just about anything you can imagine.
The iPad Pro and its accessories will hit the market in November, starting at $799 for 32GB, $949 for 128GB, and $1,079 for 128GB with LTE access. The Smart Keyboard will retail for $169, while the Apple Pencil can be yours for $99. For those of you with small hands (and wallets), there will be a new iPad Mini 4, which is essentially an iPad Air 2 in a smaller package, starting at $399.