With the iPad Pro name and features, the new 9.7-inch iPad will be Apple’s first to come with a starting price higher than $499. The smaller iPad Pro will start at $599 and include 32 GB of storage, according to sources. The $599 base configuration is for a WiFi-only model, while higher-priced versions with 128 GB of storage and the ability to connect to LTE cellular networks will also be offered. Apple will announce the new iPad at its event on Monday, March 21st.
The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is not a replacement for the iPad Air 2 which will still be sold at $499.
The new iPad Pro is said to feature an A9X processor, four speakers, a Smart Connector, and support for the Apple Pencil. The display should include brightness and glare improvements over the iPad Air 2. Additionally, it's expected that Apple will have a new Smart Keyboard cover feature for launch.
Apple will likely unveil the 9.7-inch iPad Pro at its 'Let Us Loop You In' press event on March 21st. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.