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Apple suggesting Microsoft Office with purchase of an iPad Pro

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During Apple's Monday iPhone SE keynote, senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller said one of the reasons Apple launched a 9.7-inch iPad Pro is to attract Windows users. Schiller said, " the majority of people that come to an iPad Pro are coming from a Windows PC, a desktop or a notebook." This is why it is no surprise that Apple is suggesting Microsoft Office to customers who are looking to pre-order the new iPad Pro model.

Does the 9.7-inch iPad Pro have a Smart Connector / Smart Keyboard?

Yes, just like its larger 12.9-inch counterpart the 9.7-inch iPad Pro model does include a Smart Connector. The Smart Connector supports the Apple-designed Smart Keyboard. The connector is designed to easily share data and power with the Smart Keyboard, and it adds a variety of useful QuickType features to your iPad Pro. The Smart Keyboard also requires no charging or pairing, like other third-party keyboard cases. The Smart Keyboard is available for both the 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pro models starting at $149.00 on apple.com.

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Does the 9.7-inch iPad Pro feature optical image stabilization (OIS)?

Only Apple's iPhone Plus models (iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus) ship with optical image stabilization. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro does however feature the best camera out of all the current iPad models, and it is equipped with all of Apple's other recent camera technology. The iPad Pro features a 12MP iSight camera with Live Photos support, autofocus with Focus Pixels and the ability to record 4K HD video. It also capable of snapping 63-megapixel Panorama photos, and includes a new front-facing Retina Flash on its 5MP FaceTime HD camera for better low light performance.

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How many megapixels is the 9.7-inch iPad Pro camera?

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro has the best camera out of all the current iPad models available on the market. It includes all of Apple's most recent camera technologies, except optical image stimulation (OIS). The iPad Pro is equipped with a 12MP iSight camera with a ƒ/2.2 aperture, autofocus with Focus Pixels and face detection. It features Live Photos support, and it is capable of recording 4K HD video and taking 63MP Panorama pictures. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera is 5MP with 720p HD video recording and Retina flash for better low light performance.

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Is the 9.7-inch iPad Pro waterproof?

No, none of Apple's current iOS products are waterproof. There have been rumors that Apple's 2016 next-generation devices may be the company's first fully waterproof products, but none of the devices announced on March 21st, 2016, including the iPhone SE, are waterproof. There's still hope that the upcoming iPhone 7 will feature an IP rating for water resistance.

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Is the 9.7-inch iPad Pro worth buying?

2016 iPad Pro Lineup

It is time for iPad Air owners to decide if they want to upgrade to the new iPad Pro now that Apple has officially unveiled the 9.7-inch tablet. This decision may be easier this year than past years since there has been a significant amount of time between the iPad launches. The iPad Air 2 was released on October 22, 2014 and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro was announced on Monday, March 21, 2016.

When is the 9.7-inch iPad Pro release date?

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro was introduced alongside the iPhone SE on Monday, March 21st at Apple's Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, California. Pre-orders for the new tablet opened on Thursday, March 24th. It went officially on sale at Apple.com, and in Apple’s retail stores, through select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers on Thursday, March 31 in Australia, Canada, China (Wi-Fi models only), France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, US Virgin Islands and the US.

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