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5 things to know about Apple's new iPad Pro

5 things to know about Apple's new iPad Pro

The first thing you need to know about Apple's iPad Pro is that it's, well, giant.

About an inch longer than a standard sheet of paper, the Pro features a 12.9-inch diagonal display, giving it 78% more surface area than the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2. At nearly 1.6 pounds, the Pro is heavier than current models, but not much more than the original iPad from 2010. There's room for four speakers, compared with two on other iPads.

The price is supersized too. The iPad Pro starts at $799, compared with $499 for the standard-size iPad Air 2 and $269 for the cheapest iPad, the 2-year-old iPad Mini 2. A physical keyboard from Apple costs $169 extra, and the Apple Pencil is...