While Apple is widely expected to begin selling the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet on November 11th, an inside source indicates to MacTrast that the release date could actually be two days later, on the 13th.
A source from Apple China’s reseller network has indicated that the iPad Pro will launch on Friday 13th November, not on the 11th as previously rumored. The source says they expect to receive the iPad Pro units on the 11th, but will only release them to consumers on the 13th, which is a Friday.
The iPad Pro’s accessories, the $99 Apple Pencil, and the $169 Smart Keyboard, will also be available for purchase alongside the larger tablet. The 32GB base model of the iPad Pro starts at $799, with Wi-Fi connectivity only. 128GB storage models, models with LTE connectivity will also be available for a higher price.
Our source is a first-timer on supplying information such as this to MacTrast, so we’re taking a wait and see attitude. 9to5Mac’s well-connected Mark Gurman indicates his sources say the 11th is the day, which is Veterans Day. Perhaps Apple is planning to release the new device two days later in China, but we at least seem to have the iPad Pro’s release narrowed down to next week. We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything else.
As always, this is an unverified rumor, and must be treated as such. We suggest those on a low-salt diet take the report with a drop of sriracha sauce in the place of the usual grain of salt.
(Thanks to @IanFuchs for the heads up!)