iPad Pro goes on sale Wednesday!

Apple – Press Info – Epic 12.9-inch iPad Pro Available to Order Online Wednesday & Arrives in Stores Later This Week:

CUPERTINO, California — November 9, 2015 — Apple® today announced iPad Pro™ is available to order online on Wednesday, November 11, from Apple.com and will arrive at Apple’s retail stores, select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers starting later this week. Apple Pencil™ and Apple’s new Smart Keyboard, also available to order on Wednesday, bring breakthrough levels of precision and utility to iPad Pro.

(Via Apple.)

It looks like I can finally take that envelope full of money I’ve had taped to the underside of my desk since about December of last year and put ‘er to good use. I’m so glad I followed my heart and didn’t blow it on something stupid, like having water service restored to the house.

Yup, I’m planning on buying one as soon as they’re available. The full reasons are good fodder for a column, but the short version is that I’ve spent the past five years waiting for exactly this kind of device. I feel like I’m buying an early-generation Tesla. It’s both something that I have a real use for, and an investment I’d like to make in the future of a platform.

Between one thing and another, I don’t think I’ve ever bought as much personal Apple hardware in any previous year as I have in this one.

I dunno what time the ordering window opens but I’ll be keeping a close eye and a twitchy finger on the Apple Store app on my iPad Mini until it does.

2 thoughts on “iPad Pro goes on sale Wednesday!”

  1. > Between one thing and another, I don’t think I’ve ever bought as much personal Apple hardware in any previous year as I have in this one.

    I think this is a really interesting observation, especially since lately on podcasts and in other writing I feel like you’ve also been increasingly struggling with whether or not Apple is still a company making products for people like you. I’d love to learn more in the future about what it is that ultimately drove you to continue to buy personal Apple products just as other companies are starting to feel more aligned with where you want the future of computing to be.

  2. This is probably a good topic for a column. Sometimes it’s because I need to acquire hardware for ongoing coverage, but usually it’s because [name of Apple product] is the best answer. 2015 just happened to be a year in which a couple of important tools in my arsenal reached end-of-life (either due to old age, or because of the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune).

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