Although U.S. customers still have to wait a bit longer, Apple has finally given way to the flood of anticipated preorders for the new Apple TV and iPad Pro. Rumor about the preorders going live had started a couple weeks ago, but today the Cupertino-based company finally opened them up, albeit only for those in Europe. The Apple TV as well as the iPad Pro an now be preordered from third-party retailers such as CyberPort, as pointed out by MacRumors, although delivery should be expected for mid-November. Various retailers are putting up the Apple Tv and iPad Pro up for preorder, so if you want to jump the gun and be among the first ones to receive one of these new gadgets, you better jump on the bandwagon early.
The iPad Pro price is set at about $1020 for the base model in Europe, while the Apple TV price is $203 for the base model. Apple launched these devices a couple of weeks ago and while the Apple TV might not seem different at first, it contains a lot of improvements under the hood. The iPad Pro is also an entirely new product for the company, as it can be considered the first Apple-made hybrid device. The iPad Pro comes with its Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil (if you choose to pay extra, of course) and acts as both laptop and tablet. Although the iPad Pro is mostly targeted at artists and designers, the features of the slate are very impressive and could provide users with great experiences even if they’re not art-focused individuals.
The Apple TV does come with a redesigned remote that looks and feels way better than last years model and the device itself boats with more features and more storage options. Siri is also a new addition to the gadget’s portfolio of talents, alongside third-party controller compatibility, third-party app store, better sound and of course, better performance with an upgraded Apple A8 processor. Although the new Apple TV, which is the fourth generation of the device, is more than double the price of the original, Apple did add a couple of neat features that users could like. While it may not be worth the upgrade, it could be an interesting choice for first-timers.
The U.S. release date for the Apple Tv and iPad Pro has not yet been officially confirmed, but if preorders are open already in Europe, they should be in the U.S., too soon enough. Sources tells us to expect them to go live by the end of the month, with other regions to follow. For those with family or friends in the UK, preordering now might help them skip a waiting list that will probably be longer than expected as hype around these new releases is intensifying.