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The new huge iPad comes out this week

The new huge iPad comes out this week
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Leading up to Apple's September hardware announcement, there were plenty of rumors swirling about a giant iPad that Apple was set to unveil. However, it was still a bit of a surprise when Apple took the wraps off the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Even more surprising was that it had support for an Apple-designed stylus called the Apple Pencil. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had refused to include a stylus with any of Apple's products, famously saying, "Who wants a stylus?" So this was a big break with Apple tradition.

Then there were the people who pointed out that Apple was just copying the Microsoft Surface tablet, and there are a number of similarities. However, that didn't stop plenty of people from wanting to rush out and order the iPad Pro ... except they couldn't.

But now there's good news for those who are waiting. Starting on Wednesday, November 11, the iPad will be available for order online, and it will be arriving in stores later in the week.

Prices start at $799 for the 32 gigabyte Wi-Fi model, and go up to $1,097 for the 128GB model that includes cellular. If you add a Smart Keyboard, that adds $169 and the Apple Pencil adds $99.

In other words, it isn't a cheap tablet. If you want to make sure you're making the right choice, find out how the iPad Pro stacks up to its competitors it our handy tablet comparison chart.

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