We’ve seen Apple’s iPad mini come and go before, and now the company is bringing back a similar device that’s meant to take a page from the iPad mini’s playbook.
In a statement to The Verge, Apple has said the new iPad Pro is “designed for teaching, learning and collaboration.”
It also promises that it’s “built to connect students and teachers to the world and to provide them with the tools they need to be productive, engaging learners, and connected to the future.”
The new device, which is being unveiled today at the company’s WWDC keynote, will be available at participating retail outlets in the US starting today and will also be available in Canada on September 20th.
Apple is bringing a few familiar faces to its educational product line, too.
The iPad Pro will come with a slew of new features like the new Apple Learning Keyboard, the new “Connected Learning” app, and Apple Pencil, all of which will be released as part of the iPad Pro’s software updates.
The company has also announced a “special education” app that will let students access apps and materials they need in order to get the most out of their iPad Pro.
Apple has also promised a variety of educational materials that will be accessible to teachers and students from all over the world.
Apple has been experimenting with education products since the iPhone was released in 2007, and the company has continued to invest in education products with the latest iPad and iPad Pro hardware.
The new Pro will be the company to bring the iPad into the 21st century with the addition of the new iOS 11, an OS that includes support for both Apple Pencillers and Apple Keyboard.
Apple’s education products are expected to arrive in 2017, although it will be a while before the device is available to the public.
The first batch of iPads were released in November, and there are already more than 300 iPads and iPads Pro available for purchase.