(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Photo: Eric Risberg
Photo: Eric Risberg

Live updates from today's Apple Special Event

PHOTOS: Apple unveils Pencil, iPad Pro, more at Keynote

First, the company touted new styles from Hermés for its Apple Watch line (but declined to give sales figures to demonstrate how well it’s selling) and Watch 2.0 software that will expand its capabilities in healthcare.

But the new product rollouts began with news of a 12.9-inch screen iPad Pro that will start at $799 and offer more speed, power and screen real estate for designers, movie editors and anyone who wants to watch media on a larger surface. Surprisingly, the company also introduced Apple Pencil, a $99 add-on that adds a pressure-sensitive stylus to the mix for writing and drawing with precision. The company is also adding a $169 Smart Keyboard that makes the iPad Pro akin to MIcrosoft’s Surface Pro tablets. The company also refreshed its iPad Air and iPad Mini line to make them faster at the same prices.


See the social media from the event below:

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