GCI to offer 9.7-inch iPad Pro

March 31, 2016

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — GCI today announced it will offer the all-new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which introduces breakthrough pro features and advanced technologies. The new iPad Pro will be available to order beginning Thursday, March 31, at www.gci.com/ipad, and in GCI retail stores across Alaska on Tuesday, April 5. GCI will offer the 9.7-inch iPad Pro with a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to its 4G LTE speeds on Alaska’s largest wireless network. For complete details on pricing, visit www.gci.com/ipad.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro introduces a pro display featuring advanced technologies like True Tone, which uses new four-channel sensors to dynamically adjust the white balance of the display to match the light around you for a more natural and accurate, paper-white viewing experience. The pro Retina display is 25 percent brighter and 40 percent less reflective than any previous iPad display. The new iPad Pro is just 6.1mm thin and weighs less than a pound, yet delivers groundbreaking performance, connectivity and versatility. It features the powerful A9X chip with third-generation 64-bit architecture which provides performance that rivals many laptops and console-class graphics, while also delivering all-day battery life, an advanced 12-megapixel iSight camera sensor which shoots 4K video and an improved 5-megapixel front-facing FaceTime HD camera. iPad Pro delivers pro audio through a four-speaker audio system, which provides powerful, clear and rich stereo sound for more than twice the output of iPad Air 2.

iPad Pro also supports pro accessories Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, available for purchase separately, that bring breakthrough levels of precision and utility.

GCI’s wireless network, which is the largest in Alaska, combined with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s ultra-fast wireless connectivity allows customers to tackle the most demanding tasks no matter where they go. The new iPad Pro features support for even faster LTE Advanced with up to 50 percent faster cellular connectivity, the most LTE bands supported by any tablet and 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO technology.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro comes in silver, space gray, gold and a new rose gold metallic finish.

For more information on iPad, please visit www.apple.com/ipad.

For more information on data plans and pricing, visit https://www.gci.com/.

About GCI

GCI is the largest Alaska-based and -operated, integrated telecommunications provider, offering wireless, voice, data, and video services statewide. Since 1979, GCI has invested over $3 billion to bring the latest telecommunication technologies to Alaska, reflecting GCI’s ongoing commitment to the innovation Alaska needs to support industry, education, health care, job growth and livability for today and the future. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com.


Media contact:

Greg Klimek, GCI

907-868-0847, gklimek@gci.com