iPad Pro designed by Jony Ive goes under the hammer

An exclusive Apple iPad Pro designed by celebrity designer Jony Ive is going up for auction in central London on 28 April.

The limited-edition iPad Pro will feature an anodised aluminium backplate, a blue leather Smart Cover and an Italian calf leather case for Apple Pencil.

Being the chief design officer at Apple, Ive, along with his team, designed and donated the iPad Pro to the Phillips London Auction which will use the proceeds to fund the relocation of London's Design Museum from Tower Bridge to Kensington.

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Featuring a unique colour numbered Edition 1 of 1, which you can show off to your friends if you manage to buy it, the iPad Pro will come with an aluminium backplate in yellow which you can tuck inside a suede-lined Smart Cover in blue made from French leather.

The Apple Pencil, which is a handy accessory to the iPad Pro, will also undergo a makeover, featuring an orange cover made of fine grain Italian calf leather. The classy 'Edition 1 of 1' inscription can be seen on the yellow backplate as well as on the interior surface of the Smart Cover.

'We are extremely grateful to the friends of the museum who had donated such outstanding pieces to help us fulfill our ambition of creating one of London’s most important new cultural sites,’ said  Deyan Sudjic, a Design Museum curator to the Wallpaper.

To be put up for auction on 28 April in Berkeley Square, the limited-edition iPad Pro is expected to fetch anywhere between £10,000 and £15,000. However, since we are talking about an auction here, the final price can be anybody's guess.

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Aside from the looks, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the largest iPad till date and is available in 32GB (£679), 128GB (£799) and 256GB (£919) variants. It packs an A9X processor, a 4-speaker audio system, ten hours of battery life and a maximum of 16K resolution in the display. It will also let you edit three streams of 4k videos at the same time.

If you're going for a iPad Pro, you can also buy a £79 Apple Pencil and a £139 Smart Keyboard for optimal usage.

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