At the Worldwide Developers Conference Apple hasn’t just introduced the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, but also updated the 12.9-inch model. Both tablets come with a one-year-old True Tone display adjusting color temperature to lighting conditions and a brand new feature called “ProMotion”. Except for stunning viewing experience the new iPads offers powerful processing parameters and come with a wide range of additional accessories.
Apple has announced two new iPad Pros – 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch. Both tablets offer advanced viewing experience delivered by a new ProMotion tech.
The Apple’s original 12.9-inch iPad Pro went on sale two years ago in November. Its size and top-notch specs made it stand out of the tablet crowd, whereas the Apple Pencil provided its users with precise and convenient input desired by all designers and other creatives. In 2016 Apple replaced it with a 9.7-inch, more standard in terms of size, model that right now has been updated to a 10.5-inch version.
Even though the tablet hides a bigger display, its overall size hasn’t changed. Surprisingly enough, Apple somehow managed to pack a 20-percent larger panel in the previous body shell by reducing bezels by 40 percent. Except from keeping the same size factor, the new iPad Pro weights just one pound.
The new display arrives with a sharp 2224×1668 p resolution and the ProMotion tech, which offers up to 120GHz refresher rates for smoother scrolling. In addition, the innovative panel also delivers a wider P3 color gamut, 600 nits brightness and the “full-size”” onscreen keyboard. Apple claims that the new display is perfect for Apple Pencil as it’s more responsive and its latency rate has been reduced to 20 milliseconds. Another thing is that the True Tone panel is 50 percent brighter than the one found in previous models.
Specs-wise, the new iPad Pros, both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch, are power beasts. They both come driven by an Apple-made A10X Fusion chips with a six-core CPU, combining three high-performance cores and three high-efficiency ones. Meanwhile, a twelve-core GPU takes care of high-quality graphics. According to Apple its parameters translate to a 40-percent boost in graphic performance.
Furthermore, there’s also a new 7MP FaceTime HD snapper and a 12MP camera with OIS and a high-speed sensor with 1.8 aperture. The camera features six-element lens, wide color capture and quad-LED True Tone Flash and is capable to record 4K videos.
Such a powerful hardware needs a lot of energy. Conscious of that Apple equipped both iPads with a battery that last 10 hours of usage and supports fast charging mode.
Speaking of the pricing details, the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro will cost $649 for the Wi-Fi only 64GB model and $779 for a 64GB cellular device. As for the refreshed 12.9-inch version its pricing starts at $799 for a 64GB Wi-Fi variant, or $929 for a 64GB version with cellular connectivity. However, in both cases for extra $100 you will get 256GB of storage. When the iPad Pros finally hit the market, they will be available with up to 512GB of built-in storage. Models with the biggest possible memory will cost $949 or $1,049, depending on which screen size you opt for.
Traditionally, Apple is also introduced a multiplicity of new sleeves and accessories. For instance a leather sleeve for both models goes on sale at $129, whereas a full-size Smart Keyboard (for the first time available also in Japanese language variant) for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro will cost you $159 or $169 if you choose the 12.9-inch tablet. You know Apple brands, it’s not cheap.