Apple on Monday at its WWDC 2017 keynote address unveiled the newest 10.5-inch iPad Pro as well as a refreshed release of 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
What’s new? iPad Pro comes in a new size, faster chips, and more storage. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro replaces the 9.7-inch iPad Pro that was released last year. The bezels and border of the 10.5-inch model has been reduced resulting to a screen that’s 20 percent larger that its predecessor, it still weighs about one pound. The new display size makes it possible for this new iPad Pro to accommodate a full-sized digital keyboard, as well as a full-sized Smart Keyboard accessory.
The new iPad Pros still feature Retina display but with additional new feature called ProMotion which doubles the display refresh rate from 60hz to 120hz. ProMotion also helps to automatically adjust this refresh rate depending on how you’re using the iPad Pro, as a way to conserve battery life.
As for the computing power, iPad Pro models come equipped with A10x fusion chip, plus a six-core CPU and a 12-core GPU. This gives the new iPad Pro models 30 percent faster CPU performance and 40 percent faster graphics performance than previous Pro models with the A9x chip.
And lastly, for the camera upgrade, the new iPad Pro is now equipped with lenses comparable to the latest iPhone 7, a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, and a 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera.
iPad Pro accessories
Apple Pencil: Apple reduced the latency to an industry-best: 20 milliseconds. iPad Pro users can now use the Pencil to use Markup in screenshots and in documents scanned using the Notes app. In addition, the Notes app is able to search through your notes handwritten with the Pencil.
Smart Keyboard: There’s a new Smart Keyboard designed for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Apple has also included support for 30 languages, including Chinese and Japanese.
Smart Covers: Apple has brought back leather smart covers for iPad Pro, plus an all-new sleeve that incorporates a special spot for Apple Pencil.
Here are the iPad Pro standard US prices:
10.5-inch iPad Pro:
$649 for 64GB Wi-Fi Only, $779 for 64GB + Cellular,
$749 for 256GB Wi-Fi Only, $879 for 256GB + Cellular
$949 for 512GB Wi-Fi Only, $1079 for 512GB + Cellular
12.9-inch iPad Pro:
$799 for 64GB Wi-Fi Only, $929 for 64GB + Cellular
$899 for 256GB Wi-Fi Only, $1029 for 256GB + Cellular
$1099 for 512GB Wi-Fi Only, $1229 for 512GB + Cellular
The 10.5-inch iPad Pro comes in silver, space gray, gold, and rose gold. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is available in silver, space gray, and gold.