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Apple unveils new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, updates 12.9-inch model



Greg Joswiak iPad Pro Keynote

Apple has replaced the 9.7-inch iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch model, while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro received a hardware refresh at WWDC 2017. The replacement of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro comes just a year after the company launched it to the public.

The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro has a familiar shape and size, but with 20 percent larger display than its predecessor. The bezels are now reduced by 40 percent, and it weights incredibly at just one pound.

Apple Pencil iPad Pro Notes

The iPad Pro lineup — both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models — now feature Apple’s True Tone display, which dynamically adjusts the white balance of the display depending on lighting conditions. The advanced Retina display in iPad Pro features ProMotion technology, which delivers a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. On the other hand, Apple Pencil goes even more responsive with an “industry-best” 20-millisecond latency.

iPad Pro WWDC 2017

Under the hood, the iPad Pro packs an A10X Fusion chip with a six-core CPU, and 12-core GPU, which should result in up to 30 percent faster CPU performance and 40 percent faster graphics performance than A9X’s, according to Apple, while the battery life, as Apple touts, is an all-day gig, and with fast charging. The main camera on the iPad Pro is of 12-megapixel with optical image stabilization and f/1.8, while the secondary unit is a 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera.

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro comes in silver, space gray, gold and rose gold color choices, starting at $649 for the 64GB, Wi-Fi model, and $779 for the Cellular model. Likewise, the the 12.9-inch iPad Pro comes in at $799 for the 64GB, Wi-Fi model, and $929 for the Cellular one. Both iPads will be shipping next week.

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