After months of speculations, we finally get the new iPad Pro with 10.5-inch screen. Apple’s new iPad Pro bring some significant improvements to the iPad Pro lineup along with updated iPad Pro 12.9. But its design and world’s most advanced display is what that will make it more appealing to the users who want an upgrade to their iPads.
The screen size of new iPad Pro is 0.8-inch larger than predecessor but nearly maintains the same entire size due to smaller bezels. New iPad Pro is 20% bigger with 40% smaller bezels and very thin with a thickness of just 6.1mm, while weight remains just 1 pound. The larger than 9.7-inch screen size also means Apple can now display a full size on-screen keyboard, as 10.5-Inch display is the perfect size for on-screen keyboard, and also favorable for the full size keyboard case.
New iPad Pro 10.5 comes with six-core A10X Fusion Chip which has ability to run the device 30% faster than the A9X Chip. While it comes with 12-core GPU built-in which ensures 40% faster performance when it comes to graphics.
The resolution of the 10.5-Inch iPad Pro is 2224 x 1668 with pixel density of 264ppi. The best graphical and processing performance in new iPad Pro is another step of innovation to ProMotion technology. It now doubles the maximum refresh rate to 120Hz and the iPad gets the “smoother, crisper, and more responsive” on-screen movements like scrolling pages in a browser, sliding images, or document files will feel very smooth. It will also help the 10.5” iPad Pro to preserve the battery life by automatically adjusting refresh rate based on what you’re looking at. However, the refresh rate will be lower when looking at still images.
The story of the improvements doesn’t end here for 10.5 inch iPad Pro, now ProMotion technology helps the screen to work even better with Apple Pencil. It can reduce the latency to 20ms and make it more responsive to the extent which is an “industry best” as Apple claims.
While the battery life still remains around same level. It can stay ON with around 10 hours of onscreen activity without charge. The Camera quality also remains unchanged to 12 Megapixel rear camera and 7 megapixel front facing camera which can record 4K video. While iPad Pro now gets new doc feature, updating the app switching, which shows more apps at once in the doc. It supports drag and drop which is Mac OS kind a functionality. New iPads come with iOS 11 which basically also has some iPad-specific features. iOS 11 will be released to the iPhone platform and other iPads later this year.
The new iPad comes in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options. While price of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro basic model is $649. Apple will start shipping of new iPad Pro from the next week.
Earlier this year, Apple had upped the processing power while lowering the price of normal iPad, which sets even more difference in iPad Pro and iPad. While iPad mini was also made a more budget friendly tablet for Apple fans.