One of the highlights at Apple’s WWDC event are the two new iPad Pro’s which comes with a 12.9-inch version and the new 10.5-inch variant. Both slates are slimmer than the older iPad Pro and weighs just around a pound for the 10.5-inch model while the 12.5-inch one comes at a pound and a half. Bezels are also thinner which beautifully holds the large Retina display with what Apple calls the most Advanced Display on the planet.
Apple’s new Retina Display on the Ipad Pro is one of the best in the market and is known as True Tone Panel and features a wide color gamut and 600nits of brightness bringing it one of the brightest displays for a tablet. It also comes with a low reflectivity screen so users can easily take it under the sun without a problem. And taking advantage of the True Tone Panel, the new iPad Pro supports HDR video.
As if that wasn’t enough, the True Tone Display now comes with a top 120Hz native refresh rate, that’s double from what current LCD display’s have that usually settles at 60Hz. The high refresh rate is a valuable feature for the Apple Pencil with 20ms latency that provides a near pen-on-paper writing experience to the iPad Pro. More importantly, the panel supports variable refresh rates where the iPad Pro may tone down its refresh rates when not needed to save power.
For imaging, the new iPad Pro’s are equipped with a 12 Megapixel camera supported by a Quad-LED true-tone flash. It’s got Optical Image Stabilization, BSI sensor and an f/1.8 Aperture 6-Element lens covered by a Sapphire Lens cover. Other notable features includes a 5x digital zoom, panorama, wide color capture for images and videos, face detection and 4K video recording.
On the front is a 7 Megapixel FaceTime camera with Retina flash and takes 1080 videos. It also comes with a BSI sensor, f/2.2 Aperture, Auto image stabilization as well as body and face detection.
Together with the new iPad Pro’s is the optimized iOS 11 with iPad specific features such as the new iOS dock that is available anywhere and in any app so switching between apps is easy. In iOS 11, Apple also added drag and drop feature which has been a long time requested feature plus an improved multitasking window that can be freely repositioned.
Apart from these features, iOS 11 for the iPad includes multi-select tool, a full-sized keyboard and the new Files app that users can use to search and manage all of their contents not just on the device but also on available cloud storage options such as the Apple iCloud or third-party ones.
The beautiful iPad Pro is powered by Apple’s A10X Fusion chip with 6-core CPU and 12-core GPU. The new A10X Fusion chip is said to have a 30% more power on its CPU and 40% in GPU performance over its predecessor.
The new Apple iPad Pro’s are available for pre-order starting today. For the 10.5-inch variant, prices starts at $649 from its 64GB option and up to $949 for its top-end variant with 512GB of storage. For the 12.9-inch model, the prices starts at $799, $899 and $1099 for its 64GB, 256GB and 512GB options respectively. Users get to choose these following color options for their iPad Pro 10.5-inch in Space Gray, Rose Gold, Gold and Silver while the iPad Pro 12.9 will be available in Space Gray, Gold and Silver color options.