Apple introduced an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, featuring the ProMotion technology and the new A10X Fusion chip. The new 10.5-inch model reduces the borders by nearly 40 percent to fit into a compact package that still weighs just one pound. It comes combined with new iPad features in iOS 11, like the all-new Files app, customizable Dock, improved multitasking and deeper integration of Apple Pencil.
“These are by far the most powerful iPads we’ve ever created with the world’s most advanced displays featuring ProMotion, the powerful new A10X Fusion chip and the advanced camera system of iPhone 7,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing. “Together with iOS 11 these new iPad Pro models will radically change what users can do with iPad.”
The redesigned Retina display in iPad Pro features ProMotion, a new technology that delivers refresh rates of up to 120Hz for fluid scrolling, greater responsiveness and smoother motion content. With ProMotion, Apple Pencil is even more responsive with a 20-millisecond latency. ProMotion also improves display quality and reduces power consumption by automatically adjusting the display refresh rate to match the movement of the content.
iPad Pro has the new 64-bit A10X Fusion chip, which provides performance that is faster than most PC laptops shipping today. A six-core CPU and 12-core GPU deliver up to 30 percent faster CPU performance and 40 percent faster graphics performance than the industry-leading A9X chip, while delivering all-day battery life.
iPad Pro also features the same advanced front- and back-facing cameras as iPhone 7, including a 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, along with a 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera. iPad Pro also has a four-speaker audio system. There is an embedded Apple SIM and support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi and LTE Advanced. Touch ID on iPad Pro is more responsive; while Apple Pay on iPad allows paying for physical goods and services within apps or on websites in Safari.
The 10.5-inch iPad Pro comes in silver, space gray, gold and rose gold. There’s 64GB with Wi-Fi model and 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is available in silver, space gray and gold, also with 64GB Wi-Fi model and 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model.