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Apple today announced a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a redesigned 12.9-inch iPad Pro at its WWDC keynote on Monday in San Jose, California.

The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro has a 20 percent larger display, made possible by reducing the tablet's borders by 40 percent, yet it still weighs just 1 pound. It allows the display of a full size onscreen keyboard and enables users to attach a full size Smart Keyboard. Apple will offer the new Smart Keyboards in 30 more languages.

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Both new iPad models come with new displays, featuring True tone, wide color gamut, ultralow reflectivity, 600 nits brightness, and HDR video support.
"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."
A new screen technology called ProMotion also brings dramatically improved display performance, doubling the display refresh rate to 120Hz, making for smother, more responsive content. It also works more accurately with the Apple Pencil, offering an industry-leading 20 milliseconds.

A dynamically adjusting refresh rate also features on the new displays, which adjust depending on the content being viewed, with intelligent energy saving. Apple says the new iPads have the same 10 hours of battery life. An A10X six-core Fusion CPU, with a twelve core GPU powers the new models, offering over 40 percent faster graphics performance.

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro will start at $649 with 64GB storage and Wi-Fi only, and $779 for 64GB storage and cellular capabilities. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 for 64GB and Wi-Fi only, and $929 for 64GB with cellular. 256GB and 512GB storage capacities are available for both models, which all come in silver, space gray, gold and rose gold. Both tablets can be ordered today and are available next week.

Article Link: Apple Announces New 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro Models With Advanced Displays
 
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HopefulHumanist

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So the 12.9 is not redesigned physically like the 10.5? I was hoping they would shrink the overall size but keep the display the same size. Might have to switch to this 10.5.
 
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As I said, those bezels weren't as thin as shown on the concept - that concept had hardly any space for a home button. Still no rose gold on the 12.9", maybe because they don't see the demand or it is too much rose gold. I'm surprised to see 512GB but it's really cool. As for the software, iOS 11 seems like it's making the iPad Pro truly Pro. It's a shame there's no 3D Touch but it's understandable.

I loved the flick keyboard since using it on Swift Playgrounds, really happy to see it here.
 

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As I said, those bezels weren't as thin as shown on the concept - that concept had hardly any space for a home button. Still no rose gold on the 12.9", maybe because they don't see the demand or it is too much rose gold. I'm surprised to see 512GB but it's really cool. As for the software, iOS 11 seems like it's making the iPad Pro truly Pro. It's a shame there's no 3D Touch but it's understandable.

I loved the flick keyboard since using it on Swift Playgrounds, really happy to see it here.

512 GB was impressive. If 3D Touch was implemented, that would have been an immediate selling point for me. The benefit would be using a shortcut without having to reach across the entire display. But I understand the difficulty with incorporating 3D Touch into display of that size.
 

Mick-Mac

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Dammit, dammit, dammit. No mention of the Apple Pencil having an eraser function on the top, or any other button functionality on the side just like the much more useful Wacom stylus. If there was a way to have the Apple Pencil perform a hover function in addition to the drawing function (e.g. using such a button on the side) then it would be the perfect drawing implement for the iPad. Dammit :-(.
 

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Meh. Much more exited by software than the hardware. I'll stick with my current iPad until next year.
 

jbachandouris

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As much as I like the idea of the 10.5, I barely use my iPad Pro 9.5 as is is.

Besides that, I don't officially 'own' it until November. I will reevaluate then.
 

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It looks great, I'd be strongly considering one for certain if I was in the market. However I am sat here, browsing this site just fine on my Air Mk1 so guess I'm not.

Edit: Just seen UK prices!!!
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Why would I buy this over an iPhone Plus?
 
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Sure, 10.5" is a great update, but the real story is iOS 11 on iPad. I'm tempted to get one now, which is coming from someone who has had 4 iPads since the first one came out, but never loved them enough to keep using them. As a note-taking device with Apple Pencil and all those drag-and-drop and mark-up features I can see some real handy use for iPad in my workflow.
 
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