APPLE has just revealed its refreshed iPad Pro with a shiny 10.5-inch display during the WWDC keynote on Monday in San Jose. The new iPad 10.5 features a powerful processor, pin-sharp Retina display and a new twisted design with narrower bezels around the screen.
These upgraded specs help creativity and productivity through the ios 11 system that will be released this Autumn.
At first glance, there’s no major redesign, the same sleek aluminum unibody chassis, only Apple has decreased the bezels on either edge of the iPad Pro which displays significantly lower screen margins compared to the last year 9.7-inch model, which allows it to gain a slight diagonal screen, The location of the volume buttons, the Touch ID home button, SIM card tray, Smart Connector, camera and True Tone flash are the same even same thickness as the 9.7-inch model, but it is slightly wider and taller.
The new iPad Pro measures 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1mm and it weighs 469g or 477g depending on the selected model.
The new model available in four colors space gray, silver, gold and rose gold.
The only criticism of the iPad Pro’s design is, there’s a terrible camera bump which pops out of the rear of the slate.
The iPad Pro 10.5 comes with an LED-backlit Retina display, with a resolution of 2224 x 1668 pixels in order to provide the same 264ppi pixel density as its predecessor.
The new screen has also had some upgrades and is now brighter at 600nits and less reflective embedded with the best anti-reflective coating in the industry making it much easier to use in outdoors.
The iPad Pro’s display is equipped with ProMotion technology that allows the screen to provide a refresh rate of 120Hz, meaning it refreshes the image 120 times a second. as well as improved responsiveness and speed.
The Apple iPad Pro 10.5 sports the same advanced rear and front cameras as the iPhone 7. There is a 12-megapixel rear camera with a f/1.8 aperture, 5x digital zoom, optical image stabilization (OIS) and a Quad LED True Tone flash.
Video can be shot at 1080p at 60 frames per second, 4K videos at 30 frames per second or 720p videos at 240fps for slow-motion. You will find other features including exposure control, auto HDR, body and face detection and Live Photos with stabilization.
When it comes to front snapper, there is a 7MP sensor with a f/2.2 aperture and a Retina Flash.
In terms of hardware, this is the most powerful iPad to date, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is powered by the new Apple A10X Fusion chipset 64-bit architecture and six cores, Apple says CPU performance is up to 30 % faster and GPU performance is 40 % faster than the A9X chip incorporated on the previous iPad Pro 9.7-inch.
On the Geekbench 4 benchmarks certainly point to big performance results, The new model scores 3,885 in single-core and 9,185 in multi-core. When compared to the 9.7-inch iPad Pro scored 2,930 in the single-core test and 5,235 in the multi-core test.
There is no annoying lag when playing the high graphics-intensive games. Editing 4k videos are smooth and the lighting effects are amazing.
The iPad Pro 10.5 accompanied by a RAM of 4 GB, a non-expandable storage capacity of three options: 64GB, 256GB and 512GB.
This version of the iPad Pro packs a 30.4Whr battery which is approximately 10 % greater than the 27.5WHr battery in the previous 9.7-inch Pro. Apple claims it will last for up to 10 hours while watching movies or wifi browsing.
The iPad Pro 10.5 comes with a four-speaker audio system, delivering clear and rich stereo sound in any orientation. It is compatible with Apple Pencil, which has enhanced latency to 20ms thanks to the new panel, and it is also compatible with a new Apple Smart Keyboard specifically custom designed for the new iPad.
The new iPad Pro 10.5 will run iOS 10 when it first released, though it will get an update to iOS 11 when the new software arrives this Fall, and the update will make these new iPad Pros even better for users who need multitask. It’s expected to be released in September alongside with the new range of iPhones.
iPad Pros have always been top options for prosumers who need super-powered tablets, The most advanced display bigger and brighter than before featuring ProMotion, and the new A10X Fusion chip makes this tablet one of the most powerful in Apple’s Pro lineup.
Alongside with the advanced camera system of iPhone 7 and the same 10-hour battery life. Though it won’t replace your laptop, it is a great tablet for users who crave groundbreaking performance.
The Apple iPad Pro 10.5 starts at $649 and goes up to $1229, depending on the storage capacity and model you opt for. Shipping will start on 14 June.