Apple has introduced the new iPad Pro in two different sizes and the company is proud to introduce "the world's most advanced displays".
The 2017 iPad Pro is coming this Fall in 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch variants. It sports an A10X Fusion chip, 12-megapixel main camera, 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera. It runs on iOS 11 out of the box featuring a tonne of tweaks and new features. Accessories such as the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard are available on a separate purchase.
The 10.5-inch version ships in silver, gold, rose gold and space grey at a base price of US$649, while the 12.9-inch version ships in silver, gold and space grey at a base price of US$799. Pre-order is available since yesterday and shipping begins next week.
Apple's vice president of Product Marketing Greg Joswiak emphasises the iPad Pro will completely take the device's functionality to a whole new level. "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," states Joswiak in a press release.
What can ProMotion do?
The 2017 iPad Pro sports a revamped Retina display featuring ProMotion which Apple describes to perform up to 120Hz of refresh rate. This helps the display to deliver a more fluid scrolling, greater responsiveness and smoother streamed movements. This technology allows the Apple Pencil to deliver a 20-second latency, performing in the best way that it can.
Apart from the enhancements on display quality, ProMotion trims down power usage as it adjusts on its own the refresh rate of the display to equate the motion content.
The Retina display has improved to become the brightest ever. It features an antireflective coating, best for viewing either indoor or in the sun. With True Tone, white balance automatically adjusts to the light available around.
How does the new A10X Fusion chip perform?
Apple uses the new 64-bit A10X Fusion chip for the 2017 iPad Pro. This is primarily intended to provide a groundbreaking performance in the face of demanding activities. It can even deliver an even more solid performance when it comes to photo and 4K video editing, 3D images rendering and gaming. In contrast to A9X chip, this new chip can deliver an incredible all-day battery life.