Apple Gets Serious On Its iPad Product

Tammy Harvey
June 15, 2017

We benchmarked the 10.5-inch iPad Pro against the other iPads in Apple's lineup as well as Android rivals, and according to results, the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro's A10X chip is a third faster than most other tablets on the market, though only 10 percent faster than its predecessor. As you dive deeper into the iPad Pro, you'll discover even more adhesive, such as on the speaker.

Since day dot the iPad has had a 9.7 inch screen, the overall device size has changed many times over those years, and it's not often the thing gets bigger - yet that's what's happened this year.

Baked in by default is the True Tone display, the cinema-standard P3 colour gamut, and the Promotion technology powering the 120Hz refresh rate screen. It is 30 per cent faster and has a 40 per cent boost in graphics performance.

Pricing for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which comes in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold, starts at $649.


At 477g (Wi-Fi + 4G model), the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is only 33g heavier than the 9.7-inch version. The dock, plus the new Files app, Multi tasking and more would make many consider their laptop future. Apple Pencil is available for $99 (US).

Once iOS 11 hits, it will be possible to run up to four apps on the screen at a time - two side-by-side, one floating and video in picture-in-picture.

Camera-wise, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro comes with the same 12-megapixel, ƒ/1.8 aperture camera as the iPhone 7 and a 7-megapixel FaceTime camera. I'm not sure I would have sensed that without being told to look for it. The iPad Pro will soon be able to fill that gap with fewer compromises than ever.

With that in mind, don't be surprised to see some things on iOS 11 that will seem familiar. Now, Tim Cook isn't saying that the iPad replace your PC but he is upgrading the iPad Pro with a new iOS could as well make it a full-fledged PC. The owner of the 21.5-inch iMac model could definitely prolong the life of their new all-in-one desktop computer by upgrading parts for a small amount of money rather than purchasing an entirely new iMac. "But when you do need one, it looks like Apple plans to always offer you something meaningfully better". The 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2 still has solid performance for professionals as well as creatives who want to use it for work. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro cost £499 for the 32GB model and £599 for the 128GB model; this one is £20 more expensive for a tablet with half the storage. Apple still rates the iPad Pro at "up to 10 hours", a spec it achieves clearly not just by dynamically changing the refresh rate based on what's on screen, but also with a little extra juice.

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