Apple made quite a buzz yesterday in the WWDC by unveiling a plethora of new software and hardware. The iPad Pro was one of the many things the company introduced to the world and as per the countless leaks and rumors we heard, the new tablet does, in fact, pack a 10.5 inch screen, with a 12.9 inch screen variant.
What’s great about the iPad Pro is that it’s basically equal in dimensions and weight as the last iPad model but the company has managed to fit a much larger screen in the same exact body. The display screen features thin bezels at both the right and left margins, making the visual experience even more exciting.
That’s not all though! The iPad Pro incorporates a technology called True Tone that changes the color and contrast of your screen according to the surrounding temperature. Think of it as a giant thermometer, if you must. The screen also refreshes much faster at a whopping rate of 120 Hz through an original technology known as Pro Motion. The display also packs the new 64-bit A10X Fusion chip which is a lot more powerful than the one used in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+.
The display screen isn’t the only thing that received an upgrade though. With the new iOS 11, there are some major changes in the software features. However those features will not be accessible until the iOS 11 is launched in fall this year.
On first sight, you’ll notice an app dock feature on the main home screen of the iPad Pro. The app dock is a pretty handy tool that will allow you to have your apps present at all times when you’re scrolling around your tablet. This will allow you quick access to any app instead of going back all the way to the home page. Other more important applications such as the iMessage now exist as floating sidebars to further make the iPad Pro more convenient.
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There are other new features of the iOS 11 in the iPad Pro too! One of them is the Drag and Drop feature that allows users to manipulate two apps side by side and improves multi-tasking. You can also switch between the applications using a four finger swipe through a Mission Control-like interface.
Apple has also finally put a lid on the rumors of the file managing application. There is in fact, a file managing app in the iOS 11 named as ‘Files’. The Files app is not only on the iPad Pro but all the Apple devices that have iOS 11 support. In the iPad Pro, though, this feature is especially useful. You can use multi-touch to select a bunch of files and drag them to a particular folder. This makes the organizing capacity of the iPad Pro much more superior than the other iOS 11 supported devices.
The company is also shipping accessories made specially for the iPad Pro. This includes a smart accessory keyboard and the accessory Apple Pencil.
The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is up for purchase and the units will start shipping next week. As far as the price is concerned, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro with 64GB storage costs US $648 and the prices will go on increasing from there for other, better storage variants, larger screen model and more WiFi options.
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There is a catch though – all the cool features we mentioned won’t be made available to you if you purchase the iPad Pro right now because most of them will come with the iOS 11 software update that won’t be launched before this fall. So if you can wait, that’s great! But if you can’t, then we recommend sticking to the 9.7-inch iPad tablet for now.