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Terrell Bush
June 15, 2017

Apple's brand new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and just updated 12.9-inch model are now available in the company's retail stores. Obviously, all the French blinds now have the new iPad Pro whose power can shade some Mac.

The truly odd thing about this year's release of the new iPad Pro is it nearly feel like they released them too early.

The Cupertino-based tech giant has swapped the model's 9.7ins display for a 10.5ins screen, all while retaining nearly identical dimensions to the outgoing unit. Is it a good replacement for the old 9.7-inch iPad Pro, or is not worth your time?

Tim Cook looks like he's got fingers plugging all the leaks because there wasn't a peep out and about before last week's WWDC event in San Jose suggesting the iPad would get a bigger screen. It comes with 18-core Xeon processors and 22 teraflops of graphics processing unit (GPU) performance, guaranteeing a top-quality professional-grade Mac. Apple also has a refreshed 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The 12.9-inch 64GB version in "space grey" is available with 5GB of data for £62 per month and a £40 upfront cost.

"I absolutely loved last year's iPad Pro, and considered it the best tablet ever". Of course, the Pencil is still a remarkable tool for the iPad Pro and in the new iOS you'll be able to literally draw on nearly anything you're looking at.


In other words, it will make a fine portable computer. With a latency of 20ms, it's arguably the best out there; for perspective, the Galaxy S Pen had 93ms, the Surface Pro 3 pencil has 87ms and the original Apple Pencil had 49ms. iOS 11 breaks the silence in a major way.

But, in one big way, reviewing the iPad Pro, now as a device for real work would only be telling half the story.

The device also incorporates the latest iOS software, which means an instant performance upgrade for onboard applications, such as Apple Pay, Messages, Camera and even the Photos app.

As with the previous Pro models, the 10.5-inch variant has punchy, four-speaker audio, which adjusts mid and high frequencies depending on how you're holding the device. 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. No matter where you are you can keep across things, and that multi-tasking on iOS 11 is really next level stuff on a tablet. The reduced size of the bezels is what makes the 10-inch model unique.

For the truly immersive iPad Pro experience, we got for ourselves the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard to take care of our text and creative input needs. That brings the iPad Pro 9.7 price from $599.99 down to $449.99, but only for today. With iOS 11, which rolls out in the fall, however, you should notice that the iPad Pro 10.5 performs much better than earlier models. It's more portable than a MacBook, less expensive and works out cheaper than many 12in or 13in ultraportable Windows 10 laptops as well.

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