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iPad Pro 2 Release Date: iPad Pro 10.5-inch specs, price and more

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iPad Pro 2: Apple's new iPad Pro is a 10.5-inch iPad Pro follow-up. Here's what you need to know about the new device including its release date, price, specs and key features.

After months of speculation, Apple has just launched the new iPad Pro. It's a 10.5-inch device that seems aimed at the widest possible consumer base, but the company has also updated the 12.9-inch version of the iPad Pro with new hardware.

But what exactly is the new iPad Pro all about? We've got all you need to know right here.

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iPad Pro 2 specs: What's new about the 10.5-inch iPad Pro?

First up, design. Apple's new tablet is a 10.5-inch slate which is 20% larger than the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The larger screen means Apple can now display a full-size keyboard on-screen. The company has also managed to keep the weight at 477g.

Hardware-wise, Apple has included the new A10X Fusion chip in the iPad Pro. That's a 6-core CPU that comes with a 12-core GPU built in and results in 30% faster performance over the A9X chip, according to Apple. It's also 40% faster when it comes to graphical performance.

That should come in handy when it comes to powering the new ProMotion technology. Apple's display tech allows the new iPad Pro to double the maximum refresh rate to 120Hz, resulting in what Apple calls "smoother, cripser, and more responsive" on-screen movements.

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ProMotion means the screen also works better with Apple Pencil. It's now more responsive and reduces latency to 20ms, which Apple claims is an "industry best". The technology also dynamically adjusts the refresh rate which will help with power saving. For instance, if you're looking at a still image, the tablet will drop the refresh rate to save battery life.

There's also the same 10-hour battery life, alongside 64GB of internal memory on both iPad Pro sizes (256 and 512GB also available).

The new iPad Pro comes with the same 12-megapixel OIS-enabled camera as the iPhone 7. You can capture and edit 4K video, too, and the front-facing camera has also been upgraded.

Fast charging allows you to charge the new iPad in half the time of the existing one, as long as you use one of the fast-charging chargers.

Related: iOS 11

iPad Pro 2 release date and price: How much does the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro cost?

The new iPad Pro models are available now, and shipping next week. The 10.5-inch model starts at $649 or £619, while the larger 12.9-inch version starts at $799 or £769.

Related: iPad Pro 10.5-inch vs iPad Pro 12.9-inch

What do you think of the new iPad Pro 10.5-inch? Let us know in the comments.

Gary

December 2, 2016, 3:13 am

What im looking forward to is anything new they're doing with the apple pencil. If they are further supporting it for digital art then im all for it.

therealdmt

March 19, 2017, 3:32 am

I've been holding out for a lighter 12.9", something more along the lines of the iPad 2 weight, instead of the original iPad's weight that the current 12.9" offers.

Looks like we might just be getting a spec bump though -- I prolly shouldn't have waited. Oh well.

As to what else I'd like to see, an eraser and some sort of magnetic attachment to the iPad Pro for the Pencil would be nice, as would some other less important features for the 12.9" iPad Pro that would be basically covered by bring it up to the specs of the 9.7" iPad Pro model (TruTone display, higher color contrast, higher max brightness, camera flash).

Otherwise, besides an updated processor, more RAM would always be nice, as would a 500GB storage option (I'd take it).

Oh yeah, and a price drop!

Jill

June 6, 2017, 6:57 am

Faster processor, more memory, better screen. Pencil? Cool.

What's not to like?

Jase Y

June 10, 2017, 6:48 am

Still no oled, I'll pass. What kind of game iPad has that need twice the refresh rate? Most video available on earth are not more than 60 frame per second. Another buff on the stats with not much innovation, just sad.

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