• Apple reveal brand new iPad Pro 9.7″ model
• Advanced 64-bit A9X processor chip makes it more powerful than Xbox 360
• 12 megapixel camera for still photos can shoot 4K video
• Entry level has 32GB RAM, the premium model has 256GB RAM
• The screen is 40% less reflective than last year’s iPad Air 2
• Supports iPad Pencil and Smart Keyboard accessories
• Apple call it “the ultimate PC replacement”
At their Town Hall auditorium in Cupertino, California today, Apple took to the stage to announce a brand new iPad, the iPad Pro 9.7-inch. It is the same screen size as the iPad Air but has advanced features that have previously only been available in the iPad Pro 12.9-inch.
It has a very compact 6.1mm form-factor and weighs less than a pound which should make it easy for the average user to hold in one hand for a longer period of time.
It features the powerful 64-bit A9X mobile processor enabling it to run at a lightning speed for ordinary tasks and has graphics superior than the Xbox 360. Its speed is said to rival many Windows laptops and Apple boldly declared it “the ultimate PC replacement.”
It has leading wireless connectivity with 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO technology and the optional cellular models support more LTE bands than any other tablet.
The display has received a major overhaul so that it is noticeably superior compared to the most recent iPad models. The display is 40% less reflective than the iPad Air 2 so there is less glare when using it. The True Tone display dynamically adjusts the white balance so the screen appears to naturally reflect the natural colour balance of room lighting.
Four built-in speakers ensure stereo sound whether you hold it vertically or horizontally.
The new 12-megapixel iSight camera can take vivid still photos and can capture video at 4K. With the appropriate software you can shoot, edit and view it all from the iPad.
It is compatible with the iPad Pencil which can be used for precise handwriting, making notes and creating artwork. iPad Pro keyboards are also compatible allowing you to experience the tactile feel of a keyboard whilst using one.
The iPad Pro 9.7-inch will be available in space grey, rose gold and silver and gold.