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The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is real, and the 12.9-inch model just got better

For months now, scuttlebutt has had it that Apple would announce an iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch screen that was bigger than the iconic 9.7-inch model but more portable than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It was even theoretically going to be announced a few months back. Here at WWDC, Apple executive Greg Jozwiak announced the … Continue reading “The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is real, and the 12.9-inch model just got better”

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For months now, scuttlebutt has had it that Apple would announce an iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch screen that was bigger than the iconic 9.7-inch model but more portable than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It was even theoretically going to be announced a few months back.

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Here at WWDC, Apple executive Greg Jozwiak announced the new model. As everyone expected, Apple crammed a 10.5-inch display into a case similar to that of the 9.7-inch model, and the new model weighs just a pound.

Both the new 10.5-inch version and an updated 12.9-inch model have what Apple says are better displays, with a 50% increase in brightness; support for HDR video; a feature called ProMotion that delivers more performance when needed for screen refreshes and smoother interactivity for the Apple Pencil stylus; and more. They also have new six-core A10X processors, which the keynote showed off with a demo of an ambitious photo editor from a company named Serif.

Also new: front and back cameras more akin to the ones on the iPhone 7 and new accessories such as a sleeve with space for the Apple Pencil. And the base 10.5-inch model has 64GB of storage—and you’ll be able to get an iPad Pro with up to 512GB.

About the author

Harry McCracken is the technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World.

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