Yesterday Apple officially launched their new smaller Apple iPad Pro tablet which is equipped with a 9.7 inch Retina display and builds on the technology that was launched last year with the larger 12.9‑inch iPad Pro tablet.
As with the larger tablet the smaller Apple iPad Pro comes with three storage options 32, 128 or 256 GB and is available with both wireless and wireless and Cellular connectivity and is fitted with a 9.7-inch backlit Multi-Touch display, offering support for Apple’s new Pencil stylus.
The 9.7 iPad Pro display offers a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels at 264 pixels per inch (ppi) and the fully laminated display is finished with a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating and an anti-reflective coating that is 40 percent less reflective and 25 percent brighter than the iPad Air 2.
Internally the smaller Apple iPad Pro is equipped with the same A9X chip with 64-bit architecture M9 coprocessor as the larger Apple iPad Pro tablet and includes a 12-megapixel iSight camera with autofocus with Focus Pixels. One of the new features of the smaller tablet is the new True Tone flash and Auto HDR for photos. Providing users with the ability to record 4K Ultra HD video at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30 fps as well as slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps.
The 9.7‑inch iPad Pro Is also fitted with a five megapixel FaceTime HD Camera that is capable of also recording 720p HD video and is equipped with a Retina Flash offering a ƒ/2.2 aperture and again Auto HDR for photos and videos. Audio is provided by a new four speaker setup and the tablet includes dual microphones for calls, video and audio recording.
Wireless connectivity is provided by support for Wi‑Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), dual channel via 2.4GHz and 5GHz, HT80 with MIMO as well as supporting Bluetooth 4.2 technology connectivity. The smaller iPad Pro is also equipped with Touch ID, Three‐axis gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer and Ambient light sensor, together with support for Hey Siri. The battery in the Apple iPad Pro tablet takes the form of a 27.5‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‐polymer battery that is capable of powering the tablet for up to 10 hours or 9 hours surfing the web using a mobile data connection. As you would expect the latest addition to the Apple range of tablets supports iOS 9 and all its new features.
The new Apple iPad Pro is available to purchase from $599 and offers 32GB of internal storage, $749 for 128GB and $899 for 256GB for the wireless only model. While the Wi-Fi and cellular 32GB model starts at $729, the 128GB at $879 and the 256GB from $1029. The new Apple iPad Pro tablet launches on March 31st 2016 with pre-orders starting later this week on March 24th 2016.