Apple Announces Smaller iPad Pro

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Apple has announced a new iPad Pro.

The new iPad Pro will feature a 9.7-inch screen, which is similar in size to the original iPad and iPad air.

Apple is calling it “the ultimate PC replacement”. How true that is we will have to wait and see. The new device will be 25% brighter than the original iPad Pro and features the lowest reflectivity of any tablet, according to Apple. It also comes with a 12-megapixel camera.

Pricing will start at $599 for the 32GB model, $749 for the 128GB model and $899 for the 256GB model. The new iPad Pro will launch on the 31st of March 2016

Below is a chart comparing the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and the New iPad Pro:

Feature iPad Pro iPad Air 2 New iPad Pro
Cost 16GB $499/$629*  
Cost 32GB $799 $599/$729
Cost 64 GB TBA $599/$729*–  
Cost 128GB $949/$1079* $749/$879
Cost 256GB $1099/$1229 None $899/$1029
Display 5.6 million pixels Retina True Tone
Resolution 2732×2048 2048×1536 2048×1536
Variable Refresh Rate Yes No Yes
Battery Life About 10 Hours Up to 10 Hours Up to 10 hours
Screen Size 12.9″ 9.7″ 9.7″
Smart Keyboard Yes No Yes
Thickness 0.27″ 0.24″ 0.24″
Weight About 1.57 lbs. 0.96 lbs 0.96 lbs
Front Camera 1.2MP 1.2MP 5MP Retina Flash
Rear Camera 8MP f/2.4 aperture 8MP f/2.4 aperture 12MP f/2.2 aperture
Video Recording 1080p @ 60fps [email protected] 4K HD
Connector Lightning Lightning Lightning
Colors Silver, Gold, Space Gray Silver, Space Gray, Gold Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold
Touch ID Yes Yes Yes
Processor A9X, 64-bit A8X, 64-bit A9X, 64-bit
Release Date Week of 11/11/2015 Week of 11/24/2014 Week of 3/31/2016


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