As expected, Apple has launched the 9.7-inch iPad Pro yesterday at an event in Cupertino. The device is up for pre-order on Mar. 24 and the shipping will start by Mar. 31. The low-end model of 9.7-inch iPad Pro will cost US$599 (AU$899).
The iPad Pro 9.7 is the successor of the last year’s 13-inch iPad Pro and it features the same type of colourful display. When compared to iPad Air 2 display, iPad Pro 9.7 has a brighter and less reflective as well as has a wide range of colours, which is 25 percent more saturated than the Air 2, according to Apple.
The True Tone display feature has been added in the iPad Pro 9.7 newly, which makes the device adjust its screen to a warmer (more yellow) or cooler (more blue) hue. This helps to look close to white as possible. The device uses four ambient light sensors that detect the colour temperatures wherever it’s being used.
Although Apple reduced the size of the iPad Pro’s form, but it doesn’t apply to is sound. The iPad Pro 9.7 has four speakers which make louder than the iPad Air 2.
The new tablet comes with Pencil support and Smart keyboard connectors similar to it predecessor, and Apple also introduced a new lightning adaptor. This new feature lets users connect the tablet to a USB camera adapter, SD card reader or Ethernet cord, cites Engadget.
CNET notes that the iPad Pro 9.7 is powered by A9X processor and sports a 9.7-inch screen. A 12MP camera has been included at the rear-side of the device that supports 4K video recording. A 5MP secondary camera is also included with Retina Flash.
The 32GB model of iPad Pro costs $599, while 128GB model at $749, and 256GB model at $899 in the US. In the UK, the 32GB model is priced at £499, 128GB model at £619, and 256GB model at £739. Similarly, the 32GB model is at AU$899,128GB model at AU$1,149 and 256GB model at AU$1,399 in Australia.
The iPad Pro 9.7 arrives in silver, space gray, gold and rose gold.