iPad Pro Specs Major Failure? Not ‘Super Computer’ After All

Photo of a boxed iPad Pro and a boxed Apple Pencil

The iPad Pro and iPhone SE debuted at the Apple March event held just recently. Surprisingly, the two have common features, specifically a 2GB RAM. This discovery was shared by Matthew Panzarino, the Editor-in-Chief of Tech Crunch.

Prior to the release of the updated hardware specs of iPad Pro, it was reported that it will offer the similar features found in a full-sized iPad Pro, but in a smaller package. Given the fact that it was said to be manufactured with the same A9X quality, everyone seemed on the look out for such a feature.

The iPad Pro 9.7-inch, however, has a toned-down feature of the Apple processor, offering just 2GB of RAM. Apparently, this is just half of what has been offered by its predecessor. Considering that a handset like iPhone SE packs a 2GB worth of RAM, a tablet like the iPad Pro which is being sold as a “super computer,” does not seem to match such feature, as the power users are reportedly expecting better with an entire Pro experience, Apple Insider reported.

It is reportedly strange that Apple would reduce the component to offer a smaller version of the iPad Pro. According to experts, the company may have believed that a 2GB RAM would be enough for the users to make the most of this tablet.

The screen size and the RAM, on a lighter note, are not just the important features to consider when choosing between the 9.7-inch and the 12.9-inch iPad Pros. The latter is featured with a USB 3.0 Lightning connector port, while the former has an enhanced 5-megapixel front camera and 12-megapixel rear camera. On top of these, a True Tone technology from Apple which can adjust the white balance is also present, GSM Arena reported.

iPad Pro 9.7-inch with 32GB is priced at $599 while the 12.9-inch version is available at $799.  The smaller, new version is reported to hit the market on March 31; pre-ordering begins on March 24.

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