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Goodbye iPad Air, Hello iPad Pro 9.7 – a new era of Apple tablets

Apple just made its big announcement by revealing its new iPad, the iPad Pro 9.7that comes with a high-tech 9.7in adaptive display. Apple has just unveiled its 4in iPhone SE and a smaller iPad Pro 9.7, marking a new era of Apple tablets. Everyone was expecting that Apple would name its smaller iPad as iPad Pro Mini or something like that but they have simply named it iPad Pro just like the larger iPad Pro.

iPad Pro 9.7

The new 9.7in iPad Pro is very much similar to 12.9in iPad, just in a shrunken form. But yes it also has one or two very significant differences as well. Starting with mentioning the similarities, the 9.7in iPad Pro features the same Apple A9X processor, as found in the larger iPad Pro. Apple A9X processor is a setup that has plenty of grunts, as said in the words of Apple’s Phil Schiller. The 9.7in iPad Pro also comes with quad-speakers, supports input from the Apple Pencil stylus accessory and has a specially sized version of the Smart Keyboard which docks, connects and functions, exactly the same way as the 12.9in iPad. It is available in four metallic colours including Rose Gold.

When it comes to differences, the most significant one is the display size. The new iPad Pro has a display of just 9.7in which is smaller than the previous one. It uses a new set of technology which Apple’s Phil Schiller described as an ‘oxide TFT’ panel that makes it the brightest and least reflective tablet display in the market today. The 9.7in iPad Pro is 40% less reflective and 25% brighter than the iPad Air 2 and has more colours and improved saturation. It also supports Apple’s new Night Shift mode, which reduces blue light emissions to prevent sleep problems. It has a True Tone display that efficiently measures the colour of your room’s ambient light and adjusts its display colour to match the same.

Here we discuss the key USPs of the new iPad Pro in brief.

iPad Pro display

The 9.7in iPad Pro features a True Tone display which makes use of its four-channel sensors to adjust the white balance of the display to match the ambient light around you. This gives you a more natural, accurate, paper-white viewing experience. The display is 25% brighter and 40% less reflective than iPad Air 2. You get awesome visuals as it utilizes the same colour gamut as the 5K iMac. Its Night Shift mode uses iPad Pro’s clock and geo-location to automatically adjust the display colours to the warmer end of the spectrum when it gets dark outside. This helps in letting you get a good night’s sleep.

iPad Pro Performance

The iPad Pro features Apple’s powerful A9X chip with third-generation 64-bit architecture that gives you a laptop-like performance along with an awesome battery life. The iPad also features 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO technology, supporting even faster LTE Advanced. This is an impressive machine in terms of performance.

iPad Pro Camera

You get a 12MP iSight camera with Apple designed image signal processor, advanced noise reduction, third-generation local tone mapping and better face detection. Its new iSight camera shoots 4K video as well along with providing Live Photo support, Focus Pixels, True Tone Flash, Panoramic Capture and Apple’s latest Image Signal Processor, which together make this new iPad Pro a perfect device to shoot, edit and share pro-quality videos. Then you have an improved 5MP, FaceTime HD front camera to ease your videoconferencing needs.

iPad Pro Audio

It features a four-speaker audio system to provide powerful, clear and rich stereo sound. Its built-in sensors automatically adjust and optimize your audio and you get support for playing video encoded with Dolby Digital Plus audio streams.

iPad Pro has introduced a brand new set of Lightning connector features with the same Lightning port but added support for a SD card reader, a powered USB reader, a microphone and Ethernet adaptor. In case of any issues, you can always visit iPhone repair Stevenage for technical assistance.

With the new iPad Pro, you get a new higher-tier storage option of 256GB. You still have the choice to go for its 128GB and 32GB variants.

iPad Pro Pricing & Availability

This 9.7in iPad Pro is available in four Apple colours – silver, space grey, gold and rose gold metallic finish. It pricing starts at £499 (including VAT) for the 32GB with Wi-Fi model and £599 (including VAT) for the 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. Both of the sizes are available with all three storage options – the 32GB, 128GB and a new 256GB.

You can place an order for the new iPad Pro since Thursday, March 24 at Apple.com/uk and in Apple’s retail stores. The same iPad Pro will be available to order through select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers on Thursday, March 31, in Australia, Canada, China (Wi-Fi models only), France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK and US.

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