As expected, Apple today unveiled new iPad Pro models. The 9.7-inch model is no longer an option, but there's a new 10.5-inch version to take its place. Here's the word from Apple, followed by our insights into the iPad Pro announcements and a gallery of photos from the announcement:
So, our take on the iPad Pro? First, the 10.5-inch model is genius, providing 20% more screen real estate than the 9.7-inch model at the same weight of the older model. The addition of the more powerful camera and the A10X Fusion chip will make both the iPad Pros quite a bit more useful as well. But the big difference will come this fall with the special features for iPad that are built into iOS 11.
The new customizable Dock makes iPad Pro with iOS 11 so much more like an Mac laptop with a touch screen that it's not funny. Couple that with improved multitasking, Spaces on iPad, the Files app, multi-touch drag and drop, a document scanner for Notes, and more integration with the Apple Pencil, and suddenly the iPad Pro gains functionality that is pretty incredible.
Remember, we'll be talking about today's announcements tonight live on AWT TV, starting at 6:30 PM PDT / 9:30 PM EDT on the Apple World Today YouTube Channel.