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Apple Announces New 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Sits right between the 12-inch and 9-inch models

What’s a WWDC without an iPad announcement, right? Apple has officially taken the wraps off of the newest member of their iPad Pro lineup, the 10.5-inch variant of the tablet for professionals. The new tablet is awkwardly placed in between the 9.7-inch and the 12.9-inch variant, which may result in Apple axing the smaller variation for this one sometime down the line.

Anyway, the new tablet sports a bigger display than its smaller brother, with a 40 percent reduction in borders (bezels). It still has Apple’s Retina display, and comes packing their A10X six-core CPU and a 12-core GPU. The display supports HDR video and has a 120hz refresh rate, important for the Apple Pencil since it’ll now have a latency of just 20ms.

The new tablet also has a 12-megapixel rear facing camera along with a 7-megapixel front-facing camera, and battery life is pegged at around 10 hours. Apple also refreshed the 12.9-inch model with the same display tech, processor and storage.

The new tablets will ship by next week in the US, starting at $649 for a model with 64GB of memory, or $779 for a 64GB cellular version. The new 12.9-inch model will go for $799 for 64GB of storage and Wi-Fi, or $929 for 64GB of storage with cellular connectivity. Apple will also offer the new tablets with up to 512GB of storage, but obviously prices will go up as you add more storage.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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