Apple refreshes iPad Pro range with heavily rumoured 10.5-inch model

The rumours come true six months after they started

Apple refreshes iPad Pro range with heavily rumoured 10.5-inch model

Apple has finally revealed its much-rumoured 10.5-inch iPad as part of its new line of the high-end iPad Pro.

The new range of iPad Pros will use the latest A10X processor to power the devices, which now run at a refresh rate of 120Hz. This should allow the screens to be more responsive with latency reduced to 20 milliseconds.

Both devices will feature a 12-megapixel camera which can record video at 4K, and a 7-megapixel forward-facing camera. They both have an expected battery life of 10 hours when used on WiFi.

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The only major difference is the screen size and price of the devices. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro starts at $649 for the 64GB version, increasing to $949 for the 512GB edition. A 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 for its smallest storage and rises to $1099 for the top-end.

Rumours of a 10.5-inch iPad date back to November 2016, when it was suggested the smaller screen would benefit enterprise and education markets. It was said to fill the gap between the base iPad and the iPad Pro.

The rumours continued into February 2017, when it was correctly reported that Apple would launch a new range of its basic iPads and a new red iPhone. The 10.5-inch model remained unannounced until now.


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