Apple has unveiled the smaller iPad Pro as expected at the spring product launch event today. The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the sibling to 12.9-inch iPad pro which was launched last year.
Similar to 12.9- iPad Pro this smaller version comes with true tone Retina display along with the support of the Apple Pencil. The iPad also comes with separate Smart Keyboard, priced at $169. While the price for the Apple Pencil is $99. It has the display resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 and powered by A9X, the Apple’s 3rd generation 64-bit chip. The new 12MP back camera on tablet supports the 4K video recording similar to iPhone SE and iPhone 6s. It has also a 5MP front facing camera. It will be available in Silver, Space Gray, Gold and Rose Gold and has same aluminum material on it.
9.7-inch iPad Pro has the display sensor in truetone technology that keeps the brightness adjusted to the color temperature fitting the light surroundings. In addition, the Apple’s senior vice president, worldwide marketing claimed that it has the lowest reflectivity than other devices to date.
The company sold out 200 million 9.7-inch iPads to date and it expects that the 9.7-iPad Pro will be the better choice to Microsoft Windows PC users.
The sale price of the new iPad Pro in 32GB model is $599. The 128GB and 256GB in WiFI models are priced at $749 and $899, respectively. While the price for 32GB, 128GB and 256 GB in WiFi + Cellular variants starts at $729, $879 and $1029 respectively. Apple will start accepting the orders from Thursday on Apple.com and its retail stores. It will release the device to markets on March 31.
The countries getting the new iPad Pro in the first phase are France, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, US Virgin Islands, the US and the UK. While in early April, the tablet will be launched in India and other Asian countries.
Aside by the 9.7-inch iPad Pro launch, Apple has introduced a 29W USB-C fast charger for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The company has also announced the price cut for iPad Air 2. The new price now starts at $399.
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