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Apple presents a new iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch screen

The tablet is slightly larger than the current 9.7-inch iPad, but on the tablet side there are also important news coming from iOS 11

iPad Pro 10.5 (Photo: Maurizio Pesce / Wired)(Photo: Maurizio Pesce / Wired)

One of the ads around which it is based the introductory keynote of the Worldwide Developers Conferenceof this year concerns the iPad Pro: Apple has announced a new product that will replace in race the old version of just half a generation, but also an update of the iOS operating system that in addition to numerous but generic improvements hides a impressive amount of featuresdedicated just and exclusively to tablets.

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Going with order, the new product presented on the San Jose stage iPad Pro with 10.5-inch display. very light and compact, so compact that thanks to particularly small frames it turns out to be as big as the current 9.7-inch screen model. It will be just the latter to make way for the new tablet, which will pair with one from the coming weeks renewed version of the iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch screen.

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Both new iPads will have bright enough displays (600 nits) to support the HDR video playback and able to update itself at a rate of 120 frames per second, both to make transitions and movements more fluid, and to improve the response times to the Apple Pencil inputs, which drop to 20 milliseconds. There will be one to move them six-core A10X processor, while the camera will be borrowed from that of iPhone 7 and the internal memory cuts will start from 64 GB.

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The cheapest versions of the two tablets will cost respectively 649 and 799 dollars, while the more expensive ones will boast an internal memory of 512 GB but will cost 949 and 1099 dollars.

Hardware improvements aside for, it will be iOS 11 to unlock much of the potential of the two tablets (but also of the previous iPads). The update brings in fact a unadock for the extended apps, a new screen for multitasking, the possibility of drag text and images from one app to another, a document manager that finally allows you to get your hands not only between files stored in the cloud, but also between those in the device's memory, and much more.

iPad Pro 10.5 (Photo: Maurizio Pesce / Wired)(Photo: Maurizio Pesce / Wired)

Available starting this fall arriver along with the new iOS 11 iPhone designed to bring the Apple tablets one step closer to laptops from the MacBook series.

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