Apple Announces 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Starting at $649

Today during its keynote kicking off the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple officially announced the oft-rumored newest member of the iPad Pro lineup.

Apple has officially unveiled the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, following up on months of rumors regarding the device’s existence. As expected, the device minimizes the bezels quite a bit, fitting in that display size in a similarly-sized iPad Pro. The borders are reduced by 40%. It still weighs just one pound. It has a full-size onscreen keyboard in landscape mode as well. It has a full-size Smart Keyboard as well, which will support over 30 languages, including Chinese and Japan.

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro will feature a new display, with P3 Wide Color Gamut, ultra-low reflectivity, and they are 50% brighter with 600 nits. With iOS 11, they will get HDR video support as well.

The display also support “Pro Motion,” which will boost display performance. The new iPad Pro’s display will refresh at 120Hz (double the current 60Hz standard). For customers, that means motion content will be smoother and more responsive. It also means it works better with the Apple Pencil, it will reduce latency down to 20ms — an “industry best.” They will be the first mobile displays to adjust the refresh rate dynamically, depending on what is on the screen at the time.

The performance in the 10.5-inch iPad Pro has been boosted as well. It will feature an A10X Fusion chip, with a 6-core CPU. All automatically managed by the Apple Controller. It delivers 30% faster performance over the A9X, and 40% faster graphics performance.