After several months of rumors, Apple, today, officially unveiled the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.The update delivers a bigger display with diminished bezels that allow for the bigger 10.5-inch display that will weigh only one pound.
Today at Apple’s WWDC keynote, the iPad maker has fired back with a faster Apple Pencil. Microsoft’s Surface Pen has 21ms of latency, and Apple’s Pencil now has 20ms with the new iPad Pro, making Apple’s the fastest digital pen in the world.
While Apple has improved the speed of the Apple Pencil, it’s not immediately clear whether the pressure-sensitivity levels have improved. Microsoft has increased the pressure-sensitivity levels on the new Surface Pen to 4096, alongside a 12-gram activation force.
Apple is also improving iOS 11 for Pencil support. Notes hand-written text is now searchable, alongside inline drawings within typed notes.
Where the new iPad Pro bests its predecessors is with the inclusion of what Apple is calling ProMotion. This will allow for a 120Hz refresh rate that makes its display performance “buttery smooth.” This will be the first display on a mobile device that will adjust refresh rate depending on what you’re watching.
Both the 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch iPad Pros will start with 64GB of storage and will go up all the way up to 512GB of storage—a first for an iPad. Pricing will be $649 (64GB), $749 (256GB) and $849 (512GB) for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and $799 (64GB), $899 (256GB) and $1,099 (512GB) for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Apple didn’t reveal more detailed specs like RAM or battery size.