Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad Pro comes with a new True Tone Display
Alongside the brand new iPhone SE, Apple also took the opportunity to unveil it's brand new tablet offering which is the downsized iPad Pro. The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro (yeah, that's what Apple is calling it) packs all the features that came with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro into the size of a 9.7-inch iPad. Impressively, Apple managed to pack all the new features like the smart connector, a new 12MP iSight camera, 4 stereo speakers and a new optical stack into the exact same form factor that the iPad Air 2 came in. The downside is that there is a camera bump on the back.
The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro still comes with an impressive display that clocks in at 264 ppi but Apple is putting focus on the new display technology included with this regular sized iPad Pro. They are calling it True Tone Display technology and this hardware feature enables the iPad Pro's display to intelligently adapt to the surrounding lighting conditions. Apple says that this feature will help prevent glare and improve usage in all lighting conditions.
9.7-inch iPad Pro Key Specifications
- 9.7-inch Retina Display (2048 x 1536)
- 64-bit Apple A9X SoC
- 12MP iSight camera
- 5MP FaceTime HD camera
- 169.5 x 240 x 6.1mm
In terms of big features, that is about it for this new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Unlike it's bigger 12.9-inch sibling, the smaller iPad Pro comes with a 12MP iSight camera that is seemingly similar to the one on the iPhone SE and iPhone 6S and Apple has also tossed in a TrueTone flash.
- Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro 32GB Wi-Fi — $599 (~RM 2,400)
- Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro 128GB Wi-Fi — $749 (~RM 3,025)
- Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro 256GB Wi-Fi — $899 (~RM 3,630)
- Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro 32GB Wi-Fi + LTE — $729 (~RM 2,950)
- Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro 128GB Wi-Fi + LTE — $879 (~RM 3,550)
- Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro 256GB Wi-Fi + LTE — $1,029 (~RM 4,155)
Starting at $599 for the 32GB model, and going way up to $1,029 for the 256GB model with cellular capabilities, the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro isn't as affordable as older 9.7-inch iPads but just remember that this iPad Pro will work with the $99 Apple Pencil and will be able to tap into the world of accessories with Apple's Smart Connector. Just like the new iPhone SE, Apple is also adding a Rose Gold option with the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
Learn more about the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro here