10.5″ iPad Pro – not the same old iPad

  • 20% larger screen and has a new resolution – 2224 by 1668 @264 PPI. It is also fully-laminated LCD so the pixels feel like they’re right on the glass. Brightness increase to 600 nits, Wide color display which is is Apple’s name for the DCI-P3 color space
  • The screen now refreshes at a 120 Hz which is double than that of the previous iPad Pros and has a new anti-reflective coating that cuts down on reflectivity by 40 percent versus the last iPad Pro.
  • 6 core A10X Fusion CPU – 3 high frequency and 3 low. The 3 passive cores are useful for background processes and for when you’re not pushing your iPad Pro.
  • 12 core GPU which provides a 40% gain in graphics performance over the A9X chip and part of the reason why the iPad Pro is so swift is because of the way Apple architected the chip; the CPU and GPU share the same on-board RAM, so there’s no waiting for the graphics to go out and grab separate memory.
  • 4 GB of RAM. The last generation 9.7 inch iPad Pro only got 2 GB of RAM.
  • It still samples the Apple Pencil at 240 Hz. but as the screen refresh rate is now 120 Hz, the latency on the Pencil has been reduced by a lot. From 50 MS on the previous iPad Pros to 20 MS on the new ones
  • Same cameras as iPhone 7’s single camera setup. On the back, is the 12 MP shooter that comes with optical image stabilization and 4K video recording as well as a ƒ/1.8 aperture. Front facing camera is now 7 MP.
  • Slo-mo video now has support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps
  • TouchID 2 – so much faster
  • Four speaker audio – I can actually hear some bass now as well as a more full sound.
  • Embedded Apple Sim
  • LTE Advanced – has 25 bands now vs the previous 21
  • Optional – Fast charging via additional 29w power supply and USB-C -> Lightning cable
  • Optional – Full Size Keyboard via the Smart Connector

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