The official Apple Spring event gone live with the 4-inch iPhone SE release date imminent, followed by the introduction of 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The highly-anticipated 9.7-inch iPad is rather than go down the existing route of releasing the latest “iPad Air 3”, Apple has chosen to create a hype of the iPad range under the “iPad Pro” branding convention. Actually seeing here is the physical product that mixes the design inspiration of the iPad Air 2 with new features, internals, and of course the performance of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. These are the 9.7-inch iPad Pro details, which Apple has just revealed.
The so called new iPad has been releaved now. Announced 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Apple doesn’t mean it comes with a whole 12.9-inch display. This new version is 9.7-inch offering like what the iPad Air 2 had, and ships with a Retina display bringing a 2048×1536 pixel resolution at 264ppi. Difference is big here when we talk about iPad Air 2’s display compared to the latest 9.7-inch iPad Pro screen. With updated display technology. the 9.7-inch iPad’s display is 25% brighter and 40-percent less reflective than its counterpart, iPad Air 2’s. Apple has also added a new technology to the 9.7-inch gadget called “True Tone Display” which essentially adjust the iPad Pro’s display color temperature based on the ambient light.
The 9.7-inch iPad Pro design isn’t going to be remembered as an instance of Apple trying to reinvent the wheel or do anything revolutionary. Rather it took the inspiration from the overall look and feel of the iPad Air 2 like, The new iPad Pro comes in at just 6.1mm thick.
Highly capable iPad is here however. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro ships with the same integrated A9X processor that breathes life into last year’s extremely powerful larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro model along with the M9 coprocessor this time around. Additionally, like the larger iPad Pro, this 9.7-inch is also accompanying 4GB of RAM that really provide this small hardware with unrivaled performance. Internal setup on new 9.7-inch tablet counts the way support the always-on “Hey, Siri” feature as well.
Apple Pencil for 9.7-inch iPad Pro is a seperate add-on pack. This feature is such that will be particularly exciting for iPad fans now a days. The Apple Pencil has already been showcased to be an extremely capable, and funniest piece of kit that appeals highly to design professionals, as well as those looking to do a little doodling on the iPad. Instead, spending a huge amount of money on the larger 12.9-inch iPad, Apple has made this latest iPad Pro capable with its Pencil (Stylus).
Finally, as expected the 9.7-inch iPad Pro gets Smart Connector & Smart Keyboard. While Smart Connector has been garnering a lot of attention after being introduced with the original iPad Pro last year. So that today, this latest smaller iPad model ships with the same type of integration, and brings with it the ability for consumers to purchase and attach a new bread pf “smart” accessories to the 9.7-inch hardware, such as Apple’s Smart Keyboard, which is also made available in smaller form factor for 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
Like the full sized iPad Pro, the smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro also using the same method of capturing photographs on a daily basis. The new iPad Pro camera setup works betterly for you, which ships with a 12-megapixel camera offering from iPhone 6s which is indeed capable of shooting 4K video paired with a True Tone Flash and Focus Pixels autofocus technology. Live Photos are supported as well. and has 63MP panoramic shots. You are going to get the Retina Flash for selfy purposes on 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which equipped with features like Slo-mo video recording in 720 at 240fps, and in 1080p at 120fps, same as 4-inch iPhone SE.
This tablet is going to be one of those uber portable devices that consumers use to consume music on the go. Apple actually used iPads mostly for consuming movies, TV shows, and the likes, but this time, Apple has built this particular model with 4 stereo speaker system that improves the overall sound quility offered by this 9.7-inch iPad Pro over the previous models.
Available in differet color options, as Apple given a choice of the very best mundane black and white already. Now, Apple’s modern devices, which definitely includes this latest 9.7-inch iPad Pro, ships in either Space Gray, Silver, Gold or Rose Gold finish.
On the Software front, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro comes running iOS 9.3 out-of-the-box, and supports Apple’s new Night Shift feature. Accessories, apart from the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, users will also be able to pair up a new Lightning-powered SD card reader and USB camera adapter to the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
Price & Release Date
Pre-orders for 9.7-inch iPad Pro begin March 24th. On March 31st availability at $599 for a 326GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi 9.7-inch model. Followed by:
- iPad Pro – 128GB Wi-Fi: $749
- iPad Pro – 256GB Wi-Fi: $899
- iPad Pro – 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $729
- iPad Pro – 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $879
- iPad Pro – 256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $1,029