Apple’s rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro will have a higher resolution of 2,224×1,668 pixels, when compared to the same pixel density on the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro model according to a report.
As per IHS Markit’s Director of Tablets and PCs Rhoda Alexander, the reports claims that the increased screen resolution will enable the unannounced 10.5-inch Pro tablet to boast the same pixel density as the now available smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro, meaning that both tablets would be able to point to a pixel density of no less than 264ppi (pixels per inch), making for a very easily readable display. Furthermore, providing as much screen real estate as possible for apps
Specifically, she also told Forbes that a 10.5-inch iPad Pro at the said resolution would have 264 PPI, equal to the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro at 2,048-by-1,536 screen.
Corroborating existing rumors, Alexander also suggests that the 10.5-inch iPad Pro will have significantly smaller borders than we are used to, alloing the tablet to have the same overall footprint as the smaller screened iPad Pro with 9.7-inch display that is already on the market.
If this is the case when 10.5-inch iPad Pro does in fact end up having the same 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s pixel density, that would quietly go against another mathematically possible scenario in which the tablet could have the same 2732×2048 resolution as the current 12.9-inch iPad Pro, with the same pixel density as the iPad mini 4.
Alexander said the 10.5-inch iPad Pro will have similar bezels that allow it to have the same overall design as the 9.7-inch model. Which she expecting the 10.5-inch model to “arrive in the March-April timeframe,” which lines up with Apple’s rumored March event.
With an iPad announcement now widely expected sooner or later the exiting rumors have Apple announcing a mind-boggling array of devices,some of which already overflowing with SKUs. In any case Apple indeed going to be selling additional iPad Pro screen size options, then, when you consider the different color and capacity options likely to be available following the change, Apple will have many, more iPad SKUs with which to deal.
Additionally, the other report from a Japanese blog Mac Otakara said Apple will release four new iPad Pro models at a March event. Reportedly claims the 10.5-inch model may not ship until May, while the 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, and 12.9-inch models are said to ship in March.
About the pricing info, Alexander also said Apple’s rumored low-cost 9.7-inch ipad Pro could start at $299, which would be $100 cheaper than the iPad Air 2. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the low-cost hardware could have an older A9X chip.
For now, the company may take the opportunity to do away with some tablets though, with the iPad mini perhaps not long for this world anymore if rumors of a smaller iPad Pro turn out to be at all accurate. Stay tuned for more!
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