Apple has announced the latest iPad which comes equipped with a 10.5-inch display at the ongoing WWDC 2017. Apple claims that despite the increase in screen size the footprint of the iPad remains unchanged. Apple has also taken care of the bezels on the iPad which means that the bezels are now 40% smaller and the iPad still weighs 1 Pound.
According to Apple, the new 10.5-inch screen is better, for one its bigger and the other aspect is that it the full-size onscreen keyboard can be displayed in a better fashion. The size is also something that will complement the size of an external keyboard. Both the new iPad Pro will be fitted with new displays. The True Tone display boasts of low reflectivity, HDR video support and 600 nits of brightness. Apple will also continue selling the larger 12.9-inch display iPad Pro.
The most interesting of all is the ProMotion, yes iPad now supports refresh rates of up to 120hz. The display rate dynamically adjusts itself for instance if the iPad is displaying a still image the refresh rates will automatically go down and the same will increase whilst playing a fast paced game or an action movie in high resolution. All of this helps the iPad save on precious battery life.
Apple iPad 10.5 will be powered by the A10X six-core CPU blended with the 12-core GPU. The new CPU will help the iPad achieve up to 30% faster CPU performance. Thanks to the better refresh rates Apple Pencil will now be more responsive and the latency will get reduced to 20ms. Apart from the new hardware, the iPad will also take advantage of the iOS 11 opening up a slew of possibilities and UI. Apple had announced the 9.7-inch iPad earlier this year and it has been bringing down the price in order to overcome the decline in iPad sales over the last year.