Along with the new iPhone SE, Apple also unveiled the new smaller iPad Pro variant at its media event today.
The new iPad Pro features a 9.7” sized Retina display with 2732 x 2048 resolution and TrueTone technology. The new TrueTone technology apparently helps adjust the display brightness by gauging the color temperature of the ambient light. The 9.7” panel can achieve maximum brightness of up to 500 nits and offers 25% greater color saturation than the previous flagship 9.7” iPad. With 40% less reflectivity than the iPad Air 2, the new 9.7” iPad Pro is claimed to have the least reflectivity of any tablet out there. Along with a superior display, the new iPad Pro also includes a total of four speakers to deliver a much louder output than the iPad Air 2.
The 9.7” iPad Pro, like its bigger sibling, is powered by the Apple A9X chip and includes the M9 co-processor with support for the Always-on, “Hey, Siri” feature. At the back, the new iPad Pro features a 12MP iSight camera with support for 4K video capture. You also get a True Tone LED flash, Live Photos, and almost all the key camera features that you find on the iPhone 6s and the iPhone SE. For video calls and selfies, the tablet offers a 5MP front-facing unit.
Accessories for the new iPad Pro include Apple Pencil, USB camera adapter, and a Lightning-powered SD card reader. Apple has also built a new smaller Smart Keyboard for the new model.
Prices start at $599 for the 32GB model and go up to $899 for the 256GB variant. The 128GB variant will cost you $749. These prices are for the WI-Fi only variants, the LTE-equipped models will cost higher. Like the iPhone SE, you will be able to pre-order the new iPad Pro starting on March 24th. It will be available in stores starting March 31.