Last week at a press event that was held in the Town Hall of the city of Cupertino, California, Apple introduced the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. This new tablet shares many of the features of 12.9 inch iPad Pro launched last year but in a more compact package.
Among the most outstanding features of the new iPad Pro 9.7 inch is the powerful A9X 64-bit processor, iSight 12 megapixel camera with flash True Tone able to capture Live Photos and video 4K, a FaceTime HD camera of 5 megapixels on the front and support for Apple Pencil.
With the iPad Pro Apple introduced a new pro Retina screen that promises greater brightness, greater range of color, less reflectivity a Night Shift mode that automatically adjusts the screen color to shades warmer after darkens so that you have better sleep is introduced. But the greatest innovation of the iPad screen 9.7 inch Pro is the True Tone technology that uses new four-channel sensors to adjust the white balance screen to dynamically to match the ambient light conditions. This offers a more natural viewing experience that resembles the white paper.
Despite all these new features of the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro it has a thickness of only 6.1mm, the same that has the iPad Air. Although their cameras protrudes slightly from the device body as in the iPhone 6 / 6s.
As with the larger iPad Pro, the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro has four stereo speakers that produce a richer more powerful, clear sound. Using sensors this iPad adjusts the sound for optimized audio regardless of the orientation in which it is used.
It also has some advances in connectivity. This iPad has support for wireless networking Wi-Fi 802.11ac MIMO technology and support cellular models with LTE Advanced networks support. Also the Apple SIM is embedded directly in the iPad Pro, making it easier to connect to a data plan when you travel with support from up to more than 100 countries.
The 9.7-inch iPad Pro comes in silver, space gray, gold and rose gold. Its price starts at $599 for the model with Wi-Fi 32GB and $729 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular 32GB model. In addition it will be offered in capacities of 128GB and 256GB.
Along with this iPad Apple also released a keyboard called Smart Keyboard that can be folded into a protective Smart Cover. The keyboard works with both iPad Pro and the new iPad Pro 9.7 and does not need to be recharged and also does not use Bluetooth. Smart Keyboard is priced at $149.
Other accessories for iPad Pro that you probably will need is the Apple Pencil ($99) a new Lightning SD card reader ($29).