Last night, Apple unveiled the new iPad Pro with a 9.7-inch display along with the compact 4-inch iPhone SE. The Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch is essentially a compact version of the iPad Pro, which comes with a 12.9-inch display. The journalists attending Apple s event got some time to spend with the new iPad Pro 9.7-inch, and here s a compilation of their hands-on and first impressions. Also Read - Beware! This new iOS bug breaks WiFi on iPhones: Here's a quick fix for itAlso Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
First, let s look at the specifications and features. The tablet sports a 9.7-inch True Tone Display, which Apple claims is 25 times brighter than the iPad Air 2, and up to 40 percent less reflective too. The display comes with support for using the Apple Pencil. Also Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal
It’s powered by Apple s A9X processor paired with M9 motion co-processor and support for Always On Hey Siri voice activation. With 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options, the tablet will be offered in Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + Cellular variants. Other features include a 12-megapixel iSight camera with 4K video recording support and LED flash, quad speakers at the corners, and Smart Connector. With connectivity options such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and 4G LTE, it runs on iOS 9.3.
Now, let s look at what the publications have to say about the Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch.
The iPad Pro 9.7-inch gets the hardware and features of iPad Pro, packed in a small form factor. Really, the iPad Pro 9.7 is about taking the iPad Air 2 form factor and supercharging its guts, and hopefully encouraging a wider wallet in return. On that front, it’s undoubtedly the best all-round iPad you can buy, but only time will tell if it can turn around tablet sales for Apple, SlashGear says.
When introducing compact versions of a smartphone or a tablet, manufacturers often tend to skimp the hardware and features. The same cannot be said about the iPad Pro 9.7-inch. After a brief hands-on with Apple s newest member of the iPad family, we were left with a feeling of d j vu; it s like using an iPad Pro just, you know, smaller, TechnoBuffalo says.
Unlike the iPad Pro with 12.9-inch display, the compact one comes with an upgraded 12-megapixel camera sensor. However, that adds a bit of camera bump at the back. If the iPhone SE is a tweaked iPhone 5S, the smaller iPad Pro is a beefed up iPad Air 2. The dimensions, weight, screen size, and resolution are the same, but a few things have changed around the edges. The new speaker system, Smart Connector, and that unfortunate camera bump and dual-LED flash all give the new iPad away, ArsTechnica says.
With look and feel of an iPad Air, the new iPad Pro 9.7-inch is for those who feel that 12.9-inch iPad Pro isn t compact and handy. It might have an unfamiliar and unwieldy name, but when you hold the 9.7-inch iPad Pro in your hand, you ll know it s the next generation of iPad, a true and worthy successor to the iPad Air 2, MacWorld says.
So far all first impressions are quite positive and it seems like the iPad Pro 9.7-inch could be a worthy successor to the iPad Air 2. Everything zips along nicely with Apple’s A9X chip, providing ample power for image and video editing, drawing, data crunching, Web browsing and more, AppleInsider says.