Why Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro is the hottest new thing on the market

Why Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro is the hottest new thing on the market


Text: Amelia Chia

Unveiled at the recent annual developer conference, the sleek second generation iPad Pro is set be faster, sharper, and smarter than ever before

The iPad Pro is a fun-sized, free-spirited companion. It's less serious than the MacBook (cue: work emails, spreadsheets, and decks), and less needy than the iPhone (cue: annoying group chats and incessant calls from home). You make of it what you need it to be — whether that means your Netflix buddy on the plane, personal note-taking assistant at work, or professional camera for your social life. We couldn't help but tingle with delight when Apple announced all the upgrades to our favourite friend. It's time to rediscover them.

With a screen nearly 20 percent bigger than the previous 9.7-inch model, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro means there's more room to be creative with your life. Apple has also introduced the brightest and least reflective retina display, ProMotion technology (which means playing video games or scrolling through pages on Safari becomes seamless and immersive), and True Tone display (which automatically adapts the colour and intensity of the display to match the light in your environment). If Justin Baldoni on Jane the Virgin Season 3 is going to look crisper and lifelike, we're sold.

Fitted with the A10X Fusion Chip, the latest iPad Pro now outperforms most PC laptops. We're talking quicker editing streams, graphics performance, and more fluid animations. This may or may not also be your ticket to win when it comes to games.

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Your mum is going to love this. If you've been laughing at her for using an iPad to take photos, take it back now and shut your trap forever. The 12-megapixel camera — similar to the one in the iPhone 7 — captures detailed still images and Live Photos in wide colour, and records brilliant 4K videos (in other words, four times the resolution of an HDTV).

Here's another device that's going to make your life so much easier. Introducing the Apple Pencil, your handy saviour when it comes to taking notes or designing a blueprint. There's barely any lag when you start drawing or shading on the screen, making it the most precise digital pencil that exists on the market.

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When iOS 11 releases this September, it will be life-changing for iPad Pro users. Your files across iCloud and apps like Dropbox and Box will merge in one place, and you can now multitask with two active apps open in Split View. You'll also be able to tap your Apple Pencil to your locked screen and take notes immediately, and these handwritten notes will become searchable. The all-new dock also makes searching for your preferred apps a breeze. Watch this space.

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