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Apple Announces New 10.5-Inch iPad Pro With Narrower Side Bezels, 120Hz Refresh Rate Display (9to5mac.com) 93

At WWDC 2017 today, Apple unveiled a brand new iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch display and 40% narrower bezels. The new iPad features a 50% brighter True Tone display and "ProMotion" technology which increase refresh rates up to 120hz. 9to5Mac reports: The new iPad Pro includes dynamic refresh rate adjustments, screens move from 24hz to 48hz to 120hz. This maximizes battery life and performance, when you need it. The A10x Fusion chip improves CPU and GPU by at least 40%. Cameras have also been upgraded with the same sensor as the iPhone 7 on the back and the front. Apple demoed a photo app called "Affinity Photo," to demonstrate the 120hz refresh rates. Apple says new iPad Pro performance compares favorably with a desktop computer. This includes incredibly fast selections and fluid Apple Pencil interactions. Both iPad models start with 64GB of memory and maxes out to 500GB at the high-end. There are also several new software features for iPad, coming this fall with iOS 11: A new customizable Dock that provides quick access to frequently used apps and documents from any screen; Improved multitasking, including a redesigned app switcher that brings Spaces to iOS, making it easier to move between apps or pairs of active apps, used in Split View and now Slide Over; Multi-Touch Drag and Drop, which is available across the system to move text, photos and files from one app to another, anywhere on the screen; A new document scanner in Notes, which lets users easily scan single or multi-page documents, removes shadows and uses powerful image filters to enhance readability; and Deeper integration with Apple Pencil, with support for inline drawing to write along text in Notes and Mail, Instant Markup to easily sign documents, annotate PDFs or draw on screenshots, and a new Instant Notes feature, which opens Notes from the Lock Screen by simply tapping Apple Pencil on the display. New searchable handwriting makes it easy to search for handwritten text or characters.
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Apple Announces New 10.5-Inch iPad Pro With Narrower Side Bezels, 120Hz Refresh Rate Display

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  • i dont think im the only one who has this sentiment..

    • But don't you see, it's got a 40% narrower bezel! You need to immediately throw out your current $1,500 iPad and buy a new $1,500 iPad that'll be replaced in six months with one that's exactly the same except for some minor cosmetic change, because Apple!
      • But don't you see, it's got a 40% narrower bezel! You need to immediately throw out your current $1,500 iPad and buy a new $1,500 iPad that'll be replaced in six months with one that's exactly the same except for some minor cosmetic change, because Apple!

        Me and the iPad 2 I am typing this on beg to differ.

  • My 2012 LG television has 120Hz refresh too.

    Will Apple be adding 3D next? My TV came with four pair of glasses... but I've never opened those boxes.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      My 2004 VGA monitor is running at 100Hz right now. It's not a bad feature, it even makes text show up faster in a terminal lol. Although, an 8ms difference between 60Hz and 120Hz is not exactly big (shouldn't be noticeable on its own) ; it would be easier to notice smoother scrolling, or video game movement, or mouse pointer movement (not available on iPad obviously).

      For pen input they announce 20 ms latency which seems awesome. If that's the whole latency from press to display (though there could be more c

      • It varies the SCAN rate of the DIGITIZER to optimize Pencil-Tracking.

        It cranks it down to save batteries when you aren't "Pencilling".

    • My 2012 LG television has 120Hz refresh too.

      Will Apple be adding 3D next? My TV came with four pair of glasses... but I've never opened those boxes.

      I thought you liked Apple.

      The 120 Hz refresh is for smooth Pencil use. They just provide different scan rates to optimize battery life.

      di/dt, ya know...

  • I liked my prehistoric ipad 2 a lot, great when relaxing in the sofa, on trips for browsing and light photo editing and presenting, a colleague and I even used ours in 1-1 customer meetings - it was a more relaxed kind of presentation / demo than using a laptop. Unfortunately one of the last system updates it could handle made it terribly slow, it was since relegated to being an oversized wake up alarm.
    I had thought of buying a kindle fire hd8, maInly to save money, but this new 10" ipad pro looks excellen
  • All I want is to be able to delete apps from the search screen. iOS is becoming mature enough that apps are being retired. I have no idea where they are. I have hundreds of app on my iPad which have been collecting dust over the years. All I want to do is type in the name, swipe left, and have it gone.
  • Apple has been increasing the performance of their ARM cores by about 40% for the past several years. They're absolutely killing it.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    a tablet you can only use in landscape mode without smudging the screen.

  • Or is it 'Appledot'? As I'm writing this post there are currently six Apple summaries on the front page. Four of their subject lines begin with "Apple Announces"; another, (msmash was clearly feeling adventurous here), starts with "Apple unveils", while another begins with "Apple's New". If an Apple (story) a day keeps the doctor away, then thanks, Appledot, for taking such good care of my health!

    'Appledot. News for annoyeds - stuff that natters'.

    • by sconeu ( 64226 )

      Dude, maybe it's because Apple's WWDC is going on right now?

      • Dude, maybe it's because Apple's WWDC is going on right now?

        There's still no need for six posts from the user's standpoint. You can have a WWDC roundup every day, instead. The only way having it in six separate posts helps anyone is that it helps Slashdot fill its front page. An easier way would be to put some more of the better suggestions on the front page, any fool can see that this is not what is happening. The quality of content on Slashdot continues to deteriorate, because the active user base continues to shrink. There's only about two dozen people writing mo

  • ... is the business model?

  • Slashdot's front page looks like this right now:

    Apple Announces New 10.5-Inch iPad Pro With Narrower Side Bezels, 120Hz Refresh Rate Display

    Apple's New iOS File Manager Coming This Fall As Part of iOS 11

    Apple Announces Native HEVC Support In MacOS High Sierra and iOS 11

    Apple Announces Its 'Next Breakthrough' Product: the HomePod

    Apple Unveils What's Next For macOS Desktop OS: High Sierra

    Apple Announces New iMacs With Better Screens And Modern Processors; Refreshes MacBook Lineup

    ???

    Fine, I have an Apple story

  • by krouic ( 460022 ) on Tuesday June 06, 2017 @01:24AM (#54557251)

    Six separate Apple announcements on slashdot's first page : enough !
    Can't you just summarize all announcements in a single post ?

    • by tlhIngan ( 30335 )

      Six separate Apple announcements on slashdot's first page : enough !
      Can't you just summarize all announcements in a single post ?

      Sure they could. But Apple articles usually attract a lot of clicks, and a lot of clicks are commenters who hate Apple. Which means Apple articles are juicy and very good ad revenue wise. So by splitting it into 6 articles, they get to attract 6 times the Apple hate and the clicks that come along with the ad impressions.

      Apple haters make the Apple stories extra profitable, which m

    • It's Apple Worldwide Developer Conference time, hence the flurry of announcements.

      Conference ends on Friday so the stream of Apple articles should slow down after that.

  • by wildstoo ( 835450 ) on Tuesday June 06, 2017 @05:02AM (#54557729)

    Both iPad models start with 64GB of memory and maxes out to 500GB at the high-end.

    No they do not. They start with 64GB of STORAGE, going up to 512GB at the high-end. Not exactly surprising that an Apple user doesn't understand the difference.

    None of the released specs state how much MEMORY they have, but the previous iPad Pro had 2GB so maybe they'll be couragous and go all the way to 4GB now.

    • And since when is 'storage' not another kind of 'memory'?
      I'm pretty sure that most iPad user know the difference but ate not as nitpicking as you are.

  • Can I develop for the iPhone(swift) on it?

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