In 2017 June Apple released a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and now foreign media has brought a preliminary evaluation. The overall attitude of the media is still very positive. Many critics have said: “This may be the biggest upgrade after the iPad debut on market” Of course there are some people think iPad Pro price is too expensive. At the same time, as a work device, if there is no Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, iPad Pro practicality will be greatly reduced. Although many people do not want to see the 9.7-inch iPad Pro farewell, but it is certain that the 10.5-inch model will be the future gold size and the main product in quite a long period of time. This 10.5-inch iPad is the biggest adjustment on appearance since the iPad Air listed for sale in 2013. Air, Air 2, iPad 5 and 9.7-inch iPad Pro have made minor changes, all are with the same screen size and resolution and the same border. iPad Air’s design is the 2012 iPad Mini’s enlarged version, just like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is just the same enlarged version of iPad Air.
10.5 inch Pro retains the design language of iPad: front glass panel, back aluminum alloy body, narrower screen border, rounded border chamfer, and the same interface position, but the ratio changed, the screen diagonal increase 0.8 inches, in exchange for 20% upgrade of the screen area. Pro size increased from 9.4 x 6.6 inches to 9.8 x 6.8 inches. The screen is even higher than the other iPad, including the new 12.9-inch models which equipped with the same function as 10.5-inch iPad, but with the original design. 10.5-inch Pro is as thin as 9.7-inch Pro (0.24 inches), slightly heavier than the previous generation (from 0.96 pounds to 1.03 pounds). On operation the feeling is basically the same, especially when it is placed on table or legs. The screen size is just right for watching when on plane, because it can be placed on the smart protective cover or smart keyboard, even if you do not have too much leg space, even if the person in front of you tilted his / her seat, you do not have to worry about. If you want to grab the edge of iPad to watch video, it will be more difficult than the ordinary iPad Air 2 as your hands will hold very tight. Your thumb may feel more difficult to type on the software keyboard, and narrow borders means that you should be more cautious to position where put your thumb. But these changes will be slowly the habit after getting started. Apple’s iPad Pro tablet PC is equipped with a 10.5-inch brighter display screen and 64-bit A10x fusion chip, matching removable keyboard bracket and Apple Pencil. With ultra-narrow frame design, visual experience is upgraded. IPad Pro 10.5-inch screen maximum brightness is up to 600nit, while supporting the wide color gamut, the refresh rate is 120Hz. iPad Pro is equipped with A10X processor, and integrated six-core CPU, twelve-core GPU, as well as embedded M10 coprocessor. As for other changes, the Touch ID sensor has been upgraded to the current “iPhone 2S” and 7 “second generation” models, the only difference is that it is faster. Among the current sales of all Tablet PC brands, there is not yet a screen than can be comparable with the new iPad Pro. DCI-P3 wide gamut supporting, anti-reflective coating and True Tone display technology that can be automatically adjusted according to the environment. Most importantly, the iPad refresh rate has reached 120Hz, is twice the normal 60Hz. The screen in the iPad Pro is the best screen in the Apple family. 10.5 inches Pro is equipped with a 2224 × 1668 resolution screen, compared to 9.7 inches iPad in the 2048 × 1536 resolution it is slightly improved. But the screen density is the same, still 264 ppi. As for the application adaptation you don’t need to worry, since the age of iPhone 6, 6 Plus and iOS 9 Apple requires developers to quickly adapt to the application, so most of the application can be perfectly fit experience on iPad Pro. When using the multitasking mode, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro still can’t support two full-size iPad apps at the same time. Like the 9.7-inch iPad, in the developer’s saying, you can see a “regular” application and a “compact “Application, or two “compact” applications. 12.9-inch iPad Pro is still the only tablet PC that can handle both “regular” applications at the same time. Let’s talk a little more about 120Hz refresh rate as it is the most important update for this new display. Apple calls it “ProMotion”, it makes all the animation and transition on the screen look very smooth and lifelike. Application developers do not need to make any changes. Word and Tweetbot as well as Chrome and Slack and all the normal productivity applications can benefit from the new screen and do not need to be updated. In order to ensure 120Hz screen refresh and meanwhile not affect the endurance, Apple continues to improve the variable refresh rate technology introduced by previous generation Pro. The previous generation model still has a refresh rate of 60 Hz, but when displaying static or slow moving content, it may drop to 30Hz. The new Pro screen can reduced from 120Hz to 24Hz. According to the contents that you are current browsing it can automatically adjust to keep the animation smooth at the same time as much as possible to save battery power.
According to Apple, the A10X chip has a region that specifically controls the variable refresh rate, which adjusts the normal relationship between the display and the GPU. Unlike the current standard that display requires the GPU to refresh 60 times per second, the GPU in iPad Pro tells the screen how many times per second is refreshed. As for the performance of 120Hz display, it can be praised as unparalleled fluency. It makes the animation and transition look great. Meanwhile reading and rolling are also easier, and 60Hz “ghosting” effect is greatly reduced. On screen improvement list by Apple, relevant contents are more and more. After retina display technology released, including DCI-P3 color gamut, True Tone and Pro Motion these all have improved the screen display technology. At the same time we also expect 120Hz variable refresh rate technology will be applied to iPhone and MacBook as soon as possible. Although the performance of iPad Pro is keeping on improvement, and more and more functions will be added to it, the back shell is still very easy to broken or scratched because of your carelessness.