The 10.5-inch iPad Pro's 'Weird' New Screen is a Runaway Hit

Apple iPad Pro review: Is this a laptop replacement?

This ultra-high refresh rate of the ProMotion display once again elevates the iPad to something that feels like science fiction, as most things in iOS have since gained a level of smoothness that nearly feels fake- It's like when you see a trailer for a video game and are sure it's just one big pre-rendered cut scene and the game turns out to look just like that.

The experiment that I conducted in my first run with an iPad Pro was editing and uploading this unboxing video, and writing this article.

While many reviewers have a lot of nice things to say about Apple's newest iPad Pro, there's one thing that comes up in all of these reviews: the fact that 10.5-inch iPad Pro has not yet reached its full potential.

But ever since it launched the gargantuan 12.9-inch iPad Pro in 2015, Apple has shown signs it's willing to somewhat rethink that strategy. To put it simply, it's Apple's new display tech that bumps up refresh rates up to 120Hz - meaning the display is refreshed 120 times per second.

The new iPad Pro lineup comes with a six-core, A10X Fusion chip and 4GB of RAM, both improvements on the 9.7in iPad Pro's A9X and 2GB. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is available in silver, space gray and gold and starts at $799 (US) for the 64GB Wi-Fi model and $929 (US) for the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model.

"This new 10.5" size is also one more iterative step to perfecting the iPad.

As pleased as I am with this new iPad, I'm smitten with the Leather Sleeve.

Thinking about buying one of Apple's just-updated iMacs? Neither has it added any new biometric identification system, such as iris scanning that has become more common with other vendors.

As it is a direct connection and draws power from the iPad, you do not need to charge it or pair it using Bluetooth. If you're exporting 4K video or cranking up the screen brightness, you'll probably see the battery drain more quickly.

iOS 11 offers a whole new Dock to the iPad, it's like they designed iPad for iOS 11. Apple said both are appearing at WWDC as "sneak peaks", and they weren't lying.

We also tested the iPad Pro using Geekbench, a measure of single-core and multi-core CPU performance.

Importantly, the Leather Sleeve also keeps your Apple Pencil in place - tell me you haven't misplaced the Apple Pencil somewhere? It's more portable than a MacBook, less expensive and works out cheaper than many 12in or 13in ultraportable Windows 10 laptops as well. According to Mac Rumors, the first iPad Pro models began shipping out over the weekend with most offering June 13 delivery dates. On the basis of the excellent 10.5-inch iPad Pro, it deserves to be the former.

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