Apple Announces New iMac Pro, Arrives This December


Before Monday, the company's professional tablet was available with 12.9- and 9.7-inch displays.

- The same 12-megapixel camera from the iPhone 7, which includes features like optical image stabilization (OIS) and recording 4K video.

In addition, the iPad Pro has anti-reflective coating so the display is more visible outdoors. "Together with iOS 11 these new iPad Pro models will radically change what users can do with iPad".

The iPad Pro 2 (well, technically it's still called just "iPad Pro") was announced at WWDC 2017 on 5 June 2017.

Unsurprisingly, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro retains its physical dimensions, so current cases should continue to fit fine.

"These are by far the most powerful iPads we've ever created with the world's most advanced displays featuring ProMotion, the powerful new A10X Fusion chip and the advanced camera system of iPhone 7", said Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice president of Product Marketing. While the new iPads are available for order in a few selected countries starting today, with availability starting next week, the new iPads will launch in India later this month.

A customizable Dock that provides more than the paltry six icons of previous iOS generations. This makes for a more natural display. It even features an area at the right side that predicts which apps you might want to use. As a bonus, the App Switcher includes app combinations from multitasking sessions.

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New Files app. Keep all your files and documents in one place, whether they're stored locally or in iCloud, Google Drive, or Dropbox. It looks and works a lot like the Finder on the Mac. There is a new multi-touch drag and drop feature which will be available across the device for moving text, images and files between the apps and anywhere on the screen.

It's clear Apple's iPad hit the reset switch on tablets and changed everything, and in the iPad Pro, Apple aimed to do more, replacing the PC generation with the iPad.

Nor is that power only evident on the inside: the new iPad Pro supports speedy USB-3.0 transfers and fast-charging for its 10-hour battery. They come in silver, space gray, and gold, and Apple added a rose gold color for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

Rumours of a 10-inch iPad Pro have been swirling around for months now, and at WWDC 2017 they materialised in the form of the 10.5in iPad Pro.

. Featuring a stunning new space gray enclosure, iMac Pro packs incredible performance for advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering. iMac Pro is scheduled to ship in December. The 64 GB 10.5-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi model costs $649; jumping to 256 GB increases the price to $749, and going to 512 GB raises it to $949. Add $130 to any configuration to get cellular connectivity as well.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro now comes with more powerful discrete graphics in its standard configuration.

Although Apple's iPad sales have been nothing to cheer about lately, these new Pro models may well reinvigorate this stagnating backwater in Apple's hardware lineup. The 10.5-inch Pro has a resolution of 2,224 x 1,668, again at 264ppi.