Apple's iPad Pro family just got a middle brother


Apple has unleashed a bunch of new products today including the Radeon Pro Vega-powered iMac Pro with its 5K display and can be configured with an 18-core Intel Xeon CPU, the new MacBook and MacBook Pro units, and now the new iPad Pro refreshes. Together the two deliver screen refresh rates of up to 120Hz, said to make everything look ever-so-smooth. Apple will also have a new "do not disturb" mode for driving which will help in reducing notifications while driving so that one does not get distracted.

The company also rolled out tools for developers to create augmented reality applications for iPhones and iPads. Most of the news focused on the coming updates for its various operating systems, but CEO Tim Cook also introduced some new hardware.

New features in iPhones and iPads include messages that sync to Apple servers in the cloud. iPhones will only keep the most recent messages on the device to save storage.

Apple has also announced a 10.5-inch iPad Pro which will replace the existing 9.7-inch iPad Pro and join the existing 12.9-inch version.

Apple is also upgrading the working programming for its Apple Watch, including new watch confronts more customized alarms that use machine figuring out how to tailor data to you in light of your schedules and tastes.

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Redesigned App Store and Control Center which offers more customisation, enabling quick access to frequently used controls in a single page. And Apple Pencil works even better with them, as there's only a 20-millisecond latency. It includes new features for watchfaces, such as a new Siri-based watchface. There's also a new Files app to manage your stuff.

Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends, unveiling a new "smart" home speaker and device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning. It also uses powerful image filters to enhance readability. Apple has doubled the storage across the board, with both tablets starting at 64 GB, and ranging through 256 and 512 GB configurations.

The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro is available in two variants - Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+ Cellular (single nano-SIM) priced at $649 and $779 for 64GB storage in United States respectively. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is available in silver, space gray and gold and starts at US$799 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model and US$929 for the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model.

"Both models will also be available next week in Apple Stores, through select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers (prices may vary) in the U.S. and 37 additional countries and regions, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK". India, Turkey, UAE and other countries and regions will follow later this month.