The new 9.7-Inch iPad Pro matches the size of the iPad Air 2, but it’s compatible with Apple Pencil and has higher-end specs. The new iPad Pro delivers incredible performance with the 64-bit A9X chip that rivals most portable PCs, along with a four-speaker audio system that is twice as powerful compared to the iPad Air 2, new 12-megapixel iSight camera for shooting Live Photos and 4K video, 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, and faster wireless technologies. And iPad Pro includes support for the breakthrough Apple Pencil and a new Smart Keyboard cover designed to fit the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

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Designers, illustrators and businesses have quickly adopted iPad Pro and it’s changing the way they work.

“People don’t realize how much hand drawing is needed to produce computer animation,” said John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. “iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are the closest we’ve ever been able to get in the digital world to actually drawing on paper.”

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The 9.7-inch iPad Pro features advanced display technologies, including a True Tone display, which uses new four-channel sensors to dynamically adjust the white balance of the display to match the light around you for a more natural and accurate, paper-white viewing experience. The advanced Retina display is 25 percent brighter and 40 percent less reflective than iPad Air 2, making content even easier to see indoors and out. It uses the same wider color gamut as the iMac with Retina 5K display, delivering 25 percent greater color saturation for more vivid colors. A custom timing controller, photo alignment and oxide TFT deliver incredible color, contrast and clarity. Night Shift in iOS 9.3 uses iPad Pro’s clock and geolocation to automatically adjust the colors in the display to the warmer end of the spectrum after dark and may even help you get a better night’s sleep.

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Silver, gold, Space Gray and Rose Gold colorways of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro launch March 31 in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities for $599, $749 and $899 USD, respectively. And if you still prefer the size of the original iPad Pro, fear not: Apple will be launching a 256GB version of its 12.9-inch tablet that same day for $1,099 USD. For more, head on over to apple.com.

 

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