Hands-on with 10.5″ and 12.9″ iPad Pro: unboxing and first impressions

Introduced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference last week, Apple’s new 10.5-inch iPad Pro model and a second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro are now both available for purchase via company-owned retail stores around the world.

Our video reviewer Andrew O’Hara has managed to get his hands on these pro tablets. His hands-on video takes you through  some of the headlining new features like the super bright, less reflective display with ProMotion technology at an insane 120Hz refresh rate and more.

Watch Andrew’s video embedded below.

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If you’re wondering about the brand of knife Andrew is using to cut through the cellophane, it’s the Kershaw Reverb lightweight pocket knife (it’s pretty cheap on Amazon).

According to iFixit’s teardown analysis, the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro model has four gigabytes of RAM, just like the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro model, which enables smoother multitasking.

The cameras on both new iPads are the same as those found on the iPhone 7 series (sans dual lenses and Portrait depth-of-field mode), meaning you’re getting photography features like 12 megapixel photos, 4K video capture and more.

Other capabilities of these new tablets that are worth mentioning include a faster Touch ID authentication, Apple’s A10X Fusion chip with 30 percent faster CPU and 40 percent faster GPU performance than the previous generation, plus much more.

The real story, of course, is iOS 11 which turns these new iPads into productivity powerhouses with such features as a dynamic Dock, a new app switcher, drag and drop, improved multitasking and more. Unfortunately, iOS 11 is currently being beta-tested and it won’t release for public consumption before the fall.

Are you liking these new iPads?

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