Microsoft exec claims iPad Pro is a Surface copycat

Microsoft exec claims iPad Pro is a Surface copycat

In its current state, the iPad Pro is in an awkward position among Apple’s product lineup. The screen on the smaller iPad Pro has been enlarged slightly from 9.7 inches. Most important, keyboard typing is not comfortable, and some tasks are better done with a mouse than with a touch screen. However, despite iPad Pros’ incredible performance, Apple’s current mobile operating system, which is iOS 11, adds some key features to the iPad, as well as iPhone, that makes it function more like the Apple’s MacBook Pro laptop than ever before. Apple did this by reducing the size of the display bezels. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro starts from US$649 to US$1,079, while the bigger one can be grabbed for a price range between US$$799 and US$1,229. Even if they do, you’re not likely to notice any time soon.

Everything looks super-smooth when you want the screen refreshing frequently, like while scrolling through documents.

Optional accessories: Apple Smart Keyboard ($159), Apple pencil ($99) and leather sleeve ($129).

It should be clarified that the Apple iPad Pro 10.5 is a tablet with a screen of 10.5 inches and a resolution of 2224х1668 pixels, based on the new processor А10Х and with a 12-megapixel camera.

However, details about this well-kept secret were found in the wild in the form of a Geekbench listing, in which both the iPad Pro 10.5 and the iPad Pro 2 12.9 showed up with 4 GB of random-access memory (RAM).

Apple’s strategy is basically to increase performance on each generation of iPad without decreasing battery life. Personally, that made the iPad Pro worth it for me, and I use mine daily, for everything from checking my mail and RSS feeds in the morning before work, to reading comics and watching movies while in transit.

I’m not an artist but that didn’t stop me from spending a lot of time trying out the Apple Pencil.

Apple’s genuine tablet can’t do all the things the MacBook Pro does.

My overall impression is, the Pencil has a ton of powerful digital sketching/editing capabilities not possible with a real pad and paper. It really does feel faster that drawing on my 9.7-inch iPad. The real changes to the iPad Pro will come with the release of iOS 11 in the autumn.

The iPad Pro’s display features oleophobic coating that makes it invulnerable to smudges by fingerprints. That jumps to $779 if you add in LTE connectivity.

As of today, Apple’s latest iPad Pro is out in stores and some owners out there are already checking them out.

The team discovered that the battery in the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is stuck in place and can not be removed or replaced, even though it is not soldered.