New details regarding Apple's upcoming 10.5-inch iPad Pro have leaked. The new tablet will reportedly have a resolution of 2,224 x 1,668, slimmer bezels around the display, and the same overall footprint as the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
Apple Planning March Press Event
Apple is expected to hold a press event in March, where it will reportedly announce new iPad Pro models, a new red color option for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, a 128 GB iPhone SE, and new Apple Watch bands.
A recent report suggested that the 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch iPad Pro models may face a delay and ship in May or June. Details of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro leaked back in late November and it was reported the tablet would feature a 10.9-inch near bezel-free display that would allow the tablet to have the same overall size as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
10.5-Inch iPad Pro Details
Now, a new report claims the latest iPad Pro will feature a 10.5-inch 2,224 x 1,668 display with very slim bezels and a pixel density of 264 pixels per inch, which is equal to the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The slate will also reportedly maintain the same overall size as the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which will supposedly allow the tablet to use the same accessories, including the Smart Keyboard.
"If the new iPad shrinks the bezel and keeps the outside dimensions the same, then the display aspect ratio will increase from the current 1.33 to as high as 1.50," said Raymond Soneira, display expert and president of DisplayMate Technologies. "The screen area would then increase by up to 31 percent. However, with no bezel at all the screen diagonal would then be 11.2 inches for the same outside dimensions as the current iPad 9.7 (with rounded corners)."
$299 iPad On The Way?
The report goes on to say that Apple may also introduce a new "value" 9.7-inch iPad at its March event and sell the tablet for as low as $299, which could help spur iPad sales, which have continued to decline for the company.
In October, we reported that new iPads were spotted running on Geekbench, where they scored dramatically high results. It's believed that the tablets were using a custom Apple A10X Fusion chip. The new iPads outperformed the current 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch models, which are powered by an Apple A9X processor.
With March right around the corner, we should begin to hear more details on Apple's new iPad Pros leading up to the company's press event. We'll keep you posted on any new Apple news as it becomes available.
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