Apple’s WWDC 2017 kick off ceremony is now finally over. Once again, Apple wowed the crowd with a number of interesting and impressive products that are to be released this year. Some are coming as early as this month while others are due some time later. However, there is one thing that Apple has forgotten to give details about, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
Perhaps it is due to all the excitement that Apple has put upon all the guests on the said event. Or maybe, it is the sheer number of announcements that the company unleashed. But one thing is quite clear, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is no more.
Is the 9.7-inch iPad Pro really not needed anymore?
There is actually a few avenues to explore when it comes to proving whether the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is still relevant or not. For one, some people might consider it relevant by saying that the new iPad is not powerful enough in comparison to the new hardware specs. Of course, this is quite obvious since the new iPad Pro sports the latest Apple A10X ARM SoC.
Meanwhile, others will argue that since the new 10.5-inch is roughly the same size of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the latter does not matter at all. Furthermore, cost-wise, both tablets are pretty much neck and neck with each other.
Unfortunately, no matter how many times one tries to defend the smaller iPad Pro, the answer to the question of relevance is pretty dim. In the mind of a common consumer, something that costs as much but provides more features are often times selling more.
9.7-inch model vs 10.5-inch model
The first obvious thing one will notice between the two is the display size. Although the new iPad Pro has roughly the same form factor as the older one, it sports a slightly bigger screen.
In addition to a larger screen, the new tablet model also has an upgraded ARM application processor. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro also has a bigger base storage compared to the original version; 64GB vs 32GB. As for the price, if the 9.7-inch iPad Pro had a 64GB version, the new model would have been slightly cheaper than it.
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