Though the iPhone SE was the centre of attraction at the Apple event on Monday, the technology company also showed off new wristbands for the Apple Watch and a new iPad Pro tablet.
So what’s new with the iPad Pro? Here are the specifications of the iPad Pro 9.7:
- Screen size – 9.7 inches
- Weight – 437 grams
- Display – 2048×1536 pixels (~264 PPI)
- Processor – A9X
- OS – iOS 9
- Storage – 32GB/128GB/256GB
- Rear camera – 12 megapixel
- Front camera – 5 megapixel
- Connectivity – Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth
- 32GB Model – $599
- 128GB Model – $749
- 256GB Model – $899
- Space gray
- Rose gold (for the first time)
- Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
- Proprietary USB connector – have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB
The last year’s iPad Pro with a screen size of 12.9-inches was reportedly considered too large by many, reports NDTV. It also goes on to report that the reduction in the iPad’s screen size to 9.7-inches is an attempt to attract a bigger audience.
Here’s a hands-on video of the iPad Pro 9.7:
Price of Apple Watch slashed
The company also announced that it’s slashing the price of the Apple watch. The starting model is now priced at at $299 (roughly Rs. 20,500), which slightly cheaper than their earlier price of $349 (roughly Rs. 23,200), reports NDTV.
New woven Nylon bands for Apple Watch
Apple also showed off new woven Nylon bands for their watch. The new straps ($49 each) come in two sizes and seven colors: gold/red, gold/royal blue, royal blue, pink, pearl, scuba blue, and black, reports Wired.
A new robot to recycle iPhones
Apple also unveiled a robotic system called Liam to take apart iPhones and recover valuable materials that can be recycled, such as silver and tungsten.
This is seen as a move to address criticism that Apple’s products, while sleek and seamless in design, are so tightly constructed that their components can be difficult to disassemble, refurbish and reuse.
(With inputs from Reuters)
(Feature Image Source: PTI)