Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop

Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop

Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop

That's impressive enough, but when you consider the multi-core score you start to get a real feel for the new Pro's power. If the version with 256GB of storage is more to your liking, then you'll be saving $60 by pre-ordering from Walmart, where it's priced at $689 (compared to the regular price of $749).

The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last week was definitely feature-packed with a lot of hardware and software updates to Apple's entire product portfolio. It also helps when drawing or jotting down notes with the optional $99 Apple Pencil accessory, reducing the lag between writing on the screen and when you see the markings actually appear.

Our review model of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro didn't come with iOS 11 (it won't be officially released until the autumn) but I had a chance to play around with the new OS at WWDC and it's worth noting a few of its features, as they stand to provide some major upgrades to the iPad Pro.

The zippier A10X Fusion chip inside the new iPad Pro came to life during processor-intensive tasks like editing photos and using Touch ID.

The industry-wide trend in tablets is to present them as more than something just to consume content on.

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As pleased as I am with this new iPad, I'm smitten with the Leather Sleeve. In the end, Kovach says the keyboard is the "biggest thing holding the iPad Pro back".

The iPad's new camera has an aperture upgrade from f/2.2 to f/1.8, and in fancy photography terms, that means you can take some killer selfies in low-light conditions. At a glance, the device looks to have the same footprint at the previous 9.7in iPad Pro. In our testing, that colour management seemed to work flawlessly, with the 10.5in iPad Pro's display covering an impressive 95.8% coverage of the sRGB gamut. Textures are smooth and the lighting effects are fantastic. Plus, it comes with an excellent main camera and the same 10-hour battery life.

We won't know definitively until that new operating system arrives.

Apple stated that the iMac Pro is the most powerful Mac ever.

Once iOS 11 hits, it will be possible to run up to four apps on the screen at a time - two side-by-side, one floating and video in picture-in-picture. In addition to the extra real estate, reviewers talk up the ProMotion display tech found in both new Pro models - it doubles the display refresh rate to 120Hz, and automatically lowers the rate when it makes sense. It's also not that comfortable to type on because the keyboard is so narrow from top to bottom, doesn't sit well in your lap, and limits you to one viewing angle. With its internal and external updates, the iPad Pro remains a phenomenal tablet if you're a creative professional who needs to supplement an existing work setup, but if you want to replace your laptop with it, Engadget suggests waiting for iOS 11.

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