Apple just announced the iPad Pro 10.5-inch to slot in above the iPad Pro 9.7-inch. There's also a new version of the iPad Pro 12.9 with the same core spec as this new size version.
Clearly Apple sees that saturating the 'pro' tablet market is the way to go. Naturally the new tabs have support for Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard.
The new A10X CPU features 30 percent faster processor performance than the A9X and 40 percent faster graphics performance, according to Apple's usual keynote-style figures.
According to Apple iOS 11, coming in September or October, introduces powerful new features for iPad, including:
— a new customisable Dock that provides quick access to frequently used apps and documents from any screen;
— improved multitasking, including a redesigned app switcher that brings Spaces to iOS, making it easier to move between apps or pairs of active apps, used in Split View and now Slide Over;
— the new Files app that keeps everything in one place, whether files are stored locally, in iCloud Drive or across other providers like Box, Dropbox and more;
— Multi-Touch Drag and Drop, which is available across the system to move text, photos and files from one app to another, anywhere on the screen;
— a new document scanner in Notes, which lets users easily scan single or multi-page documents, removes shadows and uses powerful image filters to enhance readability; and
— deeper integration with Apple Pencil, with support for inline drawing to write along text in Notes and Mail, Instant Markup to easily sign documents, annotate PDFs or draw on screenshots, and a new Instant Notes feature, which opens Notes from the Lock Screen by simply tapping Apple Pencil on the display. New searchable handwriting makes it easy to search for handwritten text or characters.
For more on iOS 11, check out iOS 11: 11 ways it’ll completely change your iPhone