Apple launched new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models this morning, sporting a new thinner design, plus the addition of Face ID and new iPhone X gestures.
Given the decision to debut an 11-inch iPad Pro, the company’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro still remains for sale, but now it is priced from $799 in Canada for the entry 64GB Wi-Fi model, seeing a $70 discount.
The 10.5-inch iPad Pro debuted in June 2017, starting at $869 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model. It comes with the A10X Fusion chip, debuted with thinner bezels and contains the camera system of the iPhone 7, to go with ProMotion technology for the display, allowing refresh rates up to 120 Hz for fluid scrolling.
Apple’s new 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $999 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model. That’s a $200 difference in pricing for a slightly larger display, thinner bezels, Face ID, A12X Bionic, USB-C, no headphone jack, plus new Apple Pencil and Smart Folio Keyboard support. But the new iPad Pro models lack optical image stabilization like the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.
It’s probably worth it to spend extra for these latest technologies. I’m pretty sure the 10.5-inch exists solely to funnel users into the newer models–am I right??!!