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10.5-Inch iPad Pro Said to Have 2,224×1,668 Display With Same Pixel Density as 9.7-Inch Model

Apple's rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro will have a higher resolution of 2,224×1,668 pixels, while maintaining the same pixel density as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro, according to IHS Markit director of tablets and PCs Rhoda Alexander.


Specifically, she told Forbes that a 10.5-inch iPad Pro at 2,224×1,668 would have 264 PPI, equal to the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro at 2,048×1,536.

The article actually quoted Alexander as saying the 10.5-inch iPad Pro will have a 2,024×1,668 resolution, but she confirmed to MacRumors that this was a typo and that she indeed expects a resolution of 2,224×1,668.

If the 10.5-inch iPad Pro does in fact end up having the same pixel density as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro, that would go against another mathematically possible scenario in which the tablet could have the same 2,732×2,048 resolution as the current 12.9-inch iPad Pro, with the same pixel density as the iPad mini 4.

In line with existing rumors, Alexander said the 10.5-inch iPad Pro will have slimmer bezels that allow it to have the same overall footprint as the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. She reportedly expects the 10.5-inch iPad Pro to "arrive in the March-April timeframe," which lines up with Apple's rumored March event.

Japanese blog Mac Otakara said Apple will release four new iPad Pro models at a March event. The report said the 10.5-inch model may not ship until May, while new 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, and 12.9-inch models are said to ship in March. DigiTimes likewise said the 10.5-inch iPad Pro may not come until May-June.

Alexander also said Apple's rumored low-cost 9.7-inch iPad Pro could start at $299, which would be $100 cheaper than the iPad Air 2. It could supplant the iPad mini 4, which Alexander said may not be updated. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the low-cost model could have an older A9X chip.

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9 weeks ago
"Four new iPad Pros" :confused:

So can we just go back to calling them "iPads" now?
Rating: 45 Votes
9 weeks ago
At this point, the only thing which would get my attention regarding iPhones and iPads is a revamped iOS.

Incremental hardware changes suffer from diminishing returns, compounded by the fact that iOS' UI is not intuitive, complicated, "in-organic" and stale. IMHO
Rating: 33 Votes
9 weeks ago
I know I don't speak for everyone but I'm so bored of iPad.
Rating: 30 Votes
9 weeks ago
So everything's a Pro now? I give up...
Rating: 26 Votes
9 weeks ago
The hardware doesn't need much help, it's iOS that has to get better on iPad - right now it's iPhone-caliber literally "phoning it in" on the tablet form factor.
Rating: 16 Votes
9 weeks ago
No, I expect it to have the same 2732x2048 resolution as the 12.9" Pro.
Rating: 15 Votes
9 weeks ago
Apples version of innovation = changing the screen size...
Rating: 12 Votes
9 weeks ago
Four iPads... Four. For some reason a lot of options make me feel uncomfortable and is not even my company.

The iOS lineup should've stayed black and white, 2 sizes at most, all features for both.
Rating: 12 Votes
9 weeks ago

"Four new iPad Pros" :confused:

So can we just go back to calling them "iPads" now?

It's all kinds of wrong but I like to think of them as Maxi Pad, Mini Pad, Super Overnight, and Regular Pad.

I'm a woman, so Apple's naming conventions do not fluster me. Women deal with A cup, B cup, C cup, D cup (and above) in sizes 32-38 (and above). So we have to figure out if we are a 32-A, 34-A, 36 B, 36-C and so forth. And even once we think we have that figured out, different manufacturers can make these sizes feel larger or smaller than expected. Don't get me started on clothing sizes, shoe sizes (for men and women).

I WILL figure out which IPad I want and I WILL get it. Just don't expect that my bra is going to be fitting me properly while I'm picking out my iPad. :cool:
Rating: 11 Votes
9 weeks ago
Adding another (i.e., different) resolution will complicate things for developers. Too many apps still not optimized for the 12.9" iPad Pro. Can't imagine adding yet another resolution for developers to ignore. :-/
Rating: 11 Votes

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