Hands-On With iPad Pro in Space Black: Apple's Thinnest Product Ever

There are two notable design changes for the new iPad Pro models introduced today: they are the thinnest Apple products ever released, and they are available in a new Space Black finish that debuted on the MacBook Pro last year.

iPad Pro Space Black
Apple gave the media some hands-on time with the new iPad Pro models, and we have rounded up real-world photos and videos of the devices below.

The new 11-inch iPad Pro is just 5.3mm thick, and the 13-inch model is even thinner at 5.1mm.

There is also a new Magic Keyboard for the new iPad Pro models that features an aluminum palm rest and a larger trackpad. The keyboard is available in Black and White color options, which have Space Black and Silver palm rests, respectively.

Last, the new Apple Pencil Pro looks very similar to the second-generation Apple Pencil.

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mystery hill Avatar
3 weeks ago
Apple Polishing Cloth is thinner.
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raindogg Avatar
3 weeks ago
I think Apple's the only ones who cares how thin it is.
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3 weeks ago
Thinest product ever! < no one asked for this
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3 weeks ago

Thinest product ever! < no one asked for this
Lighter ← many asked for this

OLED ← many asked for this

As a result of OLED panels being thinner and lighter, Apple was able to make it thinner and lighter.
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3 weeks ago

Thinest product ever! < no one asked for this
I think I would have preferred the previous design with extra battery life and compatibility with older accessories. Should have made the new iPad Air the thin one.

I’m sure this looks great in person, though.
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3 weeks ago
I was just talking to myself saying "wow that new iPad Pro is really thin". Behind me I heard the ever present Siri prompt from my M1 iPad Pro followed by "so.....you're saying I'm fat?". The rest of the conversation did not go well.
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