Apple Announces New 9.7" iPad Pro

During this morning's special event, Apple announced the new iPhone SE, iOS 9.3, and the 9.7" iPad Pro. This tablet brings the power and versatility of the current Pro model to the classic 9.7" form factor.


The list of features is impressive, including:

  • 64-bit A9x Chip
  • Always-on Hey Siri
  • 25% brighter display
  • Lowest reflectivity in an iPad ever
  • Wide color gamut Retina display
  • True Tone display (that matches ambient light like paper does)
  • Four speaker audio
  • 12 MP iSight camera
  • True Tone flash
  • 5 MP FaceTime camera
  • Live Photos
  • 4K Vido
  • Retina flash
  • Apple Pencil compatible


The 9.7 inch iPad Pro will be available March 31 in 3 configurations: 32GB@$599, 128GB@$749, and 256GB@$899 and 4 different colors including Rose Gold.

This is a powerful tool for nimble photographers, especially the 256GB model combined with an SD card reader and Apple Pencil. The ability to work practically anywhere without the bulk of a computer can lighten the load, improve productivity, and add a dash of fun to the photography experience. And for those using the Photos ecosystem (Photos for iOS and Photos for OS X), the imaging pipeline from camera to editing to output will be extremely smooth.

Master Photos for OS X

(It's More Powerful than You Think)

For hands-on tutorials, be sure to take a look at Photos for OS X Essential Training on I cover everything you need to know to get the most from this surprisingly powerful image management application.

More Help and Insights on Photos for OS X

Don't forget about the Photos for OS X Special Feature Section on The Digital Story. It's a roundup of tutorials, videos, and articles focused on helping you master Apple's latest photo management software. You can also find it under Photography in the top nav bar.

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