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Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad Pro was officially revealed just last week, but already some reviews are beginning to hit the internet.

The iPad Pro 10.5 is available for £38 a month with an up front payment of £180 and this gets you 5GB of data per month. - Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice president of Product Marketing. Apple had launched the new iPad Pro in direct competition to Microsoft's Surface Pro model which typically runs the full version of Windows 10.

The iPad Pro 10.5-inch is powered by the A10x chip. So, will the iPad Pro give me some buyer's remorse now that I've spent nearly $1200 on a Lenovo Miix 500? Of course, the Pencil is still a remarkable tool for the iPad Pro and in the new iOS you'll be able to literally draw on nearly anything you're looking at.

Apple has updated its iMac line with up to three times more powerful graphics, faster processors, Thunderbolt 3, storage options and brighter Retina displays, and added a Retina Ultra HD display and discrete graphics to the US$1,299 21.5-inch iMac. Anyone with more modest tablet needs - those who don't need to sketch on the screen with the Apple Pencil, for instance - should stick with the baseline 2017 iPad that was introduced back in March. Do keep in mind though that only the iPad Pro 10.5 has received the Walmart offer treatment.

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Apple has definitively made clear what the differences are between a regular iPad and an iPad Pro. Next, in the recently held annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that took place on June 5-9, 2017 in San Jose, California, the company launched its renowned iPad Pro models, along with several software enhancements. You can sum up the changes as better split screen features and a better dock and control panel and easier access to the cloud, but that doesn't really explain just how much more useful the iPad Pro becomes with these changes. That won't happen until iOS 11 arrives later this year, with a bevy of new features for the iPad in tow. And there's a new file system app that pulls together photos, documents, and other files into one manager, just like on your Mac.

Speaking of battery life, Apple is claiming about 10 hours here, which was about right based on my testing. If you want to, say, drag multiple pictures from an onscreen app into an off-screen app, you first use one hand to select different images, then use your other hand to swipe between apps, before releasing the first hand. It's the biggest thing holding the iPad Pro back.

Starting at £619 for 64GB and running to £889 for 512GB, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a big step up in price over the tablet it replaces.

That likely means Apple's NZ$259 smart keyboard case and also the NZ$159 Pencil, if you're looking to sketch.

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