Today Apple officially announced a new iPad Pro variant with a smaller 9.7″ display. Matching the size of the standard iPad Air family, this new iPad Pro features several of the features included in the 12.9″ model. These include compatibility with the Apple Pencil, a smart connector for keyboards, and four speakers for loud, immersive audio. New on this model is a TrueTone, 2048×1536 display which adjusts the color temperature of the display to better suit the environment you’re in, and also 4K video recording with the 12.1MP rear camera.
The display on the iPad Pro 9.7″ also includes an anti-reflective coating which Apple claims is the least reflective of any tablet ever. This new 9.7″ model is also available with 256GB of storage, a first for any Apple device. Also worth noting is that the 12.9″ iPad Pro is also now available with this storage tier.
The new 9.7″ variant also includes the same A9X chipset as its larger brother and comes in a the new Rose Gold color, the first and only iPad to do so. A smart keyboard accessory is also available for this device for an extra $149.
As far as pricing goes, the 9.7″ iPad Pro starts at $599 for the 32GB, WiFi only variant and goes up to $899 for the 256GB WiFi variant. If you’d like to opt for the cellular model, it’ll range from $729 to $1,029 depending on the storage tier you select.