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The new 9.7 inch iPad Pro goes on sale, starting at $599 for 32 GB. This puts the new product squarely between the iPad Air and the 12.9 inch iPad Pro in the lineup with the announced pricing. You can order the new iPad Pro now from Apple’s website. Just like its bigger brother, the new iPad Pro features the same A9X processor for great performance. For the first time, the new iPad Pro has a 256 GB storage option for $899.

The 9.7 inch iPad Pro features a True-Tone display, that adjusts the color temperature of the screen based on the room lighting environment.

Apple says it wants to provide a 9.7 inch iPad for all the customers who already have 9.7 inch tablets. In addition, iPad Pro 9.7inch is targeted at Windows desktop and notebook users.

The display is 40% less reflective than the iPad Air, the lowest reflectivity of any tablet. It is also 25% brighter than an iPad Air 2, ‘the brightest tablet available’. The screen also works with Night Shift, coming in iOS 9.3. Like the 12.9 inch iPad, this iPad has 4 speakers for stereo audio depending on orientation. Like iPhone 6s, the new iPad Pro features always-on Hey Siri. 

The iPad Air 2 is getting a price drop, now starting at $399. The 12 inch iPad Pro has gained a 256 GB option.

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