SAN JOSE, Calif.—Apple's WWDC isn't usually about hardware, but the company used its keynote today to introduce a fairly major new product: a fully redesigned iPad Pro, designed to replace the current 9.7-inch tablet that debuted back in March of 2016.
The new tablet's defining feature is its new slim-bezeled design, which lets Apple fit a 10.5-inch screen into a body that's not all that different from the 9.7-inch tablet's. That larger screen is also used to fit more information: the resolution has been bumped up to 2224×1668, a nice improvement over the 9.7-inch iPad's 2048×1536.
The new iPad pro features a bump to a spec we don't often hear much about on iPad screens: the refresh rate. Under the cover of a feature called "Pro Motion," the device's display will use a 120Hz refresh rate instead of the default 60Hz. Apple claims this will result in a better Apple Pencil input experience. The iPad Pro can also dynamically adjust its display refresh rate to fit its native content refresh rate, like with 48Hz movies.