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iPad Pro 2, Surface Pro 5 Release Date, Updates: All Incredible Features Explained!; Fierce Competition in 2017?

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iPad Pro 2 and Surface pro 5 are expected to be launched in 2017. The tech crowds will see the neck-to-neck competition as Microsoft and Apple will show off the new features that the flagships will rock.

iPad Pro 2 Specs, Features, Release Date

There is not much room for improvements in the original iPad series, thus, Apple is expected to bring many upgrades to the iPad Pro 2.

Starting from smoother navigation system and more-integrated Apple Pencil - the upcoming tablet iteration could be using the A10 X chip to boost the performance, according to Bloomberg.

3D Touch and TrueTone display have been the talks lately and it is highly anticipated that the Cupertino giant will equip the iPad Pro 2 lineups with the two technologies. And also, the iOS 11 as operating system.

The iPad Pro 2 will come in three variants, according to analyst Ming Chi Kuo. One of them would be a 10.5-inch tablet aimed at education sectors. Kuo claims that the smallest variant will still sport A9 X because Apple plans to sell the device at a relatively low price.

The speculations point at June release date at WWDC 2017 according to T3. Apparently, the rumored OLED panels will not appear until 2018.

Surface Pro 5 Specs, Features, Release Date

While there will surely be a change on the dimension and hardware specs, a recent report suggests that Surface Pro 5 may not be using Kaby Lake processor. Earlier this week, Microsoft demoed Windows 10 running on ARM-based computer, PCAdvisor has learned. The news has garnered attention and speculations of what could be powering the Surface Pro 5 device.

The Pro variant has always been a versatile, hybrid device. The tablet will likely receive nice upgrades under the hood, such as, 16 GB of RAM and internal storage up to 256 GB.

Rumors suggest that there will be two variants of Surface Pro hybrid device, 2K and 4K displays. And not to forget, a brand new rechargeable Surface Pen.

Check out the iPad Pro 2 and Surface Pro 5 rumored specs in the video below

The Surface Pro 4 hit the shelves for the first time in October 2015. Hence, it's safe to assume that Microsoft could be following the same pattern, launching the Surface Pro 5 in October 2017.

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