Tablets are said to be dead, but the Big Tech Three apparently did not get the memo. Microsoft slows Surface to Surface from 2-in-1 tablet PCs, and Google has even unveiled its first ever Chrome OS 2-in-1. But more importantly, Apple, the only company whose tablets are still generating positive revenue, continues to improve its mobile slates. The newest word on the new iPad Pros is that they, or at least one of them, will be even thinner than the flattest smartphone so far.
It's not really surprising to hear that an iPad would withstand even an iPhone in terms of competition from thinness. There is still a lot of room left. Of course, most of this space is occupied by the battery, and much of the thickness is actually attributed to the shock of the camera.
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That is, with limited spaces come a few compromises. There will probably be a compromise with the battery, which must be thinner but still take up less area. The camera will not be so good either. On the other hand, photographing with tablets is frowned upon anyway. It is also unknown whether this sweet 5.9 mm thickness is limited to both iPad Pro sizes or, more likely, to the 10.5 inch model.
Although Apple will not throw in this thin profile, the new iPad pros will already have some features that will make fans crave it. For example, there are Face IDs and very thin apertures. It could finally give a new Apple Pencil, which can be connected via Proximity with iPad Pros. And, of course, a new A-processor that puts the "pro" in iPad Pro.