What will be more exciting than Apple releasing its new products? Well, although WWDC 2020 is scheduled to be a digital-only event in June, Apple has updated its product catalog with the latest iPad Pro 12.9 (fourth-gen) and iPad Pro 11-inch (second-gen) in a press release rather than holding a physical event.
Apple has made quite a few improvements in the latest iPad Pros thanks to its improved camera system, a trackpad, LiDAR system, and a pro display to name a few. The new iPad Pro focuses on performance and runs on Apple A12Z Bionic chip. It has eight-core GPU tuned with improved thermal architecture and performance while the eight-core CPU with Neural Engine provides the required computational power to the device and the apps that you run on it. In fact, the new machine can handle graphics-intensive and strenuous activities like designing 3D models and editing 4K videos.
Even after packing so much power, the iPad Pro is light and provides a battery backup of up to 10 hours which is pretty phenomenal. It also has gigabit-class LTE that supports more bands and faster Wi-Fi connectivity on-board.
Moving further, Apple iPad Pros have always been equipped with the best of displays and the latest addition to the catalog is no different. Both the 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro (2020) arrives with a TrueTone high-quality edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with P3 wide color support. These displays arrive with ProMotion technology that jacks up the refresh rate to 120Hz when required providing ultra-smooth scrolling through the various native apps and more. The display is vibrant, colors pop up and overall of high-quality no doubt.
Moving ahead, the new iPad Pro gets a 12MP wide-angle camera paired along with a 10MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 2x zoom. The primary sensor can capture up to 4K videos without any hassle and when you combine the ToF sensor with it, the depth effect is majestic. The Cupertino-based company has updated its ARKit that enables the LiDAR scanner to calculate objects up to 5 meters away providing a never before seen augmented reality experience. In fact, developers can use the Scene Geometry API to include LiDAR scanning augmented reality features onto their apps.
Apple has improved its new iPad Pro that comes preloaded with iPadOS 13.4 and the most-refined trackpad support that has been redefined especially for iPad and not MacOS. You can enjoy the new trackpad feature across a slew of native apps like Notes, Mail, Messenger, or use them with the upcoming Keynote, Pages, and Numbers among others.
Studio-quality mics and professional-quality audio is something that makes the new iPad Pro a perfect companion for content creators. With six state-of-the-art microphones and four speakers, no matter how you hold it, the device will capture the best of crystal-clear sound and produce the best audio output based on the orientation of the device.
Apple iPad Pro also comes with support to Magic Keyboard (of course it will cost extra). The newly designed keyboard makes it easier for users to adjust it at up to 130-degrees while being able to hail its majestic floating design, cantilever hinges allow better adjustment and more.
Talking about the pricing, the new iPad Pro is available in the US and 29 other countries starting next week. Available in Space Gray and Silver, the device will have 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB of internal storage configurations available.
The 11-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi) will start at $799 while the Wi-Fi + Cellular model would fetch $949 while the price tag for the 12.9-inch model is $999 and $1,149 respectively. The new Smart Keyboard Folio is available at $159 (with 11-inch) and $179 (12.9-inch) and there are tonnes of student offers available to be redeemed at Apple’s website and Apple Stores around the globe.