There is now a new updated launch of the Apple’s iPad Pro tablet which features a large 12.0-inch display and part of the fourth generation and the 2nd Generation of the iPad Pro 11-Inch display.
Interesting features of this new device includes the new camera system which is now a dual rear setup as seen on the iPhone 11. The setup comprise of a 12MP f/1.8 regular camera carried over from the previous generation model and a new 10MP f/2.4 ultrawide camera exclusive to these tablets. Both cameras can do 4K video up to 60fps.
Being able to include an ultrawide module to the system is one of the interesting thing about the device. Apple is also introducing the LiDAR scanner on the new iPad which is meant to further enhance the device’s AR capacity.
The LiDAR is a ToF depth sensor which works by bouncing laser right off an object in order ti determine its distance from the sensor and it’s part of sensors used to accurately map the shape of an area. It’s also used in Autonomous vehicles which when included on the iPad Pro will further boost it’s camera system seriously.
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On the iPad Pro, the sensor works alongside the two cameras and motion sensors to accurately measure depth for all sorts of augmented reality applications.
We reported yesterday about leaked information gotten by 9to5Mac about Apple wanting to only include the ToF sensor the iPhone 12 Pro and the Pro Max model only.
Another big leap is the inclusion of the Apple’s newest A12Z Bionic chpiset on the device. The chipset has an eight-core CPU and a new eight-core GPU along with improved thermal design to further boost it’s performance.
Apple is trying to push it’s iPad line as it’s mid-range laptop while further moving the Mac lineup of computers to the premium range. The iPad Pro come with 128GB if it’s base memory but there are option of 256GB, 512GB and even a much larger 1TB.
The new Magic Keyboard support
Also the new iPad Pro will come with Magic Keyboard support which features cantilever hinges that gives the device a 130 degree angle and can be used as a wrapper to protect the screen of the iPad Pro. The keyboard has backlit keys and USB-C passthrough that lets you can charge the iPad Pro and still use the port on the iPad for other accessories.
The integration of a trackpad into the Magic keyboard is what is amazing which turn the device into a real mini hybrid computer. It will feature the forthcoming iPadOS 13.4 which will further enhance the performance of the device.
With the new software, the mouse pointer now appears as a small white circle on screen, and as you move around, it automatically snaps to UI elements making it easier to click on things.
Even more specifications and features
The trackpad works fine with the UI and the touchscreen nature of the device. It also integrate smoothly with iPad applications even without developers having to modify their applications to suite this new development. The support of the trackpad functionality is coming alongside the iPadOS 13.4 which is expected to be released by March 24 and will support Apple’s Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 as well as other third-part mice over USB or Bluetooth.
Parts of the upgrade includes an updated microphone system which gives user “Part of the upgrade istudio-quality” that allows for a much better audio call, voice recording and audio recording quality altogether.
The same microphone system seems to be already in use on the current 16-inch MacBook Pro. The iPad Pro still consists of the four speaker setup which adjusts sounds based on which orientation you hold the tablet.
There is also the 120Hz ProMotion display with P3 wide color support as well as 600 nits of brightness and antireflective coating.
TrueDepth Camera is also included on the new iPad Pro which is also been featured on the previous model of the device which was a basic 7MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and has the capacity to record a 1080P video resolution at about 60FPS. More importantly, it supports Face ID for secure biometric unlocking of the device and applications that support it.
How about the Connectivity
As for the connectivity, there is support for Wi-Fi 6 standard along with support for Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and USB-C connectivity. LTE is available as an option with eSIM. The large 12.9 display of the iPad Pro has a 36.71 Watt-hour battery life unlike the 11-inch which has a smaller 28.65 watt-hour battery life. Apple claims 10 hours of use for both of them on Wi-Fi. Both can be fast-charged over USB-C Power Delivery chargers.
How Much is the iPad Pro?
There is a big similarity in price just as before where the 11-inch is sold for $799 (NG₦ 293,233 / SAR 13,905) for the Wi-Fi model in the US while the LTE model with 128GB storage is sold for $949 (NG₦ 348,283 / SAR 16,515) and then the 12.9-Inch model with Wi-Fi has a base price of $999 ( NG₦ 366,633 / SAR 17,354) while the LTE model with the same 128GB of internal storage has a base price of $1,149 ( NG₦ 421,683 / SAR19,960)
But the new Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro is sold at a whooping $299 ( NG₦ 109,733 / SAR 5,197 ) for the 11-inch model and $349 ( NG₦ 128,083 / SAR 6,066 ) while the Smart keyboard Folio is sold for ($179/199 = NG₦ 65,693 / SAR 3,115 / NG₦ 73,033 / SAR 3,463) or the second-generation Apple Pencil ($129/ NG₦47,343/ SAR 2,241 with these new models.
The new iPad Pro models are available online in 30 countries today and will be in retail stores next week. So be sure to check out our Deals Store for more deals about the iPad Pro.