Apple today held the event, which attracted several new products. Among them – the iPad Pro, which has an updated design, the USB Type-C instead of Lightning, and the new Apple Pencil.
As expected, the new iPad Pro has lost the Home button, so the developers reduced the frame around the display, which is now the same thickness. Moreover, there was reduced and the thickness of tablets a millimeter (up to 5.9 mm). The side faces now without curvature, as in previous models. All these changes allowed to reduce the housing 12.9″ iPad Pro. As for the smaller model, its size remained roughly the same, but the size of the screen is now not 10.5″, and 11″.
By the way the display is also updated. In the new iPad Pro is a so-called Liquid Retina IPS-display with support for technology ProMotion and True Tone (a similar display is set to iPhone Xr). In the smaller model set 11″ screen with a resolution of 2388х1668 pixels (264 ppi), the bigger one with a 12.9″ display with a resolution of 2732х2048 pixels (264 ppi). The maximum brightness is declared at the level of 600 nits.
For the performance of the new iPad Pro is responsible chipset A12X Bionic, performed on a 7 nm process technology and contains 10 billion transistors (a record for this kind of platforms). At the presentation of the performance of the tablets had devoted considerable attention, stressing that it is enough for demanding games (they showed a new version of NBA 2K) and professional programs (introduced Adobe Photoshop for the iPad).
Built-in memory can now be set for a whole terabyte. In the basic configuration available 64 GB.
By the way, the software also been told a lot. the iPad Pro is positioned as a professional tool for creative people. Tablets available software for creating and editing photos, videos, music, to work with augmented reality. In short, the iPad Pro could easily replace a laptop (at the time of presentation, by the way, showed an interesting statistic: sales of the iPad Pro outsell laptops HP, Lenovo, Dell and other manufacturers).
Couldn’t Apple to forget about safety devices. So as tablets have lost their Touch ID technology, for her replaced by a Face ID. Near the front camera TrueDepth are the sensors required for this system. Frontalka able to shoot 7 MP photos, supports portrait mode, and Animagi memory, you can record Full HD video. The main camera has a 12 megapixel module with an aperture of f/1.8, there is a five-fold digital zoom, support Smart HDR, Live Photos, video is recorded at a maximum resolution of 4K (30 or 60 fps).
Face ID works in both portrait and landscape mode
On the bottom and the top of the tablet there are two dynamics, also on the side faces there are five microphones, volume keys, power key, optional tray Nano-SIM, Smart Connector and a magnetic connector for Apple Pencil. And an important point – now instead of the Lightning port in the iPad Pro installed USB Type-C! Apple demonstrated videos that with the new port, you can connect monitors, cameras, musical instruments and even charge your iPad Pro to your iPhone. It comes with a metre USB cable Type-C and 18W charger.
Also worth noting is the presence of dual-band module Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, optional Gigabit LTE modem (Nano SIM supported and eSIM). But somehow Apple decided to abandon the 3.5 mm audio Jack. 11″ iPad Pro installed battery capacity 29.37 W, 12.9″ – W 36.71. That should be enough for whole day use (up to 10 hours of continuous operation). Devices running iOS 12.1.
Along with the new iPad Pro shows and accessories for them. Updated Apple Pencil – he is now able to use magnetic attraction to the side face of the iPad Pro, and also supports wireless charging the tablet. There is a new way of working with Apple Pencil – double tap on the touch pen to change tools applications for editing. Cost – $129.
Showed and plug-in full keyboard Smart Keyboard Folio. It allows you to lock the iPad Pro in a number of positions for more convenient operation. The connection to the tablet using the Smart Connector. Price: $199 for the 12.9″ model, $179 for the 11″ variant.
Well, the cost of those iPad Pro. Price of 11″ iPad Pro starts at $799, 12.9″ iPad Pro is $999. In selling new items will appear on 7 November.