Apple has finally announced their new fleet of iPads. The new Apple iPad Pro comes in two new enticing sizes, 11-inch and 12.9-inches, and a clamshell that’s about 5.9mm thick at max. In addition to that, Apple has some major changes to the classic design of the iPad along with a new full-view display for those who really appreciate the screen-to-body ratio of their devices.
Under the hood, the new iPads are powered by Apple’s newly refined A12X Bionic chip along with Gigabit-class LTE, up to 1TB worth of storage, FaceID, and Apple’s “next-gen Neural Engine” that Apple claims to easily outperform 92% of all notebook PCs out there. In fact, Apple’s Vice President of Hardware Engineering, John Ternus, went as far to say…
“No other tablet, laptop, or even desktop has been able to make this leap forward,” – John Ternus
Compared to the last-gen iPad Pro lineup, Apple says that the new A12X Bionic chip found in the new iPad Pro lineup is 35% faster in single-core workloads and 90% faster in multi-core workloads. All of these improvements come along with the new A12X Bionic chip that sports an even beefier 7-core GPU and an 8-core CPU under the hood. Not only that, but thanks the Apple’s new neural engine, the Apple iPad Pro lineup zips through everything with ease.
Apple also introduces USB Type-C too. Not only that but with Apple finally embracing Type-C with the iPad Pro, Apple has opened a gateway for unlimited possibilities for those who take their computing too seriously. Bundle that with some incredible apps to take advantage of that display and port and you have an excellent editing experience as a whole.
Audio has also taken a bump with this year’s iPad Pro lineup. With this year’s fleet of iPad Pros, Apple has included four magnetic speakers within the chassis of the iPad Pro. Each one of them works in woofer and tweeter pairs for some incredible audio.
Furthermore, just like last year’s iPad Pro lineup, this year’s iPad Pro lineup bring the same fluid experience to the touch as well with smooth animations and gestures throughout thanks to the 120Hz refresh rate under the hood as well as support for the Apple Pencil out of the box. New 2nd-gen Apple Pencil magnetically sticks to the upper edge of the iPad Pro and if needed, automatically starts charging the new Apple Pencil wirelessly.
And if you’re planning to make the iPad Pro a laptop replacement, Apple’s got you covered with their usual Apple Smart Keyboard Folio that introduces a mini keyboard for your iPad Pro.
For those keen about the cameras on the new iPads, both iPad Pro models share the same array of sensors, a 12MP rocker on the back and a 7MP sensor on front that enables FaceID. In addition to that, following Apple’s lineup of iPads, the new iPad Pro is capable of recording videos at up to 4K/60FPS.
The iPad Pro 11-inch and 12.9-inch come in four storage options. You can either pick one up with 64GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB worth of internal storage starting at just $799. Unlike last year’s iPad Pro lineup, this year’s lineup comes in two colors only, namely Silver and the classy Space Gray. And if you’re planning to go with the larger 12.9-inch variant, that would run you for about $999 for the base variant featuring 64GB worth of internal storage.