Apple today introduced the new iPad Pro with all-screen design, Liquid Retina displays, A12X Bionic chip, a new USB-C connector, Gigabit-class LTE, and up to 1TB of storage to enable powerful new mobile workflows.
A second-generation Apple Pencil magnetically attaches to iPad Pro and wirelessly charges at the same time. There is also a new Smart Keyboard Folio featuring a streamlined design that’s adjustable for added versatility. The new iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio are available to order starting today and will be in stores starting November 7.
The new iPad Pro features an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with rounded corners and supports wider colour gamut and a True Tone and anti-reflective coating for a natural, accurate viewing experience indoors and out.
The new 11-inch iPad Pro packs a bigger display with more pixels in the same footprint as the 10.5-inch model, yet still weighs just one pound. The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro places the largest display of any iPad into a more portable package — a massive 25 per cent reduction in volume. Both models are just 5.9 mm thin — the thinnest iPad design ever — making iPad Pro now even easier to take with you.
According to Apple, the powerful eight-core A12X Bionic features four performance cores and four efficiency cores for up to 35 per cent faster single-core performance and a new performance controller for simultaneous use of all eight cores for an up to 90 per cent boost during multi-threaded tasks.
Apple has also introduced Face ID in the new iPad Pro and with support for the next generation of AR apps, a new world of AR experiences is possible on iPad, such as measuring the reflection on real-world objects, navigating buildings in 3D and exploring entire universes. Adobe’s Project Aero (coming 2019) will enable creators to design experiences that take AR on iPad even further.
The new iPads will run on iOS 12 bringing new gestures to iPad that are already familiar to iPhone X and iPhone XS users including tap to wake and swiping to go home, access Control Centre and for multitasking.
Recently introduced Group FaceTime now makes it easy to connect with groups of friends or colleagues at the same time. Participants can be added at any time, join later if the conversation is still active and choose to join using video or audio from an iPhone, iPad or Mac.
The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available in silver and space grey finishes in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB configurations as well as a new 1TB option. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $949 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $999 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $1,149 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
The new iPad Pro models, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio are available to order starting today from apple.com with will be available starting November 7, in the US and in India.