Apple introduced the new iPad Pro with a powerful A12Z Bionic processor, LIDAR sensor and trackpad support
24.03.2020 0 Comments
Apple has modestly announced its new iPad Pro. Recall that yesterday the device in several versions prematurely appeared on the company's website. And the official announcement was not long in coming.
Externally, the new 11- and 12.9-inch models resemble devices of the previous generation. Most of the innovations are hiding inside the case. So, in the iPad Pro 2020 model range, a new processor, a new camera unit and a LIDAR scanner are used, which will allow analyzing the depth of the scene for augmented reality applications.
The new A12Z Bionic processor, according to Apple, provides more "higher performance than most laptops with Windows." The chip includes 8 cores, 8 cores in the GPU and the Neural Engine block. It is also noted that the battery provides the tablet with up to 10 hours of battery life. The device optionally supports LTE communication with a gigabit data rate. Users can choose from configurations with a storage capacity of 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB.
A block of three cameras looks exactly the same as in the iPhone 11 Pro, but the tablet uses a different configuration of modules. Users are offered a standard 12-megapixel wide-angle module and a 10-megapixel ultra-wide-angle module with 2x removal. Also in the camera unit is an additional LIDAR scanner, which uses lasers to measure depth and augmented reality applications. Five microphones provide sound capture at once.
The new iPad Pro uses the Liquid Retina display, providing coverage of the P3 color space. ProMotion technology allows you to automatically increase the image refresh rate up to 120 Hz to ensure a smoother image.
Users will certainly appreciate the addition of trackpad support to the iPadOS 13.4. Thanks to this, you can expect increased convenience in performing tasks such as writing and selecting text, working with spreadsheets and professional workflows. The cursor, designed specifically for touch control on the iPad, appears as a circle that highlights user interface elements, text fields and applications on the home screen and dock, giving an idea of what users can click on. Gestures on the trackpad allow you to switch between applications, access the application switcher and activate the Dock, Control Center and applications in Slide Over.
The Click-Anywhere trackpad has appeared on the new Apple Magic Keyboard. It connects to the iPad Pro using a magnetic connection, and special hinges allow you to smoothly adjust the angle of inclination to 130 degrees. The full-sized keys have a backlight and a scissor mechanism of switches with a stroke of 1 mm. The Magic Keyboard is equipped with USB-C pass-through charging, which allows you to connect accessories, including external drives and displays.
The new Apple iPad Pro is already available for pre-order, with actual shipments starting March 25th. The price of the 11-inch model starts at $ 799 (Wi-Fi) or $ 949 (Wi-Fi + LTE) for the version with a 128 GB drive. The price of the 12.9-inch model is $ 999 and $ 1149, respectively. An iPadOS 13.4 update with trackpad support will be released March 24th. Also, accessories for the tablet are offered to customers:
Second-generation Apple Pencil – $ 119; New Smart Keyboard Folio – $ 159 or $ 179 for 11- and 12.9-inch models, respectively; The Magic Keyboard is $ 279 or $ 329 for the 11- and 12.9-inch models, respectively.