Apple has introduced the new iPad Pro with the A12Z Bionic chip, LiDAR Scanner, the edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, support for the next generation of Wi-Fi, along with a slew of other much-needed features.
With iPadOS 13.4, Apple brings trackpad support to iPad, giving customers an all-new way to interact with their iPad. As users move their finger across the trackpad, the pointer elegantly transforms to highlight user interface elements. Multi-Touch gestures on the trackpad make it fast and easy to navigate the entire system.
The new iPad Pro also comes equipped with the LiDAR Scanner, along with pro cameras, motion sensors, pro performance, pro audio, the stunning Liquid Retina display and powerful apps. The LiDAR Scanner measures the distance to surrounding objects up to 5 meters away, works both indoors and outdoors, and operates at the photon level at nano-second speeds.
A12Z Bionic Chip: The eight-core GPU in the A12Z Bionic, along with an enhanced thermal architecture and tuned performance controllers, is said to give iPad Pro the highest performance ever in an iPad. The new iPad Pro also offers great battery life lasting up to 10 hours, faster Wi-Fi connectivity and gigabit-class LTE.
Liquid Retina display: Avialable in both 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes, it is claimed to be the world’s most advanced mobile display. Featuring P3 wide color support, it lets customers see photos, videos, apps and games in vivid, true-to-life detail. ProMotion technology automatically adjusts the display refresh rate up to 120 Hz for ultra-smooth scrolling and responsiveness, Apple said.
Pro Cameras: The Pro camera system on iPad Pro features a 12MP Wide camera for capturing photos and 4K video, and now includes a 10MP Ultra Wide camera that zooms out two times to capture a much wider field of view. Adding a second camera doubles the photo and video possibilities, enabling different perspectives and multi-camera use.
Apple has also launched the new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro. With a floating design with smooth angle adjustment, a backlit keyboard and trackpad, the Magic Keyboard is said to deliver the best typing experience ever on iPad. The Magic Keyboard will be available for purchase in May.
The new iPad Pro is available to order starting today on apple.com and in the Apple Store app in 30 countries and regions, including the US. Apple will make available iPad Pro in stores starting next week.
The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 for the Wi-Fi model and $949 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model, and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $999 for the Wi-Fi model and $1,149 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.