Apple iPad Pro 11-inch and 12.9-inch with A12Z Bionic, trackpad support, a wild keyboard cover, a wide-angle camera, and LiDAR Scanner have been silently announced.
The Apple iPad Pro 11-inch costs $799, while the iPad Pro 12.9 inch goes for $949 and Apple says they will ship on March 25th. The new iPad PRO was officially announced online.
Well, the all-new iPad Pro for 2020 comes with new upgrades, such as the A12Z Bionic chipset, ultra-wide rear camera, 5 studio-quality mics, AR and a LiDAR Scanner, which acts as a depth-sensing.
Anyways, the iPads are available in silver and gray, with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB storage options. There are the WiFi and WiFi + Cellular options for each of these storage options.
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iPad PRO 11-inch/12.9-inch Similar Specs
*. Processor: Octa-Core A12Z Bionic 7nm chip with 64-bit architecture, 8-core GPU and M12 motion coprocessor
*. Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB variants
*. OS: iPadOS 13.4
*. Back cameras: 12MP main wide camera with f/1.8 aperture, Secondary Ultra-wide Angle: 10MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture and 125° field of view, 5P lens, Hybrid IR filter, Quad-LED True Tone flash,
*. Front camera: 7-megapixels front-facing FaceTime camera, f/2.2 aperture, Portrait mode
*. Network and connectivity: 4G LTE (optional), Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C
*. Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
You can either find the iPad PRO 11-inch 1668 pixels or 12.9-inch 2048pixels Liquid Retina display with P3 Color Gamut, 600 nits brightness, 264 PPI.
At the back of these iPad PRO sits a triple rear camera setup, which includes the 12-megapixels main wide Camera with f/1.8 aperture, 10-megapixels ultra-wide-angle with ƒ/2.4 aperture and 125° field of view.
But the third sensor is LIDAR, which uses lasers for depth-sensing and augmented reality. And arrives with a 7-megapixels front-facing FaceTime camera, with f/2.2 aperture, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Retina Flash, and SmartHDR.
iPad Pro 11-inch Specs
*. Display: 11-inch (2388 x 1668 pixels) Liquid Retina display with P3 Color Gamut, 600 nits brightness, 264 PPI
*. Dimensions: 247.6x 178.5x 5.9mm
*. Weight: 471g
*. Battery: 28.65-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
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It does not support 5G, but supports gigabit LTE, Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C. Probably, the company will announce the iPad PRO 5G later in the year.
The new iPads are powered with what the company is calling “A12Z Bionic Chip,” 7nm chip with 64-bit architecture, eight cores in the GPU and M12 motion coprocessor.
Apple says it is “more powerful than most Windows PC laptops.” It comes with Five microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording, Four speaker audio.
The iPad PRO 11-inch comes with a 28.65-watt-hour and 12.9-inch with 36.71-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, but both support up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching a video, or listening to music.
iPad Pro 12.9-inch Specs
*. Display: 12.9-inch (2732 x 2048pixels) Liquid Retina display with P3 Color Gamut, 600 nits brightness, 264 PPI
*. Dimensions : 280.6x 214.9 x 5.9mm
*. Weight: 641g
*. Battery: 36.71-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery’
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The new iPad Pro is available to order starting today on apple.com, and Apple says they will ship on March 25th. It starts at $799 for the iPad Pro 11″ 128GB WiFi, and $949 for the iPad Pro 11″ 128GB WiFi + Cellular.
And starts at $999 for the iPad Pro 12.9″ 128GB WiFi, and $1149 for the iPad Pro 12.9″ 128GB WiFi + Cellular. Adding the Magic Keyboard will sky rock these prices.
Magic Keyboard with Trackpad
Most importantly, there is the new iPad Pro keyboard with a trackpad that will cost up to $349. The Trackpad support will arrive in iPadOS 13.4
It comes with a new keyboard, which is known as the Magic Keyword -that is what Apple is calling it. But you can still purchase the cheaper Smart Keyboard Folio, as it remains compatible with the latest iPad models.
The new keyboard supports the newest and previous generation of the iPad Pro, its backlit, with a trackpad on it. The new Smart Keyboard takes up the iPad to a more comfortable viewing position, 130 degrees, in its magnificent scissor mechanism design.
With the smart keyboard, iPad PRO users will now have two available USB-C ports – a USB-C port built right into the keyboard that can be used for charging the iPad, and the traditional port on the iPad itself.
For the first time, the Magic Keyboard comes with a hinge that lets you adjust the viewing angle, a trackpad, and a USB-C port. The iPad PRO 11-inch Magic Keyboard will cost $299, while the iPad PRO 12.9-inch model goes for $349.