Apple has updated a series of devices and also launched a new iPad Pro that is now available for order either at $799 or $949 for the 128GB Wi-Fi configurations, depending on the size.
Apple has kept the design of the new iPad Pro same as the previous models for both 11.2-inch and 12.9-inch variants but the internals has been upgraded including a new processor and a new camera system. The headline feature that Apple is promoting here is the Lidar scanner that works along with the new camera system for depth sensing and AR.
Apple has also included a new keyboard dubbed as “Magic Keyboard” that unfolds and raises the iPad in a more comfortable viewing position and it also offers a trackpad which the company says has been reimagined for iPad to perform better than we use on the macOS devices. (Watch the video above for more understanding)
The Magic Keyboard offers backlit keys using USB-C passthrough charging, and has a “smooth angle adjustment.” It will be sold separately and is priced at $299 for the 11-inch model and $349 for the 12.9-inch version but unfortunately, it will not be available till May this year.
The new iPad Pro includes a new A 12Z Bionic Chip with eight cores in the GPU and the company claims that the performance of the new chip is faster than the Windows PC laptops.
It offers a battery life of up to 10 hours with 4G LTE support, looks like Apple is still not pushing for 5G networks. It includes a triple-lens camera setup on the back that includes a regular wide-angle and an ultrawide, but the third sensor is LIDAR, which uses lasers for depth-sensing and augmented reality.
The iPads are available in silver and gray, with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB storage options. A fully maxed-out 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 1TB of storage and LTE support costs $1,649.