After months of rumors and speculation, the iPad Pro is here. The iPad Pro is a bumped up version of the traditional iPad.
The iPad Pro packs in plenty of features and tons of power, but the focus seems to be on multitasking using all of that screen real estate.
The iPad Pro is a humongous tablet, and Apple means real business by launching iPad Pro. Tim Cook called it the most capable iPad ever created, packing a 12.9-inch display with a 2732 x 2048-pixel resolution. That’s 5.6 million pixels total.That is HUGE.
Apple is using the same technology from its iMac with Retina 5K display to bring the iPad Pro pixels to life. “For the first time in an Apple display, it has a variable refresh rate,” explains Schiller. Even with that massive display Apple was able to make the tablet quite thin at 6.9mm weighing in at 712 grams.
The iPad Pro is a powerhouse, it runs on the new Apple A9x processor which is 1.8x faster than the A8x on the iPad Air, it can render three 4K streams at a given time, run AutoCAD at 60fps according to Apple.
To highlight its performance credentials, Apple says the iPad Pro will last 10 hours on battery with the ability to edit three streams of 4K video simultaneously. iPad Pro has a four speaker system which orients itself based on how you hold the tablet, although you won’t be keeping it in your hands for long.
Apple also announced the Apple Pencil, for pen-input on the iPad Pro. The Apple Pencil along with the pressure sensitive display on the Apple iPad Pro makes for a great productivity tool for artists and designers. The main thing is Apple Pencil can be recharged using a Lightning connector that plugs directly into the iPad Pro.
We are calling it : Apple Pen Bengate is happening. People are going to go mad over Apple Pen charging and snapping it. Apple Pen Bendgate is on it way. Mark my words
It has sensors built into the tip and, at the back end, a full Lightning connector that plugs right into the iPad Pro for recharging. Apple said it should last a few days per charge. It is also highly responsive – sensors built into the tip for pressure, tilt and stroke.
You can also get a Smart Keyboard cover for the iPad Pro, which uses the new Key switches of the MacBook. The Smart Keyboard also doubles up as the cover for the new iPad. Microsoft was also present at the event to showcase its Office productivity suite of apps along with the split-screen multitasking functionality on the new iPad Pro.
|Display||12.9 inch Retina Display (2732 x 2048)|
64-bit A9X chip
M9 motion coprocessor
|ROM||32GB and 128GB|
8 MP iSight camera
1.2 MP Front facing camera
|Battery||38.5 Watt-hour lithium-polymer battery|
|Connectivity||4G LTE (optional), Wi‑Fi (802.11a/ b/ g/ n/ ac); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and HT80 with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Operating System||iOS 9|
The new Apple iPad Pro comes in Silver, Space Gray and Gold finishes starting at $799 with 32GB storage, $949 for 128GB. Now just brace yourself, $1079 for the 128GB LTE variant. The accessories are not included and The Smart Keyboard costs $169 and the Apple Pencil is priced at $99.