A new iPad Pro is in town and it brings some massive upgrades that show Apple’s intention of making the iPad a better laptop replacement. The new iPad Pro has got better and more cameras, a more powerful chipset, an all-day battery claim and wait for it support for trackpad with the new Magic Keyboard.
The new iPad Pro looks quite similar to the older one but promises mega upgrades under the hood to offer better performance.
The iPad Pro will be available in two screen sizes as usual. The base 11-inch model with wi-Fi only will start at Rs 71,900 whereas the Cellular model will cost Rs 85,900. The 12.9-inch model starts at Rs 89,900 for the Wi-Fi only model and with the Cellular option added, the price will go up to Rs 1,03,900. You can get your iPad Pro in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage configurations.
New A12Z Bionic chip
Apple says the new A12Z Bionic has more power than most laptops you can buy for the same prices. Users can now edit 4K videos and design 3D models on the iPad Pro. Apple has worked on improving the thermal performance to run intensive apps in a much better way.
The new chip is also said to be more power-efficient and Apple says that you can get up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. The new iPad Pro also supports more LTE bands than any other tablet in the market right now.
Pro grade display
The new iPad Pro features a pro-grade display with support for P3 colour gamut. The ProMotion technology marks a return from the older model, which means it still has 120Hz refresh rate . The display also comes with a True Tone colour support and Apple has given it an anti-reflective coating this time. The display has narrow bezels all around and is available in 11-inches and 12.9-inches.
New multi-camera setup now on an iPad
With the iPad Pro, Apple has finally given the iPad range a taste of dual cameras. The new model gets a 12-megapixel wide angle camera that can shoot 4K videos and a secondary 10-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera that Apple says can capture two times wider field than before. A LiDAR scanner now accompanies these cameras and Apple says it helps the iPad Pro measures distances up to 5 meters.
The LiDAR sensor works both indoors and outdoors, and operates at the photon level at nano-second speeds. With an optimised A12Z Bionic chipset and iPad OS, Apple says the AR applications can now function better using the ARKit. On the whole, AR applications will be more precise and accurate in their readings.
Trackpad for the iPad
With iPadOS 13.4, the iPad will finally get support for trackpad gestures such as selecting text, multi-finger gestures and better scrolling abilities. Apple says as users move their finger across the trackpad, the pointer elegantly transforms to highlight user interface elements.
To make better use of the new trackpad support, Apple has also launched the new Magic Keyboard. This keyboard attachment features a floating design with angle adjustment, a backlit keyboard and a dedicated trackpad. The keyboard supports up to 1mm key travel and the viewing angle can be adjusted up to 130 degrees. The Magic Keyboard starts at Rs 27,900 for the 11-inch model and price goes up to Rs 31,900 for the 12.9-inch model.
The iPad Pro still features the USB-C port and its signature quad-speaker setup. The iPad Pro also has a metal body with antenna lines on the top and bottom. The new model gains new professional grade microphones that Apple claims can capture studio-grade audio.