A new iPad Pro it was highly anticipated for today. And Apple, of course, tried to introduce you to the world!
After announcing the new MacBook Air and the new Mac mini and presenting news related to its stores, the iPad Pro was unveiled. Before going into the details of the new tablet itself, Cook reported that Apple has already sold 400 million worldwide, meaning we are talking about the most popular tablet by far. To give you an idea, Apple sold more iPads in the last year than the entire line of notebooks across the industry combined!
Now, let's get to the news. The rumors this year were pretty accurate and the new Apple tablet has everything we expect: the biggest change in the iPad since the first model. We have an LCD screen that goes from end to end, with rounded corners just like on the iPhone XR (the screen, also, also called Liquid Retina with True Tone, ProMotion and wide colors).
There are two iPads: the 10.5 ? physically the same, but it gains a larger screen of 11 ? (only 2388 × 1688 pixels); the 12.9 ? keeps the same screen, only smaller physically (it is practically the size of a conventional craft sheet). Both models are thinner, now with 5.9mm, and have 25% less volume than the previous ones.
Face ID is there, but without the need to have a cutout on the screen to house it since the margins of the iPad give the space needed for the TrueDepth camera system. And, as expected, it works both vertically and horizontally! With the departure of the Incio button, the same gestures of the iPhones were taken to the iPad, including pulling from the upper right corner to the Control Center.
The new iPad Pro are equipped with the A12X Bionic chip, also 7 nanometers, like the A12 Bionic. There are more than 10 billion transistors inside, 8 CPU cores (4 focused on performance, 4 on energy efficiency), which guarantee 35% higher performance in single-core and 90% higher in multi-core. According to Apple, the new iPad Pro is faster than 92% of all portable PCs sold on the market! Speaking of graphics, we have a 7-core GPU with 2x more performance than the previous generation.
All of this, of course, with a battery that lasts all day, according to the company. The iPad now also has storage that goes up to 1TB, for those who really need space. Also proving rumors, the tablet abandoned the Lightning connector in favor of USB-C technology. With that, it is possible to connect external components and monitors that already use the USB-C standard and even recharge the iPhone through the connector!
The cameras and sensors of the new iPad Pro have been calibrated for augmented reality which, combined with ARKit 2, provide fantastic experiences with the world around you.
Like all products announced today, the new iPad Pro is very friendly to the environment, with recycled aluminum in its structure. There are four storage options available (64GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB) starting at US $ 800 (for the 11 ? iPad Pro); for the 12.9 ?, the value starts at $ 1,000. Like the new Macs presented, the tablet is available for pre-order today, with the launch scheduled for November 7th.
The current 10.5 ? model will continue to sell for $ 650.
Apple Pencil and accessories
The second generation of the pencil attaches to the tablet thanks to the hands on the side of the iPad Pro. And now, it recharges by induction, wirelessly, that is, the Apple Pencil is always ready to be used and charged.
Just touch the iPad Pro screen with Apple Pencil to start work, with two taps you can switch modes. Along with the new Apple Pencil, Apple also introduced a new Smart Keyboard Folio for the tablet (which now has two angles of use).
The second generation Apple Pencil costs $ 130, with delivery scheduled for 7/11; the Smart Keyboard Folio is priced at US $ 180 (11 ?) and US $ 200 (12.9 ?), also with delivery forecast for the 7th of the next month.
11 ? and 12.9 ? Pro iPads
Price view: from R $ 6,119.10Installed price: in up to 12x R $ 566.58Colors: space gray or silverCapabilities: 64 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TBRelease: October 2018
Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
Price view: R $ 881.10Installed price: in at 12x of R $ 81,58Release: October 2018