The new ones iPads Pro They are between us with several differences from previous generations, but possibly only one represents a fundamental change in the way Apple separates its two worlds from iOS devices and Macs. I say this because Ma's new professional tablets are the first iGadgets abandon the proprietary door (Lightning, as it has been for the past six years) and adopt a universal standard, the USB-C.
Of course, in order to strengthen the change, Apple would have to present, from the first moment, an updated accessory line with USB-C connection. And so it went: we have new adapters, new chargers and, of course, a new Apple Pencil and covers, with or without keyboard, the latter of course do not have USB-C connections, but they also reflect the new philosophy that Ma is looking for. instill in your tablets.
Here's a look at each of the news.
Second Generation Apple Pencil
Creative professionals' favorite "no-call-de-stylus" accessory has been updated much larger than it looks. While Pencil's own appearance is different: now it has a flat side (to magnetically attach to one side of the new iPads Pro), a “Pencil” inscription on its tip and a matte finish, plus “ soft".
#ApplePencil feels different. Matte really adds tactility. pic.twitter/c6divNczPK
– Rene Ritchie (@reneritchie) October 30, 2018
Apple Pencil looks very different in touch. The matte finish really improves the grip.
The news, of course, doesn't stop there: The new version of the pencil discards the existing Lightning connector on the tip of its predecessor and instead charges when the accessory is magnetically attached to the iPad Pro. This same act also synchronizes the Pencil with the tablet. In addition, Apple has added a kind of tactile surface to the instrument: a double-tap on the pencil activates custom functions depending on the app used. Oh, and if you touch the screen of the new iPad Pro with the accessory, the tablet wakes up automatically.
When it becomes available, the second-generation Apple Pencil will cost $ 980 on Apple's Brazilian website $ 230 more than its predecessor. Important to note that the new verse at the replaces the first and the two coexist in the Apple catalog for a very simple reason: the second generation of pencil works only with the new iPads Pro, and tablets at the are compatible with the first generation of the accessory.
The covers for the new iPads Pro take full advantage of the new handset on the back surface of the tablets: they attach to the devices magnetically, leaving three of their sides free and unobstructed and giving the set a much cleaner look.
What's more, Smart Folios perform similarly to previous Smart Cases, with the “split” front protection that you can fold to position your tablet in two different viewing or typing positions.
The Smart Folio for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro comes for $ 800 and comes in two models, white or charcoal gray. The version for the 11-inch tablet costs $ 640 and brings, in addition to the two colors above, a model in pink sand.
Smart Keyboard Folio
Smart Keyboard Folio, meanwhile, is the updated version of the keyboard covers that Apple already offered for previous iPad Pro models with the difference that now the back of the accessory connects to the tablet via ms, instead of fitting to the sides, and two typing angles are offered, one for your lap and one for a table.
Smart Connector has changed its position and instead of the side is now on the back of the iPad Pro but the change does not bring any differences in the use of the accessory, ie simply connect the keyboard to the tablet that everything starts working immediately; It does not need to be charged and uses the power of the device itself. As always, when you open the front cover, iPad automatically wakes you from sleep. The accessory keys are full length (ie similar to those on a MacBook, for example).
The Smart Keyboard Folio costs $ 1,350 on the back for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and $ 1,200 on the back for the 11-inch tablet. Both come only in charcoal gray.
USB-C Headphone Adapter
It may have gone unnoticed for most people, but the new iPads Pro are the latest victims of Apple's sleazy killer, tablets have also lost their way to headphones. That's why Ma started selling a USB-C headphone adapter in addition to the accessory with a Lightning tip, available for years.
The accessory costs $ 80 at the Brazilian store of Ma.
1m USB-C Charger Cable
Apple already sold a 2-meter USB-C double-ended cable the cable that comes in every MacBook (Pro) box after the transition to Thunderbolt 3 ports. Now that the iPad Pro has also opened the standard, the company now Also sell a 1 meter version of the same accessory.
Interestingly, both lengths cost the same at Ma's Brazilian store: $ 130. Makes sense?
18W Wall Charger
To keep up with the sturdier new tablets, Apple is also improving the plug-in chargers that come with them: the 12W version included in the box comes out earlier (which in Brazil, you'll understand why, it was 10W) and comes in instead. New 18W adapter that will surely charge the new iPads Pro faster.
The new wall charger has the same USB-C port and can also be used to recharge recent iPhones faster. The problem is that, so far, Apple has not made the accessory available for sale at a standstill, that is, for now, the only way to get the 18W adapter by buying one of the new iPads, even. We hope it is something temporary.
USB-C SD Card Reader
The USB-C port of the new iPads Pro allows you to connect most modern cameras directly to them, but for those who have older machine models or prefer a faster transfer, Apple is starting to sell an SD card reader as well. with USB-C connector.
The accessory is compatible not only with the new iPads Pro, but with any Mac with USB-C connection; Its design is designed so that it does not block the other doors of your machine and it performs readings at UHS-II speed. The reader can be purchased for $ 300 at the Brazilian Apple store.