The new iPad Pro has very slim bezels with USB-C connectivity.
Apple has finally unveiled the new iPad Pro, this comes after months of rumours that it would arrive. The new iPad features slimmed down bezels, USB-C instead of lightning and FaceID makes its debut on an iPad.
The new iPad comes in two sizes: 11-inch and 12.9-inch. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts from £769, while the 12.9-inch starts from £969.
The iPad Pro is the first iPad to debut with Apple’s new design language; no home button and slim bezels. The screen is rounded off, giving it smooth edges around the screen. The screen is being touted as a ‘Liquid Retina Display’ and it takes the iPhone X gesture navigation system.
The headphone jack has been removed, meaning you will need to use a USB-C dongle in order to listen to music.
The iPad debuts Apple’s new A12X Bionic chipset, it features an 8-core CPU and a 7-core GPU. It boasts 35% better single core performance and 90% better multitasking performance.
FaceID can be used from different orientations, it doesn’t have to be used portrait anymore. This is great, holding an iPad portrait to unlock it every time would have been very annoying.
The biggest news is the switch from the Lightning port to the USB-C port. This is a great move from Apple to market the iPad as a real laptop alternative. It also allows it to connect to external screens up to 5K resolution.
The iPad Pro has four speakers that deliver a wider stereo sound than before. It also features a 12-megapixel camera that can record 4K at 60FPS.
The battery life will apparently last for up to 10 hours, while it ships with an 18-watt charger for faster charging. The new Apple Pencil also debuted, it can attach to the iPad and charge wirelessly without having to plug it in.
The iPad Pro looks like a beast of a device, making the line between tablet and computer even blurrier than before. The switch to USB-C will make a lot of fans happy, it now allows for more connectivity and for screen sharing up to 5K.
I’ll have to see how it performs in the real world before I give my main opinion though.