he new is on my desk, ready to be reviewed, when the lunchtime rush begins and a passerby stops and exclaims: “It’s huge!” Another cries: “God, that’s enormous!” Yet another nudges me and whispers: “But how do they expect us to watch porn holding this massive thing?” Another predicts the impending “smashing” her face will suffer when an accidental slip happens while tweeting in bed with the iPad held aloft.
At 306mm x 221mm ( just slightly longer than an A4 page), it’s a considerable jump up in size. But as they say, it’s what you do with it that counts.
Within the shiny body of the device, you’ll find a far stronger processing speed (1.8 times faster than its predecessor), an eye-poppingly clear display (5.6 million pixels), powerful onboard speakers (four new high fidelity speakers create three times the acoustic output of the iPad Air), accurate fingerprint recognition and a better camera.
There is also some cool stuff that comes with the larger screen area. Split-screen apps are a useful feature, especially for multimedia editing. Dual- and multiplayer games become much easier, which should be quite a big thing in the gaming world for 2016. The resolution has also made new accessories feasible, like Apple’s first stylus – the Apple Pencil – which has been getting rave reviews from designers
HUGE RELEASE Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPad Pro recently, asking: ‘Why would you buy a PC any more? No really, why would you buy one?’ HEAVY LOADING Memes making fun of the size of the new iPad Pro have been doing the rounds on the internet since the launch