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CityPress - - The Good Guide -

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

PHOTO: AP­PLE PHOTO: UN­KNOWN

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

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