THE iPAD PRO, TAKEN UP A GEAR

Apple Magazine - - Summary -

Af­ter a brief pre­sen­ta­tion about the new Ses­sions com­ing to Ap­ple Stores around the world, Tim Cook re­turned to the stage to of­fer a peek into the new iPad. Leaks of the lon­gawaited Pro model made their way onto the in­ter­net months be­fore its of­fi­cial un­veil­ing, but that didn’t stop the au­di­ence from rais­ing the roof when the lid was of­fi­cially lifted. With no home but­ton, Face ID, a thin­ner bezel and a mag­netic Ap­ple Pen­cil, the new iPad Pro is more ad­vanced than ever be­fore, and “the iPad we’ve dreamed of mak­ing from the very be­gin­ning,” ac­cord­ing to de­sign­ers. Ap­ple will con­tinue to of­fer two ver­sions of the Pro, one with an 11inch dis­play, and the sec­ond fea­tur­ing a 12.9inch dis­play and a smaller, more por­ta­ble frame com­pared to its pre­de­ces­sor, mak­ing it great for work­ing on the go. Both new iPads mea­sure in at 5.9mm thick, and in typ­i­cal Ap­ple style, are 15% thin­ner than pre­vi­ous Pros.

But it’s not just the screen that’s im­pres­sive - the real magic hap­pens un­der the hood. The new iPad Pro comes with Face ID for the first time, al­low­ing users to un­lock their de­vices, pay for goods and more. And un­like pre­vi­ous iPads, there is no “right side up” - iPad Pro au­to­mat­i­cally ad­justs to your po­si­tion. The mod­els are pow­ered by an all-new A12X Bionic pro­ces­sor, which is more ad­vanced than the lat­est iPad XS with more than 10 bil­lion tran­sis­tors. The de­vice has an 8-core CPU and a 7-core GPU and is claimed to be 92% faster than all por­ta­ble PCs sold in the past year. Ap­ple re­ally is mar­ket­ing the new iPad Pro as an al­ter­na­tive to a com­puter, mak­ing ref­er­ences and com­par­isons to lap­top and desk­top de­vices from Dell, HP, and Google.

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