THE iPAD PRO, TAKEN UP A GEAR
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.