03:59 31st Oct, 2018
Apple Unveils New iPad Pro, Available In 11-Inch And 12.9-Inch Variants
Both the tablets offer thin-bezels and powerful A12X Bionic chipset.
Just when you thought that the tablets are fading away from the market, Apple unveiled the new iPad Pro. It now comes with thin-bezels, which Apple calls an all-screen design. The new iPad Pro comes in two screen sizes.
First up is the 11-inch model with pixel dimensions of 2388 x 1668. The panel has effective pixel dennsity of 264 ppi. While Apple calls it a :Liquid Retina Display", which is a fancy name for an LCD screen.
It is powered by Apple's own A12X Bionic chipset. Built on the latest 7 nm fabrication technology, the eight-core A12X Bionic features four performance cores and four efficiency cores. It offers up to 35 percent faster single-core performance. The performance controller can fire up all eight cores for an up to 90 percent boost during resource intensive tasks. The 7 core GPU also promises console-grade graphics.
Apple's next-generation Neural Engine comes with machine learning. It enables fast Face ID and faster plane detection for AR apps.
Much like the Surface tablets, the iPad Pro ships with a stylus. Plus, there's an optional Smart Keyboard Folio for versatility.
The bigger variant comes with a 12.9-inch screen with 2732 x 2048 pixels. Rest of the specs remain the same save for the bigger battery. Both models are quite thin at 5.9 mm.
On the software side of things, you get iOS 12. It brings familiar iPhone X gesture to the iPad.
The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available in silver and space gray finishes in 64 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB configurations as well as a new 1TB option. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $949 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $999 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $1,149 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
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