Apple is releasing a new iPad Pro, available online for either $799 or $949, depending on the capacity, for 128 GB Wi-Fi configurations. They are now available to order online and Apple says they’ll be shipping on March 25th.
Both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes look the same as last year’s versions but both have a new processor and camera system inside. The headline feature of Apple is that it has a LIDAR scanner to go along with its Depth Sensing camera and AR phone, but what most people will note is the very new keyboard you can get with it.
This powerful iPad Pro features an A12Z processor, outperforming most PC laptops. In addition, it also features an 8-core graphics processor that will further assist in smooth & fast performance and bring realism to apps and games. The A12 chip was as powerful as it was in last year’s iPhone models this iPad Pro just took it even further. It can edit 4K videos with this kind of output and do 3D-design along with enhanced Augmented reality.
This iPad also features a 10MP Ultra Wide lens as well as the regular wide 12MP lens. The camera system uses a sensor called LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). It helps in the calculating distance by measuring the amount of time it takes for light to enter an object and to bounce back much like the Sonar (Sound Navigation and Ranging) used by ships and submarines to measure distance using Sound Waves.
The new Magic Keyboard has a trackpad built-in. Although the iPad did support mice, this is further improved by the latest trackpad support in the forthcoming iPadOS 13.4. With the latest program, the mouse pointer now appears on the screen as a tiny white circle, and it automatically clicks into UI elements as you walk around, making it easier to click on items.
Within iPadOS, the latest trackpad support is designed to accommodate the UI’s touch-first nature and also works seamlessly for all iPad apps with no developer effort needed. However, they should spend some time using the new APIs, and take full advantage of the new trackpad support.