Apple's new MacBook killer: the new iPad Pro

by Timo21. March 2020
The Coronavirus virus doesn't just pass by Apple either. Apple closes until further notice, Apple stores are worldwide. In addition, the keynote for March was canceled. Apple is now using its other options and is presenting the new iPad in the newsroom and on its homepage. In addition, Apple has conjured something out of your pocket.
Update on April 15.04.2020th, 399: Apple today started selling the Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro in its online store. These will arrive at the Kudnen from next week. The price is 12,9 € for the 11 ″ iPad. For the keyboard of the iPad 339 ″, however, XNUMX euros are due.

In advance we already told you about the speculations surrounding this iPad Pro informed. In this article we show you what really came out of it.

What's slumbering under the hood?

Apple has its A12 chip missed even more power to make the iPad even faster. The creation of 3D models and 4K videos in particular should therefore be carried out even more quickly. The graphics processor with 8 Kernen in the new A12Z Bionic together with the Neural Engine should make the apps a bit faster and more powerful.

Apple itself gives the battery life of up to 10 Hours and should therefore last all day.

The display has not changed from its predecessor. The Liquid Retina Display comes with 11 " and 12,9 " sold. The LCD display also supports the P3 color space. Furthermore, the display has a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, which means extremely smooth scrolling and high responsiveness.

The display also has the familiar one True-tone technology. The display adjusts the color value to the ambient light, so that a more natural appearance is to be shown.

New in the housing are now 5 microphones, which was built around the iPad. These should enable clean audio recordings. The sound is played through the 4 speakers, which automatically adjust the orientation depending on how the iPad is held.

Apple iPad Pro Magic Keyboard

The cameras

Apple is installing a double camera in its new Pro model for the first time. Many assumptions were made in the direction of the triple camera, but this was not fulfilled. But a new technology has found its way into the device. But more on that later.

The camera system has one 12 MP wide-angle camerawhich can record 4K videos. In addition, one 10 MP ultra wide angle camera built in with 2x optical zoom.

Apple iPad Pro Magic Keyboard

The LiDAR scanner

The new technology that Apple has installed is the new one LiDAR scanner. The scanner measures the distance to objects in the vicinity of the user of up to 5 meters. The interaction of the new LiDAR scanner, the cameras and the motion sensors, as well as the A12Z Bionic should enable a new AR experience on the iPad.

Apple Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro

Apple iPad Pro Magic Keyboard

Another highlight is Apple's new keyboard for the iPad Pro. The Magic Keyboard connects magnetically to Apple's Smart Connector, which is located on the back of the iPad. The self-supporting hinge allows a viewing angle of up to 130 degrees. The keyboard's scissor mechanism has a stroke of 1 mm. The keyboard is also equipped with a backlight and a trackpad.

The Magic Keyboard has USB-C pass-through charging. This allows the iPad to be charged without blocking the connection. This then remains free for accessories such as hard drives or displays.

The iPad's trackpad has a gesture control, which should make the iPad quick and easy to use. Navigating with the trackpad should be even easier with the new software update 13.4.

Apple iPad Pro Magic Keyboard

Prices and storage

The iPad Pro also wants to be paid for. The tablet comes on the market in silver and space gray. Storage capacities range from 128 GB to 256 GB and 512 GB up to 1 TB.

The 11 ″ iPad with WiFi and 128 GB starts at 879€. If you want to have the Cellular module 1.099€ due. The big brother starts with 128 GB and Wi-Fi 1.049€. If you want to have internet on the go, you'll be proud 1.249€ asked at the checkout. If you want the absolute top equipment with 1 TB memory, 12,9 ″ display and cellular, you can be proud 1.819€ put on the counter.

The Smart Keyboard Folio (not the magic keyboard!) for the new iPad 11 ″ 199€. For the 12,9 ″ model, Apple would like to 219€ to have.

The Magic Keyboard with trackpad is significantly higher with the price. There will be for the Magic Keyboard for the 11 ″ model 339€ due. The 12 ″ iPad is something to be proud of 399€ pay.

In contrast, the 2nd generation Apple Pencil is with 135€ still comparatively cheap.


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