Apple's major presentation coversthe release of new laptop models and updated iPad Pro tablets, information about which was accidentally merged recently on the website of the Chinese representative office of Apple. Now the devices are officially presented.
Design of iPad Pro models with screen sizes 11and 12.9 inches has not changed and repeats previous models. The main changes affected the hardware of the tablets and their functionality. In the updated iPad Pro model range from 2020, more powerful processors, updated camera sensors, a LIDAR sensor designed for laser scanning and designed to work with augmented reality will be installed.
Apple developers proudly announced thatUsing the new A12Z Bionic processors will increase the performance of the iPad Pro to a value greater than most laptops running Windows. The hardware receives an 8-core processor, the same number of cores will be in the graphics chip. There is also a Neural Engine module.
Autonomous work on one battery charge iniPad Pro will be up to 10 hours. The models come with both Wi-Fi modules and with support for cellular networks with LTE module at a data transfer rate of 1 GB per second. Internal memory will be available in volumes: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB.
The updated block of the main cameras will receive a designsimilar to the iPhone 11 Pro smartphone, but with a different sensor configuration. The unit will have a 12 megapixel wide-angle sensor, a 10 megapixel super wide-angle sensor with 2x magnification and a LIDAR laser scanner, which is necessary to measure the depth of the scene and work with augmented reality applications. Five microphones are used to process audio.
The Liquid Retina screen realizes the coverage of the P3 color space, and the use of ProMotion technology will bring the screen refresh rate to 120 Hz.
Significantly expand the functionalitytablet trackpad support in iPadOS 13.4. As a result, the user will be able to more efficiently work with text files, spreadsheets and special applications. The original view of the cursor, created for the touch control of the tablet, has the shape of a circle, which allows you to conveniently highlight various objects on the main screen. Gesture control of the trackpad allows you to conveniently switch between applications, provides access to the application switcher and activate the Dock, Control Center and applications in Slide Over.
The new Apple Magic Keyboard on which Click-Anywhere trackpad is installed, connects to the tablet using convenient magnetic grips. For convenience, there are special swivel joints that allow you to vary the angle of the screen to 130 degrees. The keyboard is backlit and receives a scissor mechanism with a stroke height of 1 mm. The USB-C connector allows you to connect various accessories, including external drives and monitors.
Apple iPad Pro is currently availableissue for pre-order, and delivery to consumers will begin on March 25. A model with an diagonal of 11 inches and a memory of 128 GB, in a configuration with a Wi-Fi module is offered at a price of $ 799, with Wi-Fi and LTE modules for $ 949. a tablet with a screen diagonal of 12.9 inches will cost the consumer $ 999 (Wi-Fi) and 1,149 (Wi-Fi and LTE). The iPadOS 13.4 OS update, which opens up the possibility of supporting work with the trackpad, will appear on March 24. The 2nd generation Apple Pencil will cost $ 119. Keyboard Smart Keyboard Folio will be offered at 159 or 179 dollars for tablets with a diagonal of 11 and 12.9 inches, respectively. The Magic Keyboard will go on sale for $ 279 or $ 329 for 11 and 12.9-inch tablets, respectively.