The new Apple iPad Pro 2018 is here, and it justifies the iPad line up with a performance that will remain unmatched another 2-3 years. Apple says that the new iPad Pro is more powerful than 92% of laptops out there. Interestingly, the new iPad’s come along with a GPU that can perform better than full-blown Xbox One X without upscaling. Also, heavy applications like Adobe Photoshop and Autodesk AutoCAD now have their full-blown versions for the 2018 iPad Pro. With a USB Type-C connector, you can even connect the all new iPads with a keyboard or even a desktop with an external monitor.
iPad Pro 2018 SPECIFICATIONS
Now, speaking for the specification on the all-new iPad Pro, it is available in 11” and 12.9” models. Well, both of these displays are quite identical with a super-sharp Liquid Retina displays and rounded corners. The Touch ID is no more available in favor of Face ID. And, this gives Apple to shed-off some extra area in the whole process of minimizing the bezels. Note that the tablet now rotates its screen based on your face rather than relying on the sometimes unreliable accelerometer.
The next big thing about the new iPad is its ProMotion display. Well, this allows you to render content at 120 fps and sense your fingers and the new Apple Pencil at 120Hz.
Interestingly, the new Apple Pencil now comes along with a magnet that sticks along with the iPads. The Apple Pencil has a capacitor inside that charges the Apple Pencil wirelessly. And, also on double tapping, the pencil adds even more functionality to experience. The Pencil now supports a double tap gesture that switches between tools in Photoshop and does whatever devs want it to in other apps.
The all-new Apple iPad Pro now comes along with a USB-C port. The features work in the same way as the one on MacBook. You can also use this feature to back charge your iPhones. And, also you can hook it up with an external monitor, or a DSLR with a USB-C to Lighting cable.
iPad Pro 2018 CPU & GPU Performance
The Apple A12X Bionic chip is a beast, and right now, there exists no competitor to this machine. The chipset is still an octa-core processor, but this time it comes along with 10Billion transistors inside. The GPU has been upgraded to a 7-core design. Compared to previous iPad Pros, you get 35% faster single-core and 90% faster multi-core performance. Note that this is 1000x performance from the original iPad Pro. And, Oh Boy! Seriously, my PC can’t even run the Assassin’s Creed Rebellion at 120fps, but the Apple iPad Pro 2018 can do that.
The GPU on the new iPad is powerful enough to handle an insane 3GB PSD file with 170 layers and 12,000 x 12,000px resolution without any hiccups. Also, Adobe’s Project Aero can turn the same PSD into an interactive AR presentation. Well, to take care of all these things you can have up to 1TB of fast storage on your new iPads. Note that the base models offer 64Gigs of internal storage only.
Along with the new Apple iPad Pro, Apple made the Folio keyboard official.
It attaches via magnets again and can hold the tablet at two angles – one for your lap, one for the desk. Rest, the new iPad Pro now offers you four speakers again, but this time they are tweeter/woofer pairs. Another, hardware addition to this device is the availability of five microphones, to enjoy a crystal clear experience of voice on Apple group FaceTime calls.
iPad Pro 2018 PRICING & AVAILABILITY
Like the Apple MacBook Air, the new iPad Pros will start selling on November 7. Well, you can pre-order starting today, and you can choose from Wi-Fi only and LTE versions.
The 11” model sets you back at $800 for the base model with 64Gigs of storage, and the price grows to $1,550 for 1TB of storage. The 12.9” model, on the other hand, starts at $1,000 for 64Gigs os storage and goes up to $1,750 for 1TB. Add $150 to those prices if you want LTE. rest, the new Apple Smart Folio case now starts at $180 for the 11-inches model, and the 12.9-inches model will set you back at $200. The second generations Apple Pencil will set you back $130.