New iPad Pro Announced With A12Z Bionic Chip, Magic Keyboard With Trackpad, LiDAR Scanner, Ultra Wide Camera, and More

    New iPad Pro Announced With A12Z Bionic Chip

    Apple today announced a new iPad Pro with a faster A12Z Bionic chip, a new Magic Keyboard accessory with a built-in trackpad, an Ultra Wide camera. The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro also feature LiDAR Scanner for depth sensing capabilities.

    The camera setup on the new iPad Pro features a 12MP Wide camera and a 10MP Ultra Wide camera, which can zoom out two times to capture a wider field of view. This brings the iPad Pro family in line with the most recent iPhones, which also sport the square-shaped triple-lens camera bump.

    The tablet also now features five studio-quality microphones and four speakers that adjust to any orientation.

    Apple is also bringing complete trackpad support to the iPad with the iPadOS 13.4 update. The company says that instead of copying trackpad support from macOS, it has reimagined it for the iPad. There will be support for multi-touch gestures to easily navigate between open apps and for other functions.

    The device’s new A12Z Bionic chip supports an eight-core GPU, enhanced thermal architecture, and tuned performance controllers. Apple said that professionals working on the iPad Pro can edit 4K video and design 3D models thanks to the internal update, and the new tablet has a 10 hour battery life, faster Wi-Fi, and gigabit-class LTE that’s 60 percent faster than the previous generation.

    The iPad Pro is still available in both 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes, with an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display and ProMotion technology.

    New iPad Pro Announced With A12Z Bionic Chip

    As for the LiDAR Scanner at the rear, it allows the iPad Pro to measure distance to surrounding objects that are up to 5m away. The sensor works both indoors and outdoors. The updated Measure app in iPadOS 13.4 will be able to take advantage of the LiDAR Scanner. Additionally, all ARKit apps will also get instant AR placement, improved motion capture and people occlusion, leading to AR experiences “never before possible.”

    Lastly, Apple is adding trackpad support to iPadOS 13.4 and the new Magic Keyboard. This new accessory attaches magnetically to iPad Pro and includes a floating design that works well on both a lap or a desk. The Magic Keyboard features cantilevered hinges for smooth adjustments of the viewing angle up to 130 degrees, including a full-size keyboard with backlit keys and a scissor mechanism that delivers 1mm travel.

    The Magic Keyboard also has USB-C pass-through charging and the new trackpad. With this, Apple said that users will be able to enhance their workflows in multiple ways: scrolling through web pages in Safari, photo libraries in Photos, precisely edit text in Notes, organizing Mail, and more. Most third-party apps will work with the trackpad as well, without any update required.

    The 2020 iPad Pro is available to order from Apple’s online store from today. It will hit the stores next week, with prices starting from $799 and $999 for the 11-inch and 12.9-inch Wi-Fi models. The cellular models carry a $149 premium over the Wi-Fi versions. Thankfully, Apple has bumped the base storage space across the board to 128GB. The 256GB storage variant is available for $899/$1099. The max storage continues to be 1TB.

    The Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro will be available to purchase in May in two versions: $299 for the 11-inch iPad Pro and $349 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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