iPad Pro 3 unveiled by Apple – price, specs and features at live launch

iPad Pro 3 unveiled by Apple – price, specs and features at live launch

Apple has announced a pair of new iPads today at its October 2018 launch event from Brooklyn, New York.

A pair of new iPad Pros lead the charge of creativity as Apple pushed its skills in music, photography and art.

The iPad Pro 3 comes with two screen sizes. One is 11-inches the other, larger model is 12.9-inches. The smaller iPad will still be available alongside them.

Here’s a comprehensive breakdown of those features and what to expect from the new iPads.

Price and release date

  • $799 11 inch
  • $999 12.9 inch

Orders start today and are released on November 7. The 10 inch will still be available.

Display

It has a liquid retina display, with wide colour support. Resolution is 2388 x 1688 to give everything that crisp and clear look you’re used to on iPads.

Design

Here’s where everything gets a bit more exciting. The iPad Pros now have a more slender bezel, with the display filling more of the device.

There’s no notch here though, with the front-facing cameras still living in the black border around the screen.

This gives the new tablets an exciting new look which fits with the fact that the Pro is Apple’s high end model. With Pencil support now on the regular iPad there need to be more reasons to buy the expensive models.

The ipad Pro is 5.9mm thick now, which is 15 per cent thinner than the last model.

Performance

The iPad Pro now features a the 7nm A12X Bionic CPU. More power efficiency and much faster processing will be a huge advantage to people considering this tablet. It’s even more

There are eight cores on the processor and seven cores on the GPU. The Neural Engine can now manage 5 trillion operations per second

It’s predictable that Apple wanted to push the abilities of the iPad Pro. With this device offering a credible alternative to laptops the speed boost will be a welcome addition.

Face ID

Apple has brought Face ID to the new iPad Pros too. This was inevitable with the removal of the fingerprint scanning home button but anyone who has used Face ID can tell you that it’s great.

You can easily unlock the iPad in both portrait and landscape modes too, which makes much more sense on a tablet than it does on a phone.

 

Apple says Face ID makes it more secure than any other tablet, and even any computer.

No home button

With the new sleek design it was somewhat inevitable that Apple would ditch the front button.

This is how Apple has been able to make its screen a bit larger and fill up more of the body of the iPad.

That means that, like the iPhone X, you’ll be controlling the iPad with gestures. These are the same as on the iPhone too, which means you’ll take to them like a duck to water.

No Lightning port

Apple’s ditching its proprietary port on the new iPad Pros. It’s moving over to USB-C, which offers much improved charging performance and should get your iPad juiced-up much faster.

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