Since its inception iPad has transformed several aspects of our everyday lives. In what was conceived to be a tablet computer designed primarily for consuming the web content, surprisingly morphed into a multi-faceted instrument. A magical piece of glass that acts as a window to the Internet, e-book reader, gaming console, video editor, jamming instrument for musicians, companion to photographers, canvas for drawing, virtual guide to chefs, diagnostic tool for doctors and on and on.
iPad’s next incarnation iPad Pro is better than ever in every aspect of its goal — creativity, productivity, entertainment, more importantly an instrument of service to humanity. Let’s take a look at the important features of the new iPad Pro.
– iPad Pro is 6.9 mm thick and weighs just 1.57 lbs (713 gms).
– iPad Pro has a 12.9 inch Multi-Touch Retina display with a resolution of 2732 x 2048. That’s about 5.6 million pixels with a pixel density of 264 pixels per inch (ppi).
– iPad Pro is powered by Apple custom designed A9X 64-bit CPU. The CPU die has a M9 motion coprocessor that’s used to offload the processing of the sensor data like gyro, accelerometer, barometer etc. off the A9X chip and make it available to applications such as health and fitness apps.
– iPad Pro runs iOS 9, the latest version of iOS with multitasking features like slide over, split view and picture in picture. Learn more about iOS 9 here.
– iPad Pro camera subsystem is a 8MP iSight camera with five-element lens, f/2.4 aperture, hybrid IR filter and the backside illumination. Panorama is now supported up to 43MP.
– Video recording support is full HD 1080p at 30 fps (frames per second). The radical Slo-mo now at stunning 120 fps.
– FaceTime camera is a 1.2MP HD camera that supports 720p HD video recording.
– Revamped audio system with 4 speakers at each corner of the product with auto stabilization.
– iPad Pro retains its legendary all-day battery life of 10 hours.
– iPad Pro comes in two models: Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+Cellular. The Wi-Fi models has a capacity of 32 GB or 128 GB whereas Wi-Fi+Cellular 128 GB.
Two brand new accessories
Smart Keyboard : To match the expansive display of iPad Pro and to have the convenience of hard keyboard, this radical new keyboard accompanies the iPad Pro. Woven on the smart case of the iPad Pro itself the smart keyboard works seamlessly with iOS using the remarkable smart connector technology. More on smart keyboard here.
Apple Pencil : This is indeed revolutionary! As much as a product itself, the Apple pencil beautifully complements the iPad Pro by adding a new dimension to creativity and interaction with the apps. Packed with advanced technology in a design completely familiar Apple pencil truly is an engineering marvel. Learn all about Apple pencil.
Here’s the keynote presentation of iPad Pro.