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Apple iPad Pro 2018 : Everything You Need To Know

Written by Bibhu Prasad Bal

We always very much excited about the launch of Apple products. As we were so excited for this year iPhone devices. Now Apple has announced the launch of its latest iPad Pro 2018.

As there are may running trend like bezel-less screen, face ID, depth-sensing camera and you name the rest. Although these are the trends of mobile devices, we may expect these features also in devices like iPad Pro.

Surprisingly, Apple has come with these features in the latest iPad Pro 2018.

Apple iPad Pro 2018

The iPad Pro 2018 comes in 11- and 12.9-inch variants. The two variants almost have the same configuration. So we have to differentiate the two with respect to the screen size.

Let’s discuss the two variants in datails.

Design

The new iPad Pros has got a completely new design. The flat and wide edges are gone. It comes with bezel display with rounded corners. To achieve this Apple has dropped the home button.

Instead of that, it comes with tap-to-wake functionality.

11-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi models weight of 468 grams (1.03 pounds) and Wi-Fi + Cellular models weights 468 grams (1.03 pounds).

12.9 inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi models weights 631 grams (1.39 pounds) and Wi-Fi + Cellular models weights 633 grams (1.4 pounds)

Display

The 11-inch model 12.9 inch model comes with liquid retina display.

The 11-inch model has LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology. It has a 2388×1668-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch.

Apple iPad Pro

The 12.9-inch model has also LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology. It has a 2732×2048-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch.

To restrict the unwanted touches, it has Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating and fully laminated display.

Both the devices have 1.8 percent reflectivity and 600 nits brightness.

Camera

This iPad version has the best camera that the old variants. Both the devices have the same camera specification.

Apple iPad Pro

The main camera is 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/3″, PDAF with Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR features. You can record videos in [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]

The selfie camera is 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard) with Face detection, HDR, panorama features. You can record Video in [email protected]

Other camera features include Burst mode, Live Photos with stabilization, Hybrid IR filter.

Inside

To power, the new iPad Pro is Apple comes with the beast. It has the latest A12X Bionic system-on-chip based on 7-nanometer. This is the same as A12 Bionic in iPhone XS and XR. Like its latest processor, the iPads also has the new 8-core Neural Engine.

The A12X packs with the 8-core processor. 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores.

Apple said that the new chip will give a 35 percent improvement in single core speeds. Users can get a 90 percent improvement in multi-core scores. Apple claims that it is faster than 92 percent of all portable PC processors.

The battery is remaining same. We can expect a better battery life with the latest A12X Bionic soc.

Both the devices come with various storage options. 64 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1TB.

Both the devices run on the latest iOS 12 stable version. Both the devices can adopt a smart keyboard folio.

There are no official announcements on how much RAM it’ll be. Some reports claim 4GB for all variant and for the 1 TB variant it will have 6 GB RAM.

Accessories

In the box, you will get an 18W USB-C power adapter. This simply means you will not get a fast charger in the box. We do not have to expect too much from it.

Apple Pencil gets updated. Now the pencil snaps to the side of the iPad magnetically.

Price

The base 11-inch model with 64GB of storage costs $799 or $949 for the cellular model. 256GB and 512GB options costs you extra $150 and $350, respectively. The new 12.9-inch model starts at $999 and goes up there.

Apple iPad Pro 11 full specification

Here is the full specification of Apple iPad Pro 11.

NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  CDMA 800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 11(1500), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 21(1500), 25(1900), 26(850), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2018, October
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, November
BODY Dimensions 247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm (9.75 x 7.03 x 0.23 in)
Weight 468 g (1.03 lb)
SIM Nano-SIM/ Electronic SIM card (Apple e-SIM)
  – Stylus support (Bluetooth integration; magnetic)
DISPLAY Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 11.0 inches, 366.5 cm2 (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1668 x 2388 pixels (~265 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  – Wide color gamut display
– True-tone display
– 120 Hz
PLATFORM OS iOS 12
Chipset Apple A12X Bionic (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x Vortex + 4x Tempest)
GPU Apple GPU (7-core graphics)
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 64/256/512 GB or 1 TB, 4 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Single 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/3″, PDAF
Features Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Video [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]
SELFIE CAMERA Single 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
Features Face detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected]
SOUND Alert types Vibration; Ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)
3.5mm jack No
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; magnetic connector
FEATURES Sensors Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer
Messaging iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
  – Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
– Power Bank/Reverse charging
BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Po battery (29.37 Wh)
MISC Colors Silver, Space Gray
Price About 880 EUR

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 full specification

Here is the full specification of Apple iPad Pro 12.9.

NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2018, October
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, November
BODY Dimensions 280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9 mm (11.05 x 8.46 x 0.23 in)
Weight 631 g (Wi-Fi), 633 g (LTE) (1.39 lb)
SIM Nano-SIM/ Electronic SIM card (Apple e-SIM)
  – Stylus support (Bluetooth integration; magnetic)
DISPLAY Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 12.9 inches, 515.3 cm2 (~85.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 2048 x 2732 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~265 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  – Wide color gamut display
– True-tone display
– 120 Hz
PLATFORM OS iOS 12
Chipset Apple A12X Bionic (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x Vortex + 4x Tempest)
GPU Apple GPU (7-core graphics)
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 64/256/512 GB or 1 TB
MAIN CAMERA Single 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/3″, PDAF
Features Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Video [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]
SELFIE CAMERA Single 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
Features Face detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected]
SOUND Alert types Vibration; Ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)
3.5mm jack No
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; magnetic connector
FEATURES Sensors Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer
Messaging iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
  – Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
– Power Bank/Reverse charging
BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Po battery (36.71 Wh)
MISC Colors Silver, Space Gray
Price About 1100 EUR

Conclusion

Apple comes with its latest iPad devices. It makes a lot of improvements in the devices and also puts the powerful A12X Bionic 7-nm system-on-chip.

But have the expectation that Apple will give fast charger in the box. But we may have to wait for the next year.

About the author

Bibhu Prasad Bal

A professional content writer and a tech-savvy guy. He loves to explain stuff in a simple way, no matter what and how complicated it is.

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