The new iPad Pro has been revealed, equipped with an all-screen design thanks to the introduction of Face ID. Now the device offers 11-inch and 12.9-inch Liquid Retina displays, powered by the A12X Bionic chip with the next-gen Neural Engine. Customers will find a new USB-C connector, Gigabit-class LTE, and up to 1TB of storage available on the models.
There’s also a new Apple Pencil to go along with the new iPad Pro, this one magnetically attaches to the iPad Pro and wirelessly charges at the same time. Buyers will also find a new touch sensor built onto the Apple Pencil which detects taps, introducing an entirely new way to interact within apps. The new Smart Keyboard Folio features a streamlined design that’s adjustable for added versatility and clicks into place right where you want it.
“The new iPad Pro is a huge step forward for powerful, creative, mobile computing; it has an all-new thinner design, speeds through projects with the super-fast A12X Bionic chip and unlocks with a glance using Face ID in any orientation — while you’re sitting or standing, with iPad Pro on your desk or lap, with the new Smart Keyboard Folio and new Apple Pencil,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “There has never been a mobile device anything like the new iPad Pro; it has a gorgeous edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display that curves into the corners, breakthrough performance that outperforms most laptops, Face ID, support for the new Smart Keyboard Folio and new Apple Pencil, advanced new cameras and sensors for the best AR experiences ever in any device, a high-speed USB-C connector, louder speakers, faster wireless and more, all packed into a thinner device that has all-day battery life and is 25 percent smaller in volume.”
iPad Pro featuring edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with rounded corners.
The edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display has rounded corners that follow the curves of iPad Pro’s unibody enclosure. Using advanced pixel masking, sub-pixel antialiasing and a new backlight design, the new Liquid Retina display in iPad Pro is Apple’s brightest and most color accurate iPad display, and offers wide color support, True Tone and anti-reflective coating, ProMotion technology automatically adjusts the display refresh rate up to 120Hz for ultra-smooth scrolling and incredible responsiveness on iPad Pro.
The new 11-inch iPad Pro packs a bigger display with more pixels in the same footprint as the 10.5-inch model, yet still weighs just one pound. The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro places the largest display of any iPad into a more portable package — a 25% reduction in volume. Both models are just 5.9 mm thin which is the thinnest iPad design ever.
Built specifically for iPad Pro, the A12X Bionic is the most powerful chip in a tablet. The eight-core A12X Bionic features four performance cores and four efficiency cores for up to 35% faster single-core performance and a new performance controller for simultaneous use of all eight cores for an up to 90% boost during multi-threaded tasks. A seven-core, Apple-designed GPU delivers up to twice the graphics performance for incredibly rich and immersive AR experiences and console-quality graphics. This is the first time that Face ID is on the iPad. Designed to work while holding iPad Pro in any position or while seated using the new Smart Keyboard Folio, Face ID takes advantage of the TrueDepth camera system to accurately map and recognize the face to securely unlock iPad Pro, enable Apple Pay in apps and online and allow users to easily gain access to secure apps. The TrueDepth Camera on iPad Pro also enables Animoji and Memoji.
The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available in silver and space gray finishes in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB configurations as well as a new 1TB option. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $949 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $999 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $1,149 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model from apple.com.