The 2020 generation of the iPad is already here. We had already seen some things about it on the official website of the manufacturer in China. Now we can put aside speculation and learn more about what the 2020 iPad Pro is already available in some regions of the world.
iPad Pro New Magic Keyboard
One of the great new features of this year is the Magic Keyboard accessory. This allows you to raise the tablet to a comfortable and adjustable viewing angle. In addition, it also has a trackpad, as seen on notebooks, which gives more use to portability for the iPad Pro. The keyboard has a backlight, charging via USB-C and is compatible with the following iPads:
- 3rd and 4th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro
- 1st and 2nd generation 11-inch iPad Pro
The keyboard, unlike the new iPad Pro, is not yet available for purchase. Sales start in May costing from a price of Rs. 27,900 (in us $299) for the 11-inch iPad Pro and Rs. 31,900 (in us $349) for the 12.9-inch model. Apple will also be selling the second-generation Apple Pencil for the new iPad Pro models at Rs. 10,900.
A renewed iPad
The new iPad Pro was announced on March18 with a new processor: the A12Z Bionic. Which, according to Apple, is “more powerful than most Windows notebooks”. The A12Z has 8 cores on the GPU and the battery estimated by the manufacturer is up to 10 hours with support for 4G LTE, but no 5G for now. The internal storage can vary between 128, 256, 512 GB or up to 1TB
iPad Pro Screen
Now speaking of the big star of the iPads, the new model comes in two size options. 11 and 12.9 inches with the Liquid Retina display that has several interesting capabilities such as 600 nits of brightness, 120Hz update, wide range of P3 colors and True Tone technology, like the view on the iPhone, which uses a brightness sensor to adjust the colors of the screen.
New cameras and new sensor
The 2020 iPad Pro also comes with a new set of cameras. A 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a more open-angle 10-megapixel lens. The big news is the LiDAR sensor, which means Light Detection and Ranging, in English. The new sensor works like the ToF sensors on Android devices to measure distances from objects. Which is very useful in augmented reality applications.
Video recording can be done in 4K resolution with the new cameras And, according to Apple, the microphone system used in the device allows sound recording with quality comparable to that of a studio. The front camera is now TrueDepth, so the iPad Pro has Face ID for quick unlock, so it doesn’t have the Touch ID, even under the screen.
Availability and prices
The new iPad Pro is sold in two colors, silver and gray. In various memory versions, ranging from 128GB to 1TB. The 11-inch iPad Pro with 128GB of storage is ₹ 85,900 / $799 / £769 / AU1,329 for the Wi-Fi model, while the same storage size with cellular support is ₹ 79,890 / $949 / £919 / AU$1,579.
The new iPad Pro 12.9-inch model starts at Rs 89,900 / $999 / £969 / AU$1,649 and the cellular model comes in at ₹ 1,03,900 / $1,149 / £1,119 / AU$1,899.
For now, it is only possible to place orders online, deliveries start from March 25 in the United States. The new iPad Pro 2020 availability details in India aren’t yet available but the company says it’ll be available ‘soon’ in a press release.