Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced a new version of iPad Pro in New York City. The 2018 iPad Pro has a new full-screen design, flat edge, rounded corners, Face ID, and the price begins from $ 699.
Apple today revealed the all-new iPad Pro, with an edge-to-edge LCD "Liquid Retina" display, slimmer bezels, no Home Button, Face ID, and a magnetic attachment support for the new Apple Pencil. The new 11-inch iPad Pro has the same footprint as the previous 10.5-inch iPad Pro, but now with a bigger display thanks to the slimmer bezels. The 12.9-inch version is actually smaller than the previous 12.9-inch model but with the same screen size.
Both models are 5.9mm thin -- "the thinnest iPad design ever" -- and the 12.9-inch version has seen a total 25 percent reduction in overall volume.
"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."
Display and Face ID
The new iPad Pro includes an 11-inch display that has the same footprint as the 10.5-inch mode. iPad Pro also includes a more portable version of the 12.9-inch display with a much smaller footprint than the previous version.
Both new iPad Pros are 5.9mm thin, that's one millimeter thinner for the larger iPad Pro. iPad Pro now includes Face ID, first introduced with iPhone X, for unlocking the iPad with facial recognition. Face ID also powers Animoji, Memoji, and other features like Apple Pay, logging into apps, and more. Face ID on iPad Pro does not require a notch since the bezel is large enough to house the sensors needed.
Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio
The Apple Pencil (second-gen) automatically pairs and charges wirelessly. It magnetically snaps to the new iPad Pro. Tapping the screen wakes the iPad Pro. Apple Pencil has a new tap feature on the hardware that changes modes (like writing and erasing in Notes) that can be customized.
Smart Keyboard Folio also a new accessory with an adjustable screen-angle. This offers front and back coverage unlike the previous Smart Keyboard which was only a cover.