Apart from the new MacBook Air 2020, Apple also announced a new iPad Pro to the lineup. Featuring 128GB Wi-Fi configurations, the new iPad Pros come in two sizes – 11-inch and 12.9-inch.
Specifications – iPad Pro
The new iPad Pro sizes look very similar to last year’s models, but the internals have been upgraded with new processors, new camera system, and even a LIDAR scanner for depth sensing and AR. That being said, a lot of people are going to keep an eye on that new keyboard you could get with it. But, more on the keyboard later.
The iPad Pro is fitted with a new A12Z Bionic Chip, complete with eight cores in the GPU. The company is so confident that they’re saying it’s more powerful than most Windows PC laptops. As for battery life, Apple is claiming it can last an estimated 10 hours, and it even supports gigabit LTE, but 5G was left out.
On the back, you’ll find a tri-camera system that looks similar to the ones on the iPhone 11 Pro. However, this is different. It comprises of a regular 12MP wide-angle main sensor, a 10MP ultra-wide angle sensor, and a new LIDAR sensor. The LIDAR sensors utilises lasers for depth sensing and augmented reality capabilities.
This new keyboard which Apple is calling the “Magic Keyboard”, it takes the same name from the redesigned and improved MacBook keyboard. The keyboard is backlit, supports USB Type-C passthrough charging, and a “smooth angle adjustment”. Now, it won’t be available till May, but Apple did mention it will be compatible with last year’s iPad Pros. The Magic Keyboard unfolds and lifts the iPad to a more comfortable viewing position. There’s even a trackpad on it.
Pricing and Availability
iPad Pro – 11-inch
- Wi-Fi – 128GB – RM3,499
- Wi-Fi – 256GB – RM3,949
- Wi-Fi – 512GB – RM4,849
- Wi-Fi – 1TB – RM5,749
- Wi-Fi + Cellular – 128GB – RM4,149
- Wi-Fi + Cellular – 256GB – RM4,599
- Wi-Fi + Cellular – 512GB – RM5,499
- Wi-Fi + Cellular – 1TB – RM6,399
iPad Pro – 12.9-inch
- Wi-Fi – 128GB – RM4,399
- Wi-Fi – 256GB – RM4,849
- Wi-Fi – 512GB – RM5,749
- Wi-Fi – 1TB – RM6,649
- Wi-Fi + Cellular – 128GB – RM5,049
- Wi-Fi + Cellular – 256GB – RM5,499
- Wi-Fi + Cellular – 512GB – RM6,399
- Wi-Fi + Cellular – 1TB – RM7,299
- 11-inch – RM1,259
- 12.9-inch – RM1,459
Smart Keyboard Folio
- 11-inch – RM679
- 12.9-inch – RM809
The new iPad Pro will be available in both Space Gray and Silver colourways. Those who are interested in checking them out for yourselves, you might not be able to visit your nearest Apple Store due to the Restrictive Movement Order. However, you can check it out on the official website right here. To purchase one for yourself, check out the buy page here instead.