There’s a new iPad coming and its named the iPad Pro.
Yeah, we know, there is already an iPad Pro but this is the new iPad Pro. Seriously though Silicon Valley, please get better at naming your products.
The new iPad Pro comes in two variants – an 11inch model and a 12.9inch model.
Both models come with Apple’s Liquid Retina display and are devoid of a home button. That means the new slate features FaceID and the Cupertino giant says that it went to great lengths to allow users to unlock the iPad Pro no matter how you hold it.
Digging into the internals, the iPad Pro sports an A12X Bionic chip which packs an octa-core processor and a seven-core GPU. The firm says this CPU means a 35 percent improvement in single core performance and a 90 percent improvement for multi-core tasks.
As for the GPU Apple says the iPad Pro will deliver visuals on par with an Xbox One S.
At the back of the slate is a 12MP camera that can record video at 4K resolution with a frame rate of 60fps.
Apple also showed off the second generation Apple Pencil that can be attached to the Pro magnetically. It also charges when attached to the tablet.
Developers will be able to make use of the Pencil’s new gesture functionality. During the livestream we saw Adobe using the Pencil to zoom in and out of an image in Photoshop. Oh yeah, you get a full desktop Photoshop experience through the iPad Pro now as well.
The iPad Pro now also uses a USB Type-C connector.
Pricing for the new iPad Pro starts at $799 for the 11inch model and $999 for the 12.9inch model. Pre-orders open in the US today and the slate will be available from 7th November.
There’s no word yet on local pricing or availability but we’ll be sure to update you when we have that news.