Apple unveiled its ginormous iPad Pro tablet almost a month ago and now it seems that the iPad Pro will hit the stores in the first days of November. Although on the official Apple site all that is stated is that the iPad Pro is “Available November”, credible sources hinted that the new tablet hybrid will get to the shelves in the first week of November. Although there are still at least three weeks to wait, given the specs of the device, it should be worth the waiting.
Apple’s iPad Pro is its largest tablet ever delivered. The 12.9- inch giant will be 6.9 mm thick and will weigh 1.57 pounds (713 grams). As for the design, it is quite similar to that of the iPad Air 2’s. It has rounded edges, a thin body a thin bezel around the display. There are only a few buttons situated on the iPad Pro, including a sleep/wake button ,a headphone jack, a Lightning port, a Smart Connector on one side, volume control buttons and a microphone hole. By keeping it simple, Apple managed to create a tablet with a sleek design and a considerable amount of elegance.
Apple improved the audio quality of the iPad Pro by equipping it with a four- speaker system which should deliver a stereo sound stage for louder, more immersive audio. The display was also enhanced in comparison with the previous model of the iPad family. The new, fully laminated display also features an anti-reflective coating which is meant to increase visibility when it is used outdoors. The display can be used with Apple’s new stylus, which promises to be more precise than ever.
The iPad Pro also received a brand new chipset, the 64-bit A9X. It also includes an M9 motion coprocessor, so it should run smoothly. The iPad Pro will have 4 GB of RAM and will be available in two configurations: a 32 GB one and a 128 GB version. The battery of the iPad Pro is a 8.5-watt-hour and it’s expected to lasts for 10 hours when surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching videos, or listening to music. Other features of the iPad Pro include a 8 MP iSight camera on the back and a 1.2 MP secondary camera on the front of the device. Photo features like HDR, Panorama, Face detection, and Burst mode are all supported. The iPad Pro also comes with a Touch ID sensor, a three-axis gyro, an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, and a barometer.
The basic version of the iPad Pro supports dual channel 2.4/5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and MIMO for download speeds up to 866 MB/s. Alongside these, the cellular version of the iPad Pro also supports up to 20 LTE bands. Last but not least, the iPad Pro also includes Bluetooth 4.2 technology.
Changes can be observed not only in the specs of the iPad Pro, compared with the previous iPad tablet, but also in its accessories. The new Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard are meant to enhance user experience and promise to be a lot better than their predecessors. The iPad Pro will most likely run on iOS 9.1, which means that it will support Split-Screen multitasking and all the other features the iOS 9 has to offer.
The price of the iPad Pro starts at $799, so it’s definitely not a low- budget device. Whether it’s worth that kind of money or not, users will decide.