Having sold over 400 million iPads since it’s launch in 2010, Apple’s iPad is still the most popular tablet device to-date. And according to Apple, they sold over 40 million iPads last year. That is more than the top-selling laptop brands in the world. With the new design and Face ID features, the new iPad Pros are such sexy beasts. We love the edge-to-edge Liquid Retina Display at 11″ and 12.9″ variants. The new iPad Pros are also thinner than before at only 5.9mm thin.
And it is now more powerful and smarter with the new A12X Bionic chipset that comes with next-generation Neural Engine for the most demanding computing tasks like editing photos or creating 3D models faster and more responsive. Apple also claims that the new iPad Pro’s processing power will outperform 92% of laptops currently in the market.
Along with the aesthetic and hardware upgrade, Apple and Adobe collaborated to bring us the full-fledged Photoshop software to the new iPad Pro. With new USB C connector port, now you can directly download your pictures from your DSLRs to the iPad Pro for on-the-go edits. The new Photoshop CC app will be available on the App Store from 2019, and it is fully integrated to work seamlessly with 2nd generation Apple Pencil that comes with a new tapping command via a touch sensor. The new Apple Pencil will also be magnetically attached to iPad Pro and wirelessly charges at the same time for added convenience. With a USB-C, the iPad Pro can even be used to charge an iPhone during an emergency.
Advanced cameras and sensors and improved four-speaker audio combine with the power of A12X Bionic to turn iPad Pro, with its large viewfinder, into the best device ever for AR. With support for the next generation of AR apps, a new world of AR experiences is possible on iPad, such as measuring the reflection on real-world objects, navigating buildings in 3D and exploring entire universes. Adobe’s Project Aero (coming 2019) will enable creators to design experiences that take AR on iPad even further.
The new Smart Keyboard Folio protects both the front and back of iPad Pro in a simple, thin and light design encompassing a full-size keyboard that never needs to be charged or paired. Easily adjustable for a lap or desk use, the new Smart Keyboard Folio is perfect for getting thoughts down and multitasking.
The new 11″ and 12.9″ iPad Pro will be available from 7 November 2018, in silver and space grey finishes in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB configurations as well as a new 1TB option. You can start pre-ordering now via from apple.com/sg. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at S$1,199 for the Wi-Fi model and S$1,419 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at S$1,499 for the Wi-Fi model and S$1,719 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model from apple.com/sg and Apple Stores, and is also available through Apple Authorised Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary). The top tier option for 12.9″ iPad Pro with a cellular network and 1TB storage will cost S$2,839.
The second generation Apple Pencil for the new iPad Pro will be available for S$189. The new Smart Keyboard Folio for the new iPad Pro is available in space grey for S$269 for the 11″ iPad Pro and S$299 for the 12.9″ iPad Pro with layouts for over 30 languages, including simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.
A new Smart Folio for iPad Pro, in a protective, polyurethane folio design, will be available in a variety of colours for S$119 for the 11″ iPad Pro and S$149 for the 12.9″ iPad Pro.