In the midst of COVID-19, Apple gave us the new iPad Pro in 11″ and 12.9″ with the amazing looking Magic Keyboard. Even though the Apple Stores in Singapore are closed currently, you can still get it and delivered to your home via Apple Singapore’s Online Store. Here’s what you need to know about the iPad Pro that’s out to replace your laptops…
DUAL CAMERAS & STUDIO MIC
The new iPad Pro will come with dual camera system to let you capture memories with more perspectives. It features a 12MP Wide camera for capturing stunning photos and 4K video at 60fps, and now includes a 10MP Ultra Wide camera that zooms out two times to capture a much wider field of view.
To compliment the pro cameras, you will need the pro audio quality. The new iPad Pro will have five studio-quality microphones for capturing super clean audio and the quietest details, and delivers an immersive sound experience with four-speaker audio that automatically adjusts to any orientation, no matter how it is held. The combination of pro cameras, pro audio and the large display make iPad Pro a versatile mobile studio for creative pros including filmmakers, video professionals, podcasters and other content creators.
Pro Performance With A12Z BIONIC CHIP
The new A12 Bionic Chip will come with eight-core GPU, eight-core CPU and a Neural Engine for the best performance you can find on an iPad. The new iPad Pro is faster and more powerful than most Windows PC laptops. It is built for the most demanding tasks, like editing 4K video or designing 3D models. Along with an enhanced thermal architecture and tuned performance controllers, the battery can last up to 10 hours on a single charge.
Paired with the edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with Pro Motion technology, the display can refresh up to 120 Hz for smooth transitions while producing vivid and true-to-life details for videos, photos and gaming experience.
LiDAR SCANNER FOR ALL THINGS AR
Now augmented reality (AR) will be more accurate and immersive with the breakthrough of LiDAR scanner on the new iPad Pro. The LiDAR Scanner measures the distance to surrounding objects up to 5 meters away at nano second speeds.
The LiDAR Scanner paired with the A12Z Bionic Chip improves the Measure app, making it faster and easier to automatically calculate someone’s height, while helpful vertical and edge guides automatically appear to let you quickly and accurately measure objects. The Measure app also now comes with Ruler View for more granular measurements and allows you to save a list of all measurements, complete with screenshots for future use.
THE LEVITATING MAGIC KEYBOARD
Attaching magnetically to iPad Pro, the Magic Keyboard puts the beautiful Multi-Touch screen on display with its floating design. With 130 degrees adjustable viewing angle, working equally well on a lap or on a desk. It is a full-size keyboard with backlit keys and a scissor mechanism that delivers 1mm travel, delivering the best typing experience ever on iPad.
The Magic Keyboard features USB-C pass-through charging, keeping the USB-C port on iPad Pro free for accessories including external drives and displays. The click-anywhere trackpad on the Magic Keyboard complements the touch-first design of iPad for easy navigation and precise adjustments, adding even more versatility and productivity to the iPad Pro experience.
The new Magic Keyboard is backwards compatible with both of Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro models, the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) and the iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation). It will on be available from May 2020.
The new iPad Pro will be available in Space Grey and Silver. The price as shown in the table below:
|iPad Pro 11″||S$1,199||S$1,349||S$1,649||S$1,949|
|iPad Pro 11″ with Cellular||S$1,419||S$1,569||S$1,869||S$2,169|
|iPad Pro 12.9″||S$1,499||S$1,649||S$1,949||S$2,249|
|iPad Pro 12.9″ with Cellular||S$1,719||S$1,869||S$2,169||S$2,469|
The Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro will be available for purchase in May for S$439 for the 11-inch iPad Pro and S$519 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with layouts for over 30 languages, including simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. The second-generation Apple Pencil for iPad Pro is 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-inch iPad Pro and S$299 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with layouts for over 30 languages, including simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.