As expected Apple has released the new 2020 iPad Pros and they are now available for order on company’s official website. The new iPad Pros feature the same design as the 2018 iPad Pros however they pack some big changes and upgrades to make the upgrade worth it.
Perhaps the most noticeable feature of the new iPad Pros are the new ‘Pro’ camera that now has two lenses for Wide and Ultra Wide angles, which is the same setup that is found on the iPhone 11. The camera bump is also equipped with the LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) Sensor that can be used to determine the distance by measuring how long it takes for light to reach and object and come back. Apple says this is the same technology that is used by NASA for their next next Mars landing mission. The addition of LiDAR sensor will provide enhanced augmented reality experience to the users and open more doors for developers of AR apps.
The new 2020 iPad Pro is powered by the new A12Z Bionic chip that Apple says “outpaces most PC laptops available today”. The chip is equipped with 8-core graphics processor that delivers fluid performance for 4K video editing, 3D design and AR. The device is equipped with Liquid Retina display and comes in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes.
Apple has also released a new Magic Keyboard for the new iPad Pros that is equipped with a trackpad, USB-C charging port and offers front and back protection to the iPad when closed. iPad Magic Keyboard has a full size keyboard layout and offers hard keycaps and scissor mechanism with 1mm key travel. The trackpad offers click-anywhere functionality like the MacBook trackpad. Trackpad takes advantage of a new cursor in iPadOS and multi-touch gestures such as swiping to go home and switching with spaces.
The iPad Magic Keyboard attaches with the iPad Pro magnetically and offers adjustable angles. Apple says the iPad Magic Keyboard will be available in May and sold separately for $299 for 11-inch iPad Pro.
Apple has released the new iPad Pros in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage options. They are available in Silver and Space Grey color options.
2020 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pros are available at the following prices. Orders will be shipped to customers of March 23rd.
- 11-inch iPad Pro 128GB price: $799
- 11-inch iPad Pro 256GB price: $899
- 11-inch iPad Pro 512GB price: $1099
- 11-inch iPad Pro 1TB price: $1299
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro 128GB price: $999
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro 256GB price: $1099
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro 512GB price: $1299
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1TB price: $1499
Additional $150 are charged for Cellular models.