What you need to know
- The new iPad Pro arrives on March 25.
- Prices start at $799.
- It's available in silver and space gray finishes only.
Apple has announced two new next-gen iPad Pro models. Both the second-generation 11-inch iPad Pro and fourth-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro launch in silver and space gray finishes and available to order beginning today, March 18, 2020.
In a press release Apple stated:
The new iPad Pro, which has long been rumored, offers significant improvements over the 2018 models. These include the introduction of an all-new eight-core GPU A12Z Bionic chip with Neural Engine, and Embedded M12 coprocessor, which Apple claims make the tablet faster and more powerful than most Windows PC laptops.
The 2020 iPad Pro also offers a LiDAR Scanner, which includes depth-sensing capabilities. LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) determines distance by measuring how long it takes light to reach an object and reflect. Apple says NASA is using the same technology for the next Mars landing mission.
The latest iPad Pro also offers a 10MP Ulta Wide camera and studio-quality mics. It ships with an 18W USB-C Power Adapter.
Other features include:
- An edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with P3 wide color support, and ProMotion technology that automatically adjusts the display refresh rate up to 120 Hz.
- True Tone, 60 nits of brightness, and an anti-reflective coating.
- 12MP Wide Camera
- A12Z Bionic offers advanced tools for 4K video editing, 3D design, and augmented reality.
Launch in May is a companion Magic Keyboard that offers a trackpad for the first time. It includes a USB-C port for passthrough charging and connects to your iPad Pro magnetically.
Both the second-generation 11-inch iPad Pro and fourth-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro come with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of storage. The tablets are being offered with Wi and Wi-Fi + Cellular.
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Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.