New iPad Pro On First Impression It’s Apple’s Biggest Update To The iPad Lineup In Years


New iPad Pro On First Impression It’s Apple’s Biggest Update To The iPad Lineup In Years

NEW YORK CITY – If you want an iPad, any iPad, you can buy a new one for $329. But if you plan to run Photoshop, play advanced games, or use Apple’s stylus, called Pencil, you’ll want the iPad Pro.

Apple updated its iPad Pro lineup on Tuesday with two new models: one with a 11-inch screen, and one with a 12.9-inch screen.

It’s the biggest update to the iPad lineup in years. Gone is the old home button, which brought you back to the home screen. Instead, you now unlock the iPad Pro with your face – using Apple’s Face ID – and use gestures to change or quit apps.

These changes enabled Apple to make the bezels smaller, packing the same-sized screens as previous models into tablets with a smaller overall size – the 11-inch version is about the size of a piece notebook paper, for example.

There’s also been a ton of other changes, too, like a shift from Apple’s proprietary Lightning charger to the cross-platform USB-C standard.

With these changes comes an increase in price: now, the smaller iPad Pro costs at least $799. The bigger model starts at $999. And that price can skyrocket if you get all the bells and whistles, including a new keyboard case, more storage space, and an LTE modem.

We were able to try out Apple’s newest tablet for power users on Tuesday. Here’s what we thought:


The first thing you’ll notice is that the screen takes up a larger percentage of the front of the device.

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It also comes in two sizes.

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The corners of the screen are rounded, a lot like the iPhone X. You can also see how large the bezels are in this photo.


Another look at the pixel density. You basically can’t see pixels at all.

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It is surprisingly light to hold. The 11-inch model weighs just over one pound.

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One big change is that the edges aren’t tapered anymore. Instead, they’re squared off, like the iPhone 5, making it feel a little bit more “professional.”

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On the back side, we have a big camera lens that looks a lot like what you’d find on the iPhone XR. The antenna lines are reminiscent of the iPhone 7.

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There’s a “Smart Connector” at the bottom of the back when it’s in portrait mode. The connector is used to hook up Apple’s special keyboard for the iPad.

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Here’s the biggest change: Instead of Apple’s proprietary Lightning charger, the iPad Pro now comes with a USB-C charger — the same as Apple’s laptops use.

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Here’s a closer look. The USB-C port is bigger than Apple’s Lightning port.

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