First Look: iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th Generation)
These days, Apple is all about the chip. Chips that provide faster and smoother performance, and are more efficient in getting processes done so they use less power and hence less battery. For the new 2022 iPad Pros, all the upgrades are internal, with the exterior design looking the same as the previous generation iPad Pro. Apple unsurprisingly focuses on the chip — because that’s what pro uses look out for.
Above: The new iPad Pro is available in silver (featured here) and space gray finishes with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB configurations.
Both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros are fitted with Apple’s M2 chip; their latest and most powerful chip that was first introduced with the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro in June this year. And when it comes to performance, the iPad Pro is obviously Apple’s most powerful iPad and suited for creative professionals dealing with large RAW image files, 3D rendering, and any task like this that requires lots of power. It’s a far more portable option for creatives than a laptop. And it’s also more fun to use.
Above: The magic keyboard turns the ipad pro into its own “laptop”. the full keyboard and trackpad are convenient for work processes, plus the case protects both the screen and back of the ipad pro.
For a photographer, editing photos with the Apple Pencil makes a lot more sense than using a computer mouse to do the same task; plus there’s now a new feature called Apple Pencil hover. As the pencil tip comes between 12mm of the display, you can see options that you previously had to actually touch and select the display to view. For example, you can get a live preview of photo filters without actually selecting it. And for some apps like Procreate, when you hover over the thumbnail, the animation will start playing. Imagine the function like the arrow on a mouse, where you mouse over an option. Apple Pencil hover is extremely intuitive and it feels very natural, as though this function has always been around.
Above: the pro cameras on the ipad pro include a 12mp wide camera and 10mp ultra wide camera. there’s also a lidar scanner. with the m2 chip that supports smart hdR 4, photos shot on the ipad are said to look more true to life than ever.
Avid gamers would also benefit from the M2 chip in the new iPad Pros; everything is just faster, smoother and graphics look better.
Above: the ipad pro 12.9-inch (6th generation) with the MAGIC KEYBOARD in white ($529, also available in black).
The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $1,249 for the Wi-Fi model and $1,479 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model; the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $1,699 for the Wi-Fi model, and $1,929 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. Get them online at APPLE.COM.
First Look: iPad (10th Generation)
The redesigned 2022 iPad looks incredible, and it comes in four bold new colours (Blue, Silver, Yellow and Pink — which is featured here).
Above: the ipad (10th generation) in pink.
The iPad is Apple’s basic model, and has a starting price that’s less than the iPad mini, iPad Air, and of course the iPad Pros. It’s the most popular iPad to get for school, and if you don’t need the ridiculous power of the new Pros. Also considering that most buyers are price conscious, the iPad makes a lot of sense.
This new model has been upgraded with a larger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, and is fitted with the A14 Bionic chip; delivering better performance than all its predecessors for everyday tasks (eg. working on a school project or playing games).
Above: there’s now a USB-C port.
It also now sports a USB-C port and faster Wi-Fi capabilities, and there’s an entirely new Magic Keyboard Folio ($379) that comes in two pieces — a detachable keyboard and a protective back cover that attaches magnetically. You can fold the keyboard behind the iPad or detach it entirely; it’s interesting, looks good and is very sleek.
Above: the MAGIC KEYBOARD FOLIO ($379) that comes in two pieces.
Above: it looks like a strawberry sandwich.
Above: the keyboard has a large trackpad with support for a click-anywhere experience and Multi-Touch gestures.
Above: There’s also a new SMART FOLIO ($119) for the iPad, which is available in white, sky, watermelon (featured here), and lemonade.
Above: The watermelon shade goes perfectly with the pink ipad.
Above: the smart folio is thin, light, offers front and back protection for the ipad, and can be folded into different positions to create a convenient stand.
Wi-Fi models of the new iPad are available with a starting price of S679, and Wi-Fi + Cellular models start at $909. The new iPad, in 64GB and 256GB configurations, comes in blue, pink, yellow, and silver. Get them online at APPLE.COM.
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