Apple Reveals New 11-Inch and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Models With Slim Bezels and Face ID

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    Apple today revealed the all-new iPad Pro, with an edge-to-edge LCD "Liquid Retina" display, slimmer bezels, no Home Button, Face ID, and a magnetic attachment support for the new Apple Pencil. The new 11-inch iPad Pro has the same footprint as the previous 10.5-inch iPad Pro, but now with a bigger display thanks to the slimmer bezels. The 12.9-inch version is actually smaller than the previous 12.9-inch model but with the same screen size.

    Apple put the same Liquid Retina display in the iPad Pro as the one found in the iPhone XR, using rounded corners that follow the curves of the iPad Pro's unibody enclosure. Apple says the display is its brightest and most color accurate iPad display yet, with wide color support, True Tone, and anti-reflective coating that provides a natural and accurate viewing experience inside and outside.

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    Both models are 5.9mm thin -- "the thinnest iPad design ever" -- and the 12.9-inch version has seen a total 25 percent reduction in overall volume.
    Powering the iPad Pro is a new A12X Bionic chip, which Apple says is its smartest and most powerful tablet chip yet. A12X Bionic has eight total cores (four performance cores and four efficiency cores) that provide up to 35 percent faster single-core performance. There's also a seven-core GPU to deliver up to twice the graphics performance, fueling new AR experiences and console-quality graphics. During the keynote, Apple compared gaming performance on the new iPad Pros to that of the Xbox One S.

    iPad Pro comes with Apple's next-generation Neural Engine for advanced machine learning in everything from photography, AR, and Face ID. This marks the first time that Face ID is available outside of an iPhone, and on iPad Pro it's designed to work while holding the tablet in any position or even while seated and attached to the new Smart Keyboard Folio.

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    Like on iPhone X and newer, Face ID uses the TrueDepth camera system to map and recognize your face and securely unlock iPad Pro, pay with Apple Pay, access secure apps, and more. You'll also now be able to create and interact with Animoji and Memoji on iPad Pro using the front-facing TrueDepth camera. Throughout all of these features and daily use cases, Apple says iPad Pro has a 10-hour battery life.

    The tablets also have a new USB-C connector that is replacing the old Lightning connector, offering users the chance to charge an iPhone while on-the-go, transfer data between devices, and drive external displays up to 5K.

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    On the accessory side of things, the second generation Apple Pencil can magnetically attach to iPad Pro for pairing and wireless charging. The new Apple Pencil supports tap-based controls, so you can select a different brush tool in Photoshop, for example, by double tapping on Apple Pencil. Additionally, a new Smart Keyboard Folio protects the front and back of iPad Pro while providing a full-size keyboard

    The 11-inch and 12.9-inch are available in Silver and Space Gray in 64GB, 256GB, 512GB, and a new 1TB option. 11-inch models start at $799 (Wi-Fi) and $949 (Wi-Fi + Cellular), while 12.9-inch models start at $999 (Wi-Fi) and $1,149 (Wi-Fi + Cellular). You can pre-order the new iPad Pro, Apple Pencil ($129), and Smart Keyboard Folio ($179 11-inch and $199 12.9-inch) today on Apple.com, and they will launch on Wednesday, November 7.

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    Apple is also launching a new Smart Folio for iPad Pro in a protective, polyurethane folio design that will be available in a variety of colors for $79 (11-inch) and $99 (12.9-inch).

    Countries where the iPad Pro will be available at launch include: the U.S., Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE and U.K.

    Later this year, the new iPad Pro models will be available in Colombia, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, India, Israel, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Macedonia, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

    Article Link: Apple Reveals New 11-Inch and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Models With Slim Bezels and Face ID
     
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    Yes, FaceId works in all four orientation. 12.9" is smaller overall, a good thing, with a magnetic Pencil.
     
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    Amazing ipad but that dam home bar is even bigger the. Need option to disable it
     
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    Yes. It works at any orientation.
     
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    Works in all 4 orientations!
     
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    I believe they said FaceId works in any orientation.

    I’m loving the flat edge design.
     
  9. dan9700 macrumors 68030

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    Thanks now dont know what size to go for haha might go for bigger one
     
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    Still limited by iOS. All that toast and no jelly.
     
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    What an absolutely amazing device. WOW!
     
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    Yes, the 12.9" seems more manageable now - may get it! Waiting to see the pricing with options.
     
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    I hope I can connect a usb drive for when I go on photo trips to backup.
     
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    This lady doing photoshop looks so nervous shaking
     
  20. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000

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    All around the edges! You did see the bezel, right?
     
  21. avanpelt macrumors 68030

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    USB-C is almost surely coming to 2019 iPhones.
     
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    She’s trying to hold that massive iPad like it’s an endurance test.
     
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    its a big stage for someone who hasn't done this before.
     
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    I need this ipad now :)
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    Wish final cut would come to ipad
     
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    Too bad Photoshop wont be available until 2019. I think that is code word for next year's Adobe Max conference which is held in October.
     

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