iPad Pro 2018 Launched: Features Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio

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The new Apple iPad Pro was recently announced. The new Apple device features a new design, rounded corners, gesture controls. The new iPad Pro 2018 tablets are the fastest and most expensive Apple tablets ever . Along with the new MacBook Air 2018, Apple has launched the iPad Pro refresh this 2018. Now it comes in either 11-inch or 12.9-inch models but each at smaller footprint due to reduced bezels and thinner design.

iPad Pro 2018 Launched

The new iPad Pro takes after the new iPhones with a new slate design, curved corners, and no home button. It sports a new Liquid Retina Display as well. It comes in two flavors — 11-inches and 12.9-inches. Both are only 5.9mm thin with smaller bezels.

The internal hardware for both iPad Pros is the same with the Apple Bionic A12X chip that is built with the 7nm process with an 8-core design and a 7-core GPU and it is paired with up to 1TB storage. Apple claims that the processor is 30% faster from the previous generation iPad Pro while the graphics are as powerful as the Xbox One X console. 

Since the Touch ID is no longer available, the new iPad Pro is now unlocked through facial recognition. The iPad Pro 2018 wil also features gesture based navigation, and has a 10-hour battery life.

Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard Folio 
The 2nd generation Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio were also unveiled. This new Apple Pencil can now automatically pair with idevices, and has wireless charging and a magnetized body that snaps at the side of the iPad Pro. The new Smart Keyboard Folio now covers both the back and front of the iPad Pro. The two supports new Apple Pencil that wirelessly charges thru the magnet side of the tablet.

iPad Pro 2018 Features Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio

Price
The iPad Pro 11-inch starts at $799 price or roughly P42,900 while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2018 is positioned at $999 or P53,900 Philippine pesos–all before taxes. So expect the iPad Pro 2018 11 to be available for P44k and P55k to 59k for the bigger iPad.

Pre-orders in the USA has started with release and delivery on 7th of November. Both will be available thru authorized Apple resellers in the Philippines with the end of November release.

Apple iPad Pro 2018 Specs: 
  • Display: 11-inch Liquid Retina at 2388×1668 pixels IPS screen, 12.9-inch 2732×2048 pixels IPS screen 
  • Design: Recycled aluminum, 5.9mm thick, starting 468 grams weight 
  • CPU and GPU: Apple A12X BIONIC processor and graphics 
  • RAM: 4GB 
  • Storage: 64GB to 1TB 
  • Camera: 12MP f/1.8, 4K UHD video, 7MP f/2.2 selfie 
  • Connectivity: WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Optional 4G LTE Cellular with GPS, nano or eSIM 
  • Audio: Four speakers 
  • Ports: Magnetic for accessories, USB Type C 3.1 
  • Battery: Rated up to 10 hours continuous use 
  • OS: iOS 12.1 
  • Price: $799 or P42,900 Philippine pesos for 11-inch, $999 or P53,900 pesos for 12.9-inch before taxes 

Release date: November 7th release with pre-order on October 30th, end of November in the Philippines availability

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