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Apple iPad Pro with "click-anywhere" trackpad support, LiDAR scanner launched

18 March 2020 0

Apple has launched a new iPad Pro and the upgrade doesn’t include the usual changes here and there, the new iPad Pro does get some interesting changes. Apple has introduced the new iPad Pro with a fascinating tagline “Your next computer is not a computer.” Well, the catchy tagline does justice as the iPad Pro is somewhat a computer but it is not actually.

The new Apple iPad Pro has a keyboard and that’s alone not enough to make you understand Apple’s idea. The iPad Pro doesn’t just stick to a usual keyboard stand, it has rather got its own arrangement that allows it to float. Yes, that’s a new thing about it. As Apple calls it, the floating cantilever design allows users to attach iPad Pro magnetically and adjust it to the perfect viewing angle. You can pick up the iPad Pro when you want to use it as a tablet. There is a smooth angle arrangement as well that allows you to close the iPad Pro just like the MacBook.


Just like others, the new iPad Pro 2020 also gets a scissor-switch keyboard for faster responsiveness and overall comfort. Apple claims the trackpad has been completely reimagined for iPad. It has a click-anywhere trackpad mechanism that opens up a new way to work in iPadOS. Apple said, "As users move their finger across the trackpad, the pointer elegantly transforms to highlight user interface elements." However, the new Magic Keyword will not ship until May this year. Also, the reimagined trackpad will be available with iPadOS 13.4.

The new iPad Pro is powered by A12Z Bionic chip and Apple claims this makes the new iPad Pro faster and “more powerful than most Windows PC laptops.”


The new iPad Pro has a 10MP Ultra-Wide and a 12MP Wide camera on the back, followed by a LiDAR scanner that offers depth-sensing capabilities. This third sensor unlocks richer AR applications. The LiDAR scanner can measure the distance to surrounding objects by up to 5 meters. According to Apple, the new iPad Pro is capable of designing 3D models and dong other demanding tasks. The new iPad Pro comes with 11-inch and 12.9-inch Liquid Retina display sizes.

Apple claims its new iPad Pro model offers a battery life of up to 10 hours, faster Wi-Fi connectivity, and gigabit-class LTE.

Apple will release iPadOS 13.4 on March 24 and that is when you can expect the new trackpad support feature to work across several iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2, iPad fifth-generation, and iPad mini 4.

The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available in silver and space gray finishes with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage options. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $949 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model, and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $999 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $1,149 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model from apple.com.


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