Know more about Apple iPad Pro Tablet
Hi guys Nick here
and I’m the proud founder of smartgearnow.com and the CEO of REV PRODUCTION. Today I will be doing a honest review on the new Ipad Pro which was released in November of 2018. This product is being sold on amazon and I’m going to be reviewing the performance of the device, Design, Spec & Features, and display
After extensively redesigning its Pro lineup for 2018, we’re not expecting anything like as radical for 2019. Apple tends to be conservative, design-wise, and after shrinking the bezels and removing the Home buttons it’s likely to keep things broadly the same for at least a couple of generations now.
It’s possible Apple could try to make the Pro even slimmer by moving some of the screen tech from behind the display and into the bezels at the edge, but we find this unlikely because a) it would likely mean bigger bezels and b) the Pro is already astonishingly – and almost worryingly – slim as things stand.
Conversely, we can’t see Apple shrinking the bezels any further than it already has (in an attempt to more closely ape the almost all-screen look you get on the iPhone X and XS) because iPad users tend to be more attached than iPhone users to a physical ‘grip’. Apple can add palm-rejection tech as much it likes; people will still dislike leaving sweaty hand and finger-marks on their screens.
Specs & Features
It goes without saying that the next generation of iPad Pros will be formidably specced, but this far ahead of launch it’s near impossible to predict what exactly that will entail.
For a starting point, let’s look again at the specs of the larger 2018 iPad Pro:
A12X Bionic processor, Neural Engine, M12 coprocessor
64GB/256GB/512GB/1TB of storage
12.9in (2732×2048 at 264ppi) LED ‘Liquid Retina’ screen, True Tone, ProMotion
12Mp rear-facing camera, f/1,8, flash, 4K video, slow-mo at 240fps
7Mp front-facing camera, 1080p video, ‘Retina Flash’ feature, Portrait Mode, Animoji
Face ID facial recognition
802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
USB-C connector, no headphone port
280.6mm x 214.9mm x 5.9mm; 631g/633g (Wi-Fi/cellular)
Expect an A13X processor with a moderate speed boost from today’s chips. The above model got a double bump from the A10X because two generations of iPhone had appeared since the last update but that shouldn’t apply here; we don’t expect the A14 chips until the autumn of 2020.
The storage allocations look generous now but by the time product launches Apple may decide to drop the 64GB option. (If it does so, expect the entry level to be a reintroduced 128GB, with a gap before 512GB and the terabyte.)
The cameras haven’t received much love in recent iterations, although they are always likely to be a lower priority here than on the iPhones. We’d expect Apple bring back the OIS feature mysteriously lost from the rear-facing camera in 2018 and we may get a megapixel bump at last.
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the larger model has stayed the same size (12.9in) while the lower tier has crept steadily upwards (9.7in, 10.5in, 11in). Does this mean an 11.8in iPad Pro is on its way?
We don’t think so. For obvious reasons, this isn’t a game Apple can carry on indefinitely; the point of difference between its two Pro lines is getting smaller and smaller, and eventually there will no point paying extra for the larger model.
Add to that our belief that Apple will not offer any substantive design changes this time around and we think a repeat of the 12.9in/11in pairing is most likely.
What about OLED? It’s hard to know how much display tech will move on in the next 18 months, so we may have to eat our words, but right now that (apparently no-brainer) upgrade looks impractical. OLED panels are still very expensive, and a 12.9in one would be bankruptcy-inducing.