Larger iPad Pro 12.9 “display and optional stylus




Apple has after several years of rumors presented the iPad Pro. The larger version of the iPad Air has a 12.9 “screen and Apple will make an optional stylus for the larger tablet, as competitors like the Galaxy Note series of Samsung and Microsoft Surface tablets.

The screen of the iPad Pro has a resolution of 2732×2048, which the tablet 77 percent more pixels than iPad on board in recent years with the resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. The screen is higher at 264 pixels per inch, the same as the iPad since 2012 with 9.7 “screen. The screen has a variable repetition frequency to save battery power.

The larger tablet runs on a A9X-soc. Which according to Apple 1.8x faster than A8X from the iPad Air 2, a memory bandwidth that is twice that of the A8X and GPU performance is also doubled compared to the soc the iPad Air 2.

Apple has also created a keyboard for the iPad Pro under the name Smart Keyboard. That is to link the iPad Pro via a magnetic connection, where the power comes from. Since third-party accessories can also connect to. In addition, there is a stylus with the name Apple Pencil. That step is, because the deceased CEO Steve Jobs during the presentation of the first iPhone stated: “If you see a stylus, they blew it.” The software of the Pencil can detect the pressure and the angle, in part by sensors inside the pen itself. Loading of the pen is going through a Lightning-connector.

The iPad Pro also has stereo speakers with speakers on opposite sides for a stereo effect. In total, the iPad Pro has four speakers. Apple claims that the iPad Pro has a battery life of ten hours.

Apple releases the iPad Pro in November. The cheapest 32GB version costs $ 799, while the most expensive with 128GB and 4g in 1049 dollars should muster. Pencil gets a price tag of 99 dollars, the Smart Keyboard $ 169. Prices are not yet known.

The manufacturer also called the iPad Mini 4, a smaller version of the iPad Air 2 last year with the same A8X-soc. Which goes on sale for $ 399.


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