News about iPad with jumbo screen finally become a reality. This is the evidence of the Apple iPad with the largest screen variants, namely iPad Pro.
Apple brings iPad Pro with 12.9-inch screen. The aspect ratio of the screen is 4: 3 and has a high screen resolution reaches 2732 x 2048 pixels. With a screen size is directly aligned with the Pro puts iPad tablet Microsoft Surface Pro 3.
Besides having the largest screen size among families another iPad, iPad iPad Pro is also the most powerful variant. As the brain, iPad Pro rely A9X SoC that offers 1.8x faster CPU performance and graphics performance 2x more powerful than the SoC A8X.
iPad Pro will be available in 2 capacities of 32GB and 128GB. In addition, Apple also has equipped with 4 integrated speakers, 8 megapixel iSight camera, WiFi, 4G LTE option, and Touch ID fingerprint sensor. To support productivity, iPad Pro also supports split screen that can display two applications open on one display screen.
As a complement iPad Pro, Apple also introduced its new accessories Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. Apple Pencil is a stylus that is specifically designed for the iPad Pro. Stylus pen is claimed to be highly responsive and accurate making it suitable for users who often draw or create digital illustrations. Apple Pencil powered by batteries that can be used up to approximately 12 hours and for 15 seconds rechargeable batteries, Apple Pencil can be used up to about 30 minutes.
Further accessories, Apple introduced a keyboard that is named Smart Keyboard. The design itself is very similar to the keyboard for Microsoft Surface. Besides can be used for typing, Smart Keyboard can also be used as a protective cover iPad Pro.
Finally, the iPad introduced the latest variant of the iPad Mini iPad Mini 4. Unfortunately, not much improvement was brought by him. Apple just mention Apple iPad Mini 4 is a mini version of the iPad Air 2.
Nevertheless, quite unfortunate iPad Mini 4 is not powered by the same SoC with iPad Air 2 that SoC A8X. iPad Mini 4 only orchestrated A8 SoC, just like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. Updates are carrying only a body design that is now thinner and lighter. The thickness of the iPad Mini 4 is only 6.1mm and weighs 298.8 grams for the WiFi model and 304 grams for the LTE models.
Apple iPad Pro will be available in the US market starting in November 2015. For the price, iPad Pro will be priced starting at US $ 799 for WiFi 32GB model and Apple Pencil sold for US $ 99. For Apple iPad Mini 4 is already available in the US market at the same price as the iPad Mini 3 starting from $ 399 for the 16GB model. Interested?
|Specifications||Apple iPad Mini 4||Apple iPad Pro|
|SoC||Apple A8||Apple A9X|
|Internal Memory||16/64/128GB NAND||32/128GB NAND|
|Display||7.85 inci, 2048×1536 IPS LCD||12.9 inci, 2732×2048 IPS LCD|
|COMMS||2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Category 4 LTE)||2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Category 4 LTE)|
|Dimension||202.1 x 134.8 x 6.1 mm||305.7 x 220.6 x 6.6 mm|
|Weight||298.8g WiFi, 304g LTE||713g WiFi, 723g LTE|
|Camera||Rear Camera 8MP, Front Camera 1.2MP||Rear Camera 8MP, Front Camera 1.2MP|
|Battery||19.1 Wh||38.5 Wh|
|OS||iOS 9||iOS 9|
|Connectivity||2×2 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.1, Lightning, GPS/GNSS (just LTE model)||2×2 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.1, Lightning, GPS/GNSS (just LTE model)|