iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Generation (2018) – Full Information

Apple’s iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd generation (2018) was introduced on October 30, 2018. The new and improved model presents a larger liquid retina display, achieved through removal of the home button and the model’s smaller bezels. Unlike it’s more square-like predecessor, the iPad features rounded corners and flatter sides. The stylistic curving of the display’s corners allows it to come closer to the device’s edges. Powered by the Apple A12X processor, the iPad is claimed to have up to 10 hours of browsing time (9 hours if using cellular data), simultaneously allowing the faster running of applications. The 2018 model is presented by Apple as being capable of serving as a full-time PC replacement.

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Generation (2018)

Introducing the new iPad Pro with all-screen design and next-generation performance.
Introducing the new iPad Pro with all-screen design and next-generation performance.

The variations of the model offered by Apple include the Wi-Fi only version, including dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with HT80 with MIMO capability, and its Wi-Fi and cellular configured analog. Other than the first representative’s lack of cellular connectivity, the two models share identical specifications.

At 5.9mm thick, the newly introduced iPad is slimmer than the 10.5-inch model (6.1mm) and the previous 12.9-inch model at 6.9mm. Alongside that physical difference in the device’s appearance, the customer is presented with a choice between Silver and Space Gray options of the iPad.

The recent iPad Pro exhibits a boost in its processing capacity, powered by an eight-core bionic processor (A12X). Compared to its second generation predecessor, the iPad is equipped with a more advanced powerful architecture, while remaining roughly the same size. Apple makes a further step towards greater adaptability and versatility with the introduction of the iPad by getting rid of the Lightning port and instead equipping the iPad with a USB-C connector.

Specifications

iPad Pro features a stunning, edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with rounded corners.
iPad Pro features a stunning, edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with rounded corners.
AboutManufacturerApple
Official NameiPad Pro
TypeTablet
Form-factorTablet computer
NetworkTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Note– Wi-Fi + Cellular model only
– Check network compatibility for your country
LaunchIntroducedOctober 30, 2018
PreorderNovember 7, 2018
BodyDimensions11.05 x 8.46 x 0.23 in (280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9 mm)
Weight– 1.39lb (631g) (Wi-Fi)
– 1.4lb (633g) (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
BuildSilver or space gray aluminum housing
SIMNano-SIM and e-SIM
ResistanceN/A
FeaturesApple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
DisplayTypeLED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size12.9 inches
Screen-to-body~ 85.4%
Resolution2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio
Pixel Density~ 264 ppi
MultitouchYes
ProtectionScratch-resistant glass, fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Features– Wide color gamut display
– True-tone display
– 120 Hz
PlatformOSiOS 12
ChipsetApple A12 Bionic
CPUOcta-core (4x Vortex + 4x Tempest)
GPUApple GPU (7-core graphics)
MemoryInternal64 / 256 / 512GB or 1TB, 4GB RAM
Card slotNo
CameraMain (Back)Single 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/3″, PDAF
FeaturesQuad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Video2160p @ 30/60fps, 1080p @ 30/60/120fps, 720p @ 240fps
Selfie (Front)– Single 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
– Face detection, HDR, panorama
– 1080p@30fps
SoundAlert typesAlert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)
3.5mm jackNo
FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
CommsWLANWLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)
NFCYes
RadioNo
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; magnetic connector
FeaturesBatteryNon-removable Li-Po battery (36.71 Wh)
SensorsFace ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer
MessagingiMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
BrowserHTML5 (Safari)
JavaNo
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
– Power Bank/Reverse charging
MiscColorsSilver, Space Gray
PriceStarting at $999

Special features

The new iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio offer take-anywhere power and versatility.
The new iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio offer take-anywhere power and versatility.
  • A prominent new feature in the iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd generation (2018) is its Face ID authentication feature. Face ID is equipped to be used in both portrait and landscape modes of the device due to its projection to be regularly used in both configurations. The iPad is also configured with Apple’s Second Generation Apple Pencil, which is, however, to be purchased separately.
  • The iPad features two – a 12 megapixel rear and a 7 megapixel True Depth front – cameras, alongside with their features of “Retina Flash”, Portrait Mode and Animoji.
  • Alongside its A12X processor, the iPad is equipped with a M12 Coprocessor and a Neural Engine.

Miscellaneous

  • Reviewers of the model have noted the boost of its processing power and the move towards accessibility by way of removing the Lightning port. Among the disadvantages of the model, the lack of diversity in the color options and the minimal alterations in design since the previous model have been pointed out by the product’s reviewers.
  • With Apple stating the iPad exhibits the same pixel masking as the iPhone XR, the smaller 10.5-inch model is now capable of fitting a wider 11-inch display into the same size device, while the larger 12.9-inch remains its display dimensions while shrinking the iPad’s body around it.

Links

Review: 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2018) – A Tamed BEAST! [Video]

Video published by 9to5Mac on November 8, 2018

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