The iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) comes with brand new design and follows the trend of the bezel-less display. The screen got bigger than its predecessor, well I guess not as big as the computers/laptops screen size. However, Apple are now advertising their new iPads as computers, yeah they are that strong they say. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) is a phenomenal tablet with great specifications and features.
iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) Design
The design of the iPad Pro 12.9″ is very thin design, edge-to-edge display with no button. The dimensions stand at 280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9mm and it has a weight of 633 grams, which is considered lighter compared to its predecessor. The tablet comes in two different colour; Silver and Space Gray.
The home key and touch ID popular with Apple smartphones is now gone. The iPad instead features a Face ID as its biometric security sensor. To the surprise of many, there is no notch, above the screen is the IR flood illumination, IR camera and the FaceTime camera.
Dimensions: 280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9 mm
Weight: 631 grams
SIM: Nano-SIM, Electronic SIM card (eSIM)
3.5 mm jack:
– Stylus support (Bluetooth integration; magnetic)
iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) Display
The iPad Pro 12.9″ didn’t change in terms of the display with its predecessor as it features the 12.9-inch display panel. The screen features a Liquid Retina LED with a resolution of 2048 x 2732 pixels and 265 PPI density. Screen-to-body ratio is at 85.4% and type screen is protected by scratch-resistant glass.
Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size: 12.9 inches (85.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 2048 x 2732 pixels, 4:3 ratio (265 PPI density)
Protection: Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
– Wide color gamut
– 120 Hz
Like its predecessor, the iPad Pro 12.9″ features a 12MP camera sensor at the back along with a bright f/1.8 lens. However, it doesn’t feature the optical image stabilization (OIS). At the bottom of the camera is a quad-LED dual-tone flashlight.
The selfie camera packs a 7MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. It has a face detection software for its facial recognition.
Single: 12 MP, f/1.8, 29mm (standard), 1/3″, 1.22µm, PDAF
Features: Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Video: 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
Single: 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
Features: Face detection, HDR, panorama
The Hardware of this iPad is as strong as a laptop which is why Apple is promoting it has one. The iPad Pro 12.9 2018 boasts an A12X Bionic processor built on the new 7nm manufacturing process. The processor features 4 Cortex i cores which clock at 2.5 GHz and 4 Tempest cores at 1.6 GHz. The new seven cores graphics processing unit in this hardware delivers twice better graphics than its predecessor. It has two RAM variants of 4GB and 6GB. There is no memory card slot on this tablet. Storage options available for the iPad Pro 12.9″ are 64GB, 128GB, 512GB and 1TB.
Chipset: Apple A12X Bionic (7 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (4×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest)
GPU: Apple GPU (7-core graphics)
Memory: 4GB/64GB, 4GB/256GB, 4GB/512GB, 4GB/1TB.
The operating software of the iPad Pro 12.9 is the iOS 12, which can be upgraded to iOS 12.1.3.
OS: iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 12.1.4
User Interface: –
Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer
Features: Siri natural language commands and dictation
Powering the iPad is a 9,720 mAh battery which charges from 0% to 20% under 30 mins thanks to the 18W charger. Overall it will take about four hours to get a fully charged tablet from 0%. And it is claimed to last up to 10 hours of fair usage.
Type: Non-removable Li-Po 9720 mAh battery
Charging: Power Bank/Reverse charging
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)
USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; magnetic connector
iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) Price
4GB/64GB Wi-Fi: $999
4GB/64GB Wi-Fi & LTE: $1,149
4GB/256GB Wi-Fi: $1,149
4GB/256GB Wi-Fi & LTE: $1,299
4GB/512GB Wi-Fi: $1,349
4GB/512GB Wi-Fi & LTE: $1,499
4GB/1TB Wi-Fi: $1,749
4GB/1TB Wi-Fi & LTE: $1,899