Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath affecting businesses all over, Apple moved ahead of the panic and launched three new products —the MacBook Air, the iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard.

What has gained maximum attention is the new iPad Pro which comes with an A12Z Bionic chip, making it one of the fastest devices. It has LIDAR sensor enabling improved augmented reality, an Ultra-Wide camera, studio-quality mics, stunning Liquid Retina display, and powerful apps.

The iPadOS 13.4 brings trackpad support to iPad, an enhanced experience for the users, as it has been completely reimagined for iPad. The pointer assumes highlight user interface elements as the fingers move on the trackpad.

It allows multi-touch gestures making navigation more comfortable and faster.

“We’re making iPad even more capable and versatile by bringing trackpad support to iPadOS,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “We carefully considered the best way to integrate trackpad use into a touch-first environment while retaining everything our customers know and love about iPad. We’re thrilled to bring this new way of interacting with iPad to the millions of people using iPadOS today.”

If you need the iPad to be your primary work device and want to replace your laptop with it, then Apple has just the answer for you with its Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro. It is backlit along with the trackpad, which the previous version was lacking. It’s ergonomically designed and gives a good typing experience.

“The new iPad Pro introduces advanced technologies never before available in mobile computing,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, in a press statement. “Combining the most advanced mobile display with powerful performance, pro cameras, pro audio, the breakthrough LiDAR Scanner and new Magic Keyboard with Trackpad, this is another huge leap forward for iPad. There’s no other device in the world like the new iPad Pro and we think our customers are going to love it.”

The new bionic A!2Z chip gives it a strong performance and allows one to edit 4K videos and 3D models. It has an eight-core GPU. Its battery life is 10 hours and performance is fast and creative.

Its Liquid Retina display comes in both the sizes: 11-inch and 12.9-inch. It features P3 wide color support, which gives a vivid, true-life detailing to videos and pictures.

The cameras are 12MP and 10 MP Ultra-wide allowing zooming. It has five studio-quality mics with four-speaker audio giving an immersive experience.

The iPad Pro, with its wide-angle cameras, studio-like sound quality and large display is any content creator’s delight. One can make professional videos, podcasts, and even films if one chooses to on it.

Its LIDAR scanner gives it next-gen abilities to measure distances at even 5 metres aways and operate at nano-second speeds, which when combined with all the camera sensors and the Bionic chip’s capability, delivers a wonderful Augmented Reality experience.

The trackpad support on the Magic Keyboard makes content creation and text writing tasks easier. The new Magic Keyboard attaches magnetically to the iPad Pro. The viewing angle can be adjusted to upto 130 degrees. The Magic Keyboard features USB-C charging, allowing the USB-C port on the iPad Pro free for accessories. Its trackpad complements the touch design of the iPad for real easy navigation.

Pricing and Availability

  • The new iPad Pro is available to order starting today on apple.com and in the Apple Store app in 30 countries and regions, including the US. iPad Pro will be available in stores starting next week.
  • The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available in silver and space gray finishes. A starting configuration of 128GB offers pro customers more room for their apps and content, along with 256GB, 512GB and 1TB configurations.
  • The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $949 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model, and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $999 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $1,149 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model from apple.com.

The Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro will be available for purchase in May for $299 (US) for the 11-inch iPad Pro and $349 (US) for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with layouts for over 30 languages, including simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.