iPad Pro 2019, First iPad with No Button
Entering its third generation, the iPad Pro 2019 managed to become the most revolutionary iPad. In addition to appearing fresher with a new design, the third generation iPad Pro specifications are now also increasingly powerful. From the liquid retina screen and the lack of buttons, iPad Pro is killing it.
To suit user needs, iPad Pro comes with 2 screen size options, 11 inches and 12.9 inches. This iPad Pro screen is named Liquid Retina Display. According to Apple, the Liquid Retina Display screen has a higher pixel density of 264ppi and a brightness that is better than the older generation Pro iPad. Not only that, the color accuracy is claimed to be very accurate.
Complementing the Liquid Retina screen, Apple embeds ProMotion technology which can automatically set the screen refresh rate to 120Hz. Thanks to this feature, users can enjoy the experience of scrolling on a smoother screen and increasing screen response faster.
Other updates brought by the iPad Pro 2019 are increasingly compact dimensions. Both iPad Pro variants have a 5mm body thickness, thinner than the previous iPad Pro. The screen frame is also thinner so that it allows more compact body dimensions up to around 25%.
First with Face Unlock
Given the present without a button, instead the iPad Pro Generation 3 is also the first iPad equipped with Face ID as a safety. Interestingly, the Face Unlock iPad Pro feature can recognize the user’s face even though the camera’s position is not facing straight directly to the user.
The third iPad Pro 2019 performance sector increased significantly when compared to the previous version. The iPad Pro is now loaded with the Bionic A12X chip with the latest Neural Engine. According to Apple claims, this new processor is able to beat most laptop PCs.
For graphics performance, Apple’s latest 7-core GPU can offer 2x better graphics performance. In the connectivity sector, the iPad Pro is also the first to use a USB generation 3.1 C-C connector. Thanks to the connector, the iPad Pro supports data transfer rates of up to 10-gigabits. With this USB connection, you can directly connect to the camera if you want to transfer data.
To complement the iPad Pro 2019, Apple also released the updated Keyboard Folio and Apple Pencil accessories. The Folio keyboard that also functions as an iPad Pro protector has changed the location of the Smart Connector. Unlocking the iPad Pro with Face ID can also be done through the Folio Keyboard.
Need an Upgrade from Previous iPad Pro?
While Apple Pencil comes with a new design that is more compact and smarter, this latest Apple Pencil can be directly attached to the iPad Pro to pair and fill the battery. In addition, the iPad Pro 2019 also has a 12 megapixel rear camera.
The two iPads with a screen size of 11 inches and 12.9 inches carry a number of important changes compared to the previous generation iPad Pro. How important are these changes and should older iPad Pro users consider upgrading? Apple’s design overhauled the design of the iPad Pro so that it looked different compared to previous iPad models.
The bezel is now thinner with rounded corners The Touch ID fingerprint scanner which doubles as the Home button no longer exists, because the iPad Pro has switched to using facial recognition technology Face ID and gesture-based gesture finger movements.
Another very important change is the Lightning port which is replaced by USB type-C on the iPad Pro. Various Lightning-based accessories cannot be plugged into these two newest iPads, while users who want to use earphones via a 3.5 mm audio jack, must buy additional dongles, because this audio jack is not available.
Better Screen Ratio
Screen In addition to different designs, the 11-inch iPad Pro model is now slightly larger than the previous 10.5 inches model. The aspect ratio is also slightly different, to 4.3: 3 (12.9: 9), from 4: 3, with a slightly higher resolution, which is 2,388 x 1,668 pixels compared to 2,224 x 1,668 pixels on the 10.5-inch iPad Pro output 2017.
Meanwhile, the iPad Pro 2019 12-inch model aspect ratio remains unchanged compared to its predecessor, 4: 3. Then the resolution also remains the same (2,732 x 2,048 pixels). Apple Pencil 2 Support The first generation Apple Pencil stylus (for the iPad Pro 2017) is not compatible with the iPad Pro, so users are forced to buy a second generation Apple Pencil.
The price of Apple Pencil 2 is quite expensive, namely 129 US dollars. However, the second generation Apple Pencil has its own advantages compared to the first generation. For example, the second generation Apple Pencil can now be charged wirelessly and attached to the second side of the new iPad Pro with magnets, making it more practical to carry.
Then, there is a double tap gesture to easily change various types of tools that are being used, such as brush size when drawing on the screen. Although users have to spend extra to get it, namely 129 US dollars, the technology offered by Apple Pencil 2 similar is quite interesting.
New Chipset and Memory
The Apple A12X chipset that is embedded in the iPad Pro 2019 may feel excessive, because the chipset is the strongest Apple chipset at the moment. However, this chipset can be used by those who make photo and video content, weighing the full version of the Phothosop CC will slide on the iPad in 2019.
Besides the chipset, there is a 1 TB storage space, first in Apple’s history, which can be too large for general users. However, there are still other storage options available, namely 64 GB, 128 GB and 512 GB. Previously, the 2017 iPad Pro only had a storage capacity of up to 512 GB.
In the camera sector, the iPad Pro 2019 has a sensor with the same resolution as the iPad Pro (2017), which is 12 megapixels and 7 megapixels in front. The difference is, the iPad Pro camera comes with TrueDepth camera technology.
With the support of this feature, this iPad model is the first to get FaceID, Animoji, Memoji, and otherfeatures. In terms of battery life, Apple claims the latest iPad can withstand browsing 10 hours of internet with Wi-Fi, watching videos, or listening to music. While browsing using a cellular data connection is claimed to last 9 hours. This iPad Pro 2019 might be able to replace laptops!