Apple says it has completely redesigned the new iPad Pro adding Face ID, a new inductive charging pencil, A12X Bionix system on a chip and Retina Display.

What is an iPad Pro?

It is Apple’s professional level touch tablet running iOS 12 on its A12X Bionix system-on-a-chip that Apple claims it is faster than most laptops.

It has a 4G LTE option, Wi-Fi AC, Bluetooth 5.0 and all the usual tablet sensors like GPS, Accelerometer, 3-axis gyro, barometer and more. Many liken it to a huge iPhone as its technology is based on that and can do almost everything an iPhone can do.

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Apple iPad Pro 11 and 12.9” Retina display

The 11” has a 2388 x 1688 resolution and the 12.9” has 2732 x 2048. Both have claimed brightness of 600 nits and an anti-reflective coating with 1.8% reflectivity (2 haze). They support DCI-P3 colour gamut (percentage not stated).

Camera, sound

Rear: 12MP, f/1.8, AF, HDR, AIS (OIS for video only) with a quad-led flash. Capable of [email protected] video
Front: 7MP, f/2.2, FF, HDR, AIS, Retina screen fill light supports Face ID and FaceTime
Speakers: Four
Mics: five

The battery is 28.37/36.71Wh (respectively) with USB-C charging. Battery life is up to 10 hours.

Operating system

New iOS 12 – features here.

New accessories

A second-generation Apple Pencil magnetically attaches to iPad Pro and wirelessly charges at the same time. A new touch sensor built into Apple Pencil detects taps, introducing an entirely new way to interact within apps.

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The new Smart Keyboard Folio features a streamlined design that’s adjustable. 

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Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said:


The new iPad Pro has an all-new, thinner design; faster A12X Bionic chip, FaceID in any orientation — while you’re sitting or standing, with iPad Pro on your desk or lap, with the new Smart Keyboard Folio and new Apple Pencil. It hasadvanced new cameras and sensors for AR experiences USB-C connector, louderspeakers, faster wireless and more, all packed into a thinner device that hasup to all-day battery life.


Pricing and Availability

The new 11” and 12.9” iPad Pro are available in silver and space grey finishes in 64GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB.

  • 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $1229 (Wi-Fi) and A$1449 (LTE)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $1529 (Wi-Fi) and $1749 (LTE)
  • Apple Pencil $199
  • Smart Folio protective, polyurethane design $119/149 for 11/12.9”

Available at apple.com/au, AppleStores, Apple Authorised Resellers and selected carriers.