This is the all-new just-announced IPad Pro 2020 that Apple put out. Hey Everyone, I am reviewing the 12.9-inch version of it right here. And, you know, the iPad Pros have been around for a few years now. And we kinda know what to think about them at this point. We’ve had every possible argument, you could possibly have on whether or not they’re real computers or if they could be your main computer or if they can be really used for productivity or whatever. I think that they’re computers no matter what Apple says in their new marketing copy. And I think they’re really good computers, that sometimes work in weird ways because Apple imposes some limitations on them that bug me sometimes. I’m just gonna say right at the top, that you can take all the usual iPad Pro stuff for granted.
The screen is amazing, face ID is great. Battery life is a full day. Although now that I’m using it full time to work from home, I can manage to kill the battery by like three or four or five o’clock, I really push it. There are lots of really good iPad apps. The USB port is still here, and it does most of the USB port stuff that you’d want. It’s an iPad Pro. What you probably really wanna know is, how this iPad Pro compares to the 2018’s model. And there are a few things here. But remember, I just don’t think that you’re gonna take advantage of most of the new stuff that’s built into this thing, which is the story with every iPad Pro.
So, let me just list the new things, so that you’ve got them in your head about IPAD PRO 2020 .
There’s three of them IN IPAD PRO 2020:-
(1)The first is this new camera module here. It’s got an ultra-wide lens and LiDAR.
(2)There’s a new processor inside, that Apple calls the A12Z Bionic. It has studio-quality microphones.
(3)And the third half things, the trackpad support. And I only counted as half because trackpad support is coming to basically every iPad, not just this iPad Pro.
|NAME||IPAD PRO 11 2020|
|PRICE IN INDIA||Rs.71,900 ($350)|
|AUDIO JACK||USB TYPE-C|
|INTERNAL STORAGE||128 GB (NOT EXPANDABLE)|
|SCREEN SIZE||11inches (27.94cm)|
|IMAGE RESOLUTION||4000 x 3000 Pixels|
|SCREEN RESOLUTION||1668 x 2388 pixels|
|CAMERA FEATURES||5 x Digital Zoom, 2 x Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus|
WHY THE CHIP IS CALLED A12Z ??
Well, let’s talk about the chip. It’s the A12Z Bionic,wherein 2018, It was A12X. Why is it called the Z? Well, Anyway, the big change with the Z version of this processor, it has a more powerful graphics processor. And you know what, kinda whatever, it’s The thing is really fast. I never felt a slowdown, but I also never really felt a slowdown. I guess now, there’s just more headroom in the GPU for graphics chops and maybe Augmented Reality. Look, a benchmarking anyway so that if you wanna argue about numbers, you can do that. This 12.9 inches 2020 version of the iPad Pro, got a 9981 GPU on Geekbench, whereas 2018 got a 9138.
CAMERA DETAILS OF IPAD PRO 2020!
The standard wide-angle lens is 12 megapixels, with a 1.8 aperture and the ultra-wide, it’s only 10 megapixels, with F/2.4 and 125-degree field of view, but I love ultra-wide cameras. I think they’re super fun. So I’m actually kinda glad that they added this one here. I am on a team that, it’s okay to take pictures with your tablet. I just am. It’s okay for people to do it. It’s also okay to use your tablet to make movies, but I just think these cameras might be a little bit overkill for the iPad. I’m very impressed that you can shoot 4K video at 2430 or 60fps. But, I’m gonna be perfectly honest with you.
Apple sold a version of this iPad with a kind of a dumpy camera on the back and just no big square camera module or just flush, I would probably buy that version, especially if it cost a bit less. Now on the iPad, I care way more about the selfie camera, because I use it for video conferencing. This camera takes 7-megapixel photos and it also can record video at 1080p. And I think this camera looks great. But, I’m kind of annoyed that it’s on the side here, instead of on the top, when you’re in landscape mode. So when you’re doing a video conference, it never looks like you’re looking at the camera, you’re always looking off to the side. And I’m also a little bit annoyed by the limitations on iPadOS, by the way.
iPadOS doesn’t let video conferencing apps have the camera on when that app isn’t the frontmost app. Which means that, if I’m Not just staring at Zoom and I switch away to some other app, my camera turns off which makes the iPad Pro, basically the perfect machine for telling your coworkers that you’re not paying attention to them.
Anyway, the biggest new thing on this iPad is this LiDAR sensor right here on the back. Now, LiDAR is like radar, but with lasers, and anytime there are lasers involved So, Apple says that “LiDARoperates at the photon level “and at nanosecond speeds.” Yes, that’s how lasers work. They use photons, and they move at the speed of light. Now, the reason that Apple Put LiDAR in this iPad is for Augmented Reality Apps.
BENEFITS OF LIDAR IN IPAD PRO 2020
The main benefit of lidar, at least right now, is that it can detect objects in the room almost instantly, instead of having to wave your iPad around like a goon, so that it can detect all the right surfaces. It also means that it can have a much, much, more granular sense of objects and their position and size in space. And all of that helps with something called occlusion, which is when there’s a real physical thing between your iPad and the virtual thing, that you’ve put out in the world.
Now older iPads and iPhones can do occlusion with people. But with a LiDAR on this iPad, you can hide, you know, parts of virtual objects behind any objects. So, on this drummer boy here, you can like hide half of it behind a table or behind this bowl, or, you know, even my cat. Honestly, this LiDAR feels like this iPad Pro hardware, is built for a software future, that just isn’t here yet. Sure, I like putting a virtual IKEA chair in the corner, as much as the next person, but I don’t know, All just doesn’t seem to be as much of a thing as Apple really wants it to be right now.
Unless you’re putting a funny filter on your face, because everybody loves that, but you don’t need LiDAR to do that. I think Apple kinda nailed it, it actually feels totally natural. And there are a couple of weird things like you know, sliding your finger to the edge, to bring up the dock or slide over apps or whatever. But for the most part, it really works. It really feels natural, and I really kinda love it.
If you have a trackpad and an iPad, you should totally give it a shot. If you want to trackpad case. Well, there are aren’t out available today, that I could really recommend. Apple’s is coming in May and it’s gonna cost $300 or $350. every iPad that supports iOS 13.4 and up, is gonna get trackpad support. So it just doesn’t affect your purchasing decision, because all the iPads will have it.
As for software, more generally, iPadOS is what it is. And I think we’ve all talked to death over the past year. I still think it’s a little bit hard to learn how all the advanced stuff works. And I still think that power users have to use too many hacky workarounds to get certain things done. My opinion is still that, I enjoy using the iPad more than any other computer.
But, sometimes it just doesn’t do what I need it to. Also, there are still some bugs. Sometimes my smart keyboard here just decides that it hates an app, and it won’t type text into it until I close the app and open it again. This OS is way less buggy than it was when it first launched last year, but it’s still not perfect. So, that’s the iPad Pro. And what do I think? Well, I think the LiDAR, AR stuff is really good.
Overall, the thing is really fast. And I think for some people, it could replace their laptop. For other people, it couldn’t, and for yet other people, this is just the nicest iPad that you can buy, and some people just really want a really nice iPad. But I think for most people, this iPad is probably overkilled and they’ll be perfectly happy with a standard iPad or an iPad Air. And at this point, I think you know which one of those people you are.
THANK YOU FOR READING. DO COMMENT YOUR VEIWS!