Apple created the surprise Wednesday March 18 by presenting two new products: an iPad Pro and a MacBook Air. We were able to follow a 27-minute mini keynote on video explaining all the benefits of these new products. And it is true that this iPad Pro equipped with the new A12Z Bionic chip and which displays an autonomy of 10 hours, and whose last version was released at the end of 2018, does not lack arguments to attract buyers, especially in these times containment due to the epidemic of coronavirus.
1. A double photo sensor
If we do not always understand very well the interest that people have in taking photos with a tablet (we all have a smartphone, right?), We bet that buyers, surely creative professionals, will find a use for both iPad Pro photo sensors. There is now a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor and an ultra-wide 10-megapixel sensor. This allows you to double the viewing angles and gain depth of field, as on theiPhone 11.
2. The LiDAR radar
“The revolutionary LiDAR scanner offers capabilities never before seen on a mobile device,” says Apple. But what is the LiDAR scanner? Concretely, it measures the distance of objects located less than 5 meters, indoors and outdoors. This scanner will therefore be used in the context of augmented reality, hence the “AR” in LiDAR. The calculation is done with the data from the two cameras and motion detectors of the iPad Pro, and “are supplemented by the computer algorithms of artificial vision of the A12Z Bionic chip for a more detailed understanding of the scene”, explains Apple . AR apps automatically integrate the instant positioning of objects, obscuring any human presence while the LiDAR scanner will measure objects with greater precision and speed. What become a fan and decorating pro.
3. The trackpad arrives on iPad OS
What if we could use a tablet as a computer ? Yes promises Apple since the American brand informs us that iPadOS 13.4 “inaugurates support for the trackpad on iPad”. This means that we will be able to navigate on the screen and select its tasks in a simpler and more precise way, as we can do with a mouse on a computer. “The cursor takes the form of a circle which highlights on the home screen and in the Dock, user interface elements, text fields and apps, and thus indicates to users where they can click “, Explain Apple. To test.
4. Magic keyboard, a great accessory?
We have sufficiently challenged the quality of Apple’s iPad keyboards not to ask the question of whether the Cupertino company would not have found THE keyboard it needed. The teams presented us with the Magic Keyboard, a keyboard provided with a tactile pad and which makes it possible to hold the tablet in suspension with different degrees of tilt (up to 130 degrees). It also includes a USB Type-C port to charge the iPad. Only problem, this super keyboard costs 339 euros for the 11 inch model and 399 euros for the 12.9 inch model. And it won’t be available until May 2020…
5. An always high price
It’s not really a novelty but rather a confirmation: the iPad Pro is always expensive. Prices start at 899 euros for the 11-inch model with 128 GB of storage. Then 1009 euros for 256 GB, 1229 euros for 512 GB and 1449 euros for 1TB of storage. The 12.9-inch model starts at 1119 euros for 128 GB of storage, then 1229 euros for 256 GB, 1449 euros for 512 GB and 1669 euros for 1 TB of storage. We are therefore on the heavy, both at the technical and pricing level.
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