In a surprise move, Apple announced two new products today, an updated MacBook Air and new iPad Pro models. The new Apple iPad Pro comes as a successor to 2018’s iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 and has been launched in two display size variants. The new models are a massive upgrade over its predecessors, with an improved display, cameras and internals. The headlining feature of the latest iPad is the LiDAR sensor on the back for enhanced depth sensing and AR, as well as the support for the Magic Keyboard with a touchpad.
Apple iPad Pro 2020 specifications and features
The new iPad Pro comes in 11-inch or 12.9-inch models, with edge-to-edge Liquid Retina displays, P3 wide colour support and ProMotion technology that automatically adjusts the display refresh rate up to 120Hz. Apple has also brought touchpad support to the new iPad Pro with iPadOS 13.4, with a re-designed trackpad interface. To make use of the feature, Apple has also launched the new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, which comes with a floating design, backlit keyboard, smooth angle adjustment and USB Type-C charging support. However, users will have to purchase the Magic Keyboard separately and it will only be available in May 2020.
Apple has also announced that the trackpad support will rollout to all iPad Pro models, the iPad Air 2 or later, iPad 5th generation and above, and iPad mini 4 and later, from March 24th. Trackpad support will be available for iPads running iPadOS 13.4, and work with Apple’s Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 and the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro.
Coming to the core specifications of the new iPad Pro, it gets the latest octa-core A12Z Bionic Chip, which comes with an eight-core GPU. Apple claims that the new iPad Pro is more powerful than most Windows PC laptops and is designed for demanding tasks like editing 4K video or designing 3D models. While Apple has not revealed the RAM configurations as usual, the new iPad Pro will come in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage options. The triple camera array on the back looks similar to the iPhone 11 Pro duo but there’s a big difference. The new Apple iPad Pro comes with a 12MP Wide camera, 10MP Ultra-Wide camera and a LiDAR scanner. The latter can measure the distance from surrounding objects up to 5 meters away and has enhanced algorithms in place for enhanced understanding of a scene to improve AR as well as depth imaging.
Apple is offering the new iPad Pro in Wi-Fi-only and cellular variants. The cellular variant doesn’t have 5G as expected but comes with 4G LTE support. Apple has not revealed the battery capacity but has confirmed that the new iPad Pro offers up to 10 hours of watching a video or Internet browsing over Wi-Fi, and this drops to nine hours if used on a cellular network.
Apple iPad Pro 2020 price in India
While the new iPad Pro is available for purchase in the US, Apple has not yet revealed the Indian availability. All models of the new iPad Pro are being offered in Silver and Space Grey colour variants. Below are the model-wise prices of the new iPad Pro in India:
Apple iPad Pro 11-inch Wi-Fi
- 128GB – Rs 71,900
- 256GB – Rs 80,900
- 512GB – Rs 98,900
- 1TB – Rs 1,16,900
Apple iPad Pro 11-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular
- 128GB – Rs 85,900
- 256GB – Rs 94,900
- 512GB – Rs 1,12,900
- 1TB – Rs 1,30,900
Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch Wi-Fi
- 128GB – Rs 89,900
- 256GB – Rs 98,900
- 512GB – Rs 1,16,900
- 1TB – Rs 1,34,900
Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular
- 128GB – Rs 1,03,900
- 256GB – Rs 1,12,900
- 512GB – Rs 1,30,900
- 1TB – Rs 1,48,900
The Magic Keyboard will be made available in May 2020 and will set you back by Rs 27,900 and Rs 31,900 for the 11-inch and 12.9-inch variants, respectively. Apple has also launched a new Smart Keyboard Folio for the new iPad Pro, which comes with a price tag of Rs 7,500 for the 11-inch and Rs 9,900 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.