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The new (2020) iPad Pro is powered by the A12Z processor and features a new camera setup on the back. Apple has also unveiled a new Magic Keyboard with a trackpad for iPad Pro.

iPad Pro reviews

The iPad Pro is not available yet, so we are still waiting on reviews. As the product becomes available, 9to5Mac will have a review and a roundup of reviews from respected experts.

iPad Pro specs and features

The new A12Z Bionic chip in the iPad Pro offers the “highest performance ever in an iPad.” There’s an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, alongside Apple’s Neural Engine. You’ll also get 10 hours of battery life and LTE that’s up to 60% faster . The iPad Pro is the first iPad to include Wi-Fi 6 support.

Apple describes the new Magic Keyboard as having a “floating design with smooth angle adjustment.” It attaches magnetically to the iPad Pro and features “unique cantilevered hinges” that allow it to adjust up to 130 degrees. The keyboard uses Apple’s scissor-switch mechanism and is backlit as well.

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In a video shared with the Verge, Federighi talks through some of the logic behind Apple’s decision to bring trackpad support to iPad Pro. Essentially, the decision came down to realizing how well that trackpad input complements typing on a physical keyboard:

Our goal with iPad has always been to create a device so capable and so versatile it can become whatever you want it to be. And that versatility is built on the power of touch. But of course we give you so many other ways to interact with your iPad, and sometimes you want to type. For typing, nothing beats the Magic Keyboard. It’s when typing that you most appreciate the precision and ergonomics of a trackpad.

Federighi also explained why they decided to make the iPadOS cursor a rounded icon rather than a traditional pointer:

The shape of the cursor is the one most natural for the touch experience. It’s round, just like your fingertip. As you move over the controls, it automatically transforms to make them easy to select. And of course the trackpad is amazing for text — the cursor transforms into a precise tool that makes it super easy to select text, apply formatting, and even select whole blocks of text.

The new iPad Pro Magic Keyboard case also features a USB-C port on its hinge. Apple says the Magic Keyboard features “USB-C pass-through charging. This keeps the USB-C port free for accessories including external drives and displays.” Apple also notes that there is an “updated Smart Keyboard Folio” without a trackpad as well.

Apple says it will update its iWork suite of productivity apps to take “full advantage of the trackpad and open up a whole new way to work with documents on iPad.” There will also be new templates in Pages and Keynote to make use of the new trackpad.

There’s also a new LiDAR camera array on the back of the new model. Apple says this LiDar Scanner measures the distance to surrounding objects up to 5 meters away:

The breakthrough LiDAR Scanner enables capabilities never before possible on any mobile device. The LiDAR Scanner measures the distance to surrounding objects up to 5 meters away, works both indoors and outdoors, and operates at the photon level at nano-second speeds.

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The next-gen iPad Pro will use the Snapdragon X55 modem, meaning that it will support both 5G standards, including the fast 5G offered at particularly busy areas like airports, train stations and tourist hotspots. The claim has been made by noted leaker @L0vetodream.

mmWave is needed to get the gigabit speeds of the faster 5G standard, while sub-6Ghz offers slower speeds but much greater range …

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iPad Pro Stories June 1

Years ago, Apple offered the MacBook Pro with an anti-glare display, but save for the nano-texture Pro Display XDR, matte screens are nowhere to be found in Apple’s lineup today. Moshi aims to fill that gap with its iVisior lineup of matte screen protectors, which I’ve been using on both my MacBook Pro and iPad Pro for the last several weeks.

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When the first rumor of the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro surfaced earlier this year, I was immediately intrigued. The iPad Pro has become a more integral part of my workflow over the last two years thanks to the new features in iPadOS and the Smart Keyboard Folio, but I knew a native trackpad option from Apple could take things to the next level.

After six weeks of using the iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard on a daily basis, I think it’s safe to say that I’m sold.

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iPad Pro Stories May 19

OtterBox launches Symmetry Series folio for 2020 iPad Pro with transparent back, Apple Pencil protection

OtterBox is out today with its latest folio case for the 11- and 12.9-inch 2020 iPad Pro. The Symmetry Series 360 offers full protection for your iPad Pro but features a clear back for a more unique aesthetic and also includes Apple Pencil protection if you like to keep it attached to your iPad.

iPad Pro Stories May 17

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Even though Apple just refreshed the iPad Pro in March, many people are already asking about what to expect from the next revision. The next-generation iPad Pro is rumored to pack 5G, mini-LED display technology, and much more. Read on as we recap all of the rumors.

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A few days ago, we highlighted that some iPad Pro users are experiencing excessive battery drain when paired with the new Magic Keyboard. While the jury is still out on whether this is a software or hardware flaw, are you noticing anything with your iPad Pro + Magic Keyboard?

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