The iPad Pro 12.9-Inch (Wi-Fi+Cellular, Global – 3rd Gen) features a fully-laminated, antireflective 12.9″ LED-backlit 2732×2048 “Liquid Retina” display (264 ppi, 600 nits) surrounded by a thin black bezel and packed in a slim case with rounded corners and flat sides. The back is offered in either silver or a darker “Space Gray” color. Unlike earlier iPad models, this iPad has no “Home” button, either.
This iPad Pro is powered by an eight-core 2.5 GHz Apple A12X Bionic processor, an “embedded M12 coprocessor” and a “Neural Engine” for “machine learning in everything from photography to AR [augmented reality]”. It was offered with either 64 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB of flash storage and 4 GB of RAM or 1 TB of flash storage and 6 GB of RAM.
Other notable features include “Face ID” authentication, support for a new Apple Pencil 2nd Gen (A2051, MU8F2AM/A, US$129) that charges via a clever magnetic connection on the side of the device and support for a new “Smart Keyboard Folio,” as well. It also has dual cameras (12 megapixel rear, 7 megapixel front) and a USB-C port. This is the first series of iPad models to provide USB-C and it supports charging and connectivity to cameras and some other peripherals as well as external displays up to 4K in dual display mode.
In addition to USB-C and the aforementioned cellular capability, other connectivity includes A-GPS, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with HT80 with MIMO capability, and Bluetooth 5.0. It has four microphones and a four speaker system, too.
The battery life of this 12.9″ iPad Pro (Wi-Fi+Cellular) model is reportedly 10 hours “surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music” or 9 hours “surfing the web using [a] cellular data network.” This model has a software-based eSIM that can be used to switch between some carriers as well as a nano SIM slot to use “traditional” SIM cards.R22,999.00