Christmas is just around the corner, and we’re sure that the iPad Pro is on many gift lists. Consider it an upgrade on the iPad Air 2, improving on the already powerful performance of the Air with a bigger screen, higher resolution, greater performance and thin casing.
Before you decide on placing an order on the simple to use but immersive iPad Pro though, familiarise yourself with its list of features to ensure that this is the right Apple product for you (or your loved one).
The iPad Pro is built with a powerful 12.9-inch Retina display, and with 5.6 million pixels, four new improved speakers and an enhanced multi-touch, the iPad Pro is more powerful than both the MacBook Pro and iPad Air. The device is also fitted with the new A9X, a third generation chip that delivers 1.8 times the CPU performance and double the graphics performance of the iPad Air 2. You’ll also discover both improved cameras to the front and back, that offer a better photo resolution with an advanced sensor to create truly beautiful images and videos. It is also perfect for Skype calls or FaceTime, thanks to the HD camera.
With so much power at your fingertips, you’ll be able to use the iPad Pro for a whole variety of tasks, and you will notice just how smoothly apps run too.
Runs in iOS9
The latest version of the iOS system is perfect for the iPad Pro. The new capabilities allow users to take full advantage of the powerful performance of the device. Apps are refined for iOS9, and the features of the iPad Pro really flow well here.
The multi-tasking feature allows two apps to run at once, side by side by simply ‘snapping’ them onto the screen. Improved features as part of iOS9 include an update to Siri, Spotlight Search and the camera, among others.
At just 6.9 millimetres wide and weighing just 713 grams, the iPad Pro is the lightest and thinnest iPad to date. This is surprising, considering it’s extra-large display and the amount of power behind it. The battery also lasts for on average an impressive 10 hours before charging.
Whether you’re buying an iPad Pro for yourself or as a Christmas gift, there are a few official accessories with it that may be worth picking up too. Firstly, we have the Smart Keyboard, a case that connects to the Pro via three small connectors on the side and allows you to use the physical keyboard rather the touch screen. There’s also the Apple Pencil. This is a stylus that allows for writing and drawing on the screen with such fluidity that it feels like you are writing or drawing on a piece of paper. Beats headphones are also a fantastic purchase, offering unrivalled sound quality when listening to music or watching videos.
More accessories will no doubt be on their way now that the iPad Pro has been released, but there are also a plethora of third party technology you can try to. Why not pick up a case and accessorise your tablet?
- iPad Pro Wi-Fi (32GB): £679
- iPad Pro Wi-Fi (128GB): £799
- iPad Pro Wi-Fi + cellular (128GB): £899