It isn’t often that Apple releases a new crop of iPads but this year is the season for the harvest.
And the new lineup looks quite spectacular.
Of course, you’re probably wondering what all of the fuss is about.
In this article, we’ll tell you what we know about the new iPad lineup from Apple. Just introduced this fall, these are the models that many people will be gunning for this winter shopping season.
That’s not really surprising because this is, easily, the best set of iPads ever released.
Probably the most noticeable change with the new iPad Pro is that the screen is noticeably larger.
It isn’t completely button-less – there is a small bezel on the bottom of the tablet – but it is getting closer than ever.
The new iPad Pro models share a display with the latest iPhone XR model. It’s what Apple calls a “Liquid Retina” display. Mac World says that this is the same pixel density as the “iPad Pro 10.5in from 2017” so don’t expect much of a change there. The new backlight design, however, has a lot of people raving in a positive way about the upgrade.
The new iPad Pro lineup is also marginally thinner than the previous generation, coming in at 5.9mm as opposed to 6.1mm. Also, the gold color is out and only space grey and silver remain.
What will probably not be the most welcome news to people that bought into the Lightning Port connector ecosystem: Apple is getting rid of those entirely for the iPad Pro model lineup and is opting for USB-C connections instead.
Some people are pointing out that this makes it easier for many accessories to work with the new iPad Pro models but, as others rightly highlight, this means that all of the Lightning Port connectors are worthless for the new iPad Pro.
That stinks if you’ve spent a lot of money outfitting your work gear to use that connector system.
Another thing that is missing, though this is less surprising, is any kind of headphone connector. People who want to use headphones on the new iPad Pros will need a USB-C device or go wireless.
Here are the official specs according to Mac World: