Apple was very clever in making this change because the approach taken was different for the two iPad Pro sizes. Let's start with the smaller model. The original iPad Pro came out in 2015 and it was 12.9 ". In 2016, Apple introduced a smaller 9.7 "with the famous 9.4" x 6.67 "size. In 2017, Apple took the original 9.7-inch iPad Pro, making its legs smaller (but held Home Button) for to produce a 10.5 "iPad Pro that had a larger screen, but about the same overall size as the previous iPad Pro: 9.8" x 6.8 ". This year, Apple has maintained the overall dimensions in the same way (9.7 x 7 "), but lowered the legs and removed Home Button, resulting in a new 11-inch display. Apple has made the right choice here. have loved this size on the iPad since the first iPad came out in 2010, but now it's more screen to use essentially the same overall size.
For the larger model, Apple knows that the people love the bigger screen. Full-size letter size documents when in portrait mode, and if I tell about panties, considering exhibits, or just surfing the web, the larger screen helps me 12.9 "to be incredibly productive in my law practice. However, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro has always been big and a bit cumbersome. Having used a page since 2015, I've used to it, but I always wished there was some way to get that amazing, bigger screen on a smaller device. And that's exactly what Apple has done. Apple has retained the screen size of 12.9 ", but reduced its edges. As a result, unlike previous versions of the 12.9" iPad Pro that were around 12 "x 8.9", the new 12.9- inch iPad plug about 11 "x 8.5". In other words, unlike previous models where the screen size was about the size of a letter-sized sheet, the entire iPad is about the same size as a letter-sized sheet. In addition, the depth is reduced from .27 "to .23" and Apple is rounded off by the corners. Overall, Apple says that the 2018 version of the 12.9 "iPad Pro is 25% less volume than its predecessor, an incredibly impressive change.
Because there's no button on the new iPad Pro, use the same moves you use on an iPhone X, such as a sweep up to return to the home screen and a sweep along the bottom to swap between apps.
If the only new feature of this iPad Pro had been this size change, it would be enough for me to be incredibly excited. Having the same big screen to get all my work done in a device that's smaller and easier to carry from office to office in my company and to court will be amazing. Can not wait to start using it when my deliver next week.
No. 2 Pencil
I have used an Apple pen with iPad Pro since 2015 and I use pencil almost every day. When I'm reviewing a card from an opponent, I use the pencil to circle arguments and scripts ible my answers in many ns. When I consider the caselaw I downloaded from Westlaw or Lexis, I use my pencil to highlight important passages and write the keyholder on the first page of the case. When I review an exhibition, I select and highlight important parts. I use the GoodNotes app to take handwritten notes in meetings and in court and prepare oral arguments. IPad Pro is an incredibly useful device, and Apple pencil brings it to the next level.
As much as I've loved the pencil, I've been looking for new features. Apple has now added all the features I had wanted in the second generation Apple pencil.
• Press to change tools. What I thought I wanted was a button on the side of a pencil that I could press to switch modes, such as between pencil and eraser. But Apple had an even better idea and it was added to the ability to change the modes by touching the side of the pencil, just like you can press an AirPod game / pause music or launch Siri. App developers seem to find out how this feature works. In the Apple Notes app, you have the option of double-clicking to switch between pencil and eraser function, or between the current tool and the previous tool, or pick up the color palette. In Photoshop for iPad (Comes in 201 9), you can choose to double-click to switch between zooming in and zoom out to view the entire image. This is going to be incredibly useful.
It seems that a creative app designer can use this part of the pencil itself for an app that does not involve drawing. Can a shooting app take a photo every time you press the pencil, do you use it as a remote control? Can a book reader app use this to hit the page? I'm not sure if Apple will allow this, but there seem to be many opportunities.
• Attach the page to load. For the original Apple pencil, you would remove a hood and then put it in the Lightning port to recharge, which resulted in this unpleasant looking pointer coming out of the iPad side. For the second generation Apple pencil, the device attaches to iPads long side with magnets and charges when attached. This solves many problems. First, it reduces clogging. Secondly, it eliminates the chance of losing that cap while charging it; It's no longer a hood, it's just a seamless design. Thirdly, the pencil is added to the side of the iPad because it is now a flat side to pencil – which I hope means it solves the problem with the pencil's scroll by a desk. Fourth, you always have a place to store your pencil. Just attach it to the iPad.
Since 2015, I've used a Cheap Fisher Chrome Clip to solve two of these issues: Give me a place to save the pencil (in my shirt pocket) and stop pencil from rolling on a desk. I hope that with the second generation pencil I can pull that clip back.
Another thing I like about this new design is that we now have the right place to save the pencil – on the side of the iPad – and Pencil is constantly charged while it is there. This means that when I pick up the pencil, it is likely to have full charge. This reminds me of AirPods; I save them in a case that charges them, so when i remove them, they will probably get a 100% fee.
• Easier to hold. The second generation pencil has a matte finish, as opposed to the smooth surface of the original pencil. That, combined with the flat edge, should make the pencil easier to hold. I have to try it myself to confirm that this is true, but the first reports from people who were given the chance to try it for a few minutes yesterday seem positive.
• Press to wake up. If the iPad screen is turned off, touch the screen with the new pencil to wake up the device and launch the notes app ready to write a note.
• Free engraving. Now that the pencil has a flat side, it is a surface that is suitable for putting some words. All new pencils have the Apple logo with the word "pencil" next to it, and you can add up to 15 letters in the ALL CAPS beside it.
In addition to the reduced shapes, there is another design change: flat edges around all four sides. The edge reminds me of iPhone 4 and iPhone 5, which was the design I really liked; For an iPhone, the flat edge made it easier to grab the device. I have to try it myself to see if I like this better or not, but that's a noticeable difference.
Liquid Retina Display
Apple says that the display has been enhanced using Liquid Retina technology, as Apple also uses in the new iPhone X R . It has more accurate colors. I think the brightness is the same as the previous iPad Pro.
Each new iPad is faster than the model before it, and the new iPad Pro has the A12 Bionic chip. Apple says it's much faster than the previous generation and faster than 92% of all laptops sold in the last 12 months. Apple also says that graphics are about as fast as an Xbox One S, which is not quite powerful as the advanced Xbox One X, but the fact that an iPad is the same as any gaming console is just bonkers. Apple showed a demonstration yesterday of a basketball game (NBA 2K) and the graphics were amazing.
I do not know if I'll ever take advantage of all this power, but I'm looking forward to trying and it's always better when an iPad or iPhone is more responsive.
To the surprise of many, Apple has removed the Lightning port from iPad, replaced it with a USB-C port for industry. The new iPad Pro supports data transfers for USB 3.1 Gen 2 with high bandwidth, which means much faster data transfer over USB-C than previous models with a lightning connector. For example, this increased speed means that an iPad Pro can now support an external 5K display.
USB-C, in theory, provides faster charging because it supports more power, but I'm not sure if Apple supports this. Apple said that thanks to USB-C you can now send power from an iPad so you can use a USB-C for power cord to use iPad Pro to charge your iPhone.
Also because USB-C is an industry standard, this means there's a potential that we'll see even more accessories. At this point, I'm not sure that the software will support everything that is theoretically possible. For example, there are USB-C external flash drives and even hard disks, and I do not think iOS 12.1 supports this, but it may come in a future update.
The downside of any change like this is that you need to get new accessories. I'm currently using a Lightning-to-SD card dongle so I can take an SD card out of my SLR camera and load photos directly on iPad, something I often do when I take many pictures on vacation and I'm away from my computer. I have to buy a USB-C-to-SD dongle to do the same. I also use a Lightning-to-HDMI and Lightning-to-VGA dongle to connect a projector to iPad Pro when I present presentations. Apple currently does not sell USB-C versions of these dongles, but it may be that I can only buy a cheap one on Amazon. (I'm not sure, though, it may be that a DisplayPort connector is required.) Or maybe the USB-C Digital AV Multi-Card Adapter that Apple currently sells for Mac will work with the new iPad Pro as well. I look forward to hearing more about USB-C compatibility for video out.
It's enough to say that at this time I have so many questions about USB-C that I answer. Nevertheless, Apple saw some great benefits to justify giving up with its proprietary Lightning connector, so I'm very optimistic about this change.
Apple moved the Smart Connector, which used to be on the long edge of the backside on the short side. Apple uses the new Smart Connector with the new Smart Keyboard Folio, which is a case that covers the front and back of the iPad with a keyboard built-in. You can double-click the spacebar to unlock iPad using Face ID, and you can adjust the tilt to iPad for two directions.
Color and Capacity
The new iPad comes in two colors: silver and space gray.
You can get models with 64GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB. I ordered the 256 GB model, which I think will be enough for my needs now and in the future, even though I carry around a large number of documents and videos on the iPad.
No Headphone Port
The New iPad Pro Does not I do not have a headphone port. You can either use Bluetooth headphones like AirPods or you can get a USB 3.5mm headphone dongle for $ 9.
These new iPads have many new features, but they come to a price . Earlier this year, Apple introduced the sixth generation iPad, a very nice device that supports the first generation pencil. Although I do not recommend the 32GB model that costs $ 329 for lawyers because you do not have enough space for all of your documents, you can get the 128GB model at $ 429.
The new iPad Pro has a 64GB model ($ 799 for 11 "or $ 999 for 12.9"). There is not enough room for my needs as a litigator with tons of documents from dozens of cases on iPad, but for some attorneys that may be enough. The better option is the 256GB model ($ 949 for 11 "or $ 1149 for 12.9").
Thus you pay twice or more for iPad Pro. But you get a lot more: bigger screen, support for the second generation Apple pencil, a much faster device and a much nicer display. You also get Face ID and USB-C. You also get a better camera, but I have not even listed that feature because I do not consider the camera on the back of an iPad important to most attorneys.
Also note that the second generation Apple pencil is a bit more expensive at $ 129 against $ 99 for the first generation pencil.
Apple loves to believe that iPad Pro is more powerful than many computers, and that's true. Of course, it is also more expensive, so you pay for that flow. For me, the larger screen size of iPad Pro makes it easy more than twice as useful as the sixth generation iPad. Add it faster to the processor and support of the second generation Apple pencil, and the choice is clear. To make the most of an iPad in your law practice, iPad Pro is the way to go.
Having said that, if you think you have more modest needs, introduced the sixth generation iPad earlier this year is much cheaper, and it also supports the incredibly useful Apple pencil, albeit just the first generation model.
The new iPad Pro will be available from November 7, 2018. I ordered the 12.9 "Medium Gray Model with 256GB with New Apple Pencil. After I've had a chance to use it for a while , I'm writing a formal review. But at the moment, I'm very excited because this new iPad Pro appears to be a big leap forward for the iPad.