On Wednesday, as expected, Apple started sales of the new iPad Pro tablet in brand online Apple stores in four dozen countries, including Russia. In branded retail stores and partners iPad Pro will be released closer to the end of the week. Minimum price for a device with 32 GB memory with Wi-Fi will account 64990 rubles. The model with 128 GB with Wi-Fi + Cellular will cost 86990 rubles.
The display iPad Pro with a diagonal of 12.9 inches for the Apple tablet. The space of the screen that displays 5.6 million pixels, 78% larger than the area of display iPad Air 2, however the screen resolution of 2732 x 2048 pixels image detail remained similar to last year’s tablet 264 ppi. It’s almost like the 12-inch Surface Pro 4 with 267 ppi.
The iPad Pro works on the most powerful processor among all iOS devices — 64-bit Apple A9X development and M9 co-processor. The Geekbench 3 test, designed to evaluate the performance of the main processor, showed the superiority of the Pro before the iPad Air 2 to 24% in multi-core test and 88% in single-core. In 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited, which measures the performance in games and during video playback in high quality, iPad Pro showed a 54% higher performance than 10-inch flagship tablet.
The larger display made it possible to accommodate the extended on-screen keyboard: numbers and often used symbols are displayed simultaneously. On the big screen is convenient to operate in Split mode View two applications simultaneously.
iPad Pro is different from previous models not only in size, but also a couple of new elements. The first is the extra speakers on top of the device (in all other iPad speakers are located only on one side). Four speakers instead of two are a serious advantage: other models the sound coming from one side of the device, to put it mildly, not happy. The second innovation — the Smart Connector on the left side of the tablet to connect the cover-keyboard.
Colours iPad Pro is the same as in previous devices: there are silver, dark grey and gold version, until the shade “rose gold” in the line of Apple iPad hands until it arrived.
New technologies of the screen impact on battery consumption. View at full brightness two-hour 4K video online defused the tablet by almost 30%, while the iPad Air 2 the same procedure is discharged the battery only by one fifth.
Apple announced the iPad Pro with a full charge when connected via Wi-Fi — 10 hours. However, the DUT with the active work (surfing the Internet with wireless connectivity, photo and video shooting, performance tests, online video playback, geolocation, games, professional applications) at maximum brightness and with connection accessories completely drained in 7 hours. This means that the user may run one of the iPad Pro charge for a full day — have to limit yourself to viewing video content and working with “heavy” applications.
To charge your iPad Pro, you will need patience. From zero to 100% the tablet is charging for 7 hours. Accordingly, it is better to put the iPad Pro on charge for the night.