The iFixit team has torn down the last products that Apple unveiled at its October 30th event, the 11-inch iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil 2. The teardown reveals some interesting changes inside the iPad Pro that is both good and bad for in-house repairs.
On stage during the iPad Pro event, Tim Cook compared iPad Pro with the entire laptop category. And threw out impressive stats. It’s faster than 92% of PCs on market, it outsold laptops from every other manufacturer. Plus, the A12X is faster than some Core i7 Laptops! If you’re planning to ditch your MacBook for an iPad Pro solely for these reasons, you should keep reading.
The 11-inch and 12.9-inch 2018 iPad Pro went on sale across most parts of the world yesterday. With the 2018 refresh of its iPad Pro lineup, Apple has completely redesigned the devices and ditched its proprietary Lightning connector. We have managed to get our hands on the 11-inch iPad Pro. Check out our first impressions and other interesting tidbits about the device.
The 2018 iPad Pro is a big departure from every iPad that came before it. The Home button is gone, and so is Touch ID. You get edge-to-edge screen with Face ID, a new Smart Keyboard Folio and an Apple Pencil that’s not frustrating to charge or store.
The new iPad Pro has an A12X Bionic, 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU. In benchmarks, it beats some models of the Core i7 MacBook Pro. The new 11-inch and 12.9 inch iPad Pro is a beast. It has a gorgeous screen, an all-new design and an Apple Pencil that’s finally seamless to carry and use.
Dongle life is either something you’ve accepted or avoided, and if you happen to be in the former camp HyperDrive has a hub just for you and your new iPad Pro.
“Can the iPad Pro replace your computer?” is a question that won’t go away, and is once again being reinvigorated thanks to the brand new iPad Pro lineup that Apple just announced back in October.