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New iPad Pro boasts similar performance to 2018 MacBook Pro

06 November 2018, 02:56 | Cameron Gross

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9to5 Mac spotted the impressive scores and commented that they rival Apple's newest laptops packing Intel's latest Core i7 processors. Now that the offers are gone, the same MacBook Air officially costs Rs 84,900 now, up from of earlier MRP of Rs 77,200.

See how the 2018 iPad Pros stack up to last years. Bezels have been reworked from the previous' silver matte to a glossier black color, and are 50 percent smaller.

The Apple Mac mini will be priced at Rs 75,990 for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant. It now features a leather back to protect the iPad Pro when attached and connects via the smart connector dots that have moved from the side of the iPad Pro to the back.

The Mac Mini probably needed it more, not being updated since 2014, but now we have new chips, more memory, faster storage, and that whole Thunderbolt 3 Type C USB thing Apple is talking about on the iPad Pro. The USB port can push out a 5K resolution on supported monitors, however.

Apple's MacBook Air will pack 13 hours of battery life and it is made of 100% recycled aluminium as stated by the company. The base price of the device starts at $799 and comes with an 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD. This price justifies an upgraded butterfly keyboard, a Force Touch trackpad, and an HD webcam.

In a research note to clients (via MacRumors), Kuo told clients that the Cupertino company was going to increase the output power of the flood illuminator vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL), which is one of the most important parts of the Face ID system. Not yet. And for that reason alone I can't justify the higher price tag of the new iPad Pro lineup, not for a device that I know I won't use almost enough to make spending that much worthwhile.

Kuo also adds that all 2019 iPhones will come with an improved Face ID facial recognition camera. The new machine can even charge an iPhone with its new port.

Similar to the iPhone XS, the iPad Pro contains an A12X Bionic processor.

Looking at actual results rather than projections, Apple brought in revenues of $62.9bn for Q4, up 20 per cent year-on-year, with earnings per diluted share of $2.91, up 41 per cent. Services revenue reached an all-time high of $10bn, up 27 per cent year-on-year, with a one-time favourable adjustment of $640m excluded. That's probably why it's hard to find the iPad Pro in stock for release date delivery any more. The iPad Pro also comes with a revamped Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. The one before only shielded the front. That's a bit odd, as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro has a 2732 by 2048 display, and the 11-inch model has a 2388 by 1668 one. Each has upgradable versions of course.

The iPad Pro's hardware feels years ahead of everything else, but the software still feels a little behind.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will be available on the machine with enhanced graphics, alongside an NBA 2K basketball title. However, if you sign up for email alerts on the dedicated product page, the price will be reduced to half. This revelation puts the recent marketing of the iPad Pro as a more miniaturized laptop than a tablet in ideal context. Customers that take advantage of all three will see great benefit. The upcoming sales figures for this new laptop by Apple will reveal how successful it was for the market.

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