New iPad Pro drops the home button, adds Face ID

by on October 30, 2018

Apple have announced their newest device iterations and the new iPad Pro looks like a radical departure for the tablet.

In a move akin to the iPhone X redesign the new iPad Pro completely loses the home button, and as a result the fingerprint sensor and replaces it with Apple’s Face ID technology. Available in 11 and 12.9 inch designs the screen will cover nearly the entire front of the device with a black border housing the front facing cameras – there’s no notch for this baby.

Of course a new device design means new accessories and with the new iPad Pro we see a new Pencil with a shorter body, and a magnetic connection allowing the Pencil to charge just by clipping it to the iPad. Also new is a new folio case with built in keyboard. Just connecting it to the iPad will pair it and constantly power it, removing the need for any rigmarole.

What’s even more surprising here is that Apple have finally ditched their own connective ports and gone with USB-C, that’s something that’s very much unlike them.

Of course there are premium prices for premium devices with the 11 inch device starting at £769 for the WiFi model and £919 for the WiFi and Mobile broadband model, while the 12.9 inch version will start at £969 and £1,119 respectively. It should be noted that these devices will also include storage up to 1TB, for those of you who have lots of storage needs.

The new Pencil will set you back £119 and the case £85 for the 11 inch and £99 for the 12.9 inch.

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