Apple iPad

The Newest Apple iPads And Features

The Pro Models

The newest iPads have been designed especially for use with iOS 11. The pro version of the iPad is available in 12.9 inch and 10.5 inch models. The other options available are the”standard” version of the iPad that comes in the size of 9.7 inches as well as the iPad mini 4. The higher resolution cameras of pro models improve picture quality as well as the FaceTime experience through the increased visual fidelity. The cameras of the pro models are considerably superior, with a resolution of 12Mp for the back-facing camera compared to the 8Mp of the iPad. It also now has a flash and image stabilization. The jump in quality is even larger in the front facing camera, going from a 1.2Mp camera to 7Mp. While the resolution of the pro models’ screens is not significantly greater, the capability of them to utilize peripherals such as the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard drastically increase the pro models’ utility in both business and creative endeavors. The iPad Pro also doubles the number of speakers, from two to four, drastically increasing the sound output of the tablet.

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New vs. Old

With decreasing support for 32-Bit devices in more recent iOS versions, Apple has made it increasingly necessary to upgrade to a 64-bit device to continue to have even a satisfactory user experience with Apple devices. However even the oldest model currently for sale (the iPad mini 4) can still run the latest apps and iOS version. Nevertheless, iOS 11 is optimized to run on the newest devices available. If the latest OS runs slowly on your device, you might not have any other option than to upgrade to a newer model. All models of the iPad sold by Apple have resolutions termed by Apple to be “Retina Display”, meaning that the individual pixels in the display are indistinguishable when held at standard viewing distance.

LTE vs. WiFi

There has always been a price difference of around $100 between WiFi and LTE models of Apple devices. As always, the decision of which model to purchase is based on what your intention is for the device. If your primary usage of the device is static, in that you don’t take it to places in which you won’t have WiFi, purchasing a network-capable model would be pointless. Whereas should you often use an iPad while traveling, a network-capable model may be worth the cost. However most people find that there is sufficient public WiFi for a lack of LTE capabilities to no longer be the impediment it once was.

Augmented Reality

If you’re a fan of being on the bleeding edge of consumer electronics, the newest iPads’ augmented reality capabilities would be a selling point. Advertising themselves as the largest augmented reality platform, the newest iPads allow for some truly amazing technical feats in the field of augmented reality. iOS 11 has integrated augmented reality heavily into its capabilities and Apple appears to be making a concerted push for the adoption of the technology. However, for most people, augmented reality capabilities do not rank highly on the list of what they look for in an iPad.