At the Apple event last Wednesday, it was announced that the next addition to their tablet lineup is the new iPad Pro. The mobile device is a newer, larger version of its predecessors. The gadget sports a 12.9 inch screen that is designed to be used with both hands. It also has the ability to run 2 apps at the same time, side-by-side. The goal of this new mobile device from the tech giant is to surf the World Wide Web while watching videos, or immediately sharing them with friends and family over social media portals without losing sight of what’s in another app.
The Apple iPad Pro Brings in Peripherals Along With the Increase in Its Size
The new iPad Pro not only brings in a larger screen but will also include some add-ons. For one, Apple introduces the new “smart keyboard” wherein it will also act as a cover and external protection for the mobile tablet. The company stated that the keyboard/cover is wrapped in a special fabric for added durability.
Aside from the “smart keyboard,” Apple also unveils the Apple Pencil which is basically a stylus for the new addition to the iPad line. The “pencil” will allow users to immediately draw, doodle, or create fine lines within different apps. For example, the company stated that people can use the Notes app on the tablet to immediately write on the gadget without the use of the keyboard. There are also other apps that will be compatible with this writing tool designed by Apple, including Email, drawing, and designing apps.
The Apple iPad Pro comes in a separate package with the “smart keyboard” and the “pencil.”
Analysts say that this new iPad might assist the company to jumpstart their declining sales for their mobile tablet line. The new tablet hopes to bring new hopes to the slumping tablet industry. The iPad has only accounted for about 10 percent of the company’s sales, and has been on the weak spots in the tech giant’s entire product line.
It could be that the iPad Pro could revolutionize the standards of mobile tablets, but analysts foresee that it may not do so much. It’s not just with the declining sales from Apple’s tablet line, consumers are seen to prefer purchasing bigger-screed iPhones and Mac computers. Even though the company sees the iPad’s flaws in terms of sales as a “speed bump,” Apple still continues to take initiatives in hopes to turn things around.