The 2020 iPad Pro 2020 will offer several novelties, but on many points, they are similar to the 2018 models. So is it worth buying the new model.
Practically, the new iPad Pro is identical to the previous model: with the same edge-to-edge, Liquid Retina display with 120Hz ProMotion technology, 600 nits of brightness, TrueTone and P3 color gamut. The only visible difference is on the back and the camera. Instead of a single protrusion with a circular lens, There is now a square bump with rounded corners, as seen on the iPhone 11 Pro.
It also offers the same 12 MP wide-angle lens and a new 10 MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The module also includes a new LiDAR system for 3D mapping, which will allow you to enjoy the best of AR apps and services. The new camera can also capture video at 24 frames per second in 4K, whereas the previous model has 30 FPS in 4K.
Internally we have several changes. For example, on the 2020 iPad Pro, there is the Wi-Fi 6 module capable of offering advanced, faster and more stable performance than the Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac of the previous model.
The big new hardware, however, is the renewed processor. Apple has moved from the A12X Bionic processor to the new A12Z Bionic processor, which is expected to boast an octa-core GPU and improved performance.
The new Magic Keyboard with integrated trackpad can also work on iPad Pro 2018, so there is no difference between the two models. Besides, with iPadOS 14, all iPads will support external Bluetooth-type mice and trackpads.
iPad Pro 2020 no longer has the 64 GB, given that the base model starts from 128 GB. No difference when it comes to the colors (Silver and Space Gray). Moreover, all iPad Pro will have 6 GB of RAM, while on 2018 models this option was only available in the 1 TB version. The touch ID is practically identical, as well as the battery estimated by Apple.
If you have an old iPad, this new model brings a lot of news in functional and hardware. Even if you don’t yet have a “Pro” model, you could consider purchasing it not only for performance reasons but also for design reasons, given that the other iPads still have the Home button.
If you are an artist, a content creator, an AR developer or you work on the production of video and audio, the iPad Pro 2020 is the best tablet you can buy.
On the other hand, if you already have an iPad Pro 2018, then the update may be useless. Unless you need an ultra-wide camera, slightly better videos or the LiDAR scanner for AR apps and games, then the other differences are minimal. There are also improvements regarding microphones, and this aspect should be taken into consideration among those who create video and audio content on the move.