Apple iPad Pro-128GB WIFI + Cellular (RRP £899)
Apple’s powerhouse tablet makes a powerful case for ditching your laptop.
(Keyboard not included).
A sleek performer
The iPad Pro is the fastest, most powerful iPad ever thanks to its 64-bit A9X chip. This third-generation chip delivers speed and graphics that are comparable to PCs, allowing you to perform tasks you would have once only done on your desktop. The responsiveness has also been improved to make complex tasks such as editing 4K videos or retouching 3D designs as seamless as possible, while the revamped controller works to increase the read and write speeds to let you easily open large files and rapidly switch between programmes and pages.
New technology for Retina display
On top of the stunning graphics, the iPad Pro is designed with a Multi-Touch sub-system to give you the option to use your finger or an Apple Pencil when interacting with the device. Apple has made the images look better on iPad Pro by improving the alignment of the display’s liquid crystal molecules to enhance the contrast on your photos. The refresh rate has been cut by half to make this device more energy efficient.
Take incredible photos and videos with the amazing iSight and FaceTime HD cameras. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro comes with a 12-megapixel iSight camera, which captures 4K video, 240-fps slo-mo video and Live Photos. It’s also the first iPad with True Tone flash, so skin tone looks great regardless of lighting. This smaller version of the iPad Pro has a 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera with Retina Flash and True Tone for you to take stunning selfies.
The four stereo speakers are built directly into the unibody shell to offer you 61 per cent more back volume compared to other iPads. This means you can enjoy three times more output to make your movie experience and gaming sessions even more mind blowing and immersive. There’s a speaker in every corner delivering bass frequency, with the top two designed to produce a higher frequency. No need to adjust the sound when you switch from portrait to landscape as the speakers will automatically adjust to maintain optimum sound quality.
Taking security seriously
The iPad Pro features an unprecedented level of security thanks to Touch ID. Touch ID lets you use your fingerprint as your password, letting you unlock your iPad or make secure purchases on the App Store, iTunes and iBooks. Your fingerprint information stays on your iPad- it’s not shared with anyone, even Apple, helping to ensure that your personal information remains private.
Updating iOS 9 to 9.3
The latest update to iOS brings improvements to Notes, News, Health and CarPlay, as well as a new feature called Night Shift to give you an improved night’s sleep
Night Shift: This feature uses the clock and geolocation on your device to determine when it’s sunset where you are and will automatically shift the colours in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum. This action ensures that the level of bright blue light you’re exposed to will gradually be reduced as you get nearer to your bedtime, which is significant because studies show that exposure to bright blue light in the evening can affect your circadian rhythms making it harder for you to fall asleep.
New Notes: This update means you can now secure the information you store in Notes with a password or fingerprint. It’s also easier to find notations as you can sort by date created, date modified and alphabetically.
News: Improved to make sure that the articles in For You are truly tailored to your interests, as well offering you new reading material in the form of trending topics and Editor’s Picks.
Health: Designed to house third-party apps, so you have quick and easy access to your health records. The Weight, Workouts and Sleep sections have been given a new slider menu to show you popular apps you may want to add to your Health dashboard.
CarPlay: More features such as New and For You from Apple Music – letting you listen to the latest tunes while you drive – and the Nearby feature in Maps – helping you navigate cities and motorways – come to this pre-installed app.