Apple iPad Pro: Price, Release Date, Display and Design in 2020.

Apple iPad Pro: Price, Release Date, Display and Design in 2020.

Apple iPad Pro 2020

Apple iPad Pro:  Price, Release Date, and Specifications in 2020.

With the Apple A12Z Bionic, although a smaller step has been taken on the processor side compared to the previous generations, the 2020 iPad Pros are the most powerful tablets on the market. The differences with the 2018 model tablets are not huge, but they are all forward and useful steps. It is worth buying one of the 2020 model tablets by giving the difference. Of course, more investments are needed to properly use the iPad Pro. With the Apple Pencil and especially the Magic Keyboard, the tablet's experience goes up and becomes a challenge to laptops.
Apple made extensive changes to its iPad Pro lineup in the fall of 2018 , and in the past year and a half, it has not touched this tablet series for professional users. In early 2020, just as the effects of the coronavirus epidemic started to increase, the company surprised and introduced the 2020 model version of the iPad Pro . The new generation iPad Pros, which come with 11-inch and 12.9-inch screen sizes, follow the design change made in 2018. However, the rear camera module on the iPhone 11and we've seen it gain a similar look to the 11 Pro's, with the addition of a second camera, as well as a LiDAR sensor. Thanks to the latter, this tablet, whose power on the augmented reality side increased even more, aimed to offer a complete laptop experience with the Magic Keyboard keyboard cover introduced together. In this article, we will give you a quick review regarding iPad Pro 2020.

Apple iPad Pro 2020

Design & Display.

 in terms of design, the 2020 iPad is no different from the tablet that came out a year and a half ago. Both the 11-inch model we have and the 12.9-inch model have the same dimensions as their predecessors. Only in terms of weight, this year's models are slightly ahead. We can attribute this difference to the increasing number of cameras and the growing camera module. Again, there is a design that combines aluminum and glass. On the front, the screen takes up a large area and reaches a ratio of 82.9 percent. The bezel that wraps around the screen has the same thickness on all four sides. The TrueDepth camera system is also placed in this frame. The corners of the screen are curved to match the corners of the tablet. The edges are straight.

On the back, the biggest difference compared to the previous generation product is the square camera module. Thanks to this camera module, it is possible to separate the iPad Pro 2020 from the 2018 model. In terms of appearance, it is similar to the camera module in iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro and includes the main camera as well as an ultra wide-angle camera, LED flash, microphone and LiDAR sensor.

The new iPad Pro also carries a USB-C port. There are a total of four speakers, two of which are located on the sides of this port and the other two are on the opposite side. There is a power button on the top edge. The volume keys are also placed on the right side, close to it. Of course, when defining these elements, we assume that you hold the tablet upright and the TrueDepth camera system above the screen. You can use iPad Pro any way you want, but be careful not to cover the front camera when using it in landscape mode. Otherwise Face ID will not work. Other than that, Face ID works fine no matter how you hold the tablet.

on the right side, there is the nano SIM card tray placed towards the bottom. The area between the volume keys and the SIM card tray is the magnetic section designed to charge and store Apple Pencil. On the back, a three-point connection point located towards the bottom edge, in other words the Smart Connector, enables connection with accessories such as the Smart Keyboard Folio or Magic Keyboard.

As far as display is concerned,  Apple iPad Pro comes with a 12.9 IPS LCD display which Apple calls Retina Display. The screen occupies 85.4% of the front of the device. The iPad Pro 2020 has a resolution (2732x2048) with 264 PPI. It supports True Tone and ProMotion technologies. The screen supports 120Hz refresh rate.

The screen and glass are laminated, there is no gap in between. This increases the visual pleasure even more and creates the feeling of using it with a slightly more natural paper when using Apple Pencil.

The features of the iPad Pro's screen include a 120 Hz refresh rate. The effect of this is mostly used with Apple Pencil, providing a realistic and fast writing or drawing experience. However, you can feel fluency in scrolling and animations in the user interface. The screen brightness is also around 600 nits and when compared to a laptop, it seems well above the standards. In this way, it offers the opportunity to work comfortably in the outdoor environment. On the other hand, another contribution of this high brightness is on the side of high dynamic range support. You can benefit from Dolby Vision support for TV series or movies you watch on Netflix or movies that you download or rent from the iTunes Store .

Speaking of movies and TV shows, this tablet is also a good content consumption tool, although the productivity-oriented features of the iPad Pro are more prominent. Thanks to its body and ergonomic design, which is not heavy compared to a tablet, it is not very troublesome to hold the tablet in hand and watch something. It is not very difficult to hold and watch the short series of about 20 minutes on the iPad Pro. On the sound side, the quad speaker system provides a very good, high intensity and quality sound output and does not require another speaker. According to your grip of the tablet, the speakers on the bottom focus on bass, while those on the top focus on the treble output.

Apple stopped using the 3.5mm headphone jack on iPad Pro two years ago and there's no going back. If you find headphones connected on the USB-C port, you can use them with the iPad Pro. Apart from that, you can get it from 3.5mm to USB-C adapters. Of course, the best is the wireless solution, and at this point, Apple's AirPods and AirPods Pro headphones stand out with their practicality. If you plan to watch, listen or do video and music production with this tablet, AirPods will be a convenient solution.

Apple iPad Pro comes with an awesome feature, which makes the device look like a good laptop, which is a trackpad. Having a trackpad can make your work on iPad Pro move in light speed. Trackpad allows you to highlight any text you like and select or drag it to anywhere. Trackpad also gives you the chance to access all the iPad applications just by moving the cursor to the bottom of the screen. Moving to the upper corner you will find the reachable control panel. It is important to say that you can use the trackpad to go home using the three-finger movement. Trackpad opens the door on multi-features which can be a great advantage while using the iPad Pro.

In terms of Apple iPad Pro Pencil. The iPad Pro Pencil is the same second-generation pencil that came with iPad Pro 2018. It is totally smooth and has a mat finish. It also thin and has one flat side making it more comfortable to handle the Apple iPad Pro Pencil is connected via Bluetooth which means it has a battery inside.  Charging the pencil is too easy. All you have to do is connecting the Apple Pencil magnetically to the tablet and it will be charged wirelessly.

The Apple Pencil has many wonderful advantages which make your use for the Apple iPad Pro quite easy. For example, you can take notes in your lectures using the Apple Pencil in support of some writing apps which can make taking notes a piece of a cake. The large and high-resolution screen makes you feel as if you are writing on actual paper. And even if you miss a point or you need to edit some information you can do in no time, because the Apple Pencil has enabled you to turn the pencil to a real useful eraser to edit anything you like by tapping on the pencil double time. This incredible feature comes in handy for those who use the iPad Pro for taking notes. So if you are one them you can kiss sticky problems of notes taking goodbye.

Magic Keyboard, a new keyboard cover developed for iPad Pro, was introduced at the same time as this new generation tablet. Maybe it got more attention and sound than the tablet. We see that Apple makes different experiments on the keyboard accessory side with each new iPad Pro generation. Every new accessory has its payoffs and downsides. We can easily say that Magic Keyboard is the most advanced among the ones released so far.

First of all, let's talk about the keyboard mechanism that gives the name of the keyboard case. Apple has commonly called the keyboards Magic Keyboards for iMac keyboards, which contain the keyboard mechanism that it introduced in its notebook computers with the 16-inch MacBook Pro it released at the end of last year. The company aims to offer iPad Pro users the writing experience on their laptops with an accessory with this mechanism.

 Magic Keyboard keyboard MacBook Airwe tried it on a laptop for the first time and found it quite good. It offers comfortable writing with its sufficient height from the base and well-adjusted depth. We can make the same comment for the keys of the iPad Pro's Magic Keyboard keyboard. But speaking for the 11-inch model, space is a bit narrower here. This situation limits the size of the keys. However, Apple has tried to keep the size of the frequently used keys almost the same as the keys on the MacBook Air's keyboard.

Due to the narrower space of the Magic Keyboard for the 11-inch iPad Pro version, the trackpad and the wrist rest areas on both sides of it are narrow. Your wrists will stay out while writing, especially due to the narrow wrist support areas. Your palms can even come to the edge of the keyboard. This situation can cause some discomfort when writing for a long time. The trackpad has enough room for an 11-inch accessory. Like a laptop, this trackpad can be used comfortably. The shape of the pointer in iPadOS is different than what we see on a computer. A small transparent circle is preferred, indicating that it is equivalent to a little touch. The pointer adapts well to the various touch elements in the UI, the intuition is high.

When using the iPad Pro with the Magic Keyboard, it gives the impression that it is floating in the air. Magic Keyboard provides more flexibility compared to the design of the Smart Keyboard accessory that allows it to be used at only two angles. However, we have to say that the angle of movement of the screen is still limited and that more movement area should be provided. The range of motion available is sufficient, especially when using at the table. However, when you really want to use the iPad Pro on your knees, maybe increasing the angle of the tablet with the keyboard a little more would provide a better view of the screen. By the way, we see that our fingertips occasionally touch the tablet while using the keys on the top row or just below it while writing.

One of the features that make this keyboard remarkable is that it has backlit keys. While in a dark or dimly lit environment, you can continue typing thanks to the backlight of the keyboard. However, you cannot illuminate the brightness of the keyboard keys with a shortcut on the keyboard. You have to navigate the iPad Pro's settings menu to enter the keyboard settings and manually adjust the brightness from here. It goes without saying that keeping the backlight turned on negatively affects the battery life of the iPad Pro.

The hinge part of the Magic Keyboard accessory has a special design. There is a thin and long cylinder in the center and on the left edge of it we see the USB-C port. Thanks to this port, it is possible to charge both iPad Pro. This way, you can keep the tablet's own USB-C port idle, and continue charging the iPad Pro while connecting accessories such as a USB drive or headphones, or your iPhone.

The cylinder in the center line of the hinge structure is quite heavy. For this reason, the center of gravity shifts towards the back and when you want to use the screen at the widest angle, the keyboard base lifts up from the front, albeit slightly. It is especially useful to be careful when using it on a laptop.

iPad Pro attaches tightly to Magic Keyboard with magnetic force. The tablet is difficult to accidentally dislodge. It is very easy to take it out and put it back on. If you want to watch something, play games, or take photos or videos with the camera on the iPad Pro, you can easily detach the tablet from the keyboard case. In fact, Magic Keyboard offers a similar use to dock stations that allow laptops to be used like a desktop computer, with features such as easy insertion and removal of the iPad Pro and charging with the USB-C port. You can stand on the table with the Magic Keyboard open, and you can always connect to the socket from the USB-C port. You can remove the tablet whenever you need it, then you can put it on the Magic Keyboard to keep it charged while keeping it charged. By the way, there is no data flow through the USB-C port. Bad news for those who think they can connect two devices to the iPad Pro at the same time.

It is possible to fold back the Smart Keyboard Folio accessory without removing it from the iPad Pro and continue using the tablet with its case. However, the same is not true for Magic Keyboard. The Magic Keyboard does not allow you to use it like a tablet, the hinge does not have a 360-degree rotation angle, you cannot fold the keyboard back. As a case, however, it is too good to carry the tablet protected in a bag. It protects the iPad Pro well, as the front and back is tough and thick enough. You can keep Apple Pencil connected and charged, as the edges remain open
Apple iPad Pro 2020

Operating System and Process.

 Apple iPad Pro powered by the Apple A12Z Bionic. It comes with octa-core and 8nm build. It is the best Apple CPU until now. The CPU is quite similar to the one that existed in the last generation, Apple iPad Pro 2018, A12X Bionic. Both CPUs are the same, but the new one comes with a little better performance. The Graphics GPU comes with 1 more core

As for the Apple iPad Pro GPU, The GPU is the Apple GPU (8-core graphics). In Geekbench 5 the CPU scored 1114 points for single-core and 4654 points for multicores.

As for PUBG gaming experience, PUBG doesn’t yet support 120FPS, and unfortunately, you can’t go any higher than balanced on the graphics settings while playing at the Extreme frame rate, which is ridiculous since we know it can handle better graphics at 60FPS. As far as the gameplay, there was a massive advantage in terms of the speaker quality because it makes it much easier to track footsteps of enemies around you

Moving on for Fore Night, this is basically every mobile Fortnite player's dream tablet. As you can see in the settings, we now have a 120FPS frame rate option because this iPad Pro has a 120hz display. Unfortunately, you can only take the graphics up to Medium, but we are bound it could handle higher frame rates if they allowed for it. Gameplay on this iPad was great because it stuck to 120FPS almost all the time, and there was a night and day difference between the Pro and the other iPads in terms of gameplay smoothness. The whole experience, in general, is better since you have the much better speakers on both sides for listening to footsteps and the display can actually get fairly bright which would be nice if you’re playing in a bright environment.

According to the operating system, the 2020 model iPad Pro started to be released with iPadOS 13.4 and it works with the most current version iPadOS 13.5.1 at the time of publishing this review. With the Apple iPadOS 13.4 update, support for the trackpad and mouse, which concerns the iPad Pro and other iPads, came. Thanks to this, it was possible to use Apple's accessories such as Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad with tablets. Of course, it is possible to connect and use other mouse and trackpad accessories via Bluetooth as well.

For the first time, we saw that with the iPadOS 13, Apple began to separate the operating system offered on iPhones and iPads. In fact, there were iPad-specific features within iOS, but now Apple is drawing a line on the marketing side of the business. With iPadOS 13, we have seen that the potential of iPad Pro on the hardware side is being used better. The Files application, which was developed and added USB disk drive support, is the first features that come to mind that Safari opens the desktop view of the websites by default. The mouse and trackpad support that came with iOS 13 .4 were also important steps in this area.

Now, with the iPadOS 14 coming in the fall, new steps will be taken towards Apple's goal of making the iPad Pro its laptop counterpart. For example, mouse and keyboard support in games can make the iPad Pro more preferred for games such as PUBG Mobile and Fortnite. Rearranging the appearance of Siri on the screen, renewed notification displays for FaceTime or Skype calls can also be described as steps to be taken towards the use of a laptop. On the other hand, although we do not expect it to be very useful in Turkish in the first place, converting texts written with Apple Pencil to plain text and similar functions will make the iPad Pro a more useful productivity tool. IPadOS 14 preliminary review published after WWDC 2020. We used the 2018 model iPad Pro in the video. We will use iPad Pro 2020 while preparing the iPadOS 14 review video or article, which we plan to publish when iPadOS 14 is released in the fall. Let's give the information of this already.

By the way, let's not go without mentioning the Sidecar feature. With this handy feature that comes with iPadOS 13, if you have a MacBook Pro or Air that supports it, you can turn your device into a second monitor. Working with a second monitor is very important for productive people. iPad Pro will save you an additional monitor cost in this respect. It works very fast with wired or wireless connection. It also allows you to draw or input data in various applications using Apple Pencil.

Apple iPad Pro 2020


Storage, Price, and available colors.

iPad Pro price depends on the selected variant. The basic variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB variant ( Wi-Fi only), it will cost you around 999.99USD on Amazon. The variant with 6GB  of RAM and 128GB variant ( LTE) will cost 1,149.00USD while the 6GB RAM and 256GB variant ( Wi-Fi only) will cost you around 1,049.99USD on Amazon. The variant with 6GB of RAM and 256GB variant ( LTE ) will cost 1,249.00USD. The variant with 6 GB of RAM and 512GB variant ( Wi-Fi only) will be 1,299.99USD. , while the variant with 6GB of RAM and 512GB variant ( LTE ) will cost 1,449.99USD. It supports 2 SIM cards but it does not support the SD card. It is available in Silver, and Space Gray colors.
Apple will also have a host of accessories to go with the Apple iPad Pro. The Classic Keyboard will cost an additional 159.990USD, while the S-Pen will cost 199.990USD. The Magnetic Keyboard will be available for purchase for 349.00USD.

Apple iPad Pro 2020

Security and Ports.

For security,  Apple iPad Pro comes with a built-in fingerprint sensor. The performance is perfect. As most Apple flagships the iPad supports 3D face for unlocking. This method has many enhancements making it super-fast. It is the same one that iPhone 11 Pro Max has. It also supports the same classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

As of ports,  the iPad Pro supports Bluetooth 5 and GPS. It also supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling, but it depends on your carrier. It comes with USB-C port but disappointedly it has no 3.5mm headphone jack.

Apple iPad Pro 2020

Battery and charging.

 iPad Pro 2020 holds a great battery capacity of 9720mAh. And the tablet offers fast charging.

 According to Apple, this model allows up to 10 hours of internet surfing or watching videos over Wi-Fi. It also offers the opportunity to surf the internet for up to 9 hours over the cellular data network. If you use the screen brightness without increasing it to the maximum level, you will be able to get quite close to the values ​​stated by Apple. Our observations made, while the screen brightness is at maximum, watching videos over the internet for 75 minutes causes a battery consumption of 30 percent. A FaceTime call for about 10 minutes consumes 5 percent battery. As a result, keeping the screen brightness at the highest level has significant effects on battery consumption. If you are at home or at work and do not have the opportunity to charge, if you spend most of the day outside,

Just like the previous generation iPad Pro, the 2020 model iPad Pro also allows you to charge other devices via USB-C. If you own an iPhone, you can charge your iPhone with the USB-C to Lightning cable. This feature is useful, it provides the opportunity to use the iPad Pro as a power bank when necessary. In addition, with the 18W charging adapter included in the box, it takes 3 hours for the iPad Pro's battery to reach a full level from 0 to full.


iPad Pro 2020 has a triple rear camera: 12MP with f\1.8. It supports the HDR and autofocus for sharper shots. And 10MP ultra-wide with f\2.4.  It also comes with the LIDER sensor. The rear cameras, though, don't support the Portrait mode despite the LIDER sensor. The LIDER sensor helps with light and space and it works with AR. The iPad can do lots of great things with it. It detects spaces and works with some apps to show furniture at home using AR in high quality. It recognizes measurements. If you care about this LIDER sensor, then you'll enjoy using it. The cameras shoot 4K videos and it works really well, especially if there's lots of light. The Tab has a 7MP front-facing camera with f\2.2. It supports the HDR and Face Detection and also it can be used to record a video with 1080@60fps.

Apple iPad Pro 2020


 On the other hand, When you compare the 2020 iPad Pros with their predecessors released in 2018, you may think that the differences are not much. You are not wrong in this regard either. However, when we look in more detail, we see that in the previous generation iPad Pro, the gaps that users can see as deficiencies have been closed. For example, 128 GB of storage space at the entry level is a significant plus. LiDAR sensor can also be considered as an investment towards the future. We will see more of the augmented reality applications in the future and your tablet will be ready for this now. Improving microphone quality is also a good improvement for those who like to take voice memos or consider using the iPad Pro in their interviews. Since the steps taken on the processor side are small, the situation does not change much on the performance side, but 6 GB of RAM is a significant gain. Regardless, the iPad Pro continues to deliver good performance for a tablet, and even challenges many laptops.

iPad Pro alone becomes a powerful content consumption device. You can also take many steps on the productivity side by using your fingers and the on-screen keyboard. However, you also need to invest in accessories to turn this tablet into a truly production device or to become a replacement for the laptop, as Apple put it. This increases the total cost of the product. However, if your budget is sufficient, we recommend you to get both Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard. This would add around 3500USD on top of the cost of the tablet itself, but in return it would increase the tablet's experience several times. What do you think? Can this tablet replaces a laptop? Do you find the iPad Pro 2020 useful? Share your experience with us.

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