Apple’s new iPad Pro Geekbench scores surface online

Tuesday, 06 Nov, 2018

With the 11-inch iPad Pro 2018 coming in at a value of $799 - $928 if coupled with Apple's new Apple Pencil - the mini-companion is even more expensive than Apple's own Mac Mini, which already boasts a significant boost in capability and specifications.

One of the easiest ways to determe how popular a device is, requires simply looking at the sales figures. The microphones have also been updated for better voice recognition alongside speakers with more full bass.

On the other hand, we have the new 13-inch MacBook Air.

What is the MacBook Air?

You might have expected to see the display stretch right to the edges of the device, but there's still a noticeable bar bordering the screen, which stops you accidentally pressing the screen when holding the device in landscape orientation, and which at the top edge houses the front-facing camera.

A new version of the Mac Book Air, originally released in 2011, will feature a higher-resolution display and thinner bezels and start at $1,199, up from $999. It comes with up to 16GB of RAM which is higher than what the original variant offered. The SD and micro-SD slots give the user the opportunity to expand their device storage well beyond that of the iPad's internal memory. The device is tipped to launch late 2019, or early 2020. The iPad Pro runs the same operating system as iPhones.

Talking about biometrics, the iPad Pros 2018 are housed with FaceId second generation which is also featured on new Apple devices such as iPhone XS, XS MAX and XR. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is still pretty stellar and costs about $150 less.

The next storage size up is 256GB, which starts at $949 / £919 / AU$1,449, followed by 512GB for $1,149 / £1,119 / AU$1,749. The fact that last year's iPad Pro outperformed Apple's 12-inch MacBook in both processor and graphics performance last year shocked everyone - the new iPad Pro is supposed to double those. The Apple Pencil responds to the touch and users will be able to change or switch between the tools with just a touch.

On October 30, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to unveil the tech giant's new and improved iPad Pro tablet.

Apple's new MacBook Air is fine. The new Mac mini now gets the latest 8th Gen Intel processors paired by a RAM of up to 64GB and up to 2TB of SSD. For instance, when a USB thumb drive is attached, iOS might now display it as external storage and a third-party app might be needed to import documents. It came with an introductory price of $1,299.