iPad Pro 2020: All there is to know about Apple's new tablet

iPad Pro 2020
(Image credit: Apple)

The new iPad Pro 2020 is finally here, and it comes in two flavours: the 11-inch and the 12.9-inch. Both models might look very similar to the 2018 version of Apple's tablet, but there have been some changes under the hood. There's a A12Z Bionic Chip and eight-core GPU, a new camera and a new, more powerful, and more expensive keyboard. It really is a nice keyboard, though (more on that later).

Read on to discover more about the changes to Apple's latest tech, as well as get a deal on a new iPad Pro 2020, which is out now. And don't forget to check out the best iPad Pro apps to make the most of your Apple tablet.

iPad Pro 2020: Specs and design

iPad Pro 2020

Adobe Fresco in action on the new iPad (Image credit: Apple)

The new iPad Pro has a A12Z Bionic Chip and its 8 core GPU makes it perfect for 4K video editing work, as well as working in 3D and AR. Apple even claims it's "so fast most PC laptops can’t catch up", though we've yet to test this out.

It has a 120Hz refresh rate, which makes for a super-fast display. The display itself is 2388 x 1668 for the 11-inch model and 2732 x 2048 for the 12.9-inch version. Both offer 264 pixels per inch.

The new iPads are available in space grey or silver, and have the lovely rounded corners of previous models, and just the one USB-C connector.

There are now two rear cameras on the iPad Pro: one is 12MP f/1.8 and the other is a 10MP f/2.4 aperture. The addition of two cameras plus the new LiDAR Scanner means an improvement in the depth of your photos, as well as being a boon for those using AR apps such as Google AR.

Storage wise, the iPad Pro starts at 128GB, with 256GB, 512GB and 1TB also available, and both models are available as just WiFi models or as WiFi and cellular (so you can put in your SIM card and use mobile internet, at the moment this is just 4G, not 5G). 

The battery is said to last 10 hours, or 9 hours using a cellular connection. 

iPad Pro 2020: Magic keyboard

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Oooh... magic (Image credit: Apple)

The Magic Keyboard was the thing that really got us excited about the iPad Pro 2020. It magnetically attached to the iPad, and basically means that the iPad floats above the keyboard, which mimics a more traditional laptop setup, with a screen riser and a separate keyboard. It also means you've got more flexibility with finding the right angle to work at. And, its keys are backlit.

Perhaps the headline feature is the addition of the trackpad, though. This will make a lot of fiddly tasks a lot easier on the iPad, selecting and moving things around should be as easy as on a laptop. 

Note that the Magic Keyboard isn't available until May, so for now you'll have to stick with the Apple Pencil (check out our best Apple Pencil deals). See Apple's tongue in cheek advert for the Magic Keyboard and iPad Pro 2020 below. 

iPad Pro 2020: Release date and price

The new iPad Pro 2020 is out now, with the Magic Keyboard to follow in May. 

The 11-inch version starts at $799 / £769 / AU$1,329, while the 12.9-inch version starts at $999 / £969 / AU$1,649.00.

The Magic Keyboard costs $299 / £299 / AU$499 for the 11-inch version and $349 / £349 / AU$589 for the 12.9-inch version. Ouch. 

If you're not convinced you need the latest iPad Pro, then see our best deals on older  models below. 

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.