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Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Generation Technical Specifications

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Generation Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPad
  • CPU Octa-core (4x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)
  • RAM 4 GB
  • Camera 12MP 2160p
  • Storage 64/256/512/1TB
  • Display 12.9" 2048x2732 pixels
  • OS iOS 12, up to iPadOS 15.6
  • Battery 9720mAh Li-Po

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Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Generation Review and Features

The third generation of iPad Pro is a line of tablet computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. Two models, with a 12.9-inch or 11-inch screen, were both announced on October 30, 2018, and were available to purchase on November 7.

This generation of iPad Pro was the first iPad compatible with the new (second generation) Apple Pencil stylus. Like the second generation, a larger size and stylus compatibility was a point of difference from the rest of Apple’s available iPads, but the third generation iPad Pro was also the first iPad to use facial recognition (Face ID) to unlock the device.

Upgrades from the second-generation iPad Pro include the more powerful A12X Bionic processor, a storage capacity of up to 1 terabyte, and the larger display of the 11-inch model (upgraded from a 10.5-inch model). The third-generation iPad Pro also premiered a new design, with a screen that covers more of the front face, and has rounded corners.

The redesigned iPad Pro was announced on October 30, 2018, during an Apple Special Event at the Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. The 2018 models feature new edge-to-edge Liquid Retina displays, Face ID, improved 12-megapixel and 7-megapixel cameras, USB-C connector, and Apple A12X Bionic processors.

The tablets are offered in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes and are the first iPad models to offer tap-to-wake LCD displays (following the iPhone X), and up to 1 TB of internal storage. The 1 TB models featured more RAM than the smaller storage sizes with an increase to 6 GB, up from 4 GB.

These devices are the first iPads to feature a USB Type-C connector, replacing Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector The third-generation iPad Pro lacked a home button and a headphone jack, a first for the iPad lineup. Additionally, the tablets lack Touch ID, which has been superseded by Face ID using a sensor array on the top bezel.

Unlike iPhone models featuring Face ID until iOS 16, the third-generation iPad Pro can unlock in any orientation. The tablets were released on November 7, 2018, only available in Silver and Space Gray as the Gold and Rose Gold finishes from the previous generation have been removed. The 3rd-generation iPad Pro was notably the thinnest iPad yet at 5.9 mm thick.

What are the specifications of the Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Generation tablet?

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Generation tablet:

  • Processor/CPU: Octa-core (4×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest) Apple A12X Bionic
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB
  • Display/Resolution: 12.9″ 2048×2732 pixels
  • GPU/Graphics: Apple GPU
  • Camera: 12MP 2160p
  • Battery: 9720mAh Li-Po
  • Colours: Silver, Space Gray

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Tablet Computer
Models A2014, A1895, A1876, A1983, iPad8,5, iPad8,6, iPad8,7, iPad8,8
Also known as Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 3rd generation)
Wi-Fi + Cellular + GPS: A2014, A1895 (Global); A1983 (China)
Wi-Fi only, w/o GPS: A1876 (Global)
Announced 30 October, 2018
Released 07 November, 2018
Status Available
Predecessor iPad Pro (2nd generation)
Successor iPad Pro (4th generation)
Generation 3rd

Design

Type <strong>Design Type</strong> called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Weight 631 g (Wi-Fi), 633 g (LTE) (1.39 lb)
Protection Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame
Colors Silver, Space Gray

Network

SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM

Display

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Liquid Retina display IPS LCD, 120Hz
Size 12.9 inch, 515.3 cm2 (~85.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 2048 x 2732 pixels, 4:3 ratio
Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 264 PPI density
Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Features 12.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
2732-by-2048-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
ProMotion technology
Wide color display (P3)
True Tone display
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Fully laminated display
Antireflective coating
1.8% reflectivity
600 nits brightness

Media

FM Radio No
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Audio jack No

Rear Camera

Front/Selfie Camera

Software

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iOS 12, up to iPadOS 15.6, planned upgrade to iPadOS 16
User Interface <strong>UI</strong> or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. Apple iPad OS

Hardware

Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Apple A12X Bionic (7 nm)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (4x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Apple GPU (7-core graphics)
RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 4 GB
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64/256/512/1TB
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Face ID
Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer
Barometer
Ambient light sensor

Connectivity

Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range. No
Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
USB USB Type-C 3.1, magnetic connector
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inch.
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No

Battery

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 9720 mAh, (36.71 Wh)
Placement Non-removable

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