The new iPad Pro is a significant upgrade – adding an all-screen front – Face ID – smaller dimensions and weight – a new Pencil and Smart Keyboard – different connectivity and oh yes no headphone jack.
All in a strikingly different design.
I’ve been living with the new model in its larger 12.9in-display version since just after it was announced last Tuesday.
Almost everything here relates to the smaller edition too – apart from the size of course.
The new look
This is fantastic.
Not only does it remove the Home button at the bottom of the screen – it squeaks the screen out to the edges – just like on the iPhone XS.
Except that there’s no notch on this display.
The larger proportions of a tablet compared to a phone mean that there’s room for the TrueDepth sensor and camera needed for the facial recognition system – Face ID – in the slightly wider bezel that runs evenly round the edge.
Compared to the iPhone XS this bezel is noticeably wider but proportionally it still looks narrow.