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Apple introduces the best iPad Pro to date, features all-new design, Face ID and more

It’s still a tablet, but a good one.

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On Tuesday, Apple introduced two next-generation iPad Pro models during its special event in Brooklyn, New York. The new 2018 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models go on sale beginning today, Oct. 30 with the first shipments being delivered on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

With a design that looks similar to the iPhone X lineup, the new iPad Pro models feature smaller bezels, Face ID, and for the first time, no Home button. Each includes a Liquid Retina display like the one found on the iPhone XR. Inside, you’ll find an A12X Bionic chip with a next-generation Neural Engine.

Instead of Lightning, the 2018 iPad Pros feature a USB-C connection which you can use to charge other devices such as your iPhone or camera.

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More about the 2018 iPad Pro

The 2018 iPad Pro models also feature Gigabit-class LTE, and up to 1TB of storage.

Apple also announced two accessories for the new tablets. The $129 second-generation Apple Pencil and all-new Smart Keyboard Folio ($179 for the 11-inch iPad Pro model, $199 for the 12.9-inch variant.)

The 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro are available in silver and space gray in 64GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB configurations starting at $799.

The most expensive model this year, the 12.9-inch version with Wi-Fi + LTE and 1TB of storage will set you back $1,899.

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You can order a new iPad Pro through the Apple website.

This definitely looks like the iPad to get if you can afford it. With Photoshop coming to iPad next year for the first time, this is a no-brainer for professional users. Some gamers might also like what is going on with the new version, but the jury is still out.

Are you planning on buying a new iPad Pro? Let us know in the comments below.

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Bryan considers himself a well-rounded techie, having written articles for MakeUseOf, KnowTechie, AppAdvice, iDownload Blog. When he's not writing, he's being a single dad and rooting for his alma mater, Penn State, or cheering on the Patriots.

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