iPad Pro 2020 vs iPad Pro 2018
Apple recently unveiled the 2020 lineup for their iPad Pro models, int this article we will compare it with the previous generation iPad Pro 2018 to see if the upgrade is really worth it, or you may save some buck by buying previous gen iPad pro. So lets begin,
Processor – iPad Pro 2020 vs iPad Pro 2018
The new iPad Pro 2020 that comes with updated A12Z Bionic Chip, which apple claims is better than most of the windows laptops (Comparable to mobile i5 in synthetic benchmark).
However, if we see the performance benchmark, the A12Z Bionic chips in isn’t significantly faster than the 2018 model.
The Geek bench performance test score in multicore and single core CPU test reveal near similar result.
Design – iPad Pro 2020 vs iPad Pro 2018
Can you see the difference in iPad Pro 2020 and 2018?
Not much change between the two iPads when it comes to their design, except for a new camera cutout. which we will show you in camera picture below.
Camera – iPad Pro 2020 vs iPad Pro 2018
This is where the things get interesting, while the 2018 iPad Pro features a single camera wide-angle camera 12MP f/1.8 camera, The new iPad Pro 2020 features a dual camera with a 12MP primary camera f/1.8 along with a 10MP f/2.4 ultra-wide one with a 125-degree field-of-view. The setup also offers Lidar sensor for measurement and scanning.
The lidar sensor enhance the overall experience, the lidars sensors can sense the depth by scanning the object around and also, able to detect the place surfaces and many more.
Storage options – iPad Pro 2020 vs iPad Pro 2018
While the 2018 iPad Pro started with a 64GB of storage, the new iPad Pro 2020 starts at a storage capacity of 128GB which goes up to 1TB just like the iPad Pro 2018 .
The Wi-Fi only 11-inch iPad Pro 2020 starts at $799 or INR 71900 and the Wi-Fi + cellular 11-inch model at $949 or INR 85900.
Whereas the 12.9 inch iPad 2020 with only Wi-Fi comes at $999 or INR 89900 with Wi-Fi + cellular coming at $1149 or INR 103900.
The launch price of new iPad Pro 2020 is exactly the same as of 2018, but now even base model starts with 6 GB of ram instead of 4 GB and other features mentioned above.
The new iPad Pro 2020 comes with similar display specification as of iPad Pro 2018, both models display maximum brightness of 600 nits and powered with promotion technology with 120Hz refresh rate. See complete display specs of both.
WIFI – 6
The new iPad Pro 2020 now comes with Wifi 6 support, with increased speed up to 1.2 Gbps of both (2.4GHz and 5 GHz) band combined. whereas the previous iPad Pro Wifi 5 offers speed upto 866 Mbps in dual band combined .
Studio quality microphone.
Addition of studio quality equipped microphone surely has improve the recorded sound quality .
But is it really that great as marketed? Well, there is no doubt about it. The iPad Pro 2020 now equipped with much better quality microphone than iPad Pro 2018.
However, it is obvious we can’t compare them with the expensive professional grade mics. But they are of the best equipped mic in its category.
Final Verdict – iPad Pro 2020 vs iPad Pro 2018
Last, before we talk about the final verdict, let’s see the overall difference at a glance. This also will help you decide whether it is a right time for an upgrade.
Features with no improvement
Battery life, Display, Outer dimensions, Apple Pencil (Accessory Sold separately)
Features with subtle Improvement
Features added or significant improvement
Additional Wide-Angle Camera and LIDAR sensor for enhancing AR experience, Wi-Fi 6, Microphone, Storage now starts with 128 GB instead of 64 GB, RAM now starts with 6 GB instead of 4 GB.
From the above we may see despite after 2 years of launch , we saw merely an improvement in compute power however, the addition of ram and storage will have significant overall all impact on a task like video editing. Still, we believe if you already own iPad Pro 2018 then you may not need to update your iPad.
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