Most industry experts anticipate the iPad Pro 2 will be announced this month and many sources seem to have a pretty good idea of what is coming. Here is a breakdown of what the experts think will be announced by Apple and what it all means to business professionals around the U.S.
Predicated iPad Pro 2 Features
- A10X Processor
This processor is expected to be significantly faster than the A10 chipset which is in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
- Up to 6 GB of RAM
The iPad Pro had between 2 and 4 GB of RAM.
- 4K Video Recording Capabilities
This can be used for recording live events and displaying them on 4K monitor rentals without concerns about formatting content from one pixel quality to another.
- 3 or 4 Different Sizes
Apple speculator, Wei Feng, expects Apple to go small to medium (7.9 to 10.5 inches) while another Apple predictor, Ming-Chi Kuo expects more medium to large (9.7 to 12.9 inches) units.
- 7.9” (iPad Pro 2 mini)
- 9.7” (to replace the iPad Air 2)
- 10.5” (to be marketed in the commercial and educational markets)
- OLED or AMOLED Bezel-Free Display
Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays allow each pixel to light itself up independently of the others, and when those pixels are shut off, they are completely off — thus saving on battery life.
An Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) display is thinner and more flexible than LCD displays, have faster refresh rate and a higher contrast ratio.
A bezel is the outside frame of an iPad. Without a bezel, the user has more screen to view.
- Removal of the Home Button
This familiar button on the bottom of all iPhones and iPads is not expected to be part of the design because there will be no bezel. A fingerprint scanner will be built into the screen allowing for personalized and accurate sign-in capabilities.
- 12 Megapixel Camera
The iPad Pro has an 8 Megapixel camera, thus giving users a much higher resolution camera to take photos around the office or at an event.
- Apple Pencil 2
Apple Pencil 2 will feature a clip (to stop it from rolling off a table) and attach to the iPad Pro 2 with magnets. This feature mimics the Microsoft Surface. In addition, the user of this pencil will be able to use it with more applications than the iPad Pro offered.
What does this mean for Businesses?
If all the speculation above comes true, the iPad Pro 2 should be faster and have more versatility than its predecessor. With a higher-resolution camera and 4K video capabilities, it should be in your event rental toolkit. The display will really pop and with fingerprint scanning, there is no way an unauthorized person can crack into it. Lastly, the Apple Pencil 2 will help users sign documents, take freehand notes and use creative applications while in a meeting or at their desk.
Hartford Technology Rental Will Rent iPad Pro 2 Units
Interested in renting iPad Pro 2s for your business or in bulk for your next event? Give us a call today at 888.520.5667 or request a quote and we will provide them to you as soon as they are available.