The 12.9-inch 2020 iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard and Magic Trackpad peripherals. [credit: Samuel Axon ]
The new iPad Pro is a great tablet and an OK computer.
Sure, Apple’s marketing tagline for the new iPad Pro says, “Your next computer is not a computer.” But this year’s update comes with full mouse and trackpad support, and that moves this device into completely new territory. It was always a computer, of course, but there’s no room for ambiguity now.
We’re going to talk about trackpad support at length, but we’ll also make some judgments on performance. More importantly, we’ll examine the new 3D sensor Apple introduced. It’s the one component that truly distinguishes this from previously released iPads.