iPad Pro 12.9 inch 4th Generation 2020

iPad Pro 12.9 inch 4th Generation 2020
Feb 23, 2021

iPad Pro 12.9 inch 4th Generation 2020 Review

Apple has launched the updated version of the iPad Pro 4th Generation on March 18th, 2020, that supports the new, incredible, and advanced version of A12 chipset. and improved Pro cameras. This iPad has the second-generation Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard, TrackPad, and Magic keyboard compatibility, that perform like a computer. With every new product released by Apple, the company tries to give a new, improved, advanced, and faster technology that allows the user to get a different level of tech-experience.

iPad Pro 4th Generation Advanced Design Feature

Talking about the new and advanced Apple iPad Pro 2020 design, the device has a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina display with a Face ID sensor. The Liquid Retina display has a True Tone Color change feature along with advanced ProMotion technologies which deliver incredible performance and mobile-like display. The volume button has positioned on the right side accompanied by a Nano-Sim tray and Magnetic Connector. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 has four stereo speakers, two at the bottom of the device along with the lightning connector port, two at the top of the device with ON/OFF buttons, and three good quality microphones. Besides these three microphones, the device has two more studio-quality microphones, one positioned on the left side of the device and the other at the back inside the camera module. There is Smart Connector support positioned at the back of the iPad Pro 2020. These five very good quality microphones are being used for calls, video, as well as, audio recording.

The Liquid Retina display of the iPad Pro 12.9-inch has a resolution of 2732 x 2048-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (PPI). It supports a brightness of 600 nits and P3 wide color Gamut allows the vivid The fully laminated display has a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating with an anti-reflective coating delivering an ultra-low reflectivity of 1.8%.

Talking a little about this Oleophobic Coating. The oleophobic coating allows an oil-resistant touch which means the display is able to repel the oil produced by the skin while touching the screen. It also makes it easy for the user to move smoothly and effortlessly all across the screen without leaving any fingerprints. The iPad Pro 12.9-inch comes in two stunning colors including Space Grey, and Silver.

iPad Pro 4th Generation OS and Processor

The iPad Pro 4 operates on iPadOS 14 with A12Z Bionic chip support, embedded with better-performing CPUs, faster graphics, and the 64-bit architecture Neural Engine. With Neural Engine and A12Z chip, Apple touts better and extremely improved performance at low power for 4K video editing, 3D design, augmented reality, playing immersive games, creating music, handwriting recognition in Notes, and much more. The new enhanced 8-core GPU allows a better and next-level gaming experience with blazing-fast graphics to iPad users. The most significant improvement brought by the A12Z chip is the capability to handle 6GB of RAM and an enhanced thermal architecture supporting intensive pro workflow.

The iPadOS 14 allows the user to change their sketches to perfect shapes, handwritten notes to typed text, and more. Working on many apps at once, having snappy and smooth interactions, quick and effortless movement between the spaces, all these things are possible with iPadOS 14 ultra-fast hardware and super-powerful software design. Not only this but also iPadOS14 allows Apple iPad Pro to support Apple Pencil which allows the user to do multitasks with ease.

iPad Pro 4th Generation Battery performance and Connectivity

The Apple iPad Pro 2020 delivers better battery performance that allows doing operations like playing games, browsing sites, doing social networking, reading, and creating own short story, and many more, full day without worrying about the battery percentage. The rechargeable Li-polymer battery is being supported with a fast 18W power adapter charging or a USB-C charging cable to the computer. The battery goes for up to 10hrs while doing net surfing or watching videos using Wi-Fi and up to 9 hours of browsing the web using a cellular data network.

Talking about the connection options, Apple iPad Pro 2020 supports super-fast Wi‑Fi 6 as well as 4G LTE Cellular data when away from Wi-Fi. The device supports Nao-Sim and eSIM while on-the-go, besides iBeacon micro-location. I must say, Apple always takes good care of its users by providing enough storage for their docs, photos, and more. The device comes with 6GB RAM and four different internal storages including 128GB, 256Gb, 512GB, and 1TB. iPad Pro 4 have provided various in-built sensors like Face ID, LiDAR sensor, Three‐axis gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer, Digital compass, and Ambient light sensor.

iPad Pro 4th Generation Camera Performance

The iPad Pro 4 comes with a 12MP Wide camera with an aperture of f/1.8, 10MP Ultra-Wide Angle camera with 125° FOV and f/2.4 aperture, and Focus Pixels at the back of the device that allows capturing decent, HDR+, and stunning photos with various camera modes like Time Mode, Panorama Mode, Burst mode. With Auto image stabilization, one can get quite stable Live photos with nice control over the exposure and noise reduction. There is really a nice color definition of the scene in the photos as well as videos because of True Tone flash. The True Tone Flash allows iSight camera capabilities. When you take a picture with the flash enabled, the iSight camera uses software algorithms to assess the color temperature of the scene.

The 12MP Wide Rear camera supports up to 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps, and 1080P HD video recording at 30 fps/ 60fps. This 12MP also supports up to 1080P slow-motion video recording at 120 fps/240fps. The Rear cameras provide Cinematic video stabilization of up to 1080P and 720P The user can have a professional photographer-like experience with this camera feature. The 10MP Ultra-Wide Rear camera supports up to 4K video recording at 60 fps, and up to 1080P slow-motion video recording at 240fps and cinematic video stabilization.

The True Depth 7MP FaceTime HD Camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and an Auto image stabilization delivers a better and bright image even taken in low-light. This Front-facing camera supports up to 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps with good exposure. This camera also supports face-time video calling, audio calling, and enables Fade ID. With Face ID enabled, you can even turn yourself in Animoji and Memoji using Portrait mode with a 7MP camera. The videos shot using this camera are quite well with blur background. The camera is able to differentiate between the subject and the background by detecting the body and face of the subject you want to shoot. The built-in FaceTime HD camera and 12MP back camera allow you to experience incredible Augmented Reality on iPad Pro.

Let us talk about the new LiDAR Scanner and Augmented Reality features of Apple iPad Pro. the new LiDAR Scanner with the 10MP camera turns every reality into an impossible and most imaginative creation. LiDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging. Originally, It is developed by NASA for determining the distance by measuring how long it takes light to reach an object and reflect back. Apple has customized the original LiDAR Scanner using high engineering in order to fit it in the light and thin iPad Pro. This Apple customized LiDAR Scanner work at the photon level operates at nanosecond speeds and delivers an immersive AR performance. With the AR feature, you can add more AR objects to your reality that gives an immersive experience.

iPad Pro 4th Generation Accessibility

There are various built-in accessibility features like cognitive feature, hearing feature, mobility feature on all the Apple devices that come under Accessibility. Let us discuss some of these for your understanding.

Siri Voice Help

An interesting feature of all the Apple devices is the Siri Voice Assistant. This feature gives a quick and faster way to access the device without lifting a finger. Siri can do everything for you like calling, texting, browsing, navigation, setting alarms, and many more. You only need to ask Siri by saying Hey! Siri and it will do everything you want. You can even customize the Siri Voice Assistant too. There is a Siri Shortcut App that makes access easier and faster.

Other Built-in Vision Features

  • Magnifier to enhance the size of any physical object, like a menu or sign, so you can see all the details clearly on your screen using the device camera.
  • Zoom as a screen magnifier to enlarge the content you see on your device. It works with VoiceOver, so you can better see and hear what’s happening on your screen.
  • VoiceOver is an industry‑leading screen reader that describes what is happening on your device. You can easily navigate throughout the screen using a Bluetooth keyboard or simple gestures on a touchscreen or trackpad.
  • The other vision features available on the iPad Pro 2020 are Spoken Content, Reduce Motion, Audio Descriptions, Text Size, Display, Dark Mode, Accessibility Shortcuts, Dictation.

Other Built-in Hearing Features

  • Sound Recognition to notify a particular type of sound like fire alarm, on any device when detected.
  • Live Listen allow you to have a better conversations in loud places by using the microphone to pick up what someone is saying more clearly.
  • FaceTime helps you to catch every gesture and facial expression with high quality video feature.
  • The other vision features available on the iPad Pro 2020 include Scribble, Closed Captions, Mono Audio, Sensory Alerts.

Other Built-in Cognitive Features

  • Dictation allow you to dictate instead of writing whatever you want to type.
  • Predictive Text provide perfect suggestion to everything you want to write without delaying a second.
  • The other cognitive features available on the iPad Pro 2020 are Spoken Content, Scribble, Safari Reader, Guided Access, and more.

iPad Pro 4th Generation iCloud Storage Features

Like all other Apple devices, iPad Gen comes with iCloud Storage too. Apple provides iCloud storage for complete storage of all the important documents in one place with automatic backup. Not only this, but one also gets free 5GB iCloud data storage. It also provides extra iCloud storage up to 2TB, which you must buy besides the free 5GB data storage. This 2TB upgrade data plan allows up to five members of the family to share the storage for photos, videos, and more. Friendly speaking, I appreciate this feature of the Apple devices as it updates or saves any minor change in the phone data like phone number, message update, password, bookmarks, photos, files, App purchased everything to iCloud storage. So, I don't have to worry about saving it on iCloud storage.

iCloud Photos

The most productive feature of the Apple device is the iCloud Photos that allows the user to save, up-to-date, and share all the photos of your life moments to all your favorite devices with a tap. It makes it easy for the user to share it with their family and friend by adding their name to Shared Albums. The Shared Albums also allow others to post their photos, videos, and comments via the invitation link provided by you. With the iCloud Photos, feature enabled, you can unload your device space for any other purposes like new Apps, documents, notes, and more. You are also able to get the original full-resolution photos from iCloud Photos.

iCloud Drive

Another productive feature of the Apple devices is the iCloud Drive. You can store and access all your important files from any kind of device like Windows PC, Mac using iCloud Drive. There are some in-built apps that allow you to access these files like the Files Apps on IOS and iPadOS; the Finder on Mac; File Explorer for Windows PCs, or iCloud.com. You are able to organize all your files with folders, rename them and tag them with colors using iCloud Drive. Not only this, in case, you make any changes in the files, the update is being made across all your devices. You can even have everything in your Mac Desktop and the Documents folders will be available in iCloud Drive.

With iCloud Drive, sharing files, folders, photos, albums becomes easy and fast. Anyone can be able to view these files via the private link provided by you. If given access by you, they can even edit and share the files too. You can change that setting at any point. This feature is quite well as anyone can take part since it works across all the other devices like iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows PCs, and the web.

Apps accessing iCloud

There are many apps on the device that uses iCloud like Notes, Pages, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Safari, and some favorite apps from the App Store. Any changes like the spreadsheets, phone number, presentation, bookmarks, that are being made on these apps, are being updated across all the devices. All your messages and important conversation via message are being stored on iCloud. You are able to view these messages even if you switch to a new device.

iCloud Backup and Device Restore

I have already mentioned above that iCloud provides auto backup. In case you lost or reset the device by mistake or switch to a new Apple device, the only thing you have to do is to sign in to your iCloud Account and you will get complete backup in all your device without losing any data. This is available on all IOS and iPadOS devices. iCloud will start doing a backup when connected to Wi-Fi and power. This ensures that no data will get lost while switching to a new device or for other reasons. You can restore the entire data using iCloud.

Two-factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication provides more safety and security to your important files. This ensures that only you can access your account with the trusted devices. The trusted device are those in which you've already signed in to using two-factor authentication. This high-security authentication will restrict the other from accessing your account. One most important thing is that while signing in to a new device for the first time, you need to provide two pieces of information: your password and the 6-digit verification code that's displayed on your trusted devices or sent to your phone number. By entering the verification code, you're verifying that you trust the new device. Once signed in, you are not asked for a verification code on that device again unless you sign out completely, erase the device, or need to change your password for security reasons. This gives high security to your Apple ID and all the information that is being stored on the device with Apple.

iPad Pro 4th Generation Other Specifications

  • The device comes with some Built-in Apps like Maps, AppStore, Music, iTunes Store, Podcasts, Find My, Siri, Shortcuts, and many more. Here, AppStore is being used to buy apps that need final Apple ID verification before doing the final payment. So, it is safe and secure.
  • There are few free Apps on the device, which are pre-installed like Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, Music Memo.
  • Like all other Apple devices, iPad Pro 4th generation also provide us to save battery by enabling the low-battery mode, which disables all in-app notifications.
  • The iPad Pro supports an all-new Magic keyboard that provides an amazing typing experience with a click anywhere Trackpad. This trackpad allows control of the new cursor while performing various tasks like spreadsheet editing, selecting the text, or doing everything in iPadOS.

Unboxing iPad Pro 4th Generation

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 4th Generation
  • USB-C to Lightning Cable
  • 18W USB-C Power Adapter
  • Quick User Guide

Check out the other related review of Apple iPads: iPad Air 4th Generation, iPad Mini 5th Generation, iPad 8th Generation

iPad Pro 12.9 inch 4th Generation 2020 Total Variant(s)* : 8

Variant 1

Variant Type128GB with Wi-Fi

Variant 2

Variant Type128GB + Wi-Fi + Cellular

Variant 3

Variant Type256GB with Wi-Fi

Variant 4

Variant Type256GB + Wi-Fi + Cellular

Variant 5

Variant Type512GB with Wi-Fi

Variant 6

Variant Type512GB + Wi-Fi + Cellular

Variant 7

Variant Type1TB + Wi-Fi

Variant 8

Variant Type1TB + Wi-Fi + Cellular

iPad Pro 12.9 inch 4th Generation 2020 Full Specification*

General

BrandApple
ModelModel A2069
Launch DateMar 18, 2020
Form FactorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)280.6 x 214.9 x5.9
Weight (g)641(Wi-Fi), 643(Wi-Fi + Cellular)
ColoursSpace Grey, Silver

Display

Screen Size (inches)12.90
Resolution (pixels)2732 x 2048
Protection TypeOleophobic Coating
Pixels per inch (PPI)264

Hardware

ProcessorA12Z Bionic chip
RAM (GB)6
Internal Storage (GB)128, 256, 512, 1000
Expandable StorageNo

Camera

Rear Camera12MP (ƒ/1.8 aperture) + 10MP (ƒ/2.4 aperture)
Rear Auto FocusYes
Rear FlashYes
Front Camera7MP (f/2.2)
PopUp CameraNo

Software

Operating SystemiPadOS 14

Connectivity

WiFiYes
WiFi Standards Supported802.11a/b/g/n/​​ac/ax
GPSYes
BluetoothBT 5.0
USB TypeUSB-C; Magnetic Connector
Number of SIMs2

Sim 1

Sim TypeNano-Sim
GSM / CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G / LTEYes

Sim 2

Sim TypeNano-Sim
GSM / CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G / LTEYes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
In-Display Fingerprint SensorNo
Compass / MagnetometerYes
Fingerprint SensorNo
Proximity SensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient Light SensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerYes
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