Apple has just announced the new iPad Pro 2018 (Pre-order at B&H Photo Video), features Apple’s A12X Bionic chip with four performance cores and four efficiency cores, as well as a new performance controller that Apple says allows all eight cores to be used at once. This is joined by Apple’s own seven core GPU, which the company claims offers “console-quality graphics.” As rumored, Apple has replaced the Lightning connector with USB-C. At iPad Pro’s product page, a7 III shows on for USB-C connection. iPad Pro can supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 high-bandwidth data transfers grabbing photos from cameras.
Apple is also touting the new iPad Pro’s abilities to run the app for professional photo editing, devoting a demo during the announcement to showing how well the upcoming Photoshop CC runs: The demo features a .psd file being edited — one that weighs in at over 3 gigabytes with 157 different 12,000×12,000 layers. And working with the file can be done at “lightning speed” with no lag.
iPad Pro 2018 will be a great tool for Photographers.