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iPad Pro 2018: Feast your eyes on Apple's big iPad update

It's a big one.

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Apple's iPad Pro for 2018 is a humdinger of an update to Apple's line of iPads. 

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The iPad Pro for 2018 comes in two sizes -- 11 inches and 12.9 inches. 

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It has rounded corners and is made of aluminum.

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The back is home to a 12-megapixel camera.

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New to the 2018 iPad Pro: Face ID replaces the home button.

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The iPad Pro is packed with new tools, and 102 magnets that help accessories snap into place.

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Here's one of those accessories, the second-generation Apple Pencil. (More on this soon.)

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This year's model is also thinner, with slimmer bezels.

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Here's a comparison.

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USB-C will also charge your iPhone through an adapter dongle.

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There's a 7-megapixel camera for Face ID, FaceTime and, of course, selfies on the front. With iOS 12.1, you can FaceTime with up to 32 people.

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The profile is 0.23-inch thin, compared to 0.27-inch on the 2017 model.

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You can see the speakers and connector ports in these shots.

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Importantly, Apple's proprietary Lightning port gets the heave-ho in favor of USB-C.

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The USB-C standard means that the iPad Pro 2018 will be able to easily connect to other devices. 

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Here are some shots with the second-generation Apple Pencil, followed by the Smart Folio Keyboard -- you can use them both in tandem.

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Inside, it runs on an A12X Bionic chip. Apple says it's faster than 92 percent of the world's computers.

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The Face ID face unlock system carries over from the iPhone and so do new features for gesture navigation.

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Split screen mode shows two apps, or panels within the same app, side by side.

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Here's another look.

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Apple says the iPad Pro's CPU architecture makes it 35 percent faster than last year's model.

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The Retina display holds steady at 246 pixels per inch. This is just as sharp as the iPad Pro for 2017, but no more so.

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Apple compares the 2018 iPad Pro to a standard 8.5-by-11-inch sheet of paper.

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Photo-editing tools support the 12-megapixel camera (same as last year's).

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The 11-inch model weighs just over a pound.

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A new USB-C connector means you can charge your iPhone from the iPad Pro.

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Support for the Apple Pencil, especially the second-generation Apple Pencil, is a big selling point for professional users. You can tap the screen to wake the iPad Pro and launch the Notes app.

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The Apple Pencil for 2018 connects magnetically to the front or back, and charges continuously.

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There's also the Smart Keyboard Folio, which magnetically clicks into place.

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You buy both accessories separately.

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You'll have your choice between Wi-Fi or LTE-enabled iPads for connectivity.

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Multiple storage configurations are available, including 64GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB.

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Apple has been working with app makers to take advantage of the iPad's shape and size.

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There are games like this Assassin's Creed title running on the iPad Pro with a high level of detail.

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Games can run at 120fps, Apple promises.

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Photoshop for the iPad Pro 2018 uses the company's fully leaded Photoshop engine, not a modified, lighter version.

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The iPad Pro 2018 starts at $800, but depending on the screen size, configuration, and connectivity model, can balloon to $1,900.

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Apple will still sell you last year's 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

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Still didn't get enough? Here are even more iPad Pro shots.

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You can buy the iPad Pro now for a Nov. 7 delivery date. Read all about the iPad Pro 2018.

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