Now that everyone is forced to self-quarantine that means that there is a lot of free time to enjoy—and Apple is hoping you use your free time to invest in the latest iPad Pro. Apple released the product drop announcement and fans are already excited to get their hands on not only the new iPad, but also the new MacBook Air.

New Apple products are always a cause for celebration in the tech world, as the latest product launches of the iPad Pro and the MacBook Air were done a little differently this year. Instead of the usual in-person event, this year’s announcement came via press release due to enforced social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The iPad Pro will be available in two sizes, 11-inch and 12.9-inch, with prices starting at starting at $799 and $999, respectively according to @CNBC.

The new iPad features a lidar scanner in the camera system that can be used to measure the distance to objects in a room. AR allows you to place digital objects on top of the real world, and Apple has been investing a lot in the new technology. The company also introduced a new keyboard accessory that includes a laptop-style track pad for the first time. The track pad allows you to use a mouse cursor, like on a laptop, for navigation. The new Magic Keyboard will be available beginning in May, priced at $299 for the 11-inch model and $349 for the 12.9-inch model.

There are also additional cameras on the iPad Pro, including a wide-angle lens that captures video in 4K and an ultrawide angle lens with zoom that lets you fit more people and objects into a picture, similar to the features on the iPhone 11.

As for the latest MacBook Air, here are the specifics. It has a newly redesigned Magic Keyboard using the same style introduced on the 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2019.

Pricing starts at $999 and is available to order now, with shipping starting next week. In even more good news for fans, Apple is doubling the storage from 128GB to 256GB on the entry-level models—meaning there will be more space for apps and movies.

Although, Apple Stores around the world will continue to be closed until March 27th—and closed “until further notice” here in the U.S.—they have recently reopened in China. This means that while you can still order your new iPad Pro or MacBook Air, you won’t be able to try it before you buy like in the past.


Roommates, what are your thoughts on this?