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iPad Pro LiDAR & MacBook Air: things to know first …

By Giacomo Martiradonna Friday 20 March 2020

Before buying the new iPad Pro with LiDAR scanner and the new MacBook Air 2020, there are a couple of things you should know. For better or for worse.

A few days after the announcement of the iPad Pro with LiDAR scanner and the new MacBook Air, interesting details finally emerge. Cosette that good to know before a possible purchase.

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iPad Pro LiDAR

Just like iPhone 11, the new iPad Pro supports WiFi 6, which is 802.11ax that guarantees best speeds, lower latencies and optimized spectrum management, plus one more robust security thanks to WPA3. Complete the hardware 6GB RAM and the Ultra Wideband chip (which will be used for Apple AirTag).

Thanks to iOS 10.4, iPad Pro supporter Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad and basically any other pointing device.

In addition, the Apple logo on the new Magic Keyboard of iPad Pro positioning horizontally, and no longer vertically.

Finally, it LiDAR scanner It will also improve the Metro app, making it much easier, faster and more reliable to calculate someone's height or room measurements for example; horizontal and vertical guidelines will automatically appear to allow for even more precise measurements, and even a Ruler view will be provided.

MacBook Air

Unlike iPad Pro, the MacBook Air still supports it the old WiFi 5, i.e. 802.11ac; but on the other hand it has a lower starting price, especially for Education and Apple on Campus users.

On the other hand, the MacBook Air introduces support for external 6K monitors, including Apple's Pro Display XDR.