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Apple’s new iPad Pro ditches the home button for Face ID



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  • Apple
    released two new iPad Pro models at its Brooklyn event on
  • The new iPad Pro is equipped with a USB-C charging port
    instead of Apple’s traditional Lightning port, which makes it

    much more compatible
    with external accessories and
  • Apple also announced a new version of its Pencil stylus,
    which can be charged wirelessly and can connect to the side of
    the iPad Pro magnetically.

Apple announced Tuesday the release of two new iPad Pro models,
which feature a USB-C charging port and Face ID authentication,
eliminating the Home button.

The new models come in two sizes, with 11-inch and 12.9-inch
displays. The new models have squared-off sides — similar to
the iPhone 5S — with “liquid retina” displays. Without a Home
button, the new iPad Pro models have screens that extent closer
to the edges of the device.

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The USB-C charging port replaces Apple’s proprietary Lightning
connector that’s found on iPhones. USB-C is standard on most
hardware and accessories, so the new iPad Pro is more similar to
MacBook laptops and is more easily compatible with most phones
and laptops. 

The iPad Pro’s USB-C port can also charge other Apple devices, so
you can use the iPad to charge your iPhone and other

Along with the new iPad Pro models, Apple announced a
second-generation Apple Pencil. The updated stylus automatically
pairs and charges wirelessly, connecting to the side of the iPad
Pro magnetically.

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The new iPad Pro starts at $799.

This is the second event that Apple has held this fall. At the
event Tuesday, Apple also announced
a new MacBook Air
Mac Mini desktop computer.

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