Also, the designer put some emphasis on the stylus this time. The core of the device remains the iPad Pro 12.9 incher, but this unit brings a much bigger diagonal in the same footprint, like the iPhone X does. There’s a notch at the top for TrueDepth action and Face ID. The Apple Pencil (X) is now more elegant, feeling like something out of a caligraphy course.
4 speakers are embedded into the top and bottom side and the frame seems to be made of stainless steel. I see that the camera protrudes quite a bit at the back, maybe too much for a tablet. Also having a dual camera on a slate? That’s odd and a bit overkill. I’m not sure if the device’s back side is covered with glass, of it’s all unibody metal, but for a tablet that’s more prone to dinging than a phone, I’d say metal is the way to go.
I’m struggling to cope with the idea of narrow bezels on a tablet, since you have to actually grab the machine with your palms and fingers and involuntary touches will happen. Imagine gaming and video playback, with the inevitable grabbing and holding. A beefier frame may aid with that. The level of details is amazing here so congrats Martin Hajek!
[via Martin Hajek]