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New Apple iPad Pro can run console-quality NBA 2K19 at 60fps

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Apple recently announced new iPad Pros at its iPad and Mac keynote event in Brooklyn, New York City. The latest premium slates from the American tech giant comes in sporting 11- and 12.9-inch displays, flat edges, facial recognition, and industry-leading internals to chew through console-quality games.

Yes, you read right. Console-quality games with console-quality graphics, all thanks to the new 7nm A12X Bionic processor that promises up to 2x better graphics than previous generations. In fact, Apple compared the 2018 iPad Pros (which, by the way, support physical game controllers) to a modern gaming console like Microsoft’s Xbox One S.

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And perhaps it is. During the keynote, Apple showed off a gameplay demo of NBA 2K19 running at 60 frames per second on the iPad Pro. The graphics looks amazing, with detailed player modes, cloth simulation on team uniforms, anti-aliasing, bloom lighting, and depth of field — all the flourishes you expect from a quality console title.

Apple October 2018 event. Jump to 1:02:03 for NBA 2K19-related discussion

Based on the demo, we’re close to believing the latest Apple iPad Pros can actually rival console graphics processors. But we’d still want to take a closer look in person. That aside, it’s still an achievement for a machine you can take anywhere, especially considering how vastly visually different NBA 2K19 on the iPad Pro is compared to its iPhone and Android counterparts.

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Forget about the Apple Pencil stylus magnetically attaching to the new iPad Pro models for the first time and Apple making them a lot more like personal computers by giving them a USB-C port with the ability to charge other devices. There’s serious gaming potential here. We just need the Cupertino-based company to sell us a portable docking station now.

Introducing the new iPad Pro

In the Philippines, the new 11-inch iPad Pro starts at P51,990 (around $971), while the 12.9-inch model is priced from P64,490 ($1,204).

  • 64GB 11-inch Apple iPad Pro: P51,990 ($971) in the Philippines, $799 (P42,782) in the U.S.
  • 256GB 11-inch Apple iPad Pro: P61,490 ($1,148) in the Philippines, $949 (P50,814) in the U.S.
  • 512GB 11-inch Apple iPad Pro: P73,990 ($1,382) in the Philippines, $1,149 (P61,523) in the U.S.
  • 1TB 11-inch Apple iPad Pro: P98,990 ($1,849) in the Philippines, $1,549 (P82,941) in the U.S.
  • 64GB 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro: P64,490 ($1,204) in the Philippines, $999 (P53,491) in the U.S.
  • 256GB 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro: P73,990 ($1,382) in the Philippines, $1,149 (P61,523) in the U.S.
  • 512GB 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro: P86,490 ($1,615) in the Philippines, $1,349 (P72,232) in the U.S.
  • 1TB 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro: P111,490 ($2,082) in the Philippines, $1,749 (P93,650) in the U.S.

Shipping begins November 7th in the U.S. and over 40 additional countries and regions, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, and the UK.

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Later this year, the new iPad Pro models will be available in Colombia, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, India, Israel, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Macedonia, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa, with other territories to follow.

The 2018 Apple iPad Pro: What has changed

  • 11-inch LCD display, 2,388 x 1,668 resolution
  • Octa-core Apple A12X Bionic processor
  • 64GB/256GB/512GB/1TB storage
  • 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 7-megapixel front camera
  • Face ID facial recognition
  • 10-hour battery life with 18-watt fast charging
  • iOS 12
  • 12.9-inch LCD display, 2,732 x 2,048 resolution
  • Octa-core Apple A12X Bionic processor
  • 64GB/256GB/512GB/1TB storage
  • 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 7-megapixel front camera
  • Face ID facial recognition
  • 10-hour battery life with 18-watt fast charging
  • iOS 12

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 11 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.