Cupertino.Two years after the last major product offensive in the tablet computer market, Apple launched four new iPad models on Wednesday. The new iPad Pro were equipped with a faster A12Z Bionic chip. Augmented Reality (AR) applications in particular should benefit from the better hardware equipment, which also includes a newly developed ultra-wide-angle camera and a new type of lidar scanner. With AR, virtual content is displayed mixed with the real environment. For example, self-driving cars scan their surroundings with lidar scanners.
The new iPad generation was supposed to be announced at an event in California. Against the backdrop of travel and meeting restrictions due to the coronavirus crisis, Apple then switched to an announcement on the Internet. dpa
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