Announced Apple today announced the most powerful and advanced iPad Pro ever, as the addition of the M1 chip provides a huge jump in performance, making iPad Pro the fastest device of its kind.
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro features the new Liquid Retina XDR display that delivers superior dynamic range to the device.
Cellular models with 5G technology provide faster wireless connectivity on the go.
To provide users with a professional level of productivity for high-speed accessories, iPad Pro now includes support for Thunderbolt.
In addition, the all-new ultra-wide front camera enables Center Stage, a new feature that automatically keeps users framed for video calling.
The advanced M1 chip increases device performance, providing up to 50 percent faster CPU performance compared to A12Z Bionic.
The eight core GPU delivers up to 40 percent faster performance.
Dedicated technologies, including a next-generation 16-core Apple Neural Engine, an advanced ISP, unified high-band memory architecture with up to 16GB of memory, twice as fast storage and up to 2TB capacity, make the iPad Pro More capable than ever.
The new Liquid Retina XDR display brings Pro Display XDR’s front-end performance to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
The Liquid Retina XDR display is designed with a new mini LED technology that uses more than 10,000 LEDs across the back of the entire screen, and features up to 1,000 nits of brightness, and 1,600 nits at peak brightness.
The Liquid Retina XDR display includes other technologies found on the 11-inch iPad Pro, including wide color support for ProMotion, True Tone and P3, providing a cinematic viewing experience for HDR and Dolby Vision content.
And iPad Pro models in the US support mmWave 5G, allowing the device to reach speeds of up to 4 gigabits per second, and iPad Pro also features eSIM support.
Thunderbolt and USB 4 support make the USB-C port on iPad Pro the fastest and most versatile port ever on iPads, with 4 times more bandwidth for wired connections than the previous iPad Pro.
Thunderbolt supports 10 Gbps Ethernet, along with high-performance accessories, such as: faster external storage and higher-resolution external displays, including Pro Display XDR 6K.
The TrueDepth camera system on iPad Pro features an all-new 12MP Ultra-Wide front camera specially designed for the device, enabling the Center Stage experience.
Center Stage uses a much greater field of view through the M1’s new front camera and machine learning capabilities to recognize and keep users centered in the frame.
While users are on the move, Center Stage automatically moves to keep them in the shot, and when others join, the camera detects them as well, zooming out smoothly to fit everyone into view and make sure they’re part of the conversation.
ISP and Neural Engine bring more capabilities to the camera system, bringing Smart HDR support for the first time on the iPad Pro.
And in low-light conditions, the ISP and LiDAR Scanner both focus photos and videos to capture details.
You can expect up to 10 hours of battery life for wireless network models, and 9 hours for wireless and cellular network models.
The new iPad Pro is available to order starting Friday in 31 countries and regions, including the United States, and will be available in the second half of May.
The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro comes in silver and gray colors, with a capacity of 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB.
The 11-inch device starts at $ 799 for the wireless network model and $ 999 for the wireless and cellular network model.
While the price of the device starts with a measurement of 12.9 inches from 1099 dollars for the wireless network model and 1299 dollars for the wireless network model and cellular connection.
The second-generation Apple Pencil is available for $ 129, and the Smart Keyboard Folio is available for $ 179 for the 11-inch device and $ 199 for the 12.9-inch device.
The Smart Folio case for the new iPad Pro is available in five colors, for $ 79 for the 11-inch device and $ 99 for the 12.9-inch device.
The Magic Keyboard for the new iPad Pro is available in black and white for $ 299 for the 11-inch device and $ 349 for the 12.9-inch device, with layouts for more than 30 languages.