Apple reveals the next generation of iPad Pro at their April apple event. As we saw what Apple did with their MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lineup, iPad pro got some huge upgrades on the inside too.
The new iPad Pro will get an 8-core M1 processor, it’s the same processor that powers Apple’s latest MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini. And apple says it’ll deliver a huge performance upgrade over the last-gen iPad Pro models. Graphic performance on the new iPad Pro is 1,500 times faster than the previous model. And with this new M1 chip the new iPad Pro will get some new features too, “next-generation 16-core Apple Neural engine” and an advanced image signal processor. According to Apple iPad, the pro’s battery will last up to 10 hours on the Wi-Fi models and 9 hours on the Wi-Fi + Cellular models.
The new iPad Pro will support Thunderbolt 3 and USB 4 for much faster data transfers, and it’ll get 5G support as well, in the united states it’ll also support millimeter-wave 5G as well. Apple says this iPad Pro can reach 4Gbps download speed, and it’ll also support eSIM.
And the new iPad Pro will get an improved camera as well, apple says its new ISP and LiDAR sensor will allow iPad Pro to get well-detailed photos in the low light environment and nail the focus even in the dark. And the front camera will get an upgrade as well, iPad Pro will now be coming with a 120 FOV front-facing camera. Apple says it can track you during video calls and it’ll follow you around, and they called it Center Stage.
The iPad Pro will support Apple Pencil and smart keyboard folio, it’ll also support the Magic keyboard as well. Apple says it’ll also support PS5 and New Xbox controllers with haptics to deliver a better experience while gaming.
You can get these iPads in two sizes: an 11-inch option and a 12.9-inch option. You can configure up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. They ship with a one-meter USB-C charging cable and it’ll get in the box a 20W USB-C power adapter. The 11-inch model will have 28 watt-hour battery and the 12.9-inch model will come with a 40.88 watt-hour battery.
12.9-inch models will get a new Mini LED display as well, the liquid retina display, that apple claims to deliver XDR level brightness. its 2732 x 2048 display includes 10,000 Mini LEDs and will reach up to 1,000 nits of brightness and a 1 million-to-one contrast ratio.
Both 11-inch and 12.9 iPad Pro models will available to preorder on April 30th and ships in may