As expected, Apple launched the new iPad Pro at its Spring Loaded Event. This tablet is the first of its kind to have the M1 chip introduced on the company’s Mac line. This chip has an 8-core CPU. This results in an increase in performance up to 50% than the previous A12Z Bionic. An 8-core GPU is also present which makes it 40% faster. The system has up to 16 GB of RAM and 2 TB of storage.
The device also promises to have “all-day” battery life. Thunderbolt support has also been added to the USB-C. This will result in the addition of several new features which included external display support as well as wired transfers up to 40 Gbps.
The new iPad Pro will also be having 5G connectivity much like the iPhones. The new tablet will be having improved imaging much like the new iMac. Thanks to the new ISP aboard the Apple silicon along with a new ultrawide camera. This allows for a better teleconferencing system and also a 120-degree range of view. Apart from these, there is also a new feature called “Center Stage” that has been introduced. This feature will follow the users throughout.
The company describes this feature as, “As users move around, Center Stage automatically pans to keep them in the shot. When others join in, the camera detects them too, and smoothly zooms out to fit everyone into the view and make sure they are part of the conversation. So whether whiteboarding with co-workers or attending a virtual family gathering, the experience of connecting\g is now more engaging than ever.”
Also, there is a Dolby Atmos-powered four-speaker array present.
The 12-inch variant of the tablet has better display features. As per apple’s marketing terms, there will be a Liquid Retina XDR. The display will be powered by 10,000 micro-LED. This will result in a much better contrast ratio with 1,000 units of brightness. And, the best part being, even after all of this, the battery life will not be damaged.
As for the prices, the 11-inch version starts at $799 and the 12.9-inch variant starts at $1,099. Pre-orders can be started from April 30 and the shipping will start in the second half of May as of now.