During the Spring Loaded event, Apple has officially launched the new iPad Pro which uses its own processor, the M1.
Apple claims the new iPad Pro is very powerful and sophisticated compared to the previous generation iPad and similar devices. It comes in two screen size options of 11 inches and 12.9 inches.
When it comes to the display, the latest iPad Pro has a liquid Retina XDR screen. The screen panel is claimed to use more than 10,000 mini LEDs called Liquid Retina XDR.
Users can easily adjust the brightness and contrast of the screen thanks to the mini LEDs. Its brightness ranges from 1000 nits to 1600 nits. However, this new screen technology is only available on the 12.9-inch variant.
For connectivity, the new iPad Pro supports the Superfast cellular speeds of 5G. The new iPad is also equipped with Thunderbolt and USB 4 to speed up data transfer.
The USB-4 feature allows the USB-C port to send data up to 40GBps, 4 times faster than the previous iPad Pro. Apple also says Thunderbolt on the iPad Pro supports 10 Gbps Ethernet.
When it comes to the cameras, iPad Pro features a new Ultra Wide front camera with 12MP and a 122-degree field of view.
The front camera also comes with a Center Stage feature. This feature utilizes artificial intelligence to recognize and keep the user’s face in the center of the frame when making a phone call.
As the user moves, the Center Stage automatically moves so that they stay in shot. When other people join, the camera also detects them and zooms out so everyone can see each other.
The new iPad Pro also comes with Pro accessories that bring endless possibilities. Starting from Apple pencil, Magic Keyboard, Smart Keyboard Folio, and so on.
Price and Availability
The new iPad Pro is available for pre-order starting Friday, April 30th, 2021. You can either get it from Apple.com or the Apple store app available for 31 countries, including the United States.
The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available in silver and gray. It’s available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB configurations.
The price of the iPad Pro with an 11-inch display starts from $799 while the 12.9 inch starts at $1099.