Apple has launched a new iPad Pro tablet equipped with the Apple M1 SoC. According to the developers, the Apple M1 brings an amazing performance to the new iPad Pro, as well as taking energy efficiency to the next level.
Apple says CPU performance has increased by 50% over the previous generation. The new iPad Pro is 75x faster than the original iPad in CPU speed. The 8-core GPU delivers up to 40% faster GPU performance than the previous generation, while being 1,500 times faster than the GPU in the original iPad.
The new device received four speakers and support for the latest game controllers. The new iPad Pro is, according to Apple, the fastest device in its category. Users will have access to up to 16 GB of RAM and 2 TB of memory, which works 2 times faster than its predecessor. The USB-C port now supports Thunderbolt and USB4. It supports 6K Pro Display XDR. Also there is support for 5G, data download speed reaches 3.5Gbps.
As per cameras, the front face cam comes with a resolution of 12 megapixels. Added a new feature called Center Stage that automatically pans and zooms to keep people in the frame. Built-in studio-quality microphones and a LiDAR scanner offer new possibilities.
The centerpiece of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the Liquid Retina XDR display, which features 10,000 mini-LEDs and more than 2,500 local dimming zones.
Its peak brightness is 1600 cd / m 2, and the contrast is equal to 1,000,000:1. The thickness of the new iPad Pro is only 6.4 and weighs less than 700g.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- CDMA 800 / 1900
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
- 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71 – A2379, A2461, A2462
- 5G bands:
- 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave – A2379
- 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 – A2461, A2462
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps, 5G
- Announced: 2021, April 20
- Status: Exp. release 2021, May
- Dimensions: 280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm (11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 in)
- Weight: 682 g (Wi-Fi), 685 g (5G) (1.50 lb)
- Build: Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame
- Colors: Silver, Space Gray
- SIM: Nano-SIM, eSIM
- Stylus support (Bluetooth integration; magnetic)
- Type: Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED LCD, 120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 1000 nits (typ), 1600 nits (peak)
- Size: 12.9 inches, 515.3 cm2 (~85.4% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 2048 x 2732 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~265 ppi density)
- Protection: Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
- Wide color gamut
- iPadOS 14.5
- Chipset: Apple M1
- CPU: Octa-core
- GPU: Apple GPU (8-core graphics)
- Storage: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM, 1TB 16GB RAM, 2TB 16GB RAM
- Memory Card slot: No
- Main Camera: Triple
- 12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/3″, 1.22Âµm, dual pixel PDAF
- 10 MP, f/2.4, 125Ëš (ultrawide)
- TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
- Features: Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
- Video: 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS
- Selfie Camera: Single – 12 MP, f/2.4, 122Ëš (ultrawide)
- Features: Face detection, HDR, panorama
- Video: 1080p@25/30/60fps, gyro-EIS
- Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)
- Audio 3.5mm jack: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS (Wiâ€‘Fi + Cellular model only)
- NFC: No
- USB: USB Type-C 4 (Thunderbolt 4), DisplayPort; magnetic connector
- Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, barometer
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po (40.88 Wh), non-removable
- Charging: Fast charging 18W
Models: A2379, A2461, A2462
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) Price and Availability
The new Apple iPad Pro 12.9 starts at $1,100, 5G connectivity is $200 on top of that. Please note that the price depends on the RAM capacity and choice of storage. Below is a more detailed breakdown of the pricing:
|iPad Pro 12.9|
|Plus 5G||Plus $200||Plus Â£150||Plus â‚¬170||Plus â‚¹14,000|
Pre-orders will start on April 30th.
The Magic Keyboard will be available for the tablet, and not only in black, but also in white.