Apple has officially unveiled updated iPad Pro models powered by the company’s latest proprietary processor, the Apple M2, as well as a redesigned standard 10.9-inch iPad.
Apple iPad Pro M2
The updated iPad Pro is available with a screen diagonal of 11 inches and 12.9 inches. The 11-inch version has a Liquid Retina display, while another model has a Liquid Retina XDR. Both tablets support ProMotion, TrueTone, and work with the second-generation Apple Pencil.
The new iPad Pro is powered by the Apple M2 chip, which the company said delivers incredible performance. Compared to the old Apple M1 that the previous iPad Pro was powered by, the new product has become 15 percent faster CPU-wise, and 35 percent faster graphics-wise. The novelty also got a more powerful 16-core Neural Engine, which is responsible for the AI capabilities, which can perform up to 40% more operations.
The new iPad Pro also offers what Apple says is a new level of Apple Pencil hovering and ultra-fast wireless connectivity. The Apple Pencil is now recognizable up to 12mm from the surface of the screen, so you can control the accuracy of your strokes.
The new iPad Pro supports Wi-Fi 6E, allowing for download speeds of up to 2.4 Gb/s, twice faster than previously.
Sales of the updated iPad Pro started on October 26. The price for the 11-inch iPad Pro with an M2 chip starts at $799 for the Wi-Fi version and $999 for the 5G version. The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro will start at $1,099 and $1,299 for Wi-Fi and 5G, respectively. The color options are Space Gray and Silver.
10th Generation iPad Pro
Apple has also introduced a new version of its entry-level iPad in a new design. The new iPad looks more like the iPad Air and iPad Pro and features a 10.9-inch display with a resolution of 2360×1640 pixels, a brightness of 500 nits, and support for True Tone.
The device is equipped with a USB-C port and a fingerprint scanner on the top button. The new tablet is powered by the A14 Bionic chip and also supports Wi-Fi 6 and 5G. It also uses USB-C for charging, synchronization, and connection of accessories.
The new 10th-generation iPad comes in four colors –pink, blue, yellow and silver – and has been available for purchase since October 26. The base version starts at $449.