Apple recently celebrated its “Spring Loaded” event with several new features; thus among them, we have the launch of the new generation iPad Pro 2021 with pretty impressive features. The show left us with two screen sizes that share a very effective Apple M1 chip; in addition to storage of up to 2 TB and 5G connection.
As a previous parenthesis, we tell you that the Cupertino giant also presented the new AirTag smart trackers; as well as a new iMac, novelties that arrive in the version of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 and a purple version of the iPhone 12 Series. But this time, we share the details of the new powerful tablet.
The iPad Pro 2021 maintain known designs but with better screens
As is common with these Apple devices, the new iPad Pro 2021 They also come in two versions with different sizes: 11 and 12.9 inches. Thus each one has particular details on its front panels; although they still have thin frames, without making the jump to the perforated screen as rumors had it.
Thus, one of the main novelties of the new tablets, apart from the Apple M1 chip, is that the largest model arrives with a miniLED screen; which Apple calls “Liquid Retina XDR.” Also, this technology is capable of delivering a high brightness level of 1600 nits. and 1000 nit full screen brightness .; plus a 120Hz adaptive refresh (ProMotion) and support for high-quality image formats such as HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG.
The company also says it uses 10,000 grouped miniLEDs in about 2,600 local attenuation zones; which means that they are almost 120 times smaller than they normally are (compared to the previous model of the iPad 12.9 ”has only 72 LEDs). However the Smaller iPad Pro 2021 it does not have these novelties and is left with the already known LCD technology; with a maximum brightness of 600 nits. and lower resolution.
However, both models are compatible with Apple Pencil second generation; also with wide P3 color gamut and anti-reflective coating. At the same time we also have a 12MP (122º) TrueDepth front camera with a new «Center Stage» function; which makes the camera follow you during a video call to stay within the frame: Just as it is able to move away if someone else joins the scene, so that it also joins the frame.
Meanwhile, on the back of these iPad Pro 2021 we find a dual camera system made up of a 12MP main sensor and a 10MP ultra-wide sensor; plus a LiDAR scanner and LED flash. Among its novelties, we have the Smart HDR 3 support and the possibility that LiDAR works as an automatic focus in low light environments; all offered by the Apple M1 chip.
Now more powerful thanks to the Apple M1 chip with 5G
Now, speaking of a processor, we tell you that the incorporation of the Apple M1 chip allows a significant increase in the power of these new devices; which means 50% higher CPU performance and 40% more performance on your GPU. In addition, this small chip has eight total cores and a 16-core NPU; and that also offers support for 5G connections.
On the other hand, we can select our iPad Pro 2021 with a wide variety of memory configurations; thus with powerful versions of up to 16GB of RAM + 2 TB of storage. With this, the devices become a great ally for the most demanding tasks, such as editing high-quality videos; as well as a store of all files that we can imagine.
Among other outstanding features of the new tablets, we have that now the USB-C port is replaced by a Thunderbolt port; which is also the technology seen in the company’s Mac, iMac, and MacBook. In addition, with this port we obtain a speed of 40 Gbps transfer (four times the speed of USB-C 3.1); as well as 10 Gbps Ethernet speed, allowing it to be connected to external monitors in resolutions up to 6K.
- iPad Pro 11 ″: 11 ″ Liquid Retina LCD in 2388 x 1668p resolution; 264 ppi density, 600 nits maximum brightness, P3 color, ProMotion, TruTone, HDR10 and Dolby Vision compatibility.
- iPad Pro 12.9 ″: 12.9 ″ Liquid Retina XDR in 2732 x 2048p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 264 ppi density, 1600 nits maximum brightness; 1,000,000: 1 contrast, P3 color, ProMotion, TruTone, 2D backlight; HDR10 and Dolby Vision compatibility.
- Front camera: Ultra wide angle 12MP (2.4)
- Dual rear camera: Main 12MP (f / 1.8) + ultra wide angle 10MP (f / 2.4)
- Processor: Apple M1
- RAM: 8/16 GB
- Storage: 128/256/512 GB and 1/2 TB
- iPad Pro 11 ″: 28.65 Wh with 20W fast charge
- iPad Pro 12.9 ″: 40.88 Wh with fast charge 20W
- YOU: iPadS 14
- Connection: WiFi 6; Bluetooth 5.0; Thunderbolt port; DisplayPort; NanoSIM card; 5G NR network.
- Others: FaceID facial recognition; oleophobic anti-fingerprint coating; LiDAR sensor; quad speakers; Dolby Atmos sound; five-microphone system.
Availability and prices
As you can see, without a doubt that you are new iPad Pro 2021 with Apple M1 chip They are one of the best devices of the company; tablets that were presented not only in the United States, but also simultaneously for the rest of global markets. For its part, in Spain both models will be available for pre-order on April 30; thus with official sales from the second half of May.
Both the 11 “and 12.9” models come in two color options: gray and silver; next to a great variety of memory configurations determined by its connectivity only WiFi or in company of Cellular. Take a look at the pricing table below:
|iPad Pro 11 ″||iPad Pro 12.9 ″|
|8GB + 128GB (WiFi):||879 euros||1,199 euros|
|8GB + 128GB (WiFi + 5G):||1,049 euros||1,369 euros|
|8GB + 256GB (WiFi):||989 euros||1,309 euros|
|8GB + 256GB (WiFi + 5G):||1,159 euros||1,479 euros|
|8GB + 512GB (WiFi):||1,209 euros||1,529 euros|
|8GB + 512GB (WiFi + 5G):||1,379 euros||1,699 euros|
|16GB + 1 TB (WiFi):||1,649 euros||1,969 euros|
|16GB + 1 TB (WiFi + 5G):||1,819 euros||2,139 euros|
|16GB + 2 TB (WiFi):||2,089 euros||2,409 euros|
|16GB + 2 TB (WiFi + 5G):||2,259 euros||2,579 euros|
Source | Manzana