And get this, Apple is claiming the new M1 iPad Pro to offer up to 50% faster CPU performance and up to 40% faster GPU performance over last year’s model. That’s like adding ghost peppers to a very spicy mala dish or another 1,000hp to a Bugatti Chiron – you get the idea.
AT A GLANCE
PROCESSOR Apple M1
DISPLAY Liquid Retina XDR (2,732 x 2,048 pixels)
MEMORY 8GB / 16GB
STORAGE From 128GB
NETWORK WiFi 6, 5G
I know some people were hoping for a redesign since the iPad Pro has looked the same since 2018. I would have preferred a redesigned chassis with squared-off corners to bring its overall aesthetic in line with the new iPhones and iMac.
The 11-inch model will work with and fit all existing accessories. Both iPad Pros still have the same magnetic mount on their sides for users to pair and charge second-generation Apple Pencils.
The larger 12.9-inch model, on the other hand, is 0.5mm thicker and about 40g heavier because it has a new type of display. Although you don’t notice it in your hands, the added thickness means it might face compatibility issues with some accessories, especially if the tolerances are tight. And although Apple said the new model might not fit the Magic Keyboard it designed for last year’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro, I got my unit to fit with no issues.
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro features a new Liquid Retina XDR display. It uses mini-LED technology and relies on over 10,000 tiny LEDs behind the display to provide more precise lighting. With this, Apple claims 1,000 nits of full-screen brightness and 1,600 nits of peak brightness when viewing HDR content, and an amazing 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Resolution is unchanged at 2732 x 2048 pixels and the display continues to support Apple’s display technologies like True Tone and ProMotion.
It goes without saying that this new Liquid Retina XDR display is an outstanding one. Visuals are razor-sharp and colours look vibrant and lifelike. But to my eyes, I’m not seeing much of a difference between it and the last-generation iPad Pro.
That said, there are apparent differences when you view specific HDR content. I’m sure some professionals will appreciate this, but for casual users who spend more time replying to emails, typing documents, and watching videos, I think this new display’s capabilities will be largely unappreciated.
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