iPad Pro models with Apple M1 processor have launched at the company’s Spring Loaded event. It has an eight-core design that is said to offer 75 times faster CPU performance in comparison to preceding generation, as per Apple. Graphics performance is over 1,500 times faster than the preceding generation iPad Pro models. They come with ProMotion displays, 5G make stronger, in addition to make stronger for latest Xbox and PS5 controllers. There may be a new 2TB storage configuration and iPad Pro models get Thunderbolt make stronger through the USB Kind-C port.
iPad Pro price
The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 (kind of Rs. 60,300) for the Wi-Fi mannequin and $999 (kind of Rs. 75,400) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular mannequin. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $1,099 (kind of Rs. 82,900) for the Wi-Fi mannequin and $1,299 (kind of Rs. 98,000) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular mannequin. They’ll be offered in Silver and Space Grey colours with in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB storage options. The new iPad Pro models will go up for pre-orders starting April 30 in 31 countries and regions, including India, and go on sale in the second one half of May. In India, the 11-inch iPad Pro starts at Rs. 71,900 for the 128GB Wi-Fi mannequin, and Rs. 85,900 for the 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular mannequin. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at Rs. 99,900 for the 128GB Wi-Fi mannequin and Rs. 1,13,900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular mannequin.
iPad Pro specifications
iPad Pro models come in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes. The 12.9-inch mannequin features a Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED display with over 10,000 LEDs, a 2732×2048 pixels resolution, and ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color make stronger. It boasts of up to 1,600 nits peak brightness for HDR. The 11-inch mannequin features a 11-inch Liquid Retina display (2388×1668 pixels) that also includes ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color make stronger. It features It also features HDR and Dolby Vision make stronger. iPad Pro comes with 5G connectivity with make stronger for mmWave in the USA, and eSIM card make stronger for the cellular models.
There is 8GB of RAM in the 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage models, and 16GB RAM on the 1TB and 2TB storage models. The USB Kind-C port is now Thunderbolt and USB 4 which, according to Apple, allows for 4 times the bandwidth for wired connections, in comparison to the preceding generation iPad Pro models. It also allows the new iPad Pro models to make stronger higher resolution outside displays including the Pro Display XDR at 6K resolution. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth v5 connectivity also make their way on board.
On the front, new iPad Pro gets a 12-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens (122-degree field of view, f/2.4 aperture) that supports Center Stage which pans to retain the subject in the shot. On the back, there are two camera sensors (12-megapixel wide-angle with f/1.8 aperture + 10-megapixel ultra-wide with f/2.4 aperture and 125-degree field of view) at the side of a LiDAR scanner. The rear setup may be capable of 2x optical zoom. The new iPad Pro gets Smart HDR 3 thanks to the ISP and Neural Engine in the M1 processor. They make stronger Magic Keyboard and the second-generation Apple Pencil.
The 11-inch iPad Pro weighs up to 470 grams and measures in at 247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm, while the 12.9-inch mannequin weighs up to 685 grams and measures in at 280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm. They ship with a 20W USB Kind-C power adapter. As for audio, they feature a four-speaker setup and five studio quality microphones.
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