The inclusion of Apple’s M1 chip boosts performance dramatically, making the iPad Pro the fastest device of its kind. The new Liquid Retina XDR display on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro adds extreme dynamic range to the iPad Pro, providing a breathtaking visual experience with more true-to-life details for the most challenging HDR workflows.
When on the go, cellular models with 5G offer even faster wireless connectivity, and the iPad Pro also features Thunderbolt support to provide users with pro-level throughput for high-speed accessories.
A brand-new Ultra Wide front camera also enables Center Stage, a new innovation that keeps users perfectly framed for even more immersive video calls. Apple will begin taking orders for the new iPad Pro on Friday, April 30. It will be available in the second half of May.
The groundbreaking M1 Chip
The revolutionary M1 chip pushes the iPad Pro’s industry-leading success to new heights. The 8-core CPU architecture incorporates the world’s fastest CPU cores in low-power silicon, resulting in up to 50% better CPU output than the A12Z Bionic.
The 8-core GPU is in a league of its own, with up to 40% better GPU results. The iPad Pro’s combined CPU and graphics output extends its lead as the fastest computer of its kind. Custom innovations with a lot of punch, with a next-generation 16-core Apple Neural Engine, an advanced image signal processor (ISP), and a single, high-bandwidth memory architecture with up to 16GB of memory, 2x faster storage, and up to 2TB speed.
M1’s industry-leading power efficiency allows all of this incredible performance while still providing all-day battery life in the thin and light nature of the iPad Pro. 1 iPadOS is already designed to take full advantage of the powerful technologies in M1 to manage everything from basic navigation to the most challenging workflows, thanks to the fact that M1 shares the same fundamental architecture as A-series chips.
A 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with extreme dynamic range
The latest Liquid Retina XDR monitor brings the Pro Display XDR’s stunning front-of-screen output to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Engineered with a cutting-edge mini-LED system that uses over 10,000 LEDs around the back of the display.
The Liquid Retina XDR display enhances innovative workflows with up to 1000 nits of full-screen brightness, 1600 nits of peak brightness, and a remarkable 1 million-to-1 contrast ratio. The effect is a breathtaking visual experience that captures the brightest highlights and the tiniest nuances in even the darkest pictures, reflecting what can be seen in the real world.
Photographers, videographers, and filmmakers can now view and edit true-to-life HDR content on a big monitor that they can take with them anywhere.
Other advanced technologies found in the new Liquid Retina XDR monitor, such as ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 large color support, are also found in the 11-inch iPad Pro, providing an unrivaled mobile cinematic viewing experience for HDR and Dolby Vision content.
5G for quicker speeds
Customers on the go can do even more with better performance and access to next-generation download and upload speeds now that 5G is available on the iPad Pro — excellent for higher-quality video streaming, real-time collaboration, or high-definition FaceTime.
Users can remain productive and innovative by connecting to a stable, fast network, which eliminates the need to link to public Wi-Fi hotspots. The iPad Pro has the most 5G bands of any smartphone of its kind, providing the best 5G coverage in the world.
In the United States, iPad Pro models support millimeter wave, a higher frequency version of 5G that allows the iPad Pro to reach speeds of up to 4Gbps. The iPad Pro also supports eSIM, making it simple to connect to a network and sign up for a 5G data plan on the spot.