Spring is a time of rebirth, so it’s no wonder Apple chose to give the iPad Pro a new face. Announced during the Spring Loaded live stream, the 2021
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro now has a mini LED “Liquid Retina XDR” display, essentially a portable version of the display technology in Apple’s Pro Display XDR. It offers better brightness than OLED panels, plus vivid colors, a high contrast ratio and high energy efficiency. The 11-inch iPad Pro’s OLED panel offers comparable visual quality, but without as much clarity or burn-in resistance.
With their Liquid Retina XDR and OLED panels, the 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro now has better displays than the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Funnily enough, they are also comparable to Apple’s latest laptops thanks to the addition of a desktop-class M1 chip. The upgraded chipset offers 75 times better CPU performance than the previous iPad Pro, plus 1500 times faster graphics processing for video or photo editing.
Apple offers the 2021 iPad Pro with up to 2 TB of storage space, far more storage than any previous model iPad. All that storage comes in handy when you use the iPad Pro’s new Thunderbolt 3 port or optional 5G support to transfer or download large files.
Both models of the iPad Pro have an upgraded camera system with a new 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera. They also support a new feature called Center Stage, which can automatically follow people during video calls or photo shoots. Apple also took a moment to talk about the iPad Pro’s LiDAR sensor, which can finally become useful thanks to the powerful M1 chip.
The new 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $ 799, while the 12.9-inch model starts at $ 1099. Apple has also announced a new white version of its Magic Keyboard for the 2021 iPad Pro. Rumor has it that Apple doesn’t have many mini LED panels, so the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will likely sell out soon – grab one now if you want it.