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Apple finally announces new iPad Pro

Apple just took the wraps off its latest iPad Pro and the advancements are huge. Apple added its M1 chip, Thunderbolt, up to 16GB of RAM and 2 TB of storage, optional 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, Wide and Ultra-Wide cameras, a new ‘White color on the Magic keyboard and a new XDR Liquid Retina display on the 12.9″ model.

Specs

Model11″ iPad Pro12.9″ iPad Pro
Display11-inch (diagonal) LED backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
2388-by-1668-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
ProMotion technology
Wide color display (P3)
True Tone display
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Fully laminated display
Antireflective coating
1.8% reflectivity
600 nits max brightness
Supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
2.9-inch (diagonal) mini-LED backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
2D backlighting system with 2596 full‑array local dimming zones
2732-by-2048-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
ProMotion technology
Wide color display (P3)
True Tone display
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Fully laminated display
Antireflective coating
1.8% reflectivity
600 nits max brightness
1000 nits max full-screen brightness; 1600 nits peak brightness (HDR)
1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
Supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
ChipApple M1 chip
8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
8-core GPU
16-core Neural Engine
Apple M1 chip
8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
8-core GPU
16-core Neural Engine
RAM8GB, 16GB8, 16GB
Storage128GB, 256GB, 512GB – 1TB, 2TB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB – 1TB, 2TB
CameraPro camera system: Wide and Ultra Wide cameras
Wide: 12MP, ƒ/1.8 aperture
Ultra Wide: 10MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture, and 125° field of view
2x optical zoom out
Digital zoom up to 5x
Five‑element lens (Wide and Ultra Wide)
Brighter True Tone flash
Panorama (up to 63MP)
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Autofocus with Focus Pixels (Wide)
Smart HDR 3
Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
Lens correction (Ultra Wide)
Advanced red-eye correction
Photo geotagging
Auto image stabilization
Burst mode
Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG
Pro camera system: Wide and Ultra Wide cameras
Wide: 12MP, ƒ/1.8 aperture
Ultra Wide: 10MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture, and 125° field of view
2x optical zoom out
Digital zoom up to 5x
Five‑element lens (Wide and Ultra Wide)
Brighter True Tone flash
Panorama (up to 63MP)
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Autofocus with Focus Pixels (Wide)
Smart HDR 3
Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
Lens correction (Ultra Wide)
Advanced red-eye correction
Photo geotagging
Auto image stabilization
Burst mode
Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG
Video Recording 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps (Wide)
1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
2x optical zoom out
Audio zoom
Brighter True Tone flash
Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
Time‑lapse video with stabilization
Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p, and 720p)
Continuous autofocus video
Playback zoom
Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
Stereo recording
4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps (Wide)
1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
2x optical zoom out
Audio zoom
Brighter True Tone flash
Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
Time‑lapse video with stabilization
Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p, and 720p)
Continuous autofocus video
Playback zoom
Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
Stereo recording
TrueDepth Camera12MP Ultra Wide camera, 122° field of view
ƒ/2.4 aperture
Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High‑Key Mono)
Animoji and Memoji
Smart HDR 3
1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
Time‑lapse video with stabilization
Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
Lens correction
Retina Flash
Auto image stabilization
Burst mode
12MP Ultra Wide camera, 122° field of view
ƒ/2.4 aperture
Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High‑Key Mono)
Animoji and Memoji
Smart HDR 3
1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
Time‑lapse video with stabilization
Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
Lens correction
Retina Flash
Auto image stabilization
Burst mode
Wireless802.11ax Wi-Fi 6; simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0 technology
802.11ax Wi-Fi 6; simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0 technology
Cellular5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79)4
5G NR mmWave (Bands n260, n261)
FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Data only
Wi-Fi calling
eSIM
5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79)4
5G NR mmWave (Bands n260, n261)
FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Data only
Wi-Fi calling
eSIM
PortsThunderbolt / USB 4 port with support for:

Charging
DisplayPort
Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
Thunderbolt / USB 4 port with support for:

Charging
DisplayPort
Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)

Apple claims the graphics performance is over 1,500 times faster. Apple also claims you can expect all-day battery life from the device. The new iPad Pro will be available in the “second half of may” with order beginning April 30th. The 11-inch iPad Pro with 128GB of storage starts at $799 and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 128GB of storage starts at $1,099. If you want the new 5G iPad Pro, the 11-inch model starts at $999 and the 12.9-inch model starts at $1,299 with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon offering $200 back after activation.

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