Apple on Tuesday announced a new iPad Pro with M2 chip and the superfast Wi-Fi 6E. The iPad Pro will be available in two sizes – 12.9-inch and 11-inch. Pre-orders are underway already, with pricing starting at $1,099 for the 12.9-inch size and $799 for the 11-inch size. The new iPad Pro will be in stores from October 26th.
Like its predecessor, the new iPad Pro 11-inch model maintains the same Liquid Retina display, while the bigger 12.9-inch model features a Mini LED for improved contrast and HDR performance. Thanks to Apple’s ProMotion technology, both iPad Pro are capable of 120Hz refresh rate.
The iPad Pro will ship with iPadOS 16 and the M2 chip, delivering faster performance than the 2021 model. The M2 chip has an 8-core CPU which Apple says is 15 per cent faster in efficiency than the M1 chip, a 10-core GPU which delivers 35 per cent improved graphics performance. Thanks to the iPadOS 16, Apple says the second-generation Apple Pencil can now be detected up to 12mm above the new iPad Pro surface, enabling users to see previews even before marking.
Regarding connectivity, the new iPad Pro supports Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E, bringing download speeds up to 2x faster than its predecessor at 2.4Gb/s. The iPad Pro now supports Wi-Fi + more Cellular models with 5G (sub-6GHz and mmWave4) networks worldwide.
The new iPad Pro will be available in silver and space grey colour options. Just like the 2021 model, the 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB variants come with 8GB of RAM, while the 1TB and 2TB iPad Pros go up to 16GB.