The New iPad Pro Is the Thinnest Apple Product Ever With M4 Chip & Tandem OLED Display
May 7, 2024 Andrew Cheng

The new iPad Pro is here! Just like the refreshed iPad Air, the revamped iPad Pro is also offered in two sizes (11-inch and 13-inch), and measuring from 5.1mm to 5.3mm thin, it is said to be the thinnest Apple product ever. Beyond that, it also gets a new “tandem OLED” panel and – get this – the new M4 chip.

Sporting 4 performance cores with 6 efficiency cores, the M4 chip is said to be 50% faster than the M2 in the previous iPad Pro. It is more power-efficient as well, being able to deliver the same performance as the M2 at only half the power.

As for the tandem OLED screen of the new iPad Pro dubbed Ultra Retina XDR, it is just as its name suggests: it’s two OLED panels in one. Apple says a single OLED panel isn’t enough to achieve the brightness level the Cupertino company wants, hence the decision to use two panels to achieve 1,000 nits brightness for both HDR and SDR content. It also has a peak HDR brightness of 1,600 nits.

Aside from that, there is also a new Magic Keyboard that’s thinner than ever along with the equally new Apple Pencil Pro. A new squeeze gesture has been added to the stylus that can bring up a menu, and it now supports haptic feedback as well.

For the Malaysian market, the new iPad Pro starts at RM5,299 and RM6,799 for the 11-inch and 13-inch models respectively. No word yet on exactly when the new tablet will be available for purchase on our shores.