Aside from the brand new iMac, Apple also updated the iPad Pro with its M1 chip. That’s right, the tablet gets even more powerful now with Apple’s very own processor – the very same chip that powers the Cupertino company’s range of Mac products.
With the M1 chip, the new iPad Pro is said to offer 50% faster CPU performance than its predecessor, which already had very good processing power. On top of that, in the GPU department, the new iPad Pro promises 40% improvement, courtesy of the 8-core GPU of the M1 chip.
Beyond its performance upgrade, the new iPad Pro also gets an impressive 2732 x 2048 mini-LED screen dubbed “Liquid Retina XDR,” though this is only limited to the larger 12.9-inch model. The more affordable 11-inch variant, on the other hand, gets a regular 2388 x 1668 IPS screen. Anyway, according to Apple, the mini-LED panel of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro offers a peak brightness of 1,600 nits.
In the camera department, the updated iPad Pro gets a new 12MP ultra-wide angle sensor with TrueDepth support, allowing users to unlock the iPad with Face ID now. There’s also a rather cool new feature called “Centre Stage,” which uses the ultra-wide angle shooter to automatically “pan” the camera to keep a subject centred in the frame.
Just like the updated iMac, the new iPad Pro has no Malaysian release date yet, but local pricing has been revealed. The 11-inch model retails from RM3,499, while the better equipped 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at RM4,799. Both of these base models are WiFi-only with 128GB of storage.