Apple iPad Pro Goes Official With Mini LED Display & M1 Processor

Today was a big day for Apple fans as the Cupertino giant unveiled the much-awaited product lineup featuring a powerful iPad Pro 2021 with an M1 processor. The 2021 lineup of iPad Pro comes in two screen sizes – 11-inches and 12.9-inches. What makes the latest iPad Pro the most powerful one ever is the 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU M1 SoC and a new Thunderbolt connector.

Best Display Ever On iPad Pro

Let’s start with the display; the 12.9-inch iPad Pro model features a new mini-LED screen called Liquid Retina XDR with 2732 x 2048 pixels resolution and 1,000 nits brightness. You get 10,000 Mini LEDs that make the screen light up. On the contrary, the 11-inch model boasts the conventional Liquid Retina display at 2388 x 1688 pixels resolution and 600 nits brightness.

Even the Liquid Retina XDR display packs HDR performance similar to the XDR display on the 12-inch variant.

Apple iPad Pro 2021

The iPad Pro 2021 gets up to 2TB storage and 16GB of RAM, depending on the variant you choose under the hood. On the cellular model, you get 5G connectivity enabling ultra-fast data transfer. The company claims the M1 processor to boast up to 1500x faster speeds than the first iPad and up to 50% faster than the previous generation iPad Pro (2020).

Thunderbolt Connectivity, New Magic Keyboard

Apple iPad Pro 2021

Thunderbolt connectivity brings support for more accessories for the iPad and around 4x faster bandwidth. This connectivity support ensures that the iPad Pro 2021 can handle the XDR display and offer 6K resolution seamlessly.

In addition to the new and powerful iPad Pro, Apple has also launched a new and improved Magic Keyboard in White color.

Coming to the pricing and availability, the latest iPad Pro 2021 is priced at $799 for the 11-inch model and $1,099 for the 12.9-inch variant. Both the variants will go up for sale around the second week of May 2021. The pre-order window will open on April 30, 2021.

What’s your take on the latest iPad? Do you like the improvements and the XDR display with M1 chip support? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Zara Ali
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