Apple iPads have been a massive hit since their launch. In the last decade, Apple has sold 500 million units. In 2020, Apple has a record sale of about 45.5 million.
During the third quarter of 2020, Apple shipped nearly 14 million tablets worldwide, which shows how popular they are across the globe.
The new iPad Pro series is about to launch and it’s coming with a bang! They are coming with new eight-core M1 processors, the same chip that powers MacBook Air, MacBook Mini, and MacBook Air Pro. Apple claims that this will deliver a big jump in performance over the previous generations. The graphics performance is about 1500 times faster. Not only that, but the chips also bring other features like “next-generation 16-core Apple Neural engine” and an advanced image signal processor.
This is a huge improvement in terms of specifications, a complete powerhouse with 10 hours of battery backup from Wi-Fi models and up to 9 hours of battery backup with Cellular models.
In the camera department, the system includes a new 12MP ultra-wide camera with a 120-degree field of view. The camera will automatically pan to follow you around during video calls with a new feature called Center Stage. Some smart displays, such as the Facebook Portal, offer similar features.
The 12.9-inch iPad models also include a new Mini-LED screen, the Liquid Retina XDR, which Apple says delivers “XDR-level brightness.” The 2732 x 2048 display includes 10,000 Mini LEDs and will reach up to 1,000 nits of brightness and a 1 million-to-one contrast ratio, Apple claims. This component has run Apple into some supply chain issues recently — one manufacturer has reportedly paused production. The 11-inch variant comes with a regular Liquid Retina display with 2388 x 1688 resolution, which maxes out at 600 nits of brightness.
The iPad comes in two sizes: an 11-inch option and a 12.9-inch option, with starting weights of 1.03 pounds and 1.5 pounds respectively. You can configure both with up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. They ship with a one-meter USB-C and 20W USB-C power adapter. In addition, they have Thunderbolt 3 and USB4 ports as well. Apple says the tablet will offer the broadest 5G coverage worldwide,
The iPad Pro will support the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard Folio, as well as the Magic Keyboard, which is available in a new white color. On the gaming front, it also supports PS5 and Xbox controllers with haptics. Apple claims that their devices are built with 100% recycled aluminum. Likewise, their magnets and speakers are made up of 100% recycled rare earth elements.
The 11-inch model starts at $799 (Wi-Fi) and $999 (Wi-Fi + Cellular), and the 12.9-inch one begins at $1,099 (Wi-Fi) and $1,299 (Wi-Fi + Cellular). Education pricing is also available: college students can get the 11-inch model for $749 and the 12.9-inch model for $999.
iPad Pro Series will be available in the second half of May, while pre-order starts from April 30th, 2021. On paper, this looks like a great success in iPad addition. But we will have to wait for our hands-on experience. What do you think? Will Apple continue its legacy in Ipads?
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