Apple unveiled the new iPad Pro with the M2 chip, which offers the ideal fusion of portability, versatility, and incredible performance. Along with a cutting-edge mobile display, professional cameras, Face ID, Thunderbolt, and a four-speaker audio system, the new iPad Pro offers a superior Apple Pencil hover experience. Professional workflows on the iPad are advanced by new capabilities in iPadOS 16, such as Stage Manager, full external display support, desktop-class apps, and Reference Mode. With its cutting-edge technology and iPadOS 16, the iPad Pro boasts a remarkable ecosystem of potent professional apps unmatched by any other product of its ilk. The new iPad Pro price starts at $799. Starting today, you may order the new iPad Pro; on Wednesday, October 26, it will be in stores.
“The next-generation iPad Pro pushes the boundaries of what’s possible on iPad, bringing even more versatility, power, and portability to the ultimate iPad experience,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Powered by the M2 chip, the new iPad Pro features incredible performance and the most advanced technologies, including a next-level Apple Pencil hover experience, ProRes video capture, superfast wireless connectivity, and powerful iPadOS 16 features. There’s nothing else like it.”
With industry-leading power efficiency, a unified memory architecture, and proprietary technologies, M2, the first of Apple’s new generation of M-series CPUs, enhances the performance and capabilities of the iPad Pro. M2 has a 10-core GPU that can give up to 35 percent faster graphics performance for the most demanding customers, and an 8-core CPU that is up to 15 percent faster than M1 in terms of performance and efficiency cores. The iPad Pro is even more capable when performing machine learning tasks with to the 16-core Neural Engine, which can process 15.8 trillion operations per second when combined with the CPU and GPU and is 40% faster than M1. Additionally, the M2 chip supports up to 16GB of fast unified memory and offers unified memory bandwidth of 100GB/s, which is 50% more than M1 and improves multitasking and working with huge assets. The M2’s speed turbocharges even the most demanding processes, from designers manipulating intricate 3D objects and photographers editing huge photo banks to healthcare professionals using advanced imaging and analysis to gamers playing graphically demanding games. The new media engine and the image signal processor, when combined with the improved cameras, give users the ability to capture ProRes video for the first time and transcode ProRes material up to three times more quickly than before. This enables content producers to shoot, edit, and post cinematic-quality video from a single field device.
Hover with the second-generation Apple Pencil gives customers a totally new way to interact with their screen, powered by the new iPad Pro and iPadOS 16. Users can now preview their mark before they make it because Apple Pencil is now detected up to 12 mm above the display. Additionally, users are now able to sketch and illustrate with even more accuracy, and everything they do with the Apple Pencil is now considerably easier. For instance, Scribble’s text boxes automatically enlarge as the pencil approaches the screen, and handwriting is significantly more quickly converted to text. This new functionality can be utilized by third-party apps to offer completely unique marking and drawing experiences. With compatibility for Wi-Fi 6E, the new iPad Pro offers the quickest Wi-Fi connections, allowing customers who require quick connections to travel with their demanding workflows. Download speeds can reach 2.4Gb/s, which is two times quicker than the previous version. More 5G networks are now supported by Wi-Fi + Cellular devices with 5G (sub-6GHz and mmWave4), allowing users to access their files, connect with coworkers, and quickly back up their data while on the go.
iPadOS 16 brings great productivity capabilities that improve the iPad Pro experience in addition to significant updates to Messages, new features in Mail and Safari, the new Weather app, and more ways to engage with photographs and videos with Live Text and Visual Look Up. Stage Manager is a completely new multitasking experience that organizes apps and windows automatically to make switching between tasks quick and simple. Users will be able to set up the appropriate workspace and work with up to four apps on the iPad and up to four apps on the external display when Stage Manager unlocks full external display compatibility later this year with resolutions up to 6K. Desktop-class apps make apps more capable with new elements and interactions, such as consistent undo and redo, a redesigned inline find-and-replace experience, a new document menu, customisable toolbars, and the ability to change file extensions and view folder size in Files, among other things. Desktop-class apps also enable new capabilities that are optimized for the display on iPad Pro. Reference Mode allows the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Liquid Retina XDR display to meet the color specifications in workflows like review and approval, color grading, and compositing, where precise colors and consistent image quality are crucial. As a result, professional users, such as photographers and videographers, may edit HDR photographs and movies with every real-world detail at their fingertips, and cinematographers on location can preview content in a color profile that corresponds to the final clip.
The plating of several printed circuit boards in the new iPad models uses 100 percent recycled gold, a first for the company, along with recycled aluminum, tin, and rare earth elements, all of which help to reduce the environmental effect of the devices. All iPad models are mercury, BFR, PVC, and beryllium free and adhere to Apple’s strict requirements for energy efficiency. Apple is getting closer to achieving its objective of fully eliminating plastic from all packaging by 2025 thanks to the new iPad Pro’s redesigned packaging, which does away with the outside plastic wrap and makes up 99 percent of the package. Apple already operates carbon-neutrally on a global scale, and by 2030, the company aims to achieve complete carbon neutrality throughout the whole manufacturing supply chain and the entire product life cycle. This means that every Apple product sold will have a net-zero climate effect, from component production to assembly to shipping to customer usage to recycling to material recovery.