Apple just introduced new iPad Pro 11-inch and 12.9-inch models powered by the new M2 chip, as rumoured. The new chip promises 15% faster CPU performance and up to 35% faster GPU performance compared to the previous iPad Pro model. The new iPad Pro also features a new Apple Pencil hover experience, and it is the first to support Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
The 11-inch model has a LED-backlit Liquid Retina display, and the 12.9-inch is the first model to feature a mini-LED Liquid Retina XDR display, same as the older models.
With iPadOS 16, Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is now detected up to 12 mm above the display, allowing users to see a preview of their mark before they make it. This also allows users to sketch and illustrate with even greater precision, and makes everything users do with Apple Pencil even more effortless, said Apple.
The iPads also have a 5G model, come with Thunderbolt and USB 4 via USB-C port, feature a 12MP Ultra Wide TrueDepth front camera enabling Center Stage, and run iPadOS 16 with the new Stage Manager, Desktop-class apps and more.
The Reference Mode enables the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Liquid Retina XDR display to match the color requirements in workflows like review and approve, color grading, and compositing, said Apple.
Apple iPad 11-inch / 12.9-inch (2022) specifications
- 11-inch (2388 x 1668 pixels) Liquid Retina LED-backlit display with P3 Color Gamut, 600 nits brightness, 264 PPI
- 12.9-inch (2732 x 2048pixels) Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED backlit display with P3 Color Gamut, 600 nits brightness, 1000 nits max full-screen brightness; 1600 nits peak brightness (HDR), 264 PPI
- Apple M2 chip 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
10-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine
- 8GB RAM with 128GB, 256GB or 512GB storage / 16GB RAM with 1TB or 2TB storage
- iOS 16
- 12MP wide camera with f/1.8 aperture, 10MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture, 5P lens, 125° field of view, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus with Focus Pixels (Wide), Brighter True Tone flash
- 12MP Ultra Wide TrueDepth front camera with 122° field of view, f/2.4 aperture, Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control, Portrait Lighting, Retina Flash
- Five microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording, Four speaker audio
- Sensors: Face ID, LiDAR Scanner, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer, Ambient light sensor
- 5G (optional), Wi‑Fi 6E 802.11 ax (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO; simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.3, Built‑in GPS/GNSS, Thunderbolt 3 / USB 4 (up to 40 Gbps) / USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
- Dimensions (11-inch): 247.6x 178.5x 5.9mm; Weight: 466/470g
- Dimensions (12.9-inch): 280.6x 214.9 x 5.9mm; Weight: 682/685g
- 28.65 (11-inch) / 40.88-watt-hour (12.9-inch) rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Pricing and availability
- iPad Pro 11″ 128GB WiFi – Rs. 81,900
- iPad Pro 11″ 256GB WiFi – Rs. 91,900
- iPad Pro 11″ 512GB WiFi – Rs. 1,11,900
- iPad Pro 11″ 1TB WiFi – Rs. 1,51,900
- iPad Pro 11″ 2TB WiFi – Rs. 1,91,900
- iPad Pro 11″ 128GB WiFi + Cellular – Rs. 96,900
- iPad Pro 11″ 256GB WiFi + Cellular – Rs. 1,06,900
- iPad Pro 11″ 512GB WiFi + Cellular – Rs. 1,26,900
- iPad Pro 11″ 1TB WiFi + Cellular – Rs. 1,66,900
- iPad Pro 11″ 2TB WiFi + Cellular – Rs. 2,06,900
- iPad Pro 12.9″ 128GB WiFi – Rs. 1,12,900
- iPad Pro 12.9″ 256GB WiFi – Rs. 1,22,900
- iPad Pro 12.9″ 512GB WiFi – Rs. 1,42,900
- iPad Pro 12.9″ 1TB WiFi – Rs. 1,82,900
- iPad Pro 12.9″ 2TB WiFi – Rs. 2,22,900
- iPad Pro 12.9″ 128GB WiFi + Cellular – Rs. 1,27,900
- iPad Pro 12.9″ 256GB WiFi + Cellular – Rs. 1,37,900
- iPad Pro 12.9″ 512GB WiFi + Cellular – Rs. 1,57,900
- iPad Pro 12.9″ 1TB WiFi + Cellular – Rs. 1,97,900
- iPad Pro 12.9″ 2TB WiFi + Cellular – Rs. 2,37,900
- Apple Pencil (2nd generation) – Rs. 11,900
- Magic Keyboard – Rs. 29,900 (for 11″ iPad Pro) / Rs. 33,900 (for 12.9″ iPad Pro)
- Smart Keyboard Folio – Rs. 17,900 (for 11″ iPad Pro) / Rs. 19,900 (for 12.9″ iPad Pro)
- The Smart Folio – Rs. 8,500 (for 11″ iPad Pro) / Rs. 10,900 (for 12.9″ iPad Pro)
The new iPad Pro models come in Space Gray and Silver colours, is available to order today, October 18 on apple.com and authorized resellers in India and will be available from October 26th.