Earlier this month, Apple announced the launch of the all-new 10th-Generation iPad as well as the highly-anticipated iPad Pro with M2. Both editions boast powerful new features in sleek, ultra-portable designs complete with specially-created accessories.
Ahead, we highlight the best features of the 10th-Generation iPad and iPad Pro with M2 Chip.
iPad Pro with M2
When Apple first introduced the M2 chips into its MacBook lineup, it gave consumers and professionals alike a computer they never knew they needed. With an unrivalled efficiency, speed and power, the devices with M2 chips quickly became a highly sought after commodity. So it came as no surprise that Apple would up the ante once again by introducing the M2 chip to its iPad lineup. And as Greg Joswiak, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing puts it: “There’s nothing else like it.”
The new and improved iPad Pro with M2 features an 8-core CPU, which is up to 15 percent faster than M1. The 10-core GPU also means faster graphics performance that’ll make demanding tasks like photo editing, rendering complex 3D objects, and graphics-intensive games a breeze. Ask anyone who’s used the MacBook Air with M2 and they’ll tell you the same.
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For the first time ever, iPad Pro is now able to capture ProRes video and transcode ProRes footage up to three times faster. This means creators only need to arm themselves with an iPad Pro in order to capture, edit and publish cinema-grade videos.
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Apple Pencil Hover
The new iPad Pro is able to detect the Apple Pencil (second generation) up to 12 mm above the display, allowing creators to see a preview of their mark before making the stroke. This extends to everything from Apple’s Scribble, to third-party apps like Procreate, to enhance their drawing and painting experience. App-makers are also slowly introducing new user experiences to take advantage of this new feature.
Apple has also introduced Wi-Fi6E to its latest iPad Pro model. In other words, it supports the fastest Wi-Fi connections. This means that users can now take their demanding workflows with them anywhere, and still be able to quickly download and upload files to share—up to 2x faster than previous editions.
The new iPad Pro with M2 comes with so many new features and apps. But the one that we’re most excited about is the arrival of DaVinci Resolve—a powerful video-editing software used by professionals all over the world. There’s no launch date as of yet, but creators can definitely look forward to an optimised workflow—wherever they are.
The iPad Pro is now available in stores. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $1,249 for the Wi-Fi model and $1,479 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $1,699 for the Wi-Fi model, and $1,929 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
All Screen Display
The iPad gets a facelift with the introduction of an all-screen display. Unlike its predecessor which still sports a Home Button with Touch ID on the screen, the brand new 10.9-inch iPad features an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina Display. Touch ID is still available on the iPad, but has been moved to the power button, like the iPad Air and iPad Mini. This new design also means that the Home Button has now been completely phased out of Apple’s new iPad and iPhone lineups.
An all-screen display isn’t all that’s new to the iPad. For the first time ever, the 10th-Generation iPad comes with a USB-C port. Most if not all of us have already gotten used to the idea of USB-C ports on our devices, and have all the necessary cables and dongles for it—which you can now finally use with your iPad.
Don’t throw out your first-generation Apple Pencil just yet. Although the 10th-Generation iPad is using a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port, it’s only compatible with the first-generation Apple Pencil. Unfortunately, this also means that an adapter is necessary to charge the Apple Pencil.
New Magic Keyboard Folio
Designed for the new iPad, the Magic Keyboard Folio features full-sized keys with 1mm travel, a large Trackpad and a new 14-key function row. The two-piece design includes a protective back cover that attaches magnetically to the iPad, while the keyboard portion attaches to the Smart Connector on the edge of the iPad. Like the Magic Keyboard for the iPad Air and iPad Pro, the Smart Connector provides power and data, which means it doesn’t have to be charged or paired manually. The back cover also has an adjustable stand which allows you to change your view angles easily while working, playing or watching videos.
The 10th-Generation iPad is now available, starting from $629 for the Wi-Fi models.