iPad now with the performance of the M1 chip, an XDR display and the speed of 5G. Orders from 30 April.

With a short video inspired by Mission Impossible and ending with the nice participation of Tim Cook, Apple presented the new iPad Pro with M1 processor.

It changes a lot in this new model even if the design is perfectly identical. Inside we find the new M1 chip, exactly the same one that powers Macs and on the larger screen model, a Micro LED screen is introduced.

The power of the M1 chip

iPad Pro is the fastest tablet ever, says Apple, because it takes full advantage of the incredible performance and unique technologies of the M1 chip , such as the advanced ISP processor and unified memory architecture. And the M1’s exceptional efficiency allows it to always be thin and light, with a battery that lasts all day. In practice, the perfect union of power and portability .

  • CPU: 8-core
  • GPU: 8-core
  • Neural Engine: 16-core

Graphics and performance

The 8-core CPU of the M1 chip ensures performance up to 50% faster . And the 8-core GPU is unrivaled: for example, graphics are 40% faster on the new iPad Pro . It will be possible to build complex models in AR, it will be possible to immerse yourself in games with console graphics even at high frame rates, and to do everything with a truly impressive fluidity.

12.9 ″ Liquid Retina XDR display

The Liquid Retina XDR display gives an extraordinarily realistic level of detail , with a contrast of 1,000,000: 1, perfect for viewing and retouching photos and HDR videos, but also for enjoying your favorite movies and shows. And it has unbelievable brightness: 1000 nits full screen and 1600 nits peak. In addition, there are advanced technologies such as True Tone, ProMotion and the wide color range P3.

  • Full Screen Brightness: 1000 nit
  • Peak Brightness (HDR): 1600 nits
  • True Tone
  • Contrast 1,000,000: 1
  • ProMotion: 120Hz adaptive refresh rate
  • Wide color range P3

What about mini-LEDs ? To push the brightness to the extreme, Apple covered the back of the screen with a specially designed mini-LED array, 120 times smaller than the previous generation. And with the help of special optical films and diffusers that mix the light more efficiently, she managed to pack it all into a thickness of just 6.4mm.

The more than 10,000 mini-LEDs are grouped into more than 2,500 local dimming zones. The brightness of each can be precisely adjusted to what you are seeing, to achieve an incredible 1,000,000: 1 contrast. From galaxies to explosions in movies, even the most detailed HDR images with the most spectacular lighting effects will be ultra-realistic.

11 ″ Liquid Retina Display

The Liquid Retina display of iPad Pro 11 ″ is not only beautiful and portable, but also extremely sophisticated. It includes technologies such as ProMotion, True Tone and the wide P3 color gamut, which together with minimal reflectance give spectacular images and lightning-fast response to every gesture.

Ultra-fast connections

With ultra-fast Wi ‑ Fi and cellular connectivity models, iPad has always been a portability champion . And now that it’s 5G compatible , you can connect to the fastest networks to download or share files, watch movies, and work as a team from anywhere. Not only that: iPad Pro supports more bands than any other tablet, so it blasts 5G in even more places.

Wi ‑ Fi 6. For truly productive days, you need a fast wireless connection. With Wi ‑ Fi 6, you can work with peace of mind: when you connect to a wireless network, you travel as fast as possible.


iPad Pro has a new front ultra-wide angle with 12MP sensor and 122 ° angle of view , ideal for FaceTime video calling and using the new Auto Framing feature . Or even to take beautiful selfies in Portrait mode. And it also works with the TrueDepth camera , which allows you to securely unlock your device using Face ID.

Automatic framing. Thanks to the new ultra-wide angle and machine learning, the Auto Framing function gives you much more freedom during video calls. If you move, it can automatically move the frame to never lose sight of the user, resizing the image as other people join or leave during the call. And it doesn’t just work with FaceTime, but other developers’ video conferencing apps as well.

Fantastic cameras. Wide and ultra-wide angles help to take perfect photos and videos , and you can even set up a multi-camera set to shoot a movie. And thanks to the more powerful ISP processor included in the M1 chip, Smart HDR 3 technology also comes to iPad Pro .

  • 12MP wide angle
  • 10MP ultra-wide angle

LiDAR. The LiDAR scanner measures the time it takes light to reach an object and back, thus creating a depth map of the space you are in and making incredibly immersive AR experiences possible. In addition, it works with the powerful ISP processor to focus images and videos more precisely in low light, and reduce the capture time.


The Thunderbolt port is the fastest and most versatile ever seen on an iPad. It is compatible with standard USB-C connectors and gives you access to a complete ecosystem of high-performance peripherals for iPad Pro, such as external storage drives, monitors and docks. You will be able to transfer huge files and even use the Pro Display XDR with 6K resolution.

Prices and availability

iPad Pro 11 ″ in Space Gray or Silver bookable from April 30th:

  • 128GB: starting from 899 euros
  • 256GB: starting from 1,009 euros
  • 512GB: starting from 1229 euros
  • 1TB: starting from 1,669 euros
  • 2TB: starting from 2,109 euros

iPad Pro 12.9 ″ in Space Gray or Silver bookable from April 30th :

  • 128GB: starting from € 1.1219
  • 256GB: starting at € 1,329
  • 512GB: starting at 1,549 euros
  • 1TB: starting from € 1,989
  • 2TB: starting from 2,429 euros

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