Apple introduced the new iPad Pro 12.9″ and iPad Pro 11″ models with the new Apple M2 processor. The new models also support the Apple Pencil, improved connectivity, and updated camera features.
The biggest improvement comes from the new M2 SoC. The new chipset has been used for the 2022 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. The new M2 chipset has an 8-core CPU (4x performance cores + 4x efficiency cores), a 10-core GPU, and a 16-core Neural Engine for machine learning and AI workloads. The company claims it has a 100MB/s bandwidth.
Apple says the M2 processor has 35% faster graphics performance, 40% better machine learning performance, and 50% greater memory bandwidth than its predecessor on the iPad Pro.
The new iPad Pro models run on iPadOS 16 and support the 2nd generation Apple Pencil. The Pencil can detect up to 12mm above the display, which can enable additional functionality within apps.
The new iPad Pro features Wi-Fi 6E, which is 2x faster than the predecessor connectivity with a download speed of up to 2.4Gbps. The device also supports Bluetooth 5.3 and 5G connectivity on the LTE models.
The new iPad Pro brings an M2 chipset advantage to improve the camera ability. The new ProRes encoder will allow the iPad Pro to record video in high-quality ProRes codec and transcode it up to 3x faster. There’s also Smart HDR 4 to give a more dramatic color.
The iPad Pro model starts from $799 for the Wi-Fi model and $999 for the LTE model. While the 12.9-inch starts at $1099, and the LTE models start at $1299. Consumers can start purchasing the product from Wednesday, October 26.