Apple has recently announced two brand new products – a redesigned 10th Gen. iPad with A14 Bionic chip and four vibrant color variants and the all-new iPad Pro with the powerful M2 chip.
The new launches aren’t a surprise, given that Apple has been hinting further expansion of their iPad portfolio with the eventual release of iPadOS 16.
Let us take a look at the specifications of these devices and what’s new.
Redesigned iPad with A14 Bionic Chip
The redesigned iPad features an all-screen design with a stunning and responsive 10.9” Liquid Retina display.
But, the highlight of this new iPad is the four stunning color variants and the responsive A14 Bionic Chip that supports all-day battery and superior performance.
Four Vibrant Finishes
The new and redesigned iPad is now available in four vibrant finishes – blue, pink, yellow and silver. Featuring an all-screen 10.9” Liquid Retina display, visual performance is now a lot more streamlined.
The display features 1640p screen resolution with 500 nits brightness and True Tone technology for vibrant color reproduction.
Responsive A14 Bionic Chip
The redesigned iPad is backed with Apple’s A14 Bionic chip that delivers 20% improve CPU performance and 10% improved graphics performance.
Not just that, the iPad is backed with 16-core Neural Engine to streamline advanced machine learning functions and improving the overall efficiency and performance of the device.
Ideal for editing, intensive gaming and productivity, the new and redesigned iPad from Apple takes care of all your creative needs and workflow.
Superior Camera Settings
For the first time, Apple has integrated the camera in the landscape edge of the iPad. This ensures that irrespective of where one is focused during the video calls, their vision will be right into the camera.
The camera features a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with a 122-degree field of view. Also, the camera supports Center Stage to keep the subject in focus, despite movements. The rear camera can take 4K images and videos, even in slo-mo.
The new iPad is also integrated with dual-microphones to ensure better clarity with the audio output in the device.
Apple hasn’t forgotten about the ports and connectivity in the new redesigned iPad. The model supports Wi-Fi 6, with 5G support in the cellular models.
It is also integrated with USB Type-C port along with the staple support for Gigabit LTE, physical SIM cards, and eSIM, upon activation of the device.
iPad Pro 2022 with M2 Chip
If you were blown away by the new and redesigned iPad, you are going to be floored reading the specifications of the iPad Pro.
The iPad Pro is powered by the M2 chipset from Apple and is a culmination of everything a user needs in terms of portability, efficiency and versatility.
Here’s everything you need to know about the brand-new device:
Ultimate Powerhouse – M2 Chip
The M2 chipset is Apple’s next-gen of M chips. It features an 8-core CPU, delivering 15% improved performance than the predecessor. Also, paired with the 10-core GPU, the chipset offers premium graphics performance.
With it integrated in the iPad Pro, users get to experience turbocharged performance, even when handling some of the most demanding applications and workflows.
Apple Pencil Hover Experience
A rendition of the new iPad Pro and iPadOS 16, the “hover with Apple Pencil” is a ground-breaking feature that involves interaction of the Apple Pencil over the iPad’s display.
Apple Pencil can now be detected even when kept 12 mm away from the display, creating a whole new dimension of creativity.
The primary objective behind this feature is to make creativity, sketching and illustration a lot more precise.
Moving ahead, the iPad Pro supports the Wi-Fi 6E for super-fast connectivity to tackle demanding workflows efficiently. The cellular models come with 5G support for seamless communication and data transfer.
Enabled by iPadOS 16
The iPad Pro comes with iPadOS 16 out of the box, rendering a variety of new features, including:
- Stage Manager – superior multitasking experience.
- Desktop-class apps – optimized apps to streamline new elements and interactions.
- Reference Mode – ideal for the 12.9” Liquid Retina XDR display to match the color requirements for optimal efficiency and work precision.
Pricing and Availability
The new and redesigned 10.9” iPad is now available to pre-order at Apple and certified Apple retailers. The Wi-Fi models will come with a starting price of $449 (US) and the Wi-Fi + Cellular models will be available at a starting range of $599 (US).
The iPad Pro with M2 chip is available to order at apple.com/store and at certified Apple retailer stores.
The 11” iPad Pro is available at a starting price of $799 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $999 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
The 12.9” is available at a starting range of $1,099 (US) for the Wi-Fi model, and $1,299 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.