- On October 18, 2022, Apple announced the all-new iPad and iPad Pro with an M2 chip
- We’re also getting a new hovering Apple Pencil feature, faster Wi-Fi 6E, and four vibrant finishes
- Both iPad models have been available to order since October 18 and will be available in stores from October 26
Apple announced a bunch of new products at its ‘Far Out’ Event, but the iPad Pro wasn’t on the list. It was reported that it would be revealed later in the year, and that time is here. On October 18, Apple finally introduced the all-new iPad and iPad Pro with a number of updates and new features.
The most exciting feature of the iPad is the four vibrant colors we’re getting. On the other hand, the iPad Pro is all-set to revitalize the entire Apple tablet experience with its M2 chip.
Below, we’ve shared everything you need to know about Apple’s latest releases.
Breakthrough Performance from the M2 Chip
With the M2 chip, Apple kickstarted the next generation of M-series chips. The all-new M-chip significantly enhances the performance of the iPad Pro. With the M2 chip, the iPad Pro becomes armored with industry-leading power efficiency, custom technologies, and unified memory architecture.
Compared to the M1, the M2 chip features an 8-core CPU that is nearly 15% faster. It also features a 10-core GPU that delivers up to 35% faster graphics performance, even for the most demanding users. The CPU and GPU of the M2 chip combine to provide advanced performance and efficiency.
The M2 iPad Pro also features the 16-core Neural Engine that processes 15.8 trillion operations per second. This is 40% more than the M1, making the iPad Pro the most powerful device for handling machine learning tasks.
Plus, the M2 chip is so fast that you won’t have to face the issue of your iPad running slow.
A Next-Level Apple Pencil Hover Experience
Providing an entirely new dimension to iPad users is the innovative Apple Pencil hover experience. This feature can completely transform how you travel with the Apple iPad Pro. It is also a goldmine for design experts who use the iPad for their projects.
In this next-generation iPad Pro, the Apple Pencil can be detected up to 12mm above the display. It is a helpful upgrade as it lets users preview their mark before making it. Plus, it also provides added precision to sketching and illustrating projects.
All in all, the hover feature makes everything you do with an Apple Pencil more effortless and precise.
Superfast Wireless Connectivity
Apple has always been one step ahead of others in providing users with blazing-fast connections. But the new-generation iPad Pro takes it two steps ahead because Apple has introduced the Wi-Fi 6E.
With the Wi-Fi 6E, you get to enjoy the fastest wireless connection compared to any other Wi-Fi or cellular options. It means you can enjoy a 2x speed for everything, including transferring photos, large video files, and documents.
Besides, Wi-Fi + cellular models with 5G connectivity now support more 5G networks worldwide. So, if your cellular network was previously unsupported, you may want to check with your provider.
Unmatched iPad Pro Features Enabled by iPadOS 16
The iPadOS 16 elevates your entire iPad Pro experience with multiple new updates. You can make the most of your iPad Pro for school or work with all these features and more. With the iPadOS 16, you get updates to Messages, the new Weather app, and new tools in Safari and Mail. It has also brought new ways to interact with photos and videos using Visual Look Up and Live Text features.
Some other features added to the iPad Pro include:
- Stage Manager – automatically organizes windows and apps to switch between tasks easily
- Reference Mode – allows editing HDR photos and videos with true-to-life details
- Desktop-Class Apps – enables new functions optimized for the iPad Pro display
iPad and the Environment
To save our planet from suffering, many tech companies, including Apple and Samsung, have started reducing their carbon footprint and e-waste. Keeping this vision in mind, Apple used 100% recycled gold, recycled aluminum, tin, and rare earth elements in the new iPad models to minimize their environmental impact.
Moreover, all new iPad models align with Apple’s energy efficiency standard. They are also free from toxic elements like mercury, PVC, BFR, and beryllium.
Another aspect where Apple has cut down on its carbon footprint is the packaging. The new iPad Pro comes in redesigned packaging that doesn’t include the outer plastic wrap. Plus, 99% of the packaging is fiber-based.
All these steps bring Apple closer to its aim of eliminating plastic from all packaging by 2025.
iPad Pro Price: How Much Does the New iPad Pro Cost?
The new iPad Pro models are available at the following prices:
- iPad Pro 11-inch Wi-Fi (2022): from $799
- iPad Pro 11-inch Cellular (2022): from $999
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch Wi-Fi (2022): from $1,099
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch Cellular (2022): from $1,299
Finally, We Get A Pink iPad!
If you’re from the Pink clan, Apple’s new iPad lineup brings exciting news for you. It’s no more just a rumor; we’re finally getting a PINK iPad from Apple. Pretty exciting, right?
Apple has introduced four gorgeous colors in the recent entry-level iPads in four eye-catching colors, including:
The all-new iPad Pro is set to kickstart a new era of amazingness with the M2 chip and a number of advanced features. Many new additions to the already incredible M1 chip improve the new iPad lineup. These new devices are packed with many awaited features, like faster Wi-Fi connectivity and Apple Pencil hover feature.So, what are you waiting for? The all-new iPad Pro is available for pre-order at the Apple Store, and you may be able to get your hands on a refurbished or used iPad Pro within a few months.