The iPad Pro is powered by the same new M1 processor inside the recent MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and iMac. So does that mean you get desktop-class computing on the iPad Pro? Correct! Its benchmark scores resembled the MacBook Air's results while beating the 2020 iPad Pro by a wide margin. However, in everyday use, that extra power didn't make much of a difference
The ultimate iPad experience. Now with breakthrough M1 performance, a breathtaking XDR display, and blazing‑fast 5G wireless.
iPad Pro and M1. Power couple. M1 chip. With M1, iPad Pro is the fastest device of its kind. It’s designed to take full advantage of next‑level performance and custom technologies like the advanced image signal processor and unified memory architecture of M1. And with the incredible power efficiency of M1, iPad Pro is still thin and light with all‑day battery life, making it as portable as it is powerful. Faster performance and graphics. The 8‑core CPU of M1 delivers up to 50 percent faster performance. And M1 has an 8‑core GPU in a class of its own, providing up to 40 percent faster graphics performance to iPad Pro. So you can build intricate AR models, play games with console‑quality graphics at high frame rates, and more.
12.9” Liquid Retina XDR display. Best and brightest.
Extreme dynamic range comes to the 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro. The Liquid Retina XDR display delivers true-to-life detail with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, great for viewing and editing HDR photos and videos or enjoying your favorite movies and TV shows. It also features a breathtaking 1000 nits of full‑screen brightness and 1600 nits of peak brightness. And advanced display technologies like P3 wide color, True Tone, and ProMotion
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro uses a relatively new display technology known as Mini LED, which up until now has only be seen in TCL, LG and Samsung televisions. Mini LED is a new version of LCD display technology, in which the light-emitting diodes (LED) underneath the display panel have been shrunken drastically, which allows more of them to be crammed under the display. Apple says last year’s iPad Pro screen used 72 LEDs; this year’s Mini LED screen uses over 10,000. Having more LEDs allows Apple greater control over what to show on the screen, and this Mini LED screen gets noticeably brighter, with greater range of contrast. But with Mini LED tech, the screen can produce convincing black colors
Easy on the eyes. Easy to carry. The Liquid Retina display on the 11‑inch iPad Pro is not only gorgeous and portable, it also features incredibly advanced technologies.2 Like ProMotion, True Tone, P3 wide color, and ultralow reflectivity, which make everything feel responsive and look stunning.
Portable with superfast Wi‑Fi 6 and cellular options. Now with 5G capabilities, you can connect to the fastest wireless networks when you need to download files, stream movies, collaborate with colleagues, and upload content on the go. And iPad Pro has the most 5G bands of any device of its kind — so it can get 5G in more places
Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage. iPad Pro features a new Ultra Wide camera with a 12MP sensor and a 122‑degree field of view, making it perfect for FaceTime and the new Center Stage feature. It’s also great for epic Portrait mode selfies. And it works with the TrueDepth camera to securely unlock iPad Pro with Face ID
Pro cameras. Wide and Ultra Wide cameras help you capture the perfect photo or video, or even set up a multicamera filmmaking rig. And with the more powerful ISP in the M1 chip, iPad Pro now features Smart HDR 3.
For powerful creative workflows. Now with Thunderbolt, this is the fastest, most versatile port ever on iPad. It works with existing USB‑C connectors and opens up an extensive ecosystem of high‑performance accessories for iPad Pro — like fast external storage, displays, and docks. Transfer huge assets or even drive the Pro Display XDR at full 6K resolution.
Pro accessories. Apple Pencil, Magic Keyboard, and the Smart Keyboard Folio open up even more ways to use iPad Pro. Draw a masterpiece, take notes, or knock out a business plan. These versatile accessories are designed to take your work and creativity to the next level