With the introduction of Apple’s new iPad Pro today, the iPhone maker has shared a new launch video on YouTube, touting the device’s new M1 chip, ultra-fast 5G, new Liquid Retina XDR display for the larger 12.9-inch model, and more.
The new iPad Pro delivers a massive leap in performance thanks to the M1 chip introduced with the new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini last November. Apple says the 8-core CPU features the world’s fastest CPU cores in low-power silicon — delivering up to 50 percent faster CPU performance than A12Z Bionic, delivering up to 40 percent faster GPU performance.
For the first time, Apple is introducing a 2TB capacity to the iPad, adding support for Thunderbolt and USB 4, making the USB-C port on the device the fastest, most versatile port ever on an iPad, with 4x more bandwidth for wired connections than the previous iPad Pro — up to 40Gbps.
The new Liquid Retina XDR display, available only on the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, brings front-of-screen performance of the Pro Display XDR to the iPad. Engineered with a new mini-LED design that uses over 10,000 LEDs across the entire back of the display, the Liquid Retina XDR display features up to 1000 nits of full-screen brightness, 1600 nits of peak brightness, and a phenomenal 1 million-to-1 contrast ratio.