This year’s iPad Pro uses the M1 processor, a chip we’ve seen that does wonders for the performance (among other things) of the latest MacBook computers.
In addition to the powerful processor, the largest version of iPad Pro this year has a 12.9-inch front-facing Liquid Retina XDR display.
- What is that? The new iPad Pro launched in 2021
- When he comes? Pre-ordered Apr 30, Available May 2021
- how much does it cost? The base model costs around 9,495 SEK
iPad Pro 2021: release date and price
Apple has now introduced the new iPad Pro (2021) and it will arrive in stores in May. Worldwide, you’ll be able to pre-order the new tablet starting April 30th.
The exact launch date was not mentioned during the Apple event, so it could be helpful to keep an eye out in the coming days if you want to know exactly when to click home on the new tablet. We often learn more when Apple updates its website regarding pre-orders opening.
Prior to launch, a leak revealed that the iPad Pro (2021) would be hard to get right away. That may still be the case, which may be worth looking into now, as the persistent shortage of ingredients appears to be nearing the end of 2021.
What does the price look like? In Sweden, 9,495 SEK applies for the cheapest 11-inch version and 12,995 SEK for the 12.9-inch version. In other words, the smallest variant costs the same as the previous generation iPad Pro, while the next step in the range for 2021 is slightly more expensive.
Below, we’ve made a small overview of the pricing of the Wi-Fi variants for the new iPad Pro (2021), but note that you’ll have to pay a little extra if you want the versions that support mobile networks.
|128 GB||9495 Swedish kronor|
|256 GB||10695 SEK|
|512 GB||13095 SEK|
|1 terabyte||17895 SEK|
|2 TB||22,695 Swedish kronor|
|128 GB||12,995 Swedish kronor|
|256 GB||14,195 SEK|
|512 GB||16595 SEK|
|1 terabyte||21395 Swedish kronor|
|2 TB||26,195 Swedish kronor|
iPad Pro 2021: Design and Display
The new iPad Pro (2021) is available in two sizes. Apple offers an 11-inch model and a larger 12.9-inch variant.
In previous years, the two sizes had similar specifications, but in 2021, the 12.9-inch version of the iPad Pro has better screen technology.
If you choose to run on the largest variant, you get the best screen specs we’ve ever seen on an iPad. This is in the form of Mini LED technology and is marketed as Liquid Retina XDR.
what does that mean? Yes, the specifications provided by Apple include 1600 nits (local maximum) brightness, 1,000,000: 1 contrast, and 120Hz refresh rate. Resolution is 2732 x 2048.
The 11-inch version of iPad Pro has less impressive specs with its traditional LED display, but it still has a brightness of 600 nits and a resolution of 2388 x 1668. Both models have a pixel density of 264 pixels per inch.
There don’t seem to be any major design differences between the iPad Pro (2020) and iPad Pro (2021), so you can expect a similar device to last year’s model. Apple has chosen to focus on improving internal components this year. However, the 12.9-inch version of the iPad Pro (2021) is actually a bit thicker than its 6.4 mm predecessor – but the rest of the dimensions, and this applies to both models, are identical to its 2020 siblings.
The weight differs slightly from previous models, but not much. The new iPad Pro 11 (2021) weighs 466 grams (the mobile version weighs 470 grams) while it weighs 682 grams and 685 grams, respectively if you choose to drive on the 12.9-inch iPad (2021). Tablets are available in space gray or silver.
iPad Pro 2021: Specifications and Performance
Apple has now chosen to use the M1 processor, known among other things from new MacBook models, in the iPad Pro, so there’s no doubt that this will be the fastest iPad model ever, and it’s not unlikely that it will sneak up on it. Our list of these The best tablet devices In the market.
The fact that the M1 is used also means that the new iPad Pro could have performance comparable to MacBook products, but we won’t be able to confirm this until we get the product for testing.
Apple said that the eight-core processor will perform up to 50 percent better than the iPad Pro as of 2020. In addition, the GPU will have 40 percent higher performance than the aforementioned 2020 model.
When it comes to memory, you get 8GB of RAM in the models with 128GB, 256GB or 512GB storage space, while the 1TB and 2TB models have 16GB. A byte of RAM is also the first time that we see an iPad Pro model with a storage capacity of 2 TB.
You also get ports with Thunderbolt support on the new iPad Pro. This means you can connect a whole host of new gadgets to your iPad, with support for Ethernet (up to 10Gbps), as well as other accessories like external displays and fast external storage.
If you turn on the mobile variant, it also gets support for 5G, which means you can connect to the next generation network if you have a subscription that supports it. If you live in a country that offers support for so-called mmWave (very high frequency), you can also use this with iPad Pro (2021).
iPad Pro 2021: Battery and Camera Life
We haven’t heard anything about the battery size on the new iPad Pro yet, but Apple claims it will be able to handle all-day use, or more specifically: up to ten hours of surfing the web via Wi-Fi or watching video. It’s hard to say exactly what this means in practice before we have the units for review and can do some rigorous testing.
As for the cameras, we can tell you that the front camera has been upgraded. Now you get a 12MP sensor, the optics on the front have an f / 2.2 number, and the focal length should give a 122 ° field of view. This serves as the basis for a new mode called Center Stage, which allows the camera to track you when you are talking to someone on a video call and ensures that you are always in the picture – even when moving around the room.
On the back of the iPad Pro (2021) there is a 12-megapixel main camera with f / 1.8 lens and a 10-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera and f / 2.4 lens slot, just as there is in the 2020 model.
iPad Pro 2021: accessories
Apple has not revealed any new accessories for the iPad Pro (2021), so it appears that the tablet will be used with the same products that we already know about, such as Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil. And when it comes to the keyboard, it is now available in a new color: white.
Most of the accessories available for the iPad Pro 2021 will be available in variants that fit both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch variants.