Apple has unveiled new iPad Pro 11" and 12.9" models with up to 2 TB of storage in an unchanged design alongside new iPads - the biggest change is the use of the M2 chip with 8 cores, which is said to be up to 15% faster than the predecessor with M1. Likewise, the 10-core GPU is supposed to offer an acceleration compared to the predecessor and enable up to 35% faster graphics performance. The fast WLAN 6E is also on board for the first time this time.
Apple iPad Pro 11" and 12.9" with Magic Keyboard
Significant price increase
One downer of the new launches, however, is the price - as with the recently unveiled new iPhone 14 models, Apple has also made a big price hike on the new iPads: so the cheapest (WLAN) models of the iPad Pro 11" and 12.9" now cost 1,049 euros and 1,449 euros, respectively, a price increase of 170 euros and 250 euros.
Recording video in ProRes and new reference mode
. For the first time, the iPad Pro can also record videos in Apple&s ProRes codec, which was previously reserved for iPhone Pro models. The resulting video is said to be transcoded up to 3 times faster thanks to the M2 chip&s new media engine and image signal processor.
Those who work professionally with photo or video on the iPad will also be pleased with the new reference mode, which allows the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (only this has a Liquid Retina XDR display with mini-LED backlighting and a 1,600 nits peak brightness in HDR mode) to match color requirements in workflows such as review and approval, color correction and compositing. For example, HDR shots can be edited directly and camera operators on set can preview shots in a color profile that matches the final shot.
Also of interest for working with video is the special iPad version of Blackmagic&s DaVinci Resolve with limited functionality, which will probably be released soon.
DaVinci Resolve on the iPad Pro
New hover function for pen
. The new iPad Pro, in conjunction with iPadOS 16, which will be released along with the new models, features the new hover function for the second-generation Apple Pencil, by means of which the pencil is already recognized when it is still up to 12 millimeters above the display. This allows users to virtually preview their pen actions before they are even made.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9"
Price and release date
The new iPad Pro is available for pre-order now in Silver and Space Gray colors and in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB configurations, with shipping starting Wednesday, October 26. The 11" iPad Pro starts at 1,049 euros for the Wi-Fi model and 1,249 euros incl. VAT for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model - the 12.9" iPad Pro starts at 1,449 euros for the Wi-Fi model and 1,649 euros incl. VAT for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model - in the maximum configuration with 2 TB storage as well as Cellular it costs 3,024 euros. more infos at bei www.apple.com