Apple introduces next-generation iPad Pro
Apple recently announced the new iPad Pro with the M2 chip, delivering the ultimate combination of portability, versatility, and unbelievable performance.
The new iPad Pro features a next-level Apple Pencil hover experience and superfast wireless connectivity, along with the world’s most advanced mobile display, pro cameras, Face ID, Thunderbolt, and a four-speaker audio system.
New features in iPadOS 16 — including Stage Manager, full external display support,1 desktop-class apps, and Reference Mode — take pro workflows on iPad even further.
Enabled by its advanced hardware and iPadOS 16, iPad Pro has an incredible ecosystem of powerful pro apps unlike any other device of its kind.
The new iPad Pro is available to order starting today, and in stores beginning Wednesday, October 28.
“The next-generation iPad Pro pushes the boundaries of what’s possible on iPad, bringing even more versatility, power, and portability to the ultimate iPad experience,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Powered by the M2 chip, the new iPad Pro features incredible performance and the most advanced technologies, including a next-level Apple Pencil hover experience, ProRes video capture, superfast wireless connectivity, and powerful iPadOS 16 features. There’s nothing else like it.”
Breakthrough Performance from the M2 Chip
M2, the start of Apple’s next generation of M-series chips, brings even more breakthrough performance and capabilities to iPad Pro, with industry-leading power efficiency, a unified memory architecture, and custom technologies.
M2 features an 8-core CPU — up to 15 percent faster than M1 — with advancements in both performance and efficiency cores, and a 10-core GPU, delivering up to 35 percent faster graphics performance for the most demanding users. Combined with the CPU and GPU, the 16-core Neural Engine can process 15.8 trillion operations per second — 40 percent more than M1 — making iPad Pro even more powerful when handling machine learning tasks.
The M2 chip also features 100GB/s of unified memory bandwidth — 50 percent more than M1 — and supports up to 16GB of fast unified memory, making multitasking and working with large assets even more fluid.
The performance of M2 turbocharges even the most demanding workflows, from photographers editing massive photo libraries and designers manipulating complex 3D objects, to healthcare professionals taking advanced imaging and analysis, to gamers enjoying graphics-intensive games.
The power of M2 also extends to the new media engine and the image signal processor, which combined with the advanced cameras, enable users to capture ProRes video for the first time and transcode ProRes footage up to 3x faster.
This means content creators can capture, edit, and publish cinema-grade video from a single device out in the field.
A Next-Level Apple Pencil Hover Experience
Powered by the new iPad Pro and iPadOS 16, hover with Apple Pencil (2nd generation) provides a completely new dimension for users to interact with their screen.
Apple Pencil is now detected up to 12 mm above the display, allowing users to see a preview of their mark before they make it.
Superfast Wireless Connectivity
The new iPad Pro supports the fastest Wi-Fi connections with support for Wi-Fi 6E, so users who need fast connections can take their demanding workflows with them everywhere. Downloads are up to 2.4Gb/s, 2x faster than the previous generation.
Wi-Fi + Cellular models with 5G (sub-6GHz and mmWave) now support more 5G networks around the world, so users can access their files, communicate with colleagues, and back up their data in a snap while on the go.
Pricing and Availability
The new iPad Pro is available to order beginning today, October 18, at apple.com/in/store and in the Apple Store app in 28 countries and regions, including the US, with availability in stores beginning Wednesday, October 28.
The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available in silver and space grey finishes with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB configurations.
The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at INR 81,900 for the Wi-Fi model and INR96,900(US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model; the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at INR112,900 for the Wi-Fi model, and INR127,900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
Apple Pencil (2nd generation), available for purchase separately, is compatible with the new iPad Pro for INR11,900 .
Magic Keyboard is available in black and white for INR29,900 for the new 11-inch iPad Pro and INR33,900 for the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, with layouts for over 30 languages.
The Smart Keyboard Folio for the new iPad Pro is available for INR17,900 for the new 11-inch iPad Pro and INR19,900 for the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
The Smart Folio is available in black, white, and marine blue for INR8,500 for the new 11-inch iPad Pro and INR10,900 for the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Education pricing is available to current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff, and home-school teachers of all grade levels. The new 11-inch iPad Pro starts at INR76,900 , and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at INR102,900. The second-generation Apple Pencil is available for INR10,899, and the Smart Keyboard Folio is available for INR15,649 for the 11-inch iPad Pro and INR17,679 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
The Magic Keyboard will be available at INR 27,759 for the 11-inch iPad Pro and INR31,839 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. For more information visit apple.com/us-hed/shop.
iPadOS 16, the powerful operating system designed specifically for iPad, will be available beginning Monday, October 24, and ships for free with the new iPad Pro. iPadOS 16 will be available as a free software update for iPad (5th generation and later), iPad mini (5th generation and later), iPad Air (3rd generation and later), and all iPad Pro models.