The new iPad Pro with M1 chip

The new iPad Pro with M1 chip

The new iPad Pro 2021 is released on May 1, 2021. It will be available to take pre-order on April 30, 2021.

The iPad Pro 2021 is more expensive than the iPad Pro 2020. The 11-inch iPad Pro 2021 starts at BDT 81,000, while the 12.9-inch model starts from BDT 114,000.

5G connectivity costs approximately BDT 16,000 extra, frustratingly.

 The outside look of the iPad Pro 2021 is the same as the previous iPad Pro models. But the inside is different from other models.

M1 chip and its 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU offer 50% faster general processing performance. 40% faster graphics than the 2020 iPad Pro.

Apple didn't claim the improvement of battery life.

The cellular versions of the iPad Pro 2021 support 5G, as like the iPhone 12 models.

The addition of 5G is highly expecting ahead of the event. But Still, for the iPad user, it feels like an unexciting new addition in the UK 5G coverage remains relatively slow, particularly outside the main towns. The iPad Pro 2021, with its high price and more effective screen options, feels like a far less mobile option than the iPhone.

        iPad Pro M1 by Apple

 The mid-size and large variants of the iPad Pro have usually been similar in terms of capabilities in previous years - we expect them to differ in screen size and resolution, battery performance, and price. But this year, there's a proper flagship spec that is available on the 12.9inch model only.

Apple describes it as a Liquid Retina XDR display which the larger Pro has.

The XDR display, which is base on mini-LED backlighting technology, On the specs, the 12.9inch Pro is capable of a whopping 1,600 nits of peak brightness in HDR and 1,000 nits of full-screen brightness plus a million-to-one contrast ratio. The 11in model brightness is still limited to 600 nits.

Apple has a top storage tier, and the iPad Pro 11inch and 12.9inch now come with a maximum of 2TB. Interestingly Apple didn't remove a tier at the bottom to make room - presumably, this was to preserve an entry-level model at roughly the same price as last year - so there are now five tiers, as you will have seen in the pricing section.

Note that memory allocation will affect when the storage tier you select. The models with 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB come with 8GB of RAM now improving, while the 1TB and 2TB models come with 16GB of RAM.