New iPad Pro (2021) gets M1 chip

Published April 21, 2021, 6:25 AM

by Jonathan Castillo

iPad Pro with M1 chip

It’s safe to assume that Apple will be slapping the M1 chip in most of their devices. If the performance of M1 chips have been lauded by being powerful, speedy, and battery efficient.

It’s worth mentioning, these M1 chips have been used in MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and the recently announced iMacs. Now that they’re in the iPad Pro, we can expect some truly powerful tablets.

iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard

One of the biggest changes from last year is the Liquid Retina XDR. We’ll spare you with technical aspects of this display and just say it’s significantly brighter compared to the previous iPad Pro. As of now, this screen tech is found only in the iPad Pro and we can expect it to eventually roll out to other devices in the next year or two. (Maybe later this year with the iPhone 13?)

The iPad Pro’s USB-C port also supports Thunderbolt 4.0, making it a bit more versatile to what you need. 5G-support is included, as it should.

iPad Pro running a video editor

Apple improved the front 12MP camera for better video calls. They have added a feature called Center Stage, which ensures that you’re in the middle of the video. This is an interesting feature to try out for ourselves when we get our hands on the new iPad Pro soon.

Storage gets some upgrades too. The highest possible storage option you can get is 2TB. Let that sink in for a while. 2TB in a tablet. Breathtaking.

With all these improvements, we can admit this iPad has reclaimed its “Pro” status again, and isn’t just another iPad with newer specs. This is something definitely to watch out for.