Apple's Next-Generation iPad Pro Features Breakthrough Performance
by Tech Mainstream
November 7, 2022
Apple's Next-Generation iPad Pro, Image/Apple
The new iPad Pro with the M2 chip, combines portability, versatility, and unbelievable performance, an Apple Pencil hover experience, and lightening fast wireless connectivity. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $999 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model; the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $1,099 (US) for the Wi-Fi model, and $1,299 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
The new iPad Pro is more advanced than any other iPad:
"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, 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 M2 chip features an 8-core CPU and a 10-core GPU, delivering up to 35 percent faster graphics performance for the most demanding users. The CPU and GPU along with the 16-core Neural Engine can process 15.8 trillion operations per second which makes iPad Pro useful for machine learning tasks. The M2 chip also features 100GB/s of unified memory bandwidth and supports up to 16GB of fast unified memory perfect for multitasking and working with large assets.
Powered by the new iPad Pro and iPadOS 16, hover with Apple Pencil (2nd generation) detects up to 12 mm above the display, allowing previews of what is marked. With Scribble, permits text fields to automatically expand and handwriting convert to text even faster.
The new iPad Pro supports the fastest Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 6E. Downloads are up to 2.4Gb/s, 2x faster than the previous generation. Wi-Fi + Cellular models with 5G (sub-6GHz and mmWave4) support more 5G networks around the world.
The iPad Pro introduces iPadOS 16 powerful productivity features sure to please users:
-Stage Manager is an entirely new multitasking experience that automatically organizes apps and windows, making it quick and easy to switch between tasks.
-Desktop-class apps enable new capabilities optimized for the display on iPad Pro — making apps more capable with new elements and interactions, including a consistent undo and redo, a redesigned inline find-and-replace experience, a new document menu, customizable toolbars, and the ability to change file extensions, view folder size in Files, and more.
-Reference Mode enables the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Liquid Retina XDR display to match the color requirements in workflows like review and approve, color grading, and compositing, where accurate colors and consistent image quality are critical.