iPad Pro M1 (2021) | Guide

by | Apr 20, 2021

Everyday life is about to get a whole lot faster with the latest iPad from Apple. The new M1 processor will give you seamless multitasking and lightning-fast data speeds

iPad Pro M1 (2021)

Apple has unveiled the new iPad Pro M1 that is their most powerful and advanced yet. The addition of the Apple-designed M1 chip will provide users with unmatched performance, allowing them to do more than ever before on an iPad, thanks to its impressive speed. The 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display offers an extreme dynamic range for those looking for the best visual experience possible when it comes to HDR workflows.

Apple’s new iPad Pro is a powerhouse for on-the-go, with cellular models offering fast wireless connectivity and pro-level throughput. Cellular models with 5G are the latest upgrade to Apple’s iPad Pro, a new Ultra Wide front camera for video calls. The Center Stage feature automatically frames you in your videos so that they’re more exciting and engaging!

New iPad Pro M1 | 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR displ

New iPad Pro with Apple M1 Chip

The breakthrough M1 chip takes the industry-leading performance of iPad Pro to an entirely new level. The 8-core CPU design features the world’s fastest CPU cores in low-power silicon — delivering up to 50 percent faster CPU performance than A12Z Bionic. 

This is due primarily because it uses an innovative architecture with no interference from power constraints, giving you supercharged processing that lasts longer between charges and keeps your device cool all day long! Meanwhile, its GPU delivers up to 40% better graphics rendering for games like Fortnite— so if you love gaming on iPads as much as we do here at Mac Adviser.

Apple’s newest iPad Pro has a 16 core Apple Neural Engine, an advanced image signal processor, high-bandwidth memory architecture, and up to 2TB of storage. With powerful custom technologies including these features, the device is more capable than ever before with industry-leading power efficiency. The thin and light design makes it all possible, in addition to its battery life that lasts for hours on end without needing any charging!

The iPadOS is optimized to take full advantage of the powerful technologies in M1. With this, it can handle everything from simple navigation like scrolling through a website on Safari and typing away quickly with ease using Apple’s new virtual keyboard or even more complex tasks like editing photos without lag time due to its advanced processor.

New iPad Pro M1 | 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR displ

iPad Pro M1 Liquid Retina XDR 

Apple is improving the display of their 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a brand new Liquid Retina XDR Display that will bring stunning front-of-screen performance to this device. 

The cutting-edge Liquid Retina XDR display features up to 1000 nits of full-screen brightness, 1600 nits peak brightness, and a phenomenal 1 million -to-1 contrast ratio. This advanced new mini LED design is engineered with breakthrough technology that will surely take your creative workflows to the next level!

The result is a stunning visual experience that reflects what can be seen in the real world by capturing the brightest highlights and most subtle details. Now creative professionals, including photographers, videographers, and filmmakers, can view true-to-life HDR content on any screen they want – whether it’s at home or on location to get an idea of how their work will look before shooting! 

The new Liquid Retina XDR display includes other advanced technologies such as ProMotion for smooth scrolling through images without lag time. True Tone adjusts white balance depending on lighting conditions. This helps you see accurate colors when reading text or viewing photos; P3 wide color supports deliver rich reds and greens, making your creations more vivid than ever before!

iPad Pro M1 5G Support

With iPad Pro’s 5G capability, customers on the go can do even more with better performance and access to next-generation download and upload speeds. Great for higher quality video streaming or FaceTime in high definition, users will stay creative while connected securely via a fast connection. 

With the availability of five different bands worldwide – one being low spectrum that doesn’t penetrate buildings well – this device offers broad coverage wherever it goes.

iPad Pro models in the US support millimeter wave, the higher-frequency version of 5G, allowing iPad Pro to reach speeds up to 4 Gbps! You can also check out eSIM for easy network and data plan signup.

 iPad Pro M1 Thunderbolt

The USB-C port on iPad Pro is the fastest with the support for Thunderbolt and USB4, the most versatile port ever with 40Gbps bandwidth. Thunderbolt supports 10GB Ethernet and opens up a vast ecosystem of high-performance accessories, including faster external storage solutions and even higher resolution displays using cables/docks connected to it. With support for more peripherals than before, this new version of iOS will seamlessly integrate into creative workflows due to its greater versatility in connecting different types of devices at speeds never seen before from an Apple product.

Center Stage Delivers a New, More Engaging Experience for Video Calls

The TrueDepth camera system on iPad Pro features an all-new 12MP Ultra Wide front camera designed specifically for iPad, enabling Center Stage. This new experience is the perfect opportunity to connect with friends and family in a whole new way! 

The larger field of view allows you to take up more space when video calling than ever before while still capturing your surroundings so that it feels like they’re right there next to you. As users move around during their conversation, Center Stage automatically pans out or zooms into where the user’s face appears depending on the direction of movement and keeps them centered within the frame – even if they leave altogether from one side of the screen! 

The camera seamlessly zooms in and out to make sure everyone is included, scanning for new faces as they join the conversation.

iPad Pro M1 Other Features 

The ISP and Neural Engine in M1 unlock even more capability from the pro camera system, bringing support for Smart HDR 3 to iPad Pro. In low-light conditions, it quickly captures incredible details with almost no light at all, thanks to its LiDAR Scanner and new ISP!

The new White Magic Keyboard offers a comfortable typing experience with backlit keys, an integrated trackpad and its floating design. The keyboard also comes in handy for those moments you need to write up on-the go since the lighted keycaps make it easier to see than ever before!

M1 iPad Pro Review Roundup 2021

2021 Apple 11-inch iPad Pro ( WIFI Only)

2021 Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 128GB) - Space Gray
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Stunning 11-inch Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage
2021 Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Stunning 11-inch Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage
2021 Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 512GB) - Space Gray
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Stunning 11-inch Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage
2021 Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 1TB) - Space Gray
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Stunning 11-inch Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage
2021 Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 2TB) - Space Gray
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Stunning 11-inch Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage

Last update on 2021-06-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

2021 Apple 11-inch iPad Pro ( Cellular + WIFI)

2021 Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular, 128GB) - Silver
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Stunning 11-inch Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage
11-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB - Silver
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Stunning 11-inch Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage
11-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB - Silver
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Stunning 11-inch Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage
11-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular 2TB - Silver
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Stunning 11-inch Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage

Last update on 2021-06-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

M1 iPad Pro Review Roundup 2021

2021 Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro ( WIFI Only)

2021 Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Wi‑Fi, 128GB) - Space Gray
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Brilliant 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage
2021 Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Wi‑Fi, 256GB) - Space Gray
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Brilliant 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage
2021 Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Wi‑Fi, 512GB) - Space Gray
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Brilliant 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage
2021 Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Wi‑Fi, 1TB) - Space Gray
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Brilliant 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage
2021 Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Wi‑Fi, 2TB) - Space Gray
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Brilliant 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage

Last update on 2021-06-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

2021 Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro ( Cellular + WIFI)

12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular 128GB - Space Gray
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Brilliant 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage
12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular 256GB - Space Gray
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Brilliant 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage
12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular 512GB - Space Gray
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Brilliant 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage

Last update on 2021-06-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 

Video Reviews and Unboxings

Finish

  • Space Gray
  • Silver

Price

  • Starting at $799 11-inch
  • Starting at $1,099 Ipad 12.9-inch

Capacity

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB

Display 11-inch

  • Liquid Retina display
  • 11-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2388-by-1668-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • ProMotion technology
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • True Tone display
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Fully laminated display
  • Antireflective coating
  • 1.8% reflectivity
  • 600 nits max brightness
  • Supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation)

Display- 12.9-inch

  • Liquid Retina XDR display
  • 12.9-inch (diagonal) mini-LED backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2D backlighting system with 2596 full‑array local dimming zones
  • 2732-by-2048-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • ProMotion technology
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • True Tone display
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Fully laminated display
  • Antireflective coating
  • 1.8% reflectivity
  • 600 nits max brightness
  • 1000 nits max full-screen brightness; 1600 nits peak brightness (HDR)
  • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
  • Supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation)

Chip

  • Apple M1 chip
  • 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
  • 8-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine
  • 8GB RAM on models with 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB storage
  • 16GB RAM on models with 1TB or 2TB storage

Camera

  • Pro camera system: Wide and Ultra Wide cameras
  • Wide: 12MP, ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Ultra Wide: 10MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture, and 125° field of view
  • 2x optical zoom out
  • Digital zoom up to 5x
  • Five‑element lens (Wide and Ultra Wide)
  • Brighter True Tone flash
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels (Wide)
  • Smart HDR 3
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Lens correction (Ultra Wide)
  • Advanced red-eye correction
  • Photo geotagging
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG

Video Recording

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps (Wide)
  • 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • 2x optical zoom out
  • Audio zoom
  • Brighter True Tone flash
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p, and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
  • Stereo recording

TrueDepth Camera

  • 12MP Ultra Wide camera, 122° field of view
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High‑Key Mono)
  • Animoji and Memoji
  • Smart HDR 3
  • 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Lens correction
  • Retina Flash
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode

Video Calling

  • FaceTime video
  • Center Stage
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular

Audio Calling

  • FaceTime audio
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular

Speakers

  • Four speaker audio

Microphones

  • Five studio-quality microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording

Cellular and Wireless

SIM Card
  • Nano‑SIM (supports Apple SIM)
  • eSIM

Sensors

  • Face ID
  • LiDAR Scanner
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Ambient light sensor

Face ID

  • Enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition
  • Unlock iPad
  • Secure personal data within apps
  • Make purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store, and Apple Books

Charging and Expansion

  • Thunderbolt / USB 4 port with support for:
  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)

Power and Battery

iPad Pro 11-inch

  • Built-in 28.65-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

iPad Pro 12.9-inch

  • Built-in 40.88-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

All models

  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi or watching video
  • Charging via power adapter or USB-C to computer system
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular models
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using a cellular data network

Operating System

iPadOS 14

In the Box

  • iPad Pro
  • USB-C Charge Cable (1 meter)
  • 20W USB-C Power Adapter

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