Apple made official yesterday its new iPad Pro 11 and 12.9 inches equipped with the SoC M2. The 2022 iPad Pros also bring WiFi 6E connectivity and improved functionality for the Apple Pencil 2. The new iPads will be available on October 26 from 1069 and 1469 euros respectively for the 11 and 12.9 inch models.
Apple made its new iPads official in a press release 2022 iPad Pros bring SoC M2, Wi-Fi 6E and ProRes video recording Prices start at €1069 for the 11-inch iPad Pro and €1469 for the 12-inch version, 9 inches
The new iPad Pros are equipped with Apple’s SoC M2, the same eight-core chip that powers the brand’s high-end MacBooks. Apple claims that the new SoC is 15% more powerful and the graphics have been improved by 35% compared to the M1. The Apple M2 boasts 50% more memory bandwidth as well as 40% improved machine learning capabilities.
iPad Pro M2: Connectivity improvements but still with the same design
Apple’s 2022 iPad Pro also features faster 6E Wi-Fi connectivity, in addition to optional 5G/4G LTE on cellular models. With this new Wifi standard, the download speed is twice as fast as ordinary Wifi 6, equivalent to 2.4 Gbps. As for the battery, in both models, it should last 10 hours on Wifi.
The design has not changed. The tablet still features a 12.9-inch mini-LED display with an HDR peak brightness of 1600 Nits for the 12.9-inch model and 600 Nits for the 11-inch version. As for audio, the four speakers are Dolby Atmos certified and are paired with five microphones.
The 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro 2022 has a Liquid Retina display with a peak brightness of 1600 Nits / © Apple
According to Apple, the new iPad Pros can directly record video in ProRes codec or cinema quality, despite the same dual 12MP camera module on the back. Unlike the iPad 10 whose selfie camera has been repositioned, Apple has kept the 12 MP ultra-wide-angle camera in the top edge in portrait position. Smart HDR 4 is now supported for taking photos.
iPad Pro M2 support hover function on Apple Pencil 2
Along with the new iPads, Apple has enabled the hover feature with the Pencil 2 on iPadOS 16 with a sensing distance of up to 12mm. Unsurprisingly, this feature is already present on Samsung Galaxy tablets and smartphones. It will also support official and third-party drawing apps. More importantly, Apple promises faster handwriting conversion.
The 11-inch iPad Pro M2 starts at $1,069 for the Wi-Fi variant with 128GB of storage, while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro M2 starts at $1,469. At the same time, Apple announced that iPadOS 16 will roll out starting October 24.
What do you think of the new iPad Pro M2s? Are these changes worth it?