True to reports, Apple has unveiled the newest versions of its iPad Pro today, with one of the key features the replacement of the home button with a fingerprint scanner.
‘The performance of M2 turbocharges even the most demanding workflows, from photographers editing massive photo libraries and designers manipulating complex 3D objects, to healthcare professionals taking advanced imaging and analysis, to gamers enjoying graphics-intensive games,’ Apple shared in the announcement.
The tablet will offer faster connectivity thanks to WiFi 6E support and it has a new “hover” experience for Apple Pencil.
Apple says you’ll be able to reach download speeds of up to 2.4Gb/s, which is twice as fast as the previous generation iPad Pro.
The reveal included two tablets, an 11- and 12.9-inch, which are up to 15 percent faster than the 2021 model thanks to the new chip that was first featured in the latest MacBook Air.
The company also claims that the 10-core GPU will deliver up to 35 percent faster graphics performance as well.
Apple notes that there’s a new media engine as well as an image signal processor. The company says that these features allow it to support ProRes video capture on an iPad for the first time.
The company says you’ll be able to “capture, edit and publish cinema-grade video from a single device out in the field.” There are five “studio-quality” mics, so you should be able to record sharp audio. The quad-speaker setup has Dolby Atmos support too.
As for battery life, Apple claims you’ll get up to 10 hours of web browsing and video use over WiFi on both sizes of the tablet.
The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at US $799 and the 12.9-inch at US $1,099 – both can be ordered today and will be in stores on October 26.
Apple also introduced a new iPad, starting at $499, with an all-screen design that places the front-facing camera to the longer side of the device and the lightning port at the more widely used USB-C connection.
Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing said it was the ‘most advanced iPad lineup ever’.