The iPad Pro (2022) models with the Apple M2 processor were announced by Apple on Tuesday. The company’s latest iPad Pro models come with 5G connectivity options including mmWave support in the US, as well as high-speed Wi-Fi 6E. New models can now recognize Apple Pencil hovering over their screen. The newly announced 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2022) models come with iPadOS 16 and are claimed to deliver incredible performance for workloads like ProRES video recording.
iPad Pro (2022) price in India, availability
The 11-inch iPad Pro (2022) starts at Rs. 81,900 for the Wi-Fi model and Rs. 96,900 for Wi-Fi + Cellular model. Meanwhile, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2022) starts at Rs. 1,12,900 for the Wi-Fi model and Rs. 1,27,900 for Wi-Fi + Cellular model. They will be offered in Silver and Space Gray color options, and come in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB storage configurations.
Apple says the iPad Pro (2022) models are immediately available for pre-order and will go on sale starting October 26 in many countries.
Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) is priced at Rs. 11,900 in India, and Apple also offers accessories like the black and white Magic Keyboard Stand, Smart Keyboard Folio and Smart Folio for the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.
Specifications of iPad Pro (2022)
Apple used its M2 SoC, which debuted with the 2022 MacBook Air earlier this year. The company promises up to 15% better performance plus improved power efficiency across its eight performance and performance cores. An integrated 10-core GPU is claimed to deliver up to 35% better graphics performance. The Neural Engine for AI acceleration has also been improved, and Apple says it has improved memory bandwidth by 50%. iPad Pro (2022) models support up to 16GB of unified memory. The new multimedia engine enables ProRES video recording for the first time on iPad, and video processing is said to be up to 3x faster.
New iPad Pro models can now detect Apple Pencil hovering up to 12mm across the surface of their screen, allowing for more precise sketching and previewing of actions.
The iPad Pro (2022) models have 11-inch and 12.9-inch screens. The 11-inch model is equipped with a Liquid Retina display with a resolution of 1688×2388 pixels and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz with ProMotion. The larger 12.9-inch model features a small Liquid Retina XDR LED display with a resolution of 2048×2732 pixels and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz with ProMotion. Both panel types support True Tone and P3 wide color gamut reproduction. The 12.9-inch model is said to offer up to 1000 nits of peak brightness in typical use and 1600 nits with HDR content. Both models come in variants with 5G connectivity, and users in the US will get mmWave 5G support, according to Apple.
Like their predecessors, the iPad Pro (2022) models have Thunderbolt 4 connectivity and support for 6K resolution displays over USB Type-C. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3.
For selfies and video chats, the new iPad Pro (2022) is equipped with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle front-facing camera with an f/2.4 aperture lens and Center Stage support. It is also equipped with two rear-mounted cameras; a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with an f/1.8 aperture lens and a 10-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with an f/2.4 aperture lens, along with a LiDAR scanner.
iPad Pro (2022) models come with a 20W USB Type-C power adapter in the box. They come equipped with a four-speaker and five-microphone setup. The 11-inch iPad Pro weighs in at 470g, while the 12.9-inch model weighs in at 685g.