If you haven’t already heard, there is a new Apple iPad Pro that is powered by, you guessed it, the new M2 chip. All these while, Apple iPad Pro has been marketed as a professional tablet but I think it is only until the 2022 Apple iPad Pro that it really goes full-on pro.

2022 Apple iPad Pro

The new 2022 Apple iPad Pro boasts a next-level Apple Pencil hover experience, superfast wireless connectivity courtesy of Wi-Fi 6E, ProRes video capture, and new software features offered by iPadOS 16, which include Stage Manager, full external display support, desktop-class apps, and Reference Mode. Here’s a recap of the capability and features of the M2 chip:

“M2 features an 8-core CPU — up to 15 percent faster than M1 — with advancements in both performance and efficiency cores, and a 10-core GPU, delivering up to 35 percent faster graphics performance for the most demanding users. Combined with the CPU and GPU, the 16-core Neural Engine can process 15.8 trillion operations per second — 40 percent more than M1 — making iPad Pro even more powerful when handling machine learning tasks. The M2 chip also features 100GB/s of unified memory bandwidth — 50 percent more than M1 — and supports up to 16GB of fast unified memory, making multitasking and working with large assets even more fluid.”

2022 Apple iPad Pro

And here’s what hover with Apple Pencil is about for those who don’t already know:

“Powered by the new iPad Pro and iPadOS 16, hover with Apple Pencil (2nd generation) provides a completely new dimension for users to interact with their screen. Apple Pencil is now detected up to 12 mm above the display, allowing users to see a preview of their mark before they make it. This also allows users to sketch and illustrate with even greater precision and makes everything users do with Apple Pencil even more effortless. For example, with Scribble, text fields automatically expand when the pencil gets near the screen, and handwriting converts to text even faster.”

2022 Apple iPad Pro

Other highlights include the world’s most advanced mobile display (LED and mini LED with IPS technology), Face ID, Thunderbolt, up to 2 TB storage, four-speaker audio, five studio-quality microphones, LiDAR scanner, and a Pro camera system (12 MP wide + 10 MP ultra-wide), plus a 12 MP True Depth camera.

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Apple has started taking orders for the new iPad Pro with stores availability on October 26. The new iPad Pro is offered in 11-inch and 12.9-inch models and in WiFi-only and WiFi + Cellular models. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at US$799 and US$999 for the WiFi model and WiFi + Cellular model, respectively. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at US$1,099 for the WiFi model, and US$1,299 for the WiFi + Cellular model.

2022 Apple iPad Pro

All images courtesy of Apple Inc.

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