Apple was expected to hold an event for the new iPad and Mac models in October. It was thought that the new iPad Pro models with M2 would also be showcased at this event. However, technology writer Mark Gurman claimed that Apple could announce new iPad models via press release or updates in a few days, and not hold an event. In fact, Gurman’s claims turned out to be true. Apple unveils the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros with M2 and the 10th-generation ‘idle’ iPad with its updated design.
FEATURES OF THE NEW M2 iPAD PRO
The design of the new iPad Pros with M2 is almost identical to the previous generation. However, technically there are changes. The biggest change is of course the addition of the M2 chip.
According to Apple’s claim, the M2 has an 8-core CPU that is up to 15 percent faster than the M1, with improvements to both performance and efficiency cores, and a 10-core GPU that delivers up to 35 percent faster graphics performance. Using the 16-core Neural Engine, CPU and GPU, it runs 40 percent faster than the M1, with 15.8 trillion operations per second. The M2 chip offers 100GBps of unified memory bandwidth, 50 percent more than the M1, as well as support for fast unified memory up to 16GB.
On the other hand, the new M2 iPad Pros, which come with Wi-Fi 6E support, have touch-sensitive features with the 2nd generation Apple Pencil. Apple Pencil is now detectable from 12mm above the screen.
Before we move on to the price of the iPad Pros, let’s conclude by saying that the 11-inch iPad Pro has a Liquid Retina display and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro has a Liquid Retina XDR display.
THE PRICE OF THE NEW M2 iPAD PRO
11-inch iPad Pro
- 128 GB – Starting price: 20,499 TL
- 256 GB – Starting price: 22,999 TL
- 512 GB – Starting price: 27,999 TL
- 1 TB – Starting Price: 37,999 TL
- 2 TB – Starting Price: 47,999 TL
12.9-inch iPad Pro
With the new iPad, Apple let go of the iPad design that has been used for years and compared the design to the iPad mini. The new iPad has a large 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display (2360×1640 pixels resolution), A14 Bionic chip, USB-C port, new Magic Keyboard Folio support.
There is an important change in the new iPad. The iPad’s 12MP Ultra Wide front camera is not on the top edge. Instead, the camera is placed on the long side. On the other hand, it should be noted that there is a 12 MP camera on the back. The Touch ID feature of the new 10th generation iPad, which also has 5G support, has been moved to the top button of the iPad. The new iPad with support for Apple Pencil (1st generation) also has new Wi-Fi 6 support.
The prices of the 10th generation iPad, which is available in blue, pink, yellow and silver, are as follows;
THE PRICE OF THE 10TH GEN iPAD
- 64 GB – Starting price: 11,299 TL
- 256 GB – Starting price: 14,799 TL
THE NEW GENERATION APPLE TV 4K ARRIVES
Apple also introduced the next-generation Apple TV 4K. The new Apple TV 4K is powered by the A15 Bionic chip.