As had been rumored, Apple today updated the iPad Pro, which now uses an M2 chip, and improved its entry-level iPad, which gains a landscape camera and faster processor.
What’s new in iPad Pro?
The new M2-powered iPad Pro (in space gray and silver with storage ranging from 128GB to 2TB) also boasts fast Wi-Fi 6E support, ProRes video capture, and a new Apple Pencil feature the company calls “hover.” Both models use a Liquid Retina XDR display (we had expected the 12.9-in. model to offer Mini LED).
The use of the latest Mac chip in the pro tablet translates into significant performance gains. Apple says the processor is up to 15% faster than the M1 iPad Pro while the 10-core GPU delivers 35% faster graphic performance. In short, the iPad Pro is a portable workhorse. Its Neural Engine can process 15.8 trillion operations per second, 40% more than the M1 and its 100GBps unified memory bandwidth offers 50% better performance than its M1 predecessor.