In a press release and by updating the product page, Apple announced the launch of iPad Pro tablets equipped with the M2 system chip. Pre-ordering has begun, Apple will deliver the new tablets in Hungary from October 26.
The exterior, weight and size are unchanged, the tablet is still equipped with an 11″ and 12.9″ display. The buttons and the USB-C connector remained. However, the SoC has been updated, with the Apple M2 chip, the new machines are said to achieve 15% better computing and 35% better graphics performance than their immediate predecessors. The SoC also includes a new media engine and ISP, so the iPad was also able to record ProRes video recordings, and the encoding of the ProRes format was three times faster.
Externally, the two new iPad Pros are indistinguishable from their predecessors. (source: Apple) [+]
The second-generation Apple Pencil is still supported, the new iPads can detect the pencil from a distance of 12 mm, and if the user holds it above the display, they can open a preview image with it. Samsung has been doing the same with the S Pen stylus for years, a useful software function. Also a software innovation related to the pencil is that from now on the text fields entered by handwriting will automatically grow larger for easier input when the new iPad Pro senses that the pencil is approaching its display.
These two iPads are the first Apple products to support Wi-Fi 6E, and according to Apple, download speeds of 2.4 Gbps are also available on the new iPads. The Wi-Fi + Cellular models are 5G-capable, and the nanoSIM card tray remains on their side.
The Apple Pencil or the keyboard are not standard accessories, they can still be purchased separately. (source: Apple) [+]
In Hungary, the 11-inch Liquid Retina display iPad Pro starts at HUF 469,990 with 128 GB storage, the 256 GB model costs HUF 529,990, the 512 GB model costs HUF 649,990, the 1 TB model costs HUF 889,990, the 2 TB costs HUF 1,129,990. The 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR panel iPad Pro also starts at 128 GB for HUF 649,990, the storage options are the same as the 11-inch, but the prices are higher: HUF 709,990 (256 GB), HUF 829,990 (512 GB), 1 HUF 069,990 (1 TB) and HUF 1,309,990 (2 TB). These prices apply to Wi-Fi models, if you also need a 5G connection, you will have to shell out an extra HUF 90,000 at the checkout. But at least the 20-watt adapter remained in the box.