Review 168: 21.05.2021 at 07:30 am
What’s up guys, And this is the new 2021 M1-powered iPad Pro.😈 It’s got a bunch of new features including center stage, which we’re testing right now.
Let’s go ahead, get it on box and see what else there has to offer.
So inside the box, as well as the iPad Pro you do get some paperwork, a SIM card tool, if you do get the cellular version, a couple of Apple stickers, a USB type C two USB type C one meter needs a cable, as well as the 20 watt USB-C power adapter.
We’ll be taking a look at that a little bit later, so stay tuned And here it is.
You’ll see that the design is pretty much the same as what we had in the previous generation iPad. It’s also still available in a silver and a space gray. We’ve got the silver version here.
They are both made with 100% recycled aluminum and the dimensions are almost the same as well. The height and the width is the same.
However, the new iPad is ever so slightly thicker around 0.5 millimeters. And there’s a good reason for that. And that is at the front. But the new iPad Pro does now have a liquid retina XDR display.
That’s right, you heard correctly, liquid retina XDR display.
It uses similar technology to what we’ve got on the Pro display XDR, but, obviously, at a much smaller scale.
Now this is only available on this 12.9-inch version not the 11-inch version. And Apple have managed to achieve this by having over 10,000 mini LEDs, which are grouped into more than 2,500 local dimming zones.
Now, this gives you a full brightness level of 1000 nits and a peak brightness level, if you’re watching compatible content of up to 1600 nits.
Now, if we compare that to the previous generation iPad that was 600 nits, so that is a massive improvement. You still got promotion technology.
So everything is super smooth. And you’ve got a 1 million to one contrast ratio. I mean, this is clearly the best display on any tablet out there right now. And it’s not even close, watching and creating content on here is an absolute pleasure.
🤡 You can watch my contents on it plz? HHHH HHHH HHHH
🕷 😂 Why not JOKER! Now before we talk about the intels, the M1, chip and the performance, let’s take a quick look around the iPad Pro. So we do have four speakers in total.
There’s two at the highest and there is two at bottom and these sound absolutely great. there is a of 5 studio quality mics. there is a power button at the highest . On the right-hand side we’ve the quantity buttons.
In the middle may be a magnetic connector, which can allow you to snap the Apple Pencil gen 2 on and it also charge it wirelessly.
And if you get the cellular version you’ll have a SIM card tray at rock bottom of the proper hand side.
Now the new iPad Pro M1 does have support for 5G. I got a SIM card from EE. and i have only been testing it out around my house, which isn’t within the center of my city.
And I’ve been ready to get speeds of around 200 megabits a second, which is pretty insane. Now, the thought behind this, because this is often a professional machine, if you’re out and about, maybe you would like to upload images, videos, you would like to download many files, you are going to be ready to do this on the accompany 5G.
Now at bottom , you are doing have one USB type C port. Now this has support for Thunderbolt 3 and USB-4 with speeds of up to 40 gigabits a second, which is around fourfold faster than what we’ve had previously.
So not only will you be ready to connect like an external disk drive and obtain in no time data transfer speeds, you’ll even be ready to connect an external display up to 6K.
So you’ll actually connect your iPad Pro to the professional display XDR and have 6K output. I mean, just, wow.
Now at the front, also because the display we do have sensors for face ID and a fresh ultra wide camera with center stage.
Now this is often the primary on any Apple product and it’s really cool because essentially it’s an ultra wide camera.
So if you are doing want to require pictures you’ll take them at a typical angle, which goes to be cropped in otherwise you can get an ultra wide shot. But the really interesting thing is when you’re having video calls.
So as you saw from the introduction of this review guys, what it’s actually getting to do is it’s getting to track you around when you are going from side to side. But also if quite one person comes into frame the AI are going to be ready to recognize that and it’ll zoom out.
That is so cool. Now, essentially the way this works is because you’ve that ultra-wide camera it’s actually cropping during a rectangle then using AI to trace your face as you are going from side to side.
Now, considering we’re taking lots more video calls this is often getting to be really cool.
if you don’t want to necessarily stay static, you want to move around a little bit. And it’s also going to be open to third party apps.
So third party developers will be able to include center stage into their apps and it should just be a toggle.
So yeah, the front facing camera, I really do like and I also do like face ID. But there’s a couple of things that I do have to mention.
One of the items that I’ve experienced when taking video calls on the iPad Pro is I generally do not have it in portrait mode, right?
😇 yes, I usually have it in landscape mode !
🕷 So it kind of looks like your off to the side a little bit. I guess, having the camera in this position, so it’s more suitable for landscape mode would make more sense because I don’t know about everybody else, but when I’m taking video calls I’m not generally holding the iPad.
I kind of had it on say the Magic Keyboard or another folio. And also face ID, although it works great and it works in all orientations, one of the things I have found a few times is when I’m trying to unlock the iPad Pro , I’m actually covering the camera, so it doesn’t lock.
And I’m like, oh, actually I’m covering it. So then I’ll have to move it out the way.
Right, now what about the rear facing cameras?
Well, we have got two cameras like we had on the previous generation iPad.The primary camera is 12 megapixels then we have got a ten megapixel ultra wide camera.
Now personally speaking i do not use my iPad Pro much to truly take pictures and video although you’ll record 4K video. But i do know there is a lot of individuals who do use their iPads for video production.
For me, the LiDAR scanner is basically what’s very useful for the iPad Pro, which allows you to map depth information.
Now, perfect use case for this is often if you’re working during a 3D piece of software and you create a 3D object then you are going to be ready to use AR with the LiDAR scanner to understand that 3D object within the world .
And this actually works really, rather well . which brings us on to the performance.
So the iPad Pro 2021 is now powered by?
By Apple’s new M1 chip dear. therefore the M1 chip is what we’ve now on the MacBook Air, the 13 inch MacBook Pro, the Mac mini.
And now also the 24-inch iMac, which I’ll review it soon guys. and therefore the M1 chip, you’ve had many praises for it, is super, super powerful.
And now this involves the iPad Pro, which just about brings, the extent of performance that you simply wear the MacBooks and therefore the iMac to the iPad Pro.
Now obviously sustained performance goes to vary because those devices do have better cooling, but still having that level of performance here on the iPad Pro is completely insane.
And it puts it miles before the other tablet out there.
Now, if we compare this to the previous generation iPad, which has the A12Z, which by the way was so fast anyway. i actually did not have any issues with it whatsoever.
The new iPad Pro has up to 50% faster CPU performance, up to 40% fast GPU performance. We’ve also got twice faster storage.
So this is often available up to 2 terabytes and if you are doing get the one or two terabyte versions they’re going to accompany 16 gigabytes of RAM.
You’ll get eight gigabytes of RAM if you choose anything lower. But yeah, the performance on the iPad Pro with the M1 has been absolutely insane. And with iPad OS you are doing now have many apps, which may cash in of the performance capabilities of the M1.
So we do have Adobe Photoshop, for instance , and I’ve been fooling around with Adobe Photoshop on the iPad Pro and it’s so, so smooth. And also having the precision of the Apple Pencil, which you are not getting to get on a Mac makes this an awesome creative tool.
And the iPad Pro is now also even better for video editing.
So LumaFusion, I’d say it is the go-to app immediately for video editing on the iPad Pro. And it works absolutely great.
Now, one among the items tons of individuals are wanting is movie Pro X on the iPad Pro. And now that the iPad Pro is powered by the M1 chip. i do not know, I’m hoping, and that i have a sense that we should always be getting movie Pro X sometime soon.
Now, although the iPad Pro has the M1 it isn’t just a case of, you know, taking movie Pro X and putting it on here, the apps do need to be optimized for tablet use with a pen and touch.
So although Adobe Photoshop works great here on the iPad it’s the tablet iPad version of Photoshop not the complete fledged desktop version.
So Apple would need to develop movie Pro X specifically for the iPad Pro. But yeah, I’m hoping it comes soon because for tons of users if you are doing have something like movie Pro X then which will easily make the iPad Pro their sole computer.
They don’t even necessarily need to have a further PC or laptop. Now iPad OS isn’t perfect.
There are still an apps which look really bad on the iPad Pro.
Instagram is that the perfect example, although i assume that’s Instagram fault.
However, with iPad iOS 14.5 you are doing get some new features like the power to use the newest gaming controllers, the PS5 controller or the Xbox Series X controller with haptics, also as dual controller support.
So you’ll play a multiplayer game on your iPad Pro with two controllers. I’m not an enormous gamer personally myself on a tablet, but if you’re , I’m sure you are going to completely love this.
Now we’ve just over a 40 watt hour battery here on the iPad Pro and in my usage over the past week this has been absolutely great.
And I would say I’m getting similar battery life to my previous generation iPad Pro. And for pricing.
Now the 11-inch iPad Pro does start at 750 pounds or 800 usd. However, the 12.9 inch iPad Pro with the liquid retina XDR display starts at 999 pounds or 999 usd.
Now you’ll get all the high to 2 terabytes, which can be around 2000 pounds. And if you are doing the 5G cellular version then you’ll be paying around 150 pounds more. that’s the iPad Pro 2021.
Now, as i discussed earlier on we do have the Magic white keyboard, the white Magic Keyboard.
So the unboxing experience is pretty straightforward. We get the Magic Keyboard with some paperwork, no Apple stickers. and therefore the iPad Pro very easily snaps on with magnets that connects onto the smart connector.
So I even have covered the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard previously, but that was the black version. And it’s something that i actually do like, although it does add quite little bit of bulk and does make the iPad Pro quite heavy.
The floating design is extremely cool and therefore the keys also are very, very comfortable. They use the scissor mechanism with one millimeter of cradle.
Now these also are backlit keys, and that i need to say they are doing look pretty cool back lit on the white keyboard. And you furthermore may do get a USB type C port within the Magic Keyboard, which you will be ready to use additionally to the USB-C ports on the iPad Pro.
Right, so what are my thoughts on the magic Keyboard?
I mean, it’s specialized , and i am unsure how this may wear over the time and if it’s getting to start looking dirty, but you’ll be ready to see marks on the white keyboard much more easily than on the black Magic Keyboard.
Another thing I’m sure a lot\nof you guys are going to be wondering is are you able to use your old Magic Keyboard with the new fifth generation iPad Pro?
Well, I even have it here, so let’s determine . Okay, so it snaps into place pretty perfectly. Now that’s slightly thicker.
So is it getting to fit?
🕷 Okay, all right, that’s great . that really fits pretty okay. And it’s seems to figure fine. Now, of course, if you are doing get the newer Magic Keyboard then that’s getting to be backwards compatible also . But it looks like the older Magic Keyboard will still work with the new iPad.
The Magic Keyboard starts at 280 pounds for the 11-inch version. and therefore the 12.9-inch version is 330 pounds. iPad Pro 2021, what are my overall thoughts?
Well, I’m definitely impressed. As I said, in my opinion this is often the best tablet that you simply can purchase.
The liquid retina XDR display, the performance with the M1 chip, just how small, light, and compact this is often , the middle stage, Thunderbolt 4 and USB-4 support, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0.
If you’re a creative and especially if you appreciate the Apple Pencil I think now more than ever the iPad Pro really does replace a full computer.
That’s what I think anyway, What do you guys think?
🕷See you soon on the next reviews.
Nice review dear…. i love iPad pro really 😍