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Apple’s M2 chip brings its power to the iPad Pro


Expected at the same time as the iPhone and the Apple Watch, it took more than a month before Apple decided to finally present its iPad Pro and iPad 2022 edition. An announcement to say the least discreet since the two devices were only unveiled through the news room of the manufacturer and will not have had the right to a keynote fully fledged.

Different from inside only

After surprising everyone by integrating a computer chip into its high-end tablet, Apple is doing it again by placing the Apple M2 this time, which can also be found in the recent MacBook Air and Pro. A processor that Apple indicates as being 15 times faster than the previous chip, enough to still offer disproportionate performance on this type of product. On the GPU part, the 10 cores will not be too many to deliver performance up to 35 times faster. Finally, as on the previous generation, the 2022 iPad Pro will be able to carry up to 16 GB of RAM and 2 TB of storage.

Gargantuan storage that won’t be too much to store all your videos shot in 4K ProRes or to transcode these same files three times faster than before. Convenient for demanding editing applications such as DaVinci Resolve or even FinalCut Pro. And still with this in mind to make life easier for creators, a feature specially designed for the 2nd generation Apple Pencil is emerging. The latter is called Hover and allows the iPad Pro M2 to detect the stylus at a height of 12mm. This allows you to see where the tip will land or to see the text fields expand naturally as you approach the Pencil. An option which is of course open to third-party applications which can thus take full advantage of it.

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For the rest, the two new models of 11 and 12.9 inches do not change compared to those of 2020. Thus, the iPad Pro 11 retains its LCD panel and its refresh rate at 120 Hz just like the 12 variant, 9″ still has this mini-Led panel with a maximum brightness of 1600 nits (in HDR content). Accessories such as the Magic Keyboard or Smart Keyboard Folio are compatible with these new models (and fortunately) since the dimensions and weight are The announced battery life is still 10 hours, a constant with Apple and the photo part does not move. Note all the same the appearance of Wi-Fi 6E as well as Bluetooth 5.3, but difficult not to stay on Its hungry as it’s more of an update than a real new product.Hopefully the next generation of the iPad Pro will come with MagSafe, which could make it even more interesting.

Pre-orders for the 11″ and 12.9″ iPad Pro are already open and will go on sale on October 26. The 11″ model starts at €1,099 in its Wi-Fi version and €1,269 for Wi-Fi and 5G. The 12.9″ variant is displayed at €1,469 in Wi-Fi and €1,669 in WiFi + 5G.

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