Apple (AAPL) introduces the next-generation iPad Pro, supercharged by the M2 chip

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Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) today announced the new iPad Pro with the M2 chip, which delivers the ultimate combination of portability, versatility and incredible performance. The new iPad Pro features a next-level Apple Pencil experience and super-fast wireless connectivity, along with the world’s most advanced mobile display, pro cameras, Face ID, Thunderbolt and a four-speaker sound system. New features in iPadOS 16 – including Stage Manager, full external display support, 1 desktop apps and reference mode – take professional workflows on iPad even further. Enabled by its advanced hardware and iPadOS 16, iPad Pro has an incredible ecosystem of powerful pro apps unlike any other device of its kind. The new iPad Pro is available to order from today, and in stores from Wednesday 26 October.
“The next-generation iPad Pro pushes the boundaries of what’s possible on iPad, bringing even more versatility, power and portability to the ultimate iPad experience,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. Powered by the M2 chip, the new iPad Pro features incredible performance and the most advanced technologies, including a next-level Apple Pencil experience, ProRes video recording, super-fast wireless connectivity and powerful iPadOS 16 features. There’s nothing else like it.”

iPad Pro in space grey.
iPad Pro in silver.
iPad Pro in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes.

[iPad Pro in space gray.]
iPad Pro is available in space gray and silver, and has the world’s most advanced mobile screen.
[iPad Pro in silver.]
[iPad Pro in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes.]


Groundbreaking performance from the M2 chip

M2, the start of Apple’s next-generation M-series chips, brings even more cutting-edge performance and capabilities to iPad Pro, with industry-leading power efficiency, a unified memory architecture and custom technologies.
The M2 features an 8-core CPU – up to 15 percent faster than the M1 – with advances in both performance and efficiency cores, and a 10-core GPU, delivering up to 35 percent faster graphics performance for the most demanding users. Combined with the CPU and GPU, the 16-core Neural Engine can process 15.8 trillion operations per second – 40 percent more than the M1 – making iPad Pro even more powerful when handling machine learning tasks. The M2 chip also has 100GB/s unified memory bandwidth – 50 percent more than the M1 – and supports up to 16GB of fast unified memory, making multitasking and working with large assets even more fluid.2
The performance of the M2 turbocharges even the most demanding workflows, from photographers editing massive photo libraries and designers manipulating complex 3D objects, to healthcare professionals undertaking advanced image processing and analysis, to gamers who enjoy graphics-intensive games. The power of the M2 also extends to the new media engine and image signal processor, which combined with the advanced cameras enable users to capture ProRes video for the first time and transcode ProRes footage up to 3 times faster. This means content creators can shoot, edit and publish cinema-quality video from a single device out in the field.

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Editing a video with DaVinci Resolve on iPad Pro.
Editing a photo with Adobe Photoshop on iPad Pro.
Editing with Affinity Publisher 2 on iPad Pro.
Editing a scene with Octane X on iPad Pro.
Editing on uMake on iPad Pro.

[Editing a video using DaVinci Resolve on iPad Pro.]
The breakthrough performance of the M2 enhances an incredible range of professional apps available on iPad, including DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Photoshop, Affinity Publisher 2 iPad, Octane X, uMake and more.
[Editing an image using Adobe Photoshop on iPad Pro.]
[Editing using Affinity Publisher 2 on iPad Pro.]
[Editing a scene using Octane X on iPad Pro.]
[Editing on uMake on iPad Pro.]


A next-level Apple Pencil Hover experience

Powered by the new iPad Pro and iPadOS 16, hovering with Apple Pencil (2nd generation) brings a whole new dimension for users to interact with the screen. Apple Pencil is now detected up to 12mm above the screen, allowing users to preview their mark before making it. This also allows users to sketch and illustrate with even greater precision, making everything users do with Apple Pencil even more effortless. For example, with Scribble, text fields automatically expand when the pencil gets close to the screen, and handwriting is converted to text even faster. Third-party apps can also take advantage of this new feature to enable completely new marking and drawing experiences.
Pause video playback: Apple Pencil experience on iPad Pro.
The Apple Pencil hover experience detects up to 12mm above the screen, allowing users to preview their mark before making it.

Super fast wireless connection

The new iPad Pro supports the fastest Wi-Fi connections with support for Wi-Fi 6E,3 so users who need fast connections can take their demanding workflows with them anywhere. Downloads are up to 2.4 Gb/s, 2 times faster than the previous generation. Wi-Fi + mobile models with 5G (sub-6GHz and mmWave4) now support multiple 5G networks worldwide, allowing users to access their files, communicate with colleagues and back up their data in a flash while on the go. 5
[A woman using iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard Folio.]
The new iPad Pro is the first Apple device with Wi-Fi 6E, with downloads up to 2.4 Gbps, and is perfect for users who want to take their workflows anywhere.

Unmatched Pro features enabled by iPadOS 16

In addition to major updates to Messages, new tools in Mail and Safari, the new Weather app, and more ways to interact with photos and video with Live Text and Visual Look Up, iPadOS 16 also introduces powerful productivity features that elevate the iPad Pro experience:

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Stage Manager is a brand new multitasking experience that automatically organizes apps and windows, making switching between tasks quick and easy. Later this year, Stage Manager will unlock full external display support with resolutions up to 6K, allowing users to arrange the ideal workspace, working with up to four apps on the iPad and up to four apps on the external display.

Desktop-class apps enable new features optimized for the iPad Pro screen – making apps more capable with new elements and interactions, including a consistent undo and redo, a redesigned native find-and-replace experience, a new document menu, customizable toolbars , and the ability to change file extensions, view folder size in Files and more.

Reference mode enables the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Liquid Retina XDR display to match color requirements in workflows such as review and approval, color grading and compositing, where accurate colors and consistent image quality are critical. That means professional users, including photographers and videographers, can edit HDR photos and videos with all the real details right at their fingertips, and on-set cinematographers can preview content in a color profile that represents the final image.

iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard connected to Studio Display using Stage Manager on iPadOS 16.
iPad Pro customizes pages on iPadOS 16.
iPad Pro uses reference mode in on iPadOS 16.

[iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard hooked up to Studio Display using Stage Manager on iPadOS 16.]
Stage Manager is a whole new way to multitask with resizable overlapping windows on both the iPad screen and a separate external display, with the ability to run up to eight live apps on the screen simultaneously.
[iPad Pro customizing Pages on iPadOS 16.]
[iPad Pro using Reference Mode in on iPadOS 16.]


iPad and environment

The new iPad models are designed to minimize their impact on the environment and include 100 percent recycled gold – a first for iPad – in the plating of several printed circuit boards, as well as recycled aluminium, tin and rare earths. All iPad models meet Apple’s high standards for energy efficiency and are mercury-free, BFR-free, PVC-free and beryllium-free. Redesigned packaging in the new iPad Pro eliminates the outer plastic film, and 99 percent of the packaging is fiber-based, bringing Apple closer to its goal of completely removing plastic from all packaging by 2025.
Today, Apple is carbon neutral for global business operations, and by 2030, Apple plans to be 100 percent carbon neutral throughout its entire production chain and all product life cycles. This means that every Apple device sold, from component manufacturing, assembly, transport, customer use, charging, all the way through recycling and material recovery, will have zero climate impact.
Price and availability

The new iPad Pro is available to order starting today, October 18, at and in the Apple Store app in 28 countries and regions, including the US, with in-store availability starting Wednesday, October 26 .
The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available in silver and space gray finishes with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB configurations.
The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $999 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model; The 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $1,099 (US) for the Wi-Fi model, and $1,299 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
Apple Pencil (2nd generation), available for purchase separately, is compatible with the new iPad Pro for $129 (US).
The Magic Keyboard is available in black and white for $299 (US) for the new 11-inch iPad Pro and $349 (US) for the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, with settings for over 30 languages.
The Smart Keyboard Folio for the new iPad Pro is available for $179 (US) for the new 11-inch iPad Pro and $199 (US) for the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
The Smart Folio is available in black, white and navy for $79 (US) for the new 11-inch iPad Pro and $99 (US) for the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Education awards are available to current and newly accepted students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff and home school teachers at all grade levels. The new 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $749 (US), and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $999 (US). The second-generation Apple Pencil is available for $119 (US), and the Smart Keyboard Folio is available for $159 (US) for the 11-inch iPad Pro and $179 (US) for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The Magic Keyboard will be available for $279 (US) for the 11-inch iPad Pro and $329 (US) for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. For more information visit
iPadOS 16, the powerful operating system designed specifically for iPad, will be available from Monday 24 October, and ships free with the new iPad Pro. iPadOS 16 will be available as a free software update for iPad (5th generation and later), iPad mini (5th generation and later), iPad Air (3rd generation and later), and all iPad Pro models.
Customers can trade in their current iPad and receive credit towards a new one. Once your device is received and verified, Apple will credit the value to your payment method.
Engraves iPad with a meaningful mix of emoji, names, initials and numbers, completely free, only available at or in the Apple Store app.
Apple offers customers a range of services in store and online. From personal support and advice from Apple specialists to convenient delivery and pickup options, Apple makes sure the best way to buy Apple products is from Apple Store locations and

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