Apple’s new M2 iPad Pro arrives October 26 • TechCrunch
Looks like we might not get an October surprise event for Apple, after all. The company just dropped what will, no doubt, be one of the last major hardware updates for the calendar year. iPad Pro is getting a specification update that revolves around the upgrade of the M1 chip to the M2.
The new chip has eight CPU cores, with a performance increase of about 15%, according to Apple. The GPU is 10 cores, with a 35% performance boost per core.
Apple is clearly pushing the latest Pro version as something akin to a laptop aimed at creative professionals, pushing improvements to the types of content creation that can be managed by tablets as recently as a few years ago. notice ,
Turbocharger M2 performs even the most demanding workflows, from photographers who edit massive image libraries and designers who manipulate complex 3D objects, to healthcare professionals who take advanced imaging and analysis, to gamers who enjoy graphics-intensive games. The M2’s power also extends to the new media engine and image signal processor, which combine with advanced cameras, allowing users to capture ProRes video for the first time and convert ProRes footage up to 3x faster. This means that content creators can capture, edit and publish cinematic video from a single device in the field.
The high-end tablet comes in 11 and 12.9-inch versions, and is available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB storage capacities, in addition to 16GB RAM. Both versions will be available in WiFI and 5G options. Connectivity is updated here, with WiFi 6E support.
In terms of driving sustainability, Apple notes that the Pro features 100% recycled gold for the circuit board, along with recycled aluminum, tin, and several rare earth elements.
The new iPad Pro comes along with the new Apple Pencil (2nd generation), which can be detected further away from the screen (12mm), providing a preview of your drawings before using the stylus on the tablet.
Both arrive alongside iPadOS 16, which features a number of desktop-focused additions, including a reworked Stage Manager (which received some user feedback in beta versions) and better optimized app layouts for the screen.