Here’s what you can find in Apple’s thinnest iPad

Shruti Govil
Shruti Govil May 15, 2024
Updated 2024/05/15 at 9:17 AM

On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said today is the “biggest day” for the iPad as the American tech giant unveiled its new iPad Pro series, the thinnest device Apple has ever made. The launch took place at London’s historic Battersea Power Station, which is also the company’s UK headquarters, and millions of people around the world were able to stream the special event on YouTube. A select number of global media and content producers were invited to the event, which was an interesting break from the company’s events that usually take place at its Cupertino, California headquarters. 

The new device is available in two sizes: 11 inches and 13 inches; the latter has a large screen space for creative tasks such as sketching, painting 4K videos, editing or playing music. The 13-inch iPad Pro measures 5.1 mm, which is 11 mm thinner than the iPod Nano and 8 mm thinner than its predecessor. The 11-inch iPad Pro version is 5.3 mm. Another long-awaited change is the camera position from portrait mode to landscape, making it ideal for video calls.

It also has a big jump in performance. While we were waiting for the transition from the M2 chip to the M3 chip, the manufacturer packed the M4 chip, making its processor performance 1.5 times faster and more efficient than its predecessor. Simply put, this chip can deliver the same performance as a computer with the same chip, using a quarter of the power. 

The device comes with what Apple says is the world’s most advanced display, bringing OLED technology to the Ultra Retina XDR format. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a big talking point here, and I think the device’s scanning stands out, with the option to use AI when scanning and being able to remove shadow scanning with adaptive flash when needed. 

The two accessories that receive a major upgrade are the Magic Keyboard with a solid aluminium surface, a larger trackpad and an added function key above the QWERTY and the Apple Pencil Pro – its new pressure feature changes various functions and haptic responses. more interactive writing, sketching or drawing experience is definitely worthwhile. John Ternus, Apple’s director of hardware, highlights the device’s advanced Ultra Retina XDR display, M4’s next-level performance, incredible AI capabilities and support for the all-new Apple Pencil Pro and Magic Keyboard.

Music and media professionals will find the newly optimised applications very interesting. Logic Pro for iPad 2 is a studio assistant that uses the performance capabilities of iPad Pro to seamlessly create and edit music. Similarly, Final Pro Cut for iPad 2 turns your device into a professional editing studio with features like Live Multicam, and you can connect up to four iPads for simultaneous editing. 

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