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Apple iPad Pro (2021) – Full Review, Features, and Price

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Fortunately, the latest Apple iPad Pro (2021) has been officially launched with the release date scheduled to be later on May 2021. Apple announced the launch of this incredible tablet on April 20 event where the company also unveiled the purple version of iPhone 12, Apple AirTags, and the new Apple iMac.

Undoubtedly, the Apple iPad Pro (2021) sports many upgrades and it’s worth switching to. However, the biggest upgrade of the phone is probably an Apple MI chip that was debuted on Apple MacBook laptops. Also, we’re expecting a hugely improved display technology, alongside a Liquid Retina HDR screen, but that would be available only on the bigger Plus model.

However, there are numerous other upgrades on both models of the tablet that are intriguing and worth investing in. Do you want to know the release date, specs, price in Nigeria, and other details of the Apple iPad Pro (2021)? Read on to find every detail you need about this tablet.

Apple iPad Pro (2021) Key Specifications

Display:11-inch – 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED LCD
Resolution:2388 × 1668 pixels, 2048 x 2732 pixels
Processor:Apple MI
Rear Camera:12-megapixel + 10-megapixel
Selfie Camera:12-megapixel
RAM:8GB /16GB
Storage:128GB /256GB /512GB /1TB /2TB
Battery Capacity:40.88Wh
OS:iPadOS 14.5

Apple iPad Pro (2021): Design and Display

Apple iPad Pro (2021): Design and Display
Apple iPad Pro (2021): Display

The Apple iPad Pro has dual display size options of 11-inch and a larger 12.9-inch. However, previous model’s tablets have similar specs, but that’s not the case with the iPad Pro (2021) as the 12.9-inch version offers better screen technology.

On the 12.9-inch model, you’re getting Apple’s best-ever display. This is known as Mini LED technology, and it’s being marketed as Liquid Retina XDR. This means that the display has 1600 nits of brightness, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a one million contrast ratio. Also, its resolution is 2048 x 2732 pixels and that adds to the beauty of the OLED display.

However, the 11-inch model has lower display specs compared to the bigger version. It’s equipped with the normal LED display but offers 600 nits of brightness at a resolution of 2388 × 1668 pixels. Meanwhile, the two sizes feature a similar pixel density of 264 pixels per inch.

When it comes to design, there aren’t many design changes from the iPad Pro (2020) here, so don’t be surprised to see the same design aesthetics on the iPad Pro (2021). This is because Apple is mainly focused on improving the internals of iPad Pro.

However, the bigger iPad Pro (2021) is slightly thicker at 6.4mm – other than that, the dimensions of both tablets are similar to last year’s model. Also, the weight is similar too, with the iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch being 682g and 685g respectively. They’re also available in either Space Gray or Silver color options.

Apple iPad Pro (2021): Performance and Specs

Apple iPad Pro (2021): Performance and Specs
Apple iPad Pro (2021): Design

Undoubtedly, this is the fastest Apple tablet, thanks to the Apple MI chip that’s on MacBook laptops. This has the potential of becoming one of the fastest tablets in the market.

During the launch event, Apple revealed the 8-core CPU will offer up to a 50% jump in performance compared to its processor. Also, the Apple iPad Pro (2021) will have a significant 40% boost over the 2020 iPad Pro.

As for RAM and storage, the 8GB of RAM variant will be paired with either 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage, while models with 1TB and 2TB have 16GB RAM. Fortunately, this is the highest storage option we’ve seen on iPad and it gives you enough space for your numerous files and apps.

Amazingly, there’s a thunderbolt port on the Apple iPad Pro (2021) too. This allows you to connect your iPad to multiple external devices with support for up to 10Gbps Ethernet. This allows you to easily transfer huge files between devices faster.

Fortunately, there’s a 5G connectivity that gives you access to next-gen internet if you have a compatible service. US residents will be able to enjoy mmWave connectivity on the iPad Pro (2021). However, you should note that you’ll have to opt for the cellular version of the iPad if you want to enjoy the 5G connectivity.

Apple iPad Pro (2021): Battery Capacity and Camera

Apple iPad Pro (2021): Battery Capacity and Camera
Apple iPad Pro (2021): Dual-camera

We’re not sure of how big the battery life in the iPad Pro is, but Apple claims this will offer an all-day battery life or more depending on your mode of usage. Also, the company revealed the iPad Pro (2021) can last for 10 hours of web-browsing on a Wi-Fi connection.

As for the camera, there’s an upgraded 12-MP selfie camera with a 122-degree field of view. Also, there’s a 12-MP primary shooter and 10-MP ultra-wide sensor on the back, similar to the 2020 model.

Apple iPad Pro (2021): Price in Nigeria and Availability

Apple iPad Pro (2021): Price in Nigeria and Availability
Apple iPad Pro (2021): price in Nigeria and Availability

The Apple iPad Pro (2021) has been officially revealed and you can be able to buy any of its variants at some point during May. However, pre-orders for the new tablet will begin on April 30 around the world.

Meanwhile, the exact date for the release of the iPad hasn’t been announced yet, but we’ll likely know from Apple when the pre-orders begin, but we don’t expect it to be the same day globally.

The Apple iPad Pro (2021) starts at ₦304,000 (roughly $799) for the 11-inch variant, while you’ll pay ₦418,000 (about $1,099) for its 12.9-inch version. The smaller version is the same price as last year’s iPad Pro, while the larger one is more expensive.

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