Apple’s new M2 iPad Pro is an upgrade to their existing tablet line, and it comes with some pretty impressive specs. The most notable updates are in the CPU and GPU departments. A New 8-core CPU means faster performance than ever before, while 16-core GPU will help keep up with games like Fortnite or PUBG (no joke). In addition to these upgrades, you can also buy your tablet with 32GB or 64GB of RAM for even better performance, as well as a new display option called Liquid Retina XDR Display which allows for better color reproduction compared to regular RGB panels on other devices made by Apple or other manufacturers.
New 8-core CPU
The M2 is supposed to be up to 50% faster than the A12Z Bionic, which is not a bad thing at all. It’s also an eight-core CPU, which means that it can run multiple tasks without slowing down or making you wait for it to finish.
This new iPad Pro may have less RAM than its predecessor (4GB vs. 6GB), but it does have more storage options: 128GB/256GB/512GB models are available now for $1,799/$2,349/$3,049 respectively.*
Apple claims M2 is “up to 50% faster than the A12Z Bionic.”
- The A12Z Bionic is the chip that powers the iPad Pro.
- M2 is a new chip that will power the iPad Pro and be faster than A12Z.
New 16-core GPU
The new M2 iPad Pro's GPU is also a big upgrade over the A12x Bionic's 7-core GPU, which is a big deal.
The 16-core GPU gives you twice as many cores to work with—so it should be able to do even more than before. It will be able to handle things like gaming and streaming in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, but that might not matter if you're just watching videos on your tablet or reading books on your commute home from work.
Same 12.9 display options
The new iPad Pro is available in two display options: a 12.9-inch LCD or a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR Display. Both have the same resolution—2,732 x 3,048—and the same pixel density at 264 pixels per inch (PPI).
The new iPads have front-facing cameras that are 10 megapixels each, compared with 8 megapixels on older models like the 9.7 and 7th generation iPad Pro models.
The new M2 is the first Mac to use LRDDR4X RAM, which is faster than DDR4 and more power efficient. This means that you can have a fast storage device with a relatively low power draw but still have enough memory to run your apps smoothly.
The iPad Pro has 8GB of LRDDR4X RAM (16GB model coming soon). And while we're on the topic of storage, Apple says it's using an all-new A12 Bionic chip to handle things like transferring data between devices over Wi-Fi or cellular networks—which means less time waiting for files to transfer and load up onto your tablet device.
Liquid Retina XDR Display
The new Liquid Retina XDR Display is the next generation of Retina displays, and it's a high-dynamic range display. It has a brightness of up to 1,200 nits and a contrast ratio of 1 million:1.
Thunderbolt/USB4 ports with up to 40Gb/s data transfer speeds (and 10Gb/s with USB3)
The new M2 iPad Pro has two USB4 ports, allowing it to connect with up to 40Gb/s data transfer speeds (and 10Gb/s with USB3). The device also has four Thunderbolt/USB4 ports, which allow it to connect with even faster speeds of 100Gb/s and 20 Gb/s, respectively.
All of these ports can be used simultaneously—you won’t have to choose between fast charging or high-speed data transfers!
20W USB-C power adapter included with base units, 40W for cellular models
- The new iPad Pro can be charged with the same USB-C charger as the MacBook.
- It’s even compatible with Apple’s own Lightning to USB-C cable, which means you can use it to charge your iPhone in addition to the iPad Pro.
The M2 iPad pro comes with upgraded specifications, especially when it comes to graphics.
The M2 iPad Pro comes with upgraded specifications, especially when it comes to graphics. It has a 6-core CPU and 12-core GPU, which is quite fast compared to other devices in its class.
The new graphics are even more powerful than those on Apple's A12X Bionic chips. This can be seen in games like Asphalt 9: Legends or Fallout Shelter 2, where they show off their prowess by providing a smoother gameplay experience while playing at the same frame rate as before.
The new M2 iPad Pro is an impressive piece of hardware with a lot of power. It's fast and powerful enough to handle any task that you throw at it, whether it's productivity or entertainment. The only problem is that the price tag has gone up quite a bit compared to previous models, which means this one might not be accessible to everyone just yet.