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iPad Pro 2024 launch 11 inch and 13 inch

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Apple has just announced the latest models of the iPad family namely the refreshed iPad Pro and iPad Air at its Let Loose 2024. This comes about a month ahead of the Worldwide Web Developer Conference (WWDC 2024).

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New iPad Pro

The new iPad Pro comes in two sizes – an 11-inch and 13-inch variant with a new Ultra Retina XFR display with tandem OLED technology. The company also offers Nano-texture glass for both sizes that is said to maintain image quality and contrast while scattering ambient light for less glare.

iPad Pro 2024 launch thin

The 11-inch model is just 5.3mm thin and weighs less than a pound, while its larger 13-inch sibling is thinner at 5.1mm and is nearly a quarter pound lighter than its predecessor.

iPad Pro 2024 launch M4

Under the hood, the latest Pro tablet from Apple is powered by the new M4 chip built on a second-generation 3nm process. It features up to four performance cores and six efficiency cores with next-generation machine-learning accelerators. It is said to deliver up to 1.5x faster CPU performance over its M2-powered predecessor.

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The chip also offers a 10-core GPU that features Dynamic Caching and hardware-accelerated mesh shading and ray tracing. Moreover, the chip also has a Neural Engine, capable of 38 trillion operations per second.

New Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil Pro

iPad Pro 2024 launch Magic Keyboard

Along with the iPad Pro, the company introduced a new Magic Keyboard for the new iPad. It is thinner and lighter and includes a function row. It also has a larger trackpad with an aluminum palm rest and haptic feedback.

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The Apple Pencil Pro also made its debut with a new sensor in its barrel. This is used to sense when you squeeze the pencil to bring up a tool palette to quickly switch tools, line weights, and colors. It also has a gyroscope that allows you to roll the Pencil Pro to precisely control the tool you’re using.

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The combination of these lets you to rotate the barrel to change the orientation of the shaped pen and brush tools.

Logic Pro for iPad 2 and Final Cut Pro for iPad 2

Logic Pro for iPad 2 and Final Cut Pro for iPad 2 were also unveiled at the launch event.

iPad Pro 2024 launch Logic Pro for iPad 2
Stem Splitter

The former expands on its Session Players feature to include a new Bass Player and Keyboard Player, in addition to the Drummer capabilities. The new version will also have ChromaGlow to add warmth to tracks and Stem Splitter to extract and separate a single track into voice, bass, drums, and other tracks.

iPad Pro 2024 launch Final Cut Pro for iPad 2 Multicam
Multicam

Meanwhile, Final Cut Pro for iPad 2 introduces Live Multicam, which allows you to view and control up to four connected iPhone and iPad devices wirelessly. You can use this via the a new Final Cut Camera app where you can adjust white balance, ISO, and shutter speed.

FAQ

Q: What are the camera features of the new iPad Pro?

A: The new tablet packs a 12MP back camera, a LiDAR scanner, and True Tone flash that makes document scanning easier. On the front is a 12MP ultrawide camera with Center Stage in a landscape orientation.  

Q: What are the colors options of the iPad Pro?

A: Both the 11-inch and 13-inch variants of the Pro tablet come in two colors – Silver and Space Black.

Q: How much is the iPad Pro in the Philippines?

A: The iPad Pro comes in four memory configurations on both the 11-inch and 13-inch models. These are priced at:

11-inch

  • 256GB – from PHP 72,990
  • 512GB – from PHP 86,990
  • 1TB – from PHP 114,990
  • 2TB – from PHP 142,990

13-inch

  • 256GB – from PHP 94,990
  • 512GB – from PHP 108,990
  • 1TB – from PHP 136,990
  • 2TB – from PHP 164,990

If you’re looking to get the Nano-texture Glass variant, it is available for both variants but only with the 1TB or 2TB options.

Q: How much is the new Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro?

A: On its own, the new Magic Keyboard is priced at PHP 22,990 but you can opt to add PHP 19,990 to your iPad purchase to include the new Magic Keyboard.

Q: How much is the Apple Pencil Pro?

A: The Apple Pencil Pro is listed to be priced at PHP 8,690. It is also supported by the new iPad Air.

Q: When is Logic Pro for iPad 2 and Final Cut Pro for iPad 2 going to be available?

A: Logic Pro for iPad 2 will be available starting May 13, while Final Cut Pro for iPad 2 will be rolled out starting this spring.

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Ram found his love and appreciation for writing in 2015 having started in the gaming and esports sphere for GG Network. He would then transition to focus more on the world of tech which has also began his journey into learning more about this world. That said though, he still has the mentality of "as long as it works" for his personal gadgets.

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