Apple’s premium tablet lineup, the iPad Pro, has some nice hardware upgrades with the 2021 lineup. Both the 12.9-inch and 11-inch models are powered by the new 5 nm M1 chip, which offers a performance improvement of up to 50% compared to the last generation model. Both Wi-Fi + Cellular units support 5G. A new function, the mini LED display, which Apple calls the Liquid Retina XDR display, is only available on the 12.9-inch version of the iPad Pro (2021).
Two keys Apple employees Scott Broderick and Vincent Gu from worldwide iPad product marketing and display engineering spoke to Brian Tong (via 9to5Mac) over the latest generation of the M1 iPad Pro. Regarding the M1, Broderick says the chip takes the tablet’s performance to “new levels” and “pushes the limits of what you can do with the device”. It also answered the question everyone is talking about: Why did Apple decide not to use a mini-LED display on the 11-inch model with a smaller screen?
The iPad Pro is now powered by the powerful M1 chip
Scott calls the display “a game changer” and reveals, “What we know about the 11-inch user is that they just love to bring a super powerful iPad in a £ 1 portable design. So they just love the form factor of.” While the user using the 12.9 “display was looking for the largest screen to do their most creative work on this product, it made sense to include this XDR technology on the 12.9” display on the iPad Transfer Pro. “
What Broderick seems to be saying is that those who traditionally buy the 11-inch model may not be happy with the new screen that adds a little more weight and bulk to the iPad Pro (2021). The Liquid Retina XDR display offers excellent contrast and true-to-life colors. The latter delivers 1,000 nits of brightness, 1,600 nits of peak brightness and a contrast ratio of 1 million to 1. The 11-inch model still has an LCD display.