NOT What I Expected… 2021 iPad Pro
This new chip promises a big jump in performance and ipad. Os is already built to take advantage of the m1 chip architecture. So when you’re working with different resource intensive apps, the m1 chip is going to provide you with a lot more power than what you had before. But did they really just compare it to the original ipad like they showed? It was 75 times faster than the first ipad, like not even the first ipad pro, but the first ipad that’s what they chose. We were talking about the gpu. They showed that it was like 1500 times faster, like graphic wise than the original ipad, again that’s our point of reference that’s like when they still compare the space shuttle. You know they give it to you on horsepower it’s, like 7 trillion horsepower like. I think we need to find a different unit of measurement, but that’s funny, you know apple usually has these graphics during the event i get it it’s faster, it’s better. I love the m1 chip. I just thought it was a funny point of reference, of course, for augmented reality and things like that that’s going to be an excellent option. So, if that’s, something that you do you’ll definitely benefit from this new chip. They also mentioned the fact that it’s now compatible with both playstation and xbox controllers, so, if you’re playing games that can take advantage of those controls, that’s pretty sweet and you’re actually getting haptic feedback.
Another area where there is an improvement in speed is the storage, so the storage on the new ipad pro the 2021 ipad pro. I guess, like the fifth generation, is said to be two times faster than the one on the 2020 ipad pro. On top of that, it’s not just faster, but it actually increased the maximum capacity of the internal ssd up to two terabytes. So if you’re, someone who couldn’t do enough with one terabyte, like maybe you’re, editing a lot of 4k footage and as we know, you need to have that footage on the ipad in order to edit it because you can’t work off of external drives that’s, something that Could definitely benefit you and speaking of moving a lot of data from an ssd to the ipad, the usbc is now upgraded to a thunderbolt, usb 4 port, so now you’re getting speeds of up to four gigabits per second, which is just crazy. Now, on top of this added speed, we can also use more powerful accessories, like even faster ssds and the xdr display at up to 6k. Like for me, i think that the speed improvement is good, and i like the fact that there is a higher capacity ssd on the ipad. But what would really make it a more powerful tool for video editing, for example, which is a lot of what i do? Would be an ipad os upgrade that would let me work off of files that are on an external ssd rather than having to move them onto the ipad.
That would be something that i would love. Next we’ve got some improvements as far as cameras and if you watch some of my other ipads or really any tablet review that i do i’m, not a huge fan of the cameras on the tablets, because i don’t really use them it’s, not that they’re necessarily bad. I mean they are usually bad, but even when they’re good i’m gon na always reach for my phone to take a picture rather than an ipad. But the new ipad pro has an awesome feature on the facetime the front facing true depth: camera so now it’s an ultra wide 12 megapixel camera. So, of course, you still have face id, but they have this thing called center stage and basically, what it does is it detects you like where you are in the frame so let’s say you’re on a video call and it’s able to zoom in so it’s perfectly Framing you like, as if you have like a camera person behind the camera and let’s, say you move from the center to the right it’s going to change the field of view it’s going to make it wider and then, as you get closer it’s going to go Ahead and zoom in on you so you’re always perfectly framed. Then they have this thing where if another person comes into the frame, the ai on the ipad detects this other person and they’re gon na go ahead and make the frame wide enough to include that person.
So they showed like a dad and a daughter and when the dad was alone, the camera was focused on him. But then, as soon as the daughter came into the frame, it kind of expanded the frame to include her as well so that’s. Something that’s going to be pretty sweet. You know a lot of us are doing. A lot of video calls. Facetime is awesome, so that’s actually a feature that i was really excited about. It’S hard to get me excited. Like i love cameras, i have so many cameras but it’s hard to get me excited about ipad cameras, but they did it all right. So then, i’m continuing to watch the event and i’m like okay. Well like did they do anything to the display. It looks a little bit different, but i mean it’s a render. You know you can’t ever really tell well. They did. We now have a liquid retina xdr display. So we’ve got many leds. I think there’s, like 10 000 mini leds and apple, says they’re 120 times smaller than the previous generation. I don’t know what they’re comparing it to, but great they’re, small and they’re organized in a little bit under 2600 local dimming zones and then there’s like optical films and diffusers, on top of it. That mix the lights so that you’re able to keep the device really thin and still get very high brightness great contrast and the image quality should be absolutely outstanding.
We’Ve got a thousand nits for full screen and 1600 nits peak and that’s. I think when they’re doing hdr and we’ve got 1 000 to 1 contrast ratio. Of course, it’s still a pro motion display so you’re getting apple’s adaptive 120 hertz refresh rate. Basically, it detects the type of content that’s being displayed, and then it decides whether you need to be at 100 or if it could display it at a lower frame rate, so that you’re preserving battery life. If you haven’t used 120 hertz it’s really noticeable, even when you’re just using the ui. So, even when you’re just opening and closing apps, you definitely notice that all the transitions are a lot smoother, because if you’re, comparing it to 60, you know it’s like an extra frame. So the movement instead of something skipping from like here to here. You see it move from here to here to here. Well, you don’t really see it but that’s why it appears to be smoother and you still have 120 hertz adaptive refresh on the 2020 model, but now with the new xdr, i can’t wait to see it now. One thing i want to point out is that this new upgraded display is only available on the new 12.9 inch model, so the new 11 inch model will still get the m1 chip and those upgrades but it’s not getting a new display so you’re still getting a Liquid retina display all right, then we move on to connectivity and they added 5g support to the new ipad pro which some people are gon na like like for me, i don’t ever use my ipad with cell service, so if i’m, not on wi fi, which i Am like 99 of the time, but if i’m not then i’m, just tethering off of my iphone.
So i wouldn’t really use 5g. But if you’re someone that’s going to be on the road, if you’re on the go and if you need access to that bandwidth and it’s available in your area, that’s a nice feature to have now as far as just wi, fi it’s wi fi, six compatible. Of course, so you’re getting the fastest speeds available and that’s something that i definitely take advantage of at home. We’Ve got the orbi wi fi 6 network here and we’ve got fiber, so it’s super fast and now, with that network it covers our whole house. It’S awesome. So that’s nice to have and again it’s something that we had before, but yeah wi fi 6.. Now the speaker system is going to still be amazing, it’s the same one that we see on the 2020 ipad pro. If you haven’t heard it it’s, definitely like the ipad, air 4 is better than the ipad 8 and that leap like when you move then to the ipad pro. You definitely hear it like as soon as you just play anything games, or even just watching video or content. The sound is amazing and we’ve got support for dolby atmos. Now, looking at the prices, the 11 inch starts at 7.99 and then the 12.9 inch is a hundred dollars more than the 2020 model. So it starts at 10.99 and goes all the way up to 21.99. If you want that two terabyte model 21.99 for an ipad pro, i don’t know that i could do that.
Can you do that i’m? Definitely getting the new ipad, though just not the two terabyte model. I can’t wait to order. We can start ordering on april 30th and then they should be available in the second half of may. So i don’t know what that means. I didn’t give a date, but second half of may one other thing before you leave. They didn’t end it there. They sort of just dropped it like like. It was nothing and they’re like oh. By the way, we also have a new magic keyboard and white okay. Goodbye wait, wait, wait what yep new magic keyboard in white looks pretty sweet like i have it in black and like after a while there’s like wear and tear, and it it kind of gets dirty. I don’t know if the like the white might get dirty differently. I kind of want it in white. I don’t know if i can spend another 350 bucks on it, but it looks pretty sweet. I’Ll probably get one. I don’t know stop. Pressuring me fine i’ll get one. You convince me i’m, getting one i’m getting one. Let me know what you thought of the event. Hopefully you enjoyed this video click on my face to subscribe and then watch one of these videos. You know what i always say: buy it nice or buy it twice.