Apple has revealed the iPad Pro 2021 in its first event of the calendar 2021, another virtual one. This generation of iPad Pro is something far advanced and powerful then last year’s iPad Pro. Most interestingly, there’s up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 2 TB of internal storage with powerful M1 chip. There are lot of changes in this model. So, let’s look in to the device specifications, features, price of Apple iPad Pro 2021 in Nepal with its availability.
Apple iPad Pro 2021 Specifications
|Front Camera||12 MP|
|Back Camera||12 + 10 MP|
|RAM||8/ 16 GB|
|Internal Storage||128 GB / 256 GB / 256 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB|
|Price in Nepal||Rs. NPR 1,35,500*|
|Price in India||INR 71,900 to INR 198,900 [various models]|
|Other Markets||$799 - Wi-Fi, 11" | $999 - Wi-Fi & Cellular, 11" | $1099 - 4G, 12.9" | $1299 - 5G, 12.9"|
|Dimension||280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm|
|Weight||682 g (Wi-Fi), 685 g (5G)|
|Build Material||Glass Front, Aluminum Back, Aluminum Frame|
|Sim Slot||Nano-SIM, eSIM|
|IP Rating & Resistance||-|
|Operating System||iPadOS 14.5|
|Colors||Silver, Space Gray|
|Size||1 inches, 12.9 inches|
|Type||Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED LCD|
|Resolution||2048 x 2732 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~265 ppi|
|Refresh Rate||120 Hz|
|HDR10/th>||Yes, 1000 nits (typ), 1600 nits (peak)|
|Protection||Scratch Resistant Glass, Oleophopic coating|
|Lens||12 MP, f/2.4, 122˚ (ultrawide)|
|Optical Image Stabilization||-|
|Features||Face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Video||[email protected]/30/60fps, gyro-EIS|
|Lens||12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm, 10 MP, f/2.4, 125˚ (ultrawide), TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)|
|Flash||Quad-LED dual-tone flash|
|Optical Image Stabilization||-|
|Autofocus||Yes, dual pixel PDAF|
|Video||[email protected]/25/30/60fps, [email protected]/30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS|
|Graphics||Apple GPU (8-core graphics)|
|RAM||8 GB / 16 GB|
|Internal Storage||128 / 256 / 512 GB / 1 / 2 TB|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, Stereo speakers (4 Speakers)|
|Wi-Fi Features||Dual-band, Hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, EDR, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, QZSS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only), GALILEO|
|USB Type||USB Type-C; magnetic connector|
|USB version||3.1 (Thunderbolt 4)|
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|Voice Recognition||Siri Natural Language|
|Face Recognition||Yes, Face ID|
|Fast Charging||18W fast charging|
Apple iPad Pro 2021 Overview
The Big Leap, The M1 Processor
Last year’s iPad Pro (2020 models) featured an A12Z Bionic chipset. It is a variation of the A12 Bionic that is prominent on the flagship iPhone 11 series. As promised this year, the company brought the biggest upgrade to an iPad yet. Apple launched the iPad Pro 2021 with an M1 chipset.
Remember the M1? This powerful chip was introduced with the MacBook Air and MacBook 13 Pro last year. It is a powerhouse 8-core CPU that packs an innovative design and performance. According to the company it boasts up to 50% improvement in performance compared to the A12Z. Likewise, the GPU performance has also bumped up by 40%.
More on the performance, the new iPad Pro is the fastest device in its category. Making it even better, it teams with up to 16GB of RAM and you can get up to 2TB of storage on the tablet, which works 2 times faster than its predecessor. The 8GB RAM models offer 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage whereas the 1TB and 2TB have 16GB of RAM.
Connectivity has also improved on the iPad Pro 2021 models as they now support 5G connectivity. This is the first tablet from Apple to support 5G. Thus, you ‘ll be able to connect to the next gen internet if you have a compatible service.
Further, the tablet comes with a new Thunderbolt port. It boasts a transfer speed of 40 Gbps. You can connect external monitors of up to 6K resolution with it. Also it can be plugged with superfast external storage. And if you somehow have 10 gigabit Ethernet, it can handle that too.
Display and Design
In terms of the display, the iPad Pro 2021 comes in two screen sizes; an 11” and 12.9”. Here, the 11” iPad Pro utilizes an LCD display whereas a 12.9” model is equipped with a mini-LED screen. Apple calls this mini-LED screen a Liquid Retina XDR display, built with over 10,000 LEDs across the entire back of the display. This screen boasts a peak brightness of 1,600 nits and 1,000 nits full-screen brightness and a phenomenal 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio to enhance creative workflows. Similarly, the display also features support for HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG imaging formats.
On the other hand, the LCD screen manages only 600 nits peak brightness. However, the screen still retains support for True Tone and uses the DCI-P3 color gamut.
Further, both the displays come with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate which Apple monikers as ProMotion.
For design, there’s not many changes compared to its predecessor. It offers a similar look but with improved internals. The dimensions of both iPod Pro matches with the 2020 models. Besides that, the 12.9” 2021 model is slightly thicker than its predecessor at 6.4mm. Also, the weight differs slightly then its previous generation. The 11” 2021 model weighs 466g (Wi-F) and 470g (5G) whereas the 12.9” 2021 model weighs 682g (Wi-F) and 685g(5G). Both the models are available in Space Gray and Silver Color options.
Moving to the optics, the all new iPad Pro packs a 12MP TrueDepth camera and an ultrawide-angle lens with 122º field of view up front. Apple has added a new feature dubbed Center Stage with this wide field of view. This feature zooms in and pan to keep the subject in the center of the frame when in a video call. Also, if someone sits beside you it will zoom out to keep both subjects at the center of the frame.
Meanwhile, the rear panel features a dual camera setup with its own improvements. This dual setup packs a 12MP main sensor and a 10MP ultrawide sensor. Also, there’s a LiDAR scanner that helps with autofocus in low-light. Likewise, the ISP and NPU inside the M1 chip enables Smart HDR 3.
Battery and Miscellaneous
Apple claims that the battery life of the iPad Pro gets a boost due to its M1 Chip. However, the company hasn’t revealed how big the battery is. Also, the company claims the battery will offer “all-day battery life”, to be more specific 10 hours of web browsing on Wi-Fi or watching videos.
Meanwhile, the mini-LED screen is going to require more power on the 12.9-inch model. However, the company hasn’t stated any better battery life on the 11-inch iPad Pro.
Apple iPad Pro 2021 Price in Nepal and Availability
As for the pricing, the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 starts at $1,099 for the 4G version and 5G connectivity is $200 on top of that. On the other hand, the smaller 11-inch model starts at $799 while the WiFi + cellular version will cost you $999.
If this device launches in Nepal, the Apple iPad Pro price in Nepal is expected to start at NPR 1,15,000 for the 11-inch variant. The 12.9-inch variant might start at NPR 1,58,000.
Similarly, the price of iPad Pro 2021 in India starts at INR 71,900 for 11-inch and INR 99,900 for 12.9-inch.
|Apple iPad Pro 2021 Model||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 128GB, Wi-Fi||$799||NPR 115,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$999||NPR 143,500|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 256GB, Wi-Fi||$899||NPR 130,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 256GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$1,099||NPR 158,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 512GB, Wi-Fi||$1,099||NPR 158,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 512GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$1,299||NPR 187,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 1TB, Wi-Fi||$1,499||NPR 215,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 1TB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$1,699||NPR 244,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 2TB, Wi-Fi||$1,899||NPR 273,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 2TB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$2,099||NPR 301,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 128GB, Wi-Fi||$1,099||NPR 158,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$1,299||NPR 187,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 256GB, Wi-Fi||$1,199||NPR 172,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 256GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$1,399||NPR 201,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 512GB, Wi-Fi||$1,399||NPR 201,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 512GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$1,599||NPR 230,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 1TB, Wi-Fi||$1,799||NPR 258,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 1TB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$1,999||NPR 287,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 2TB, Wi-Fi||$2,199||NPR 316,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 2TB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$2,399||NPR 345,000|