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 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 Specifications
|Body||280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm, 682 g – 12.9” 247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm, 466 g – 11.0”|
|Display||12.9 inches, Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED LCD, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 1000 nits (typ), 1600 nits (peak) 11.0 inches, Liquid Retina IPS LCD, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 600 nits (typ)|
|Resolution||2048 x 2732 pixels, 4:3 ratio|
|Protection||Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating|
|GPU||Apple GPU (8-core graphics)|
|Storage and RAM||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM, 1TB 16GB RAM, 2TB 16GB RAM|
|OS||iPadOS 14.5.1, upgradable to iPadOS 14.6|
|Rear Camera||Triple Cameras|
Primary: 12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/3″, 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF
Ultra-wide: 10 MP, f/2.4, 125˚
Depth: TOF 3D LiDAR scanner
|Front Camera||12 MP, f/2.4, 122˚|
|Video Resolution||Rear: [email protected]/25/30/60fps, [email protected]/30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS |
Front: [email protected]/30/60fps, gyro-EIS
|Audio||Stereo Speakers (4 speakers)|
|Connectivity||5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, USB Type-C 4 (Thunderbolt 4), DisplayPort; magnetic connector|
|Battery||Li-Po (40.88 Wh) – 12.9” Li-Po (28.65 Wh) – 11.0”|
|Charging||Fast charging 18W|
|Colors||Silver, Space Gray|
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.
Similarly, Apple iPad Pro price in Nepal is starts at NPR 1,29,000 for the 11-inch variant. The 12.9-inch variant starts at NPR 1,65,000. You can purchase these 5th gen iPad Pro M1 (2021) in Nepal from Apple-authorized stores like EvoStore and Oliz Store.
|Apple iPad Pro 2021 Model||Price in the US||Price in Nepal|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 128GB, Wi-Fi||$799||NPR 129,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$999||NPR 153,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 256GB, Wi-Fi||$899||NPR 145,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 256GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$1,099||NPR 168,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 512GB, Wi-Fi||$1,099||NPR 175,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 512GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$1,299||NPR 198,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 1TB, Wi-Fi||$1,499||NPR 225,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 1TB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$1,699||NPR 250,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 2TB, Wi-Fi||$1,899||NPR 295,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 11” 2TB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$2,099||NPR 310,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 128GB, Wi-Fi||$1,099||NPR 165,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$1,299||NPR 190,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 256GB, Wi-Fi||$1,199||NPR 180,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 256GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$1,399||NPR 205,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 512GB, Wi-Fi||$1,399||NPR 215,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 512GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$1,599||NPR 240,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 1TB, Wi-Fi||$1,799||NPR 270,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 1TB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$1,999||NPR 298,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 2TB, Wi-Fi||$2,199||NPR 325,000|
|iPad Pro (2021) 12.9” 2TB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$2,399||NPR 355,000|