Preorders for new iPad Pro with M1 chip, XDR display, and 5G are now live

You can now preorder the new iPad Pro.

What you need to know

  • Preorders for the new iPad Pro are now live.
  • Orders for the new iPad Pro should begin arriving in the second half of May.

Preorders for the new iPad Pro are now live!

The new iPad Pro is the first iPad to feature Apple’s M1 processor, the same chip that powers its new lineup of Macs. In addition to the new chip, the new iPad Pro also features a Liquid Retina XDR display.

The addition of the Apple-designed M1 chip delivers a massive leap in performance, making iPad Pro the fastest device of its kind. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro features a new Liquid Retina XDR display that brings extreme dynamic range to iPad Pro, offering a stunning visual experience with more true-to-life details to the most demanding HDR workflows. Cellular models with 5G deliver even faster wireless connectivity when on the go, and to provide users with pro-level throughput for high-speed accessories, iPad Pro now includes support for Thunderbolt. Additionally, an all-new Ultra Wide front camera enables Center Stage, a new feature that automatically keeps users perfectly framed for even more engaging video calls. The new iPad Pro is available to order beginning Friday, April 30, on apple.com, and will be available in the second half of May.

Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, says that, with the M1 processor and XDR display, “there’s nothing else like iPad Pro.”

“The revolutionary M1 chip has been a breakthrough for the Mac, and we’re incredibly excited to bring it to iPad Pro … With M1’s huge jump in performance, a groundbreaking extreme dynamic range experience on the 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, up to 2TB of high-speed storage, Thunderbolt expansion, a four-speaker audio system, pro cameras with LiDAR Scanner, blazing-fast 5G connectivity, an amazing video-calling experience with Center Stage — combined with the advanced features of iPadOS and a powerful pro app ecosystem all in a device users can hold in one hand — there’s nothing else like iPad Pro.”

You can now preorder the iPad Pro on the Apple Store website and Apple Store app. Orders for the new iPad Pro should begin arriving in the second half of May.

iPad Pro (2021)

$799 at Apple

The new iPad Pro is the first iPad to feature Apple’s M1 processor, the same chip that powers the Mac.

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