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A month after its launch, the latest Apple iPad Pro models with the desktop-grade Apple M1 Silicon is now available in the Philippines.
Locally, the 2021 11- and 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro models cost from P45,990 (roughly $951 converted) in the Philippines. Here are the prices of each variant:
- 11-inch Apple iPad Pro
- 128GB Wi-Fi: P45,990
- 256GB Wi-Fi: P51,990
- 512GB Wi-Fi: P63,990
- 1TB Wi-Fi: P87,990
- 2TB Wi-Fi: P111,990
- 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: P54,990
- 256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: P60,990
- 512GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: P72,990
- 1TB Wi-Fi + Cellular: P96,990
- 2TB Wi-Fi + Cellular: P120,990
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro
- 128GB Wi-Fi: P62,990
- 256GB Wi-F: P68,990
- 512GB Wi-Fi: P80,990
- 1TB Wi-Fi: P104,990
- 2TB Wi-Fi: P128,990
- 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: P71,990
- 256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: P77,990
- 512GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: P89,990
- 1TB Wi-Fi + Cellular: P113,990
- 2TB Wi-Fi + Cellular: P137,990
Besides the size upgrade, the 12.9-inch version boasts a Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED screen with over 10,000 LEDs across the entire back of the display.
According to Apple, the 2,732 x 2,048 display offers up to 1,000 nits of full-screen brightness, 1,600 nits of peak brightness, and a 1 million-to-one contrast ratio. And in case you’re not familiar, those specs should deliver a jaw-dropping viewing experience comparable to a high-end mini-LED TV.
Of course, the most notable spec bump here is inside. You basically get the chip that powers the latest Apple computers. In fact, the iPad Pro’s M1 chip actually has more GPU cores than the Apple M1 Silicon in the base iMac.
Apple says the M1 iPad Pro’s graphics performance is 1,500 times faster than previous-gen models. As far as general computing and productivity are concerned, the M1 iPad Pro is basically a full-fledged computer with as much processing power as modern high-end PCs. It’s a huge leap over 2020’s iPad Pro and should change the way we look at tablets and their utility in the modern workplace.
Official M1 Silicon-powered Apple iPad Pro 2021 product video
For us, they’ve always represented the next evolution of laptops. And now, Apple has given its prosumer tablet the hardware it needs to fully realize that potential. Now, if only it could run desktop apps, that would really be revolutionary.
On the imaging front, the 2021 Apple iPad Pro with M1 chip has dual rear-facing cameras with 12- and 10-megapixel sensors, while the front-facing shooter for selfies and FaceTime packs a 12-megapixel unit as well.
As for battery life, expect about 10 hours from the Wi-Fi variants, while the Wi-Fi + Cellular versions should last nine hours on a full charge. The iPad Pro refresh also comes equipped with millimeter-wave 5G connectivity that is said to offer “the broadest 5G coverage worldwide” and can reach speeds up to 4Gbps. It’s the first Apple tablet to support 5G.
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