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Apple unveils new iPad Pro that features facial recognition and cameras with LiDAR sensor

Apple unveils new iPad Pro with M1 chip that features facial recognition and cameras with LiDAR laser sensor to capture ‘incredible details’ in low-light conditions

  • Apple announced a new iPad Pro available in 11-inch and 12-inch sizes
  • Both feature Apple’s in-house M1 chip, giving them capabilities of an iMac
  • The iPad Pro is equipped with facial recognition and upgraded cameras, as well as a LiDAR laser sensor 
  • The device also pairs with the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil
  • The 11-inch starts at $799 and the 12-inch pricings starts at $1,099 

Apple announced a new iPad Pro during its ‘Spring Loaded’ event that is said to be the most powerful and advanced yet.

The device is the first to include the tech giant’s in-house M1 chip, providing the iPad Pro with similar performance of its iMac desktop computer.

With the upgraded processor, Apple says the graphics performance is over 1,500 times faster and boasts a battery life of up to 10 hours.

The iPad Pro features a new Liquid Retina XDR display, 5G capability and an all-new Ultra Wide front camera.

The new iPad Pro is available as an 11-inch and 12.9-inch, and starts at $799 – orders open April 30 and shipping begins in the second half of May.

Apple announced a new iPad Pro during its ‘Spring Loaded’ event that is said to be the most powerful and advanced yet. This is the first to include the tech giant’s in-house M1 chip, providing the iPad Pro with similar performance of its Mac systems

Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said: ‘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.’

The new iPad Pro includes a next-generation 16-core Apple Neural Engine, an advanced image signal processor (ISP) and a unified, high-bandwidth memory architecture with up to 16GB of memory.

‘Because M1 shares the same fundamental architecture of A-series chips, iPadOS is already optimized to take full advantage of the powerful technologies in M1 to easily handle everything from simple navigation to the most demanding workflows,’ Apple shared in a statement.

The new iPad Pro is available as an 11-inch and 12.9-inch, and starts at $799 – orders open April 30 and shipping begins in the second half of May

The new iPad Pro is available as an 11-inch and 12.9-inch, and starts at $799 – orders open April 30 and shipping begins in the second half of May

The tech giant has also upgraded the camera system with LiDAR Scanner that rapidly focuses on images and videos to capture crisp details ‘from almost no light at all'

The tech giant has also upgraded the camera system with LiDAR Scanner that rapidly focuses on images and videos to capture crisp details ‘from almost no light at all’

The tech giant has also upgraded the camera system with LiDAR Scanner that rapidly focuses on images and videos to capture crisp details ‘from almost no light at all.’

And unlike previous iPads, this on includes a TrueDepth camera system that lets users unlock the device with facial recognition.

It also includes Thunderbolt that supports 10Gbps Ethernet, allowing for faster external storage and higher resolution external displays. 

The iPad Pro also supports the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard Folio, as well as the Magic Keyboard – all of which are available in white

The iPad Pro also supports the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard Folio, as well as the Magic Keyboard – all of which are available in white

The iPad Pro also supports the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard Folio, as well as the Magic Keyboard – all of which are available in white. 

Apple has committed to an eco-friendly model, which means the new iPad Pro is made with 100 percent recycled aluminum and 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in the magnets of the speakers and enclosure.

The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available in silver and space gray finishes, with the smaller device costing $799 and the other starts at $1,099.

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