Along with the new iPad 2022 and also the new Apple TV 4K, as was widely expected, Apple introduces the new iPad Pro 2022 11 and 12.9 that preserves the design and key features of the previous series, but achieves another leap in performance thanks to the use of the latest generation of The Apple Silicon M2 chip, which is the same chip already used in the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.
For these tablets, Apple claims that performance is up to 15% faster for the 8-core CPU compartment than the M1 chip. The performance increase is further marked instead in the graphics sector: Apple announces improvements of up to 35% for the 10-core GPU. While a 16-core neural engine can process 15,800 billion operations per second, that’s more than 40% of an M1.
The high performance of iPad Pro 2022 with Apple Silicon M2 chip is suitable for demanding jobs and tasks, such as editing large image libraries, processing 3D objects, ultrasound scanning, video games, etc.
New hovering experience with Apple Pencil
With the new iPad Pro and iPadOS 16, the Apple Pencil (2nd generation) hover functionality allows users to have a whole new way to interact with the screen. Now the Apple Pencil is actually detected when it’s 12mm from the screen, allowing you to see a preview of the stroke before you draw it.
This allows the user to draw or illustrate with greater precision and makes anything the user does with the Apple Pencil easier and more intuitive. For example, with the handwriting feature, text fields are automatically enlarged when the Apple Pencil is brought closer to the screen, and converting handwriting into typed text is faster. Third-party apps can also take advantage of this new feature, paving the way for new ways to annotate and draw.
iPad Pro 2022 pricing and availability
The new iPad Pro 2022 can be ordered from October 18 through the Apple Store app in 28 countries and regions, including Italy; It will be available in stores starting Wednesday, October 26th. The new iPad Pro 11 12.9″ will be available in silver and space gray with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities starting at €1069 (incl. VAT) for the Wi-Fi model and at €1269 (incl. VAT inclusive). ) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model;
iPad Pro 12.9 is on sale from €1,469 (incl. VAT) for the Wi-Fi model and from €1,669 (incl. VAT) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
Also on Tuesday, October 18, Apple introduced the new 2022 iPad and also the new Apple TV 4K.