Apple iPad Event

New M4 SoC

  • 10-core CPU ({up to} 4 performance, 6 efficiency)
  • 10-core GPU
  • 16-core NPU

(Ed: M4? M4?!?!)

Performs as well as M2, using half the power.


New iPad Pro

2 screen sizes (11-inch, 13-inch). “Ultra Retina XDR” displays.

  • Thickness: 5.3 (and 5.1) mm. (Ed: How come the larger device is thinner?)
  • Weight: .98 (and 1.28) lb.

2 colors (silver, space black).

OLED tech for colour and luminance; 2 OLED panels, and so “Tandem OLED”.

1000 nits of brightness for SDR/HDR content.

Nano-texture glass option. (Ed: I want this.)

Graphite and copper, for improved thermal performance.

Front-facing camera shifted to the landscape edge, just like iPad Air.

999 (and 1299) USD for 256 GB of storage.


New Pencil Pro

New “barrel roll” sensor? Gyroscope?

Supports Find My.

Custom interactions (e.g., _Procreate).

Pencil Pro also works with the new iPad Air.

129 USD.


New Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro

2 sizes (11-inch, 13-inch), colour-matched.

It looks like its predecessor, but with a function (keys) row, and a larger trackpad.

299 (and 349) USD.

New iPad Air

Now in 2 screen sizes (11-inch, 13-inch). The displays are identical.

Interesting titbit about iPad Pro: “… about half the users choose the larger screen”. (Ed: Not 65-35, in favour of the smaller screen?)

Front-facing camera shifted to the landscape edge.

“Center Stage” camera; i.e., it tries to keep everyone in-frame.

What about the keyboard again?

Landscape stereo (i.e., TWO {2}) speakers.

4 colors (blue, purple, starlight, & space grey).

100% recycled aluminium enclosure.

M2 SoC. These percentages probably relative to its predecessor:

  • CPU: +15%;
  • GPU: +25%;
  • NPU (also known as an NPU, or ane): +40%;
  • “Faster memory bandwidth”. (Ed: Perhaps she meant more memory bandwidth?)
  • Overall: +50% (Ed: Those numbers don’t seem to match up.)

“3x faster performance” than A14-based iPad Air.

Now supports Apple Pencil hover. Which Pencil(s) does it support?

599 (and 799) USD for 256 GB of storage.


New app versions

  • Final Cut Pro (and Final Cut Camera)
  • Logic Pro

iPad (10th generation)

Reduced to 349 USD.

Non-iPad updates

  1. Vision Pro use cases (e.g., Porsche, Sharp Healthcare, Wicked).
  2. M3-based MacBook Air, the world’s best-selling 13-, and 15-inch laptop.