Apple iPad Pro M1 12.9-inch 512GB

Key Features

  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Internal Storage: 512GB
  • Battery: Li-Po (40.88 Wh)
  • Main camera: 12MP + 10MP + TOF 3D LiDAR scanner
  • Front camera: 12 MP
  • Display: 12.9 inches
  • Processor: Apple M1
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Cellular
  • Colors: Silver, Space Gray
  • OS: iPadOS 14.5


Apple iPad Pro M1 12.9-inch 5th Gen 512GB

Apple iPad Pro M1 12.9-inch 5th Gen 512GB has a 12.9-inch display with Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED LCD display, powered by an Apple M1 chip 8-core CPU with 4 perform­ance cores and 4 efficiency cores 8-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine. The iPad has 8GB RAM with 512GB storage and a 40.88 Wh Battery.


The design has stayed the same which is fantastic. And this is all the way to the minute details of dimension. I say this is cool because a lot of people out there have cases, the magic keyboard, and things like that, that already work with the existing Apple iPad Pro 11 2020 and 12.9-inch iPad Pros of 2020. So the fact that Apple kept them the same design is absolutely a good thing. Now, I will say that the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro is heavier about half a pound heavier and is about half a millimetre thicker than the prior generation.

Fortunately, it’s only half a millimetre, so it shouldn’t make a huge difference for a lot of accessories out there. So same design pretty much overall. I did mention the magic keyboard. Now it does come in a new white colour. There is only a black one currently available now. Included in the box, Apple is now upgrading the charger. It is going from an 18-watt charger to a new 20-watt charger.

Improved cameras

Turn this guy around and we’re going to talk about some cameras. Cameras, we’re talking about cameras. So Apple has upgraded the cameras of the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021). They call them pro cameras now, even though the wide and ultra-wide are still the same resolutions, 12 megapixels for the wide and 10 megapixels for the ultra-wide. But there are some changes here, thanks to that new ISP and everything. The new camera supports Smart HDR3 for the first time. We have a lens that corrects you for that ultra-wide-angle lens. We saw that on the iPhone 12 line. There is an advanced red-eye correction.

We have audio zoom which works this way. When you are doing the video, which actually kind of like zooms in the audio. So what you’re listening to far away, looks at that subject and boosts that audio a little bit. There also is an extended dynamic range for video up to 30 frames per second. There is cinematic video stabilization on 4k. Before it was available on 1080p and 720p. So new cinematic stabilization on 4k videos and it can record audio in stereo.

FaceTime camera

Let’s also talk about the new FaceTime cameras here. So Apple did update its true depth camera system. So I guess not a FaceTime camera, the true depth camera system. It’s been upgraded from 7 megapixels to 12 megapixels. There is a new 122 field of view super wide. And it has a feature called centre stage, which is using that new neural engine and the new processor to be able to actually see the subject in the video and then scope in on them and always keep them in a frame and even move it around. On that new front-facing camera, there is a lens correction, which is important for that really wide point of view, smart HDR3,1080P video and there’s an extended dynamic range for videos at up to 30 frames per second. And finally cinematic video stabilization.

Apple M1 chipset

Internally, Apple made some changes. Apple has moved to the M1 Processor on the iPad line with Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021). Yeah, the powerful processor that I was running in its MacBook is now the same one on the iPad Pro. So the M! Is in here, which has a bunch of benefits. It is up to 50% faster in terms of the CPU. The GPU is up to 40% faster than the age 12Z bionic processor that we had in the last generation, iPad Pros. It has twice as fast storage things as that updated processor. And a new 16-core neural engine. The port on here. It is still a USB-C port. But Apple has moved from just a USB-C port to a new USB four-port with type C that also supports Thunderbolt. So we’re getting a lot of backward compatibilities here.

Specs Summary

Display 12.9 inches, Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED LCD, 120Hz
Processor Apple M1
Sim Card Nano-SIM, eSIM
Connectivity GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
OS iPadOS 14.5
Ram 8GB, 16GB
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB , 1TB, 2TB
Card Slot N/A
Camera 12MP +10MP + TOF 3D LiDAR
Selfie 12MP
3.5mm jack No
USB Port USB Type-C
Fingerprint Face ID
Battery Li-Po (40.88 Wh)
Charging 18 W fast-charging
Colours Silver, Space Gray

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