During a virtual keynote held on Tuesday, April 20, Apple presented three new products: the iPad Pro 2021 equipped with the M1 chip, the iMac M1 and the new Apple TV 4K box 2021. These models will be available from month of May, but pre-orders are already open!
Apple presented several new features during its virtual keynote, which was held on April 20. The Cupertino company notably announced the arrival of its new iPad Pro, version 2021. And the changes are significant, starting with the integration of the powerful M1 chip! The Apple tablet thus joins the MacBook Pro and Air as well as the Mac Mini. The M1 chip is also fitted to the new iMacs, which have also had a facelift and benefit from a new colorful design. Otherwise, Apple has also redesigned its Apple TV 4K box, which comes with a new remote control.
Where to pre-order the iPad Pro 2021?
The iPad Pro 2021 now includes the same M1 processor as its MacBook Air and Pro computers. The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch models also have a Thunderbolt port and optional 5G support.
If its exterior design is not fundamentally different from that of the previous model, some small changes have been made, especially on the screen of the 12.9-inch model. The latter incorporates a mini LED screen (10,000 integrated mini-LEDs), which, without being OLED, will make blacks very black and also promises very strong contrasts, while offering a wider range of colors. . The 11-inch iPad Pro will remain confined to a Liquid Retina display.
But the main novelty of this iPad Pro version 2021 is obviously the integration of the new M1 chip, which already equips the MacBook Pro and Air, the Mac Mini and which we will also find in the new iMacs. This processor provides a considerable power boost, offering performance up to 40% faster than the previous generation. With such a configuration, the iPad Pro 2021 has something to do with personal computers. In addition, the iPad now has a Thunderbolt 4 compatible USB-C port, which should ensure even more speed and versatility to the device.
Finally, on the back of the iPad Pro 2021, we will find the camera module composed of a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor, a 10-megapixel ultra-wide-angle and the famous LiDAR scanner for laser remote sensing, very useful for augmented reality, depth and distance detection.
The iPad Pro 2021, in its 11 and 12.9-inch diagonals, is already available for pre-order for availability in May. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $ 899, compared to $ 1,219 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Where to pre-order the iMac M1?
But the iPad Pro 2021 is not the only product available for pre-order: you can already buy the iMac M1 in its three configurations: 8-core CPU + 7-core GPU + 256 GB SSD at 1,449 euros, 8-core CPU + 8-core GPU + 256 GB SSD at 1,669 euros, 8-core CPU + 8-core GPU + 512 GB SSD at 1,899 euros, à la Fnac. All three configurations are also available on Amazon and Boulanger.
Several colorways are available, including green, pink, blue, and silver, but all seven colorways are only available on the Apple Store, at least for now. The new iMac has a 24-inch IPS LCD screen in 4.5K definition.
It still has a big chin at the bottom, but the back of the screen is now flat instead of curved. With a volume reduced by 50% and 11.5 mm thick, it looks like an iPad on a stand. The display also features Apple’s True Tone technology to automatically adjust the color temperature.
Apple has finally installed a new Full HD camera as well as new microphones. There’s also a new magnetic power cable – it looks a lot like the old MagSafe cable – that attaches to the back. Ethernet is not available, but it can be connected to the power supply and delivered via the same cable. The entry-level model incorporates two USB-C / Thunderbolt ports on the back, and the high-end model adds two additional USB-C ports (without Thunderbolt support). Finally, there is always a headphone jack.
Where to pre-order the 2021 Apple TV 4K?
Pre-orders are also open for the 2021 Apple TV 4K.
Few changes for the Apple TV 4K 2021 edition compared to the previous version, it incorporates the A12 Bionic chip. As with the old Apple TVs, you can use your iPhone to better calibrate your TV using the phone’s brightness sensor. Based on this data, Apple TV automatically adapts its video output to display more accurate colors and better contrast. All this without having to manually change the TV settings.
As you can see in the visual, the new Siri Remote incorporates controls on a five-way clickpad for more precise navigation. The remote still has a tactile part for the quick swipe gestures popular with all Apple TV users.
To compare the iPad Pro 2021
If you want to compare the iPad Pro 2021 with other already existing models of Apple’s tablet, be sure to check out our guide to the best iPads in 2021.