Apple iPad Pro 11" Mid 2021 3rd Gen Overview
Experience the next level of ultimate with the space gray Apple 11" iPad Pro, which features performance that is supercharged by Apple's M1 8-Core chip with an 8-Core GPU and a 16-Core Neural Engine, a Liquid Retina display, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), a 12MP Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage, and 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt connectivity. All of this helps turn your iPad into a true portable powerhouse that can double as a performance and production studio, as it is can deliver all-day battery life, as well as the power needed to build intricate AR models, play games with console-quality graphics at high frame rates, and more.
The iPad Pro's Liquid Retina display has a 2388 x 1668 resolution, the P3 wide color gamut, ProMotion support with a 120 Hz refresh rate, and True Tone for comfortable viewing. There is also 600 nits of max brightness. On the front, Apple has introduced a 12MP Ultra Wide Camera with Center Stage, which uses the 12MP Ultra Wide 1080p camera and machine learning to automatically pan, zoom, expand, and actively adjust the frame during video calls, whether it's just you or multiple participants. On the rear, there are still 12MP Ultra Wide and 10MP Ultra Wide cameras for 4K, Full HD, and multi-cam filmmaking with Smart HDR 3. The LiDAR scanner is retained, which determines distance by determining light reflection and further readies possibilities for augmented reality and beyond.
Apple has also equipped the iPad Pro with 128GB of storage and 8GB RAM, plus a 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt port with a USB Type-C interface for driving displays, including the Pro Display XDR at full 6K resolution, as well as external storage and docks. Moving to the audio side of things, the iPad Pro retains its five studio-quality mics and delivers theater-like sound and support for Dolby Atmos with four-speaker audio. Also carried over from previous models is support for a trackpad, Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard Folio, and the Magic Keyboard. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) ensures a fast wireless connection, so you'll be able to quickly access your network stay productive.
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With M1, the iPad Pro is the fastest device of its kind. It's designed to take full advantage of next-level performance and custom technologies like the advanced image signal processor and unified memory architecture of M1. And with the incredible power efficiency of M1, iPad Pro is still thin and light with all-day battery life of up to 10 hours, making it as portable as it is powerful.
Faster Performance and Graphics
The 8-core CPU of M1 delivers up to 50% faster performance. And M1 has an 8-core GPU in a class of its own, providing up to 40% faster graphics performance to the iPad Pro. So you can build intricate AR models, play games with console-quality graphics at high frame rates, and more.
11" Liquid Retina Display
The Liquid Retina display on the 11" iPad Pro features advanced technologies such as ProMotion, True Tone, P3 wide color, and ultralow reflectivity with 600 nits of brightness, which make everything feel responsive and look stunning.
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Fast wireless connections are critical to getting things done. With Wi-Fi 6, rest assured that you've got fast Wi-Fi available.
Front 12MP Ultra Wide Camera with Center Stage
The iPad Pro features an Ultra Wide camera with a 12MP sensor and a 122° field of view, making it suitable for FaceTime and the Center Stage feature. It's also great for epic Portrait mode selfies and works with the TrueDepth camera to securely unlock iPad Pro with Face ID.
Center Stage uses the Ultra Wide camera and machine learning to change the way you participate in video calls. As you move around, it automatically pans to keep you centered in the frame. When others join in or leave the call, the view expands or zooms in. Center Stage works with FaceTime and other video conferencing apps for an even more engaging experience.
Rear Pro Cameras
12MP Wide and 10MP Ultra Wide cameras help you capture the perfect photo or video, or even set up a multicamera filmmaking rig. And with the more powerful ISP in the M1 chip, the iPad Pro now features Smart HDR 3.
The LiDAR Scanner measures how long it takes light to reflect back from objects, so it can create a depth map of almost any space you're in and unlock immersive AR experiences. It works with the powerful ISP to more accurately focus images and videos in low-light conditions and reduce capture time.
40 Gb/s Thunderbolt Connectivity
Now with Thunderbolt, this is the fastest, most versatile port ever on iPad. It works with existing USB Type-C connectors and opens up an extensive ecosystem of high-performance accessories for iPad Pro - like fast external storage, displays, and docks. Transfer huge assets or even drive the Pro Display XDR at full 6K resolution. This port is also compatible with 40 Gb/s USB 4 and 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2.
The Apple Pencil, Magic Keyboard, and the Smart Keyboard Folio open up even more ways to use iPad Pro. Draw a masterpiece, take notes, or knock out a business plan. These versatile accessories are designed to take your work and creativity to the next level.
With the power of Apple Pencil, the iPad Pro transforms into an immersive drawing canvas and an intuitive note-taking device. It sets the standard for how drawing, marking up documents, and even filling in text fields should feel - intuitive, precise, and magical.
Magic Keyboard features a responsive typing experience and a built in trackpad that gives you new ways to work with iPadOS. So you can write your novel, crank out a term paper, or rip through your inbox. And with backlit keys, you can get things done in a wide array of lighting conditions. The Magic Keyboard is available two sizes and colors of black or white.
iPadOS builds on the same powerful foundation as iOS, while offering distinct experiences designed for the capabilities of iPad. Multitask effortlessly with touch or navigate the system with a trackpad. And with iPadOS, you can do even more, like copy and paste handwritten notes as text and write in any text field with Scribble.
Even More Reasons to Go Pro
Thunderbolt has a 40 Gb/s bandwidth for connecting displays, drives, and more, while five studio-quality mics record great sound when you shoot video, make music, and more. Working alongside the mics are four speakers that deliver theater-like sound and support for Dolby Atmos.
In the Box: Apple IPad Pro 11", USB-C Charge Cable, USB-C Power Adapter
Apple IPad Pro 11" Mid 2021 3rd Gen Specs
Operating System: iPadOS 14
CPU Architecture: Arm
Processor: Apple M1
CPU: Performance Quad-Core
Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Barometer (Altimeter), Face ID, Gyroscope, LiDAR
Total Installed Memory: 8 GB
Panel Type: IPS-Type LCD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Resolution: 2388 x 1688
Maximum Brightness: 600 cd/m2
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Pixel Density: 264 ppi
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity: 128 GB
Solid State Storage: Unspecified Flash
Media/Memory Card Slot: None
USB Type-C: 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery)
Built-In Speakers: 4
Built-In Microphones: 5
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
GNSS Support: None
Front: 12 MP Sensor with a f/2.4 Lens (122° FoV)
Rear: 12 MP Sensor with a f/1.8 Lens; 10 MP Sensor with a f/2.4 Lens (125° FoV)
Camera Flash: Rear: 4 x LED (Dual Tone)
Focus Type: Front Ultra Wide: Phase-Detect Autofocus
Rear Ultra Wide/Wide: Phase-Detect Autofocus
Video Recording Front: 1080p at up to 60 fps
Rear: UHD 4K at up to 60 fps
Battery Chemistry: Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Capacity: 28.65 Wh
Estimated Battery Life: 10 Hours
Power Supply: 20 W with USB Type-C
Pointing Device: Touchscreen
Security: Fingerprint Reader, Facial Recognition
Operating Temperature: 32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
Operating Humidity: 5 to 95%
Dimensions: 9.7 x 7 x 0.2" / 247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm
Weight: 1 lb / 466 g
Package Weight: 1.87 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH): 10.2 x 7.3 x 2"