Apple’s latest iPad Pro with M1 chip, Liquid Retina XDR display launched in Nepal

Apple iPad Pro M1 Price in Nepal 2021 5th gen 11
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Apple unloaded a bunch of new products on April’s “Spring Loaded” event. As expected, the 5th generation of iPad Pro saw its debut as well—and boy does it pack a punch. Now, Let’s discover more about the Apple iPad Pro M1 (2021) including all its features, specs, and official price in Nepal.

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Apple iPad Pro M1 (2021) Overview:

M1 Chip on an iPad

Apple ditched Intel’s x86 architecture in favor of the in-house M1 chip based on Arm in its latest MacBooks. This allowed Apple to deliver a greater level of performance while also staying in charge of the niftiest optimizations possible.

Now, the same M1 chip has made its way to the latest iPad Pros. According to Apple, this 8 core CPU/8 core GPU chip offers a 50% speed boost over last year’s iPad Pros with A12Z Bionic chipset.

iPad Pro 2021 - M1 Chip

Moreover, the 5th generation of iPad Pro also introduces the 5th generation of cellular connectivity—5G. Quite the coincidence. While it supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrum of 5G, Apple says the faster mmWave 5G will only be available in the US.

iPad Pro 2021 comes in either 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of storage, while a 2TB has also made its debut. Similarly, you can configure your iPad Pro with either 8 or 16GB RAM, while the 1/2TB storage options will only be available with the latter.

Mini-LED, Liquid Retina XDR display

Another exciting premiere in this iteration of iPad Pro is the Mini-LED display. Compared to the standard LED-backlit screens, this allows for a brighter screen and better contrast. With over 2500 local dimming zones spread across 10,000+ mini-LEDs, the 5th gen iPad Pro can achieve up to a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.

Besides, Apple has also borrowed the display properties from the Pro Display XDR that costs around $5,000. However, all the aforementioned upgrades are restricted to the 12.9″ variant under the name “Liquid Retina XDR” display whereas the smaller 11″ version enjoys a relatively less capable screen. Meaning, there’s no mini-LED, no local dimming zones, and no XDR-like screen on the 11″ iPad Pro.

iPad Pro 2021 - Liquid Retina XDR display

Despite this, both options equip Apple’s ProMotion technology with a 120Hz refresh rate, Wide color display (P3), anti-reflective coating, support for 2nd generation Apple Pencil, etc. Additionally, the 12.9″ iPad Pro has 1000 nits of max full-screen brightness and 1600 nits peak brightness under HDR mode whereas the 11″ version is limited to 600 nits of max brightness.

USB 4, Thunderbolt

Another fun addition to this year’s iPad is the Thunderbolt and USB 4 standard. As a result, the USB-C port here can seamlessly connect to external displays, storage, and other accessories with up to 40 Gbps bandwidth.

What about the cameras?

There’s not much of an upgrade on the camera department on this year’s iPad Pros. A square module on the top left edge of the device hosts a 12MP f/1.8 wide sensor, a 10MP f/2.4 ultrawide lens with a 125° Field of View (FOV), a LiDAR scanner, and the True Tone flash. Upfront, you now get an upgraded 12MP f/2.4 TrueDepth ultrawide camera with a 122° FOV. For security, this sensor also facilitates Apple’s Face ID.

iPad Pro 2021 - Cameras

Here, the new “Center Stage” feature utilizes the ultrawide camera to keep the human subject in the center during video calls even when they’re moving. Similar to the “Auto Framing” feature on Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2.

Plus, M1’s ISP should result in a drastically better image and video quality. Moreover, thanks to the M1 chip, iPad Pro 2021 also supports the “Smart HDR 3” that debuted with the iPhone 12 series, which optimizes the shot on a frame-by-frame basis for best results.

Assorted features

This year’s iPad Pro comes with a quad-speaker setup as well, with support for Dolby Atmos audio. It has 5 “studio-quality” microphones too. Like its predecessor, it also supports Magic Keyboard for a greater degree of productivity.

But unlike last year, it is now available in white color option as well. iPad Pro 2021 runs on iPadOS 14 out-of-the-box while it recently received iPadOS 14.5 as well. This version introduced support for Apple’s AirTag tracker among other features.

Apple iPad Pro M1 (2021) Specifications:

  • Display: 11/12.9-inches screen, ProMotion 120Hz, Wide Color (P3), True Tone
    • 11″: LED backlit, 2388 x 1668 px, 264 PPI, 600 nits max brightness
    • 12.9″: Mini-LED backlit, 2732 x 2048 px, 264 PPI, 1600 nits peak brightness (HDR)
  • Chipset: Apple M1 Chip (8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine)
  • Storage: 8/16GB RAM, Up to 2TB internal storage
  • Rear Camera: 12MP f/1.8 wide, 10MP f/1.4 ultrawide with 125° FOV, LiDAR scanner
  • Front Camera: 12MP f/2.4 ultrawide lens with 122° FOV, Face ID
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11ax (dual-band) with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, 5G (sub-6GHz, mmWave), Nano-SIM, eSIM
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Three-axis Gyro, Barometer
  • Other Features: USB-C (Thunderbolt, USB 4, USB 3.1 Gen 2), Quad-speakers, 5x microphones
  • Battery: 28.65 Wh (11″), 40.88 Wh (12.9″)

Apple iPad Pro M1 (2021) Price in Nepal & Availability

The price of the 5th gen Apple iPad Pro M1 (2021) in Nepal starts at NPR 129,000 and NPR 165,000 for the 128GB, WiFi-only models of 11″ and 12.9″ variants, respectively. You can buy iPad Pro M1 (2021) in Nepal from Apple-authorized stores like EvoStore and Oliz Store.

iPad Pro M1 (2021) Configuration Price in Nepal
 

 

 

iPad Pro M1 (2021) 11”

128GB, WiFi NPR 129,000
256GB, WiFi NPR 145,000
128GB, WiFi + Cellular NPR 153,000
256GB, WiFi + Cellular NPR 168,000
512GB, WiFi NPR 175,000
512GB, WiFi + Cellular NPR 198,000
1TB, WiFi NPR 225,000
1TB, WiFi + Cellular NPR 250,000
2TB, WiFi NPR 295,000
2TB, WiFi + Cellular NPR 310,000
 

 

 

iPad Pro M1 (2021) 12.9”

128GB, WiFi NPR 165,000
256GB, WiFi NPR 180,000
128GB, WiFi + Cellular NPR 190,000
256GB, WiFi + Cellular NPR 205,000
512GB, WiFi NPR 215,000
512GB, WiFi + Cellular NPR 240,000
1TB, WiFi NPR 270,000
1TB, WiFi + Cellular NPR 298,000
2TB, WiFi NPR 325,000
2TB, WiFi + Cellular NPR 355,000
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