Here’s everything Apple just announced at its Let Loose event, including new iPad Pro with M4 chip, iPad Air, Apple Pencil and more

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Today is Apple iPad event day, and we’re ready to bring you everything you can stomach on the iPad, including if some of the rumors are true of what is to come, as a new iPad Pro, iPad Air, Apple Pencil and a keyboard case. I don’t have time to look? That’s okay, we’ve summarized the most important parts of the event below.

iPad Air with M2 chip

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The iPad line is getting a facelift today, and one of the biggest additions is that it now comes in two sizes, an 11-inch screen and a 13-inch screen. The cost is $599 for 11-inch and $799 for 13-inch. You can pre-order today and it will be available “next week”. Learn more

And, as a bonus, Apple finally places the front camera on the landscape edge of the iPad. Learn more

iPad Pro with M4

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The iPad Pro is billed as the thinnest iPad ever. Features include a visual experience with a two-panel OLED display called Tandem OLED. It also has a nano-textured glass option for less glare. And it incorporates the new generation of Apple silicon called M4, a jump from the M2. It also has a 12.9-inch iPad Air and new gestures for the Apple Pencil.

In the US, the 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $999 for the Wi-Fi model and $1,199 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. The 13-inch iPad Pro starts at $1,299 for the Wi-Fi model and $1,499 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. Learn more

Inside the M4 chip

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The M4 chip is the fourth generation of its custom SoCs. They feature a new display engine, as well as significantly updated CPU and GPU cores. Base M4 chips come with 10 CPU cores and 10 GPU cores.

Apple claims the new processor is 50% faster than the M2 chips that powered the last generation iPad Pro, while the GPU will deliver 4x the rendering performance, while delivering the same performance per Watt as the M3. Apple highlighted that the new GPU architecture includes dynamic caching, hardware-accelerated mesh shading, and ray tracing, which is a first for the iPad. Learn more

Inside Tandem OLED

“We’ve always envisioned the iPad as a magical sheet of glass,” John Ternus, senior vice president of hardware engineering, said at Apple’s iPad event in Cupertino on Tuesday. “And with the new iPad Pro, we wanted to give customers an even more remarkable visual experience. »

The company did this by bringing OLED to iPad for the first time ever, suggesting that the technology achieves the light and color accuracy iPad Pro owners want, but falls short on brightness. The company solved this problem by creating the Tandem OLED display, which can support an incredible 1,000 nits of full-screen brightness for SDR and HDR content, and 1,600 nits of peak HDR brightness. The company claims that no other device offers this level of display quality. Learn more

Apple Pencil Pro

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As shocking as it may seem, it’s been almost a decade since the first Apple Pencil was announced, way back in 2015. The stylus hasn’t seen many updates since then. The biggest came in 2018, introducing magnetic charging to the line. Last year, meanwhile, saw the arrival of a cheaper model with fewer features and USB-C charging.

It costs $129. Most of the Apple Pencil Pro’s new features come from compression. You can take animations, move and rotate the object and even blur the lens. Learn more

Magic Keyboard

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Apple has announced a new and improved Magic Keyboard, its keyboard accessory for iPad. This is the first major revision since 2020.

The Magic Keyboard has been “completely redesigned” to be much thinner and lighter, Apple claims, and now includes a feature row for quick access to controls such as screen brightness. Beyond that, the new Magic Keyboard features aluminum wrist rests and a larger trackpad. Plus, it’s more responsive, Apple says, with haptic feedback.

In the United States, the new 11-inch Magic Keyboard is available for $299 and the new 13-inch Magic Keyboard is available for $349. It comes with layouts for over 30 languages. Learn more

Final edit camera

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The latest version of Final Cut Pro introduces a new feature to speed up your filming: Live Multicam. It’s a bold move from Apple, turning your iPad into a multicam production studio, allowing creatives to connect and preview up to four cameras at the same time, in one place. From the command center, directors can remotely direct each video angle and adjust exposure, white balance, focus, and more, all within the Final Cut Camera app.

The new companion app allows users to connect multiple iPhones or iPads (presumably using the same protocols as the Continuity Camera feature launched a few years ago). Final Cut Pro automatically transfers and syncs each Live Multicam angle so you can move seamlessly from production to editing. Learn more

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