The 2024 Apple iPad Pro features a thinner profile and the latest M4 chip

Thinnest ever, they say!

During its Let Loose extravaganza, Apple presented the long-awaited updates to its 2024 iPad Pros. The latest 13-inch and 11-inch tablets now have a sleek new design, beefed-up internals, and an even slimmer profile. The 13-inch model is 5.1 millimetres thick, making it Apple's thinnest device yet, while the 11-inch version comes in at 5.3 millimetres. Adding to the allure, these iPad Pros will also offer a nano-texture coating option for those who prefer a matte display finish.

As expected, Apple has upped the ante with its iPad Pro screens, swapping to OLED displays on both the 13-inch and 11-inch models. The switch promises deeper blacks, more vibrant colours, and improved contrast, thanks to a tandem OLED structure. The Ultra Retina XDR display on the iPads have a peak brightness of 1000 nits and 1600 nits for HDR content.

Apple has opted out of the M3 chip entirely and instead opted for its latest silicon, the M4 chip. Built on second-generation 3-nanometer tech, the M4 chip features up to four performance cores and six efficiency cores. As per Apple the new chip promises up to 1.5x faster CPU performance compared to the previous-generation iPad Pro's M2 chip. The M4 chip also builds upon the GPU architecture of its predecessor, featuring a 10-core GPU with features like Dynamic Caching and hardware-accelerated mesh shading and ray tracing, making their debut on the iPad. Apple says that compared to the M2, the M4 chip can deliver the same performance using just half the power.

Another major upgrade: Apple has revamped the front-facing camera, positioning it in landscape mode. The Ultra Wide 12MP camera, along with the innovative Center Stage feature, Apple says, ensures a top-notch video conferencing experience in landscape orientation. And the updated camera system is now equipped with four studio-quality microphones. 

The new iPad Pro's 12MP rear camera comes with an adaptive True Tone flash, revolutionising document scanning. With the help of AI, this iPad Pro can automatically detect documents within the Camera app. If shadows obstruct the scan, the device captures multiple photos using the adaptive flash and stitches them together, resulting in improved scans.

Additionally, the 2024 iPad Pro comes with a USB-C connector with Thunderbolt 3 and USB 4 support, offering wired connectivity at speeds of up to 40Gb/s. Not to mention, it's equipped with Wi-Fi 6E support. In terms of accessories, the Magic Keyboard now sports a more luxurious finish, complete with an aluminium palm rest and a dedicated function key row for added convenience.

Available in silver and space black finishes, the new 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pros come in storage capacities ranging from 256GB to 2TB. The 11-inch model starts at ₹99,900 for the Wi-Fi version and ₹119,900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular variant, while the 13-inch model begins at ₹129,900 for the Wi-Fi option and ₹149,900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular version.