Now with Thunderbolt, this is the fastest, most versatile port ever on iPad. Draw a masterpiece, take notes or make a business plan. These versatile accessories are designed to take your work and creativity to the next level. Adobe Illustrator. Markup in Photos. GoodNotes 5. It sets the standard for how drawing, marking up documents and even filling in text fields should feel — intuitive, precise and magical. Learn more about Apple Pencil. Adobe Fresco. So you can write your novel, draft an essay or sort through your inbox.
And with backlit keys, you can get things done in any light. Learn more about keyboards for iPad. Choose between Black and White in both sizes of Magic Keyboard. Multitask effortlessly with touch or navigate the system with a trackpad. And now you can do even more, like copy and paste handwritten notes as text and write in any text field with Scribble.
Smarter note-taking. Improved search. Watch Greyhound on the Apple TV app. Over 1M apps on the App Store just for iPad. New 2TB configuration offers more room to store apps and content. Open this page using Safari on your iPhone or iPad. View iPad Pro Like every Apple product, iPad was designed with your privacy and security in mind.
Learn more about our approach to privacy. Technology is most powerful when everyone can use it. Explore all accessibility features on iPad. We take responsibility for the environmental footprint of our products throughout their life cycle.
Learn more. Shop iPad accessories. With Apple Trade In, just give us your eligible iPad and get credit towards a new one. Find your trade-in value. View in AR. Power couple. M1 chip. Faster performance and graphics. Brightest and best. Extreme dynamic range comes to the True Tone. Powered by over 10, Local dimming zones on iPad Pro. Over 2, Local dimming zones.
Easy on the eyes. Easy to carry. Ultra Wide camera with Centre Stage. Centre Stage. Rear-facing cameras Wide camera. Ultra Wide camera. LiDAR scanner. Pro cameras. For powerful creative workflows. First, the iPad Pro is not a laptop replacement. Second, this is a device for professionals. And that's the point. Being a device that's truly for professionals means not being for everyone else. The iPad Pro is a dream machine, one that many people, including me, have fantasized about being a proper laptop replacement.
A stylish slate that can attach to a keyboard, and that has Apple Pencil support for notetaking? Apple's Magic Keyboards, which come with keys and a trackpad, get the iPad Pro within sight of being a feasible daily-driver laptop. Sadly, it's not quite there. Hardware isn't the issue. The Magic Keyboard is comfortable enough despite being small, battery life isn't a problem, and the iPad Pro is certainly not lacking in power.
The problem is that the iPad Pro runs iPadOS , which is still more similar to a phone's operating system than to a computer's. In most cases, the quirks of iPadOS just require simple workarounds. For example: Google Docs. The Google Docs app is clunky compared to the browser experience, as the app requires you to toggle between read and write modes. The solution I quickly found was to access Google Docs via the Safari browser, rather than the app. I had to rethink many small tasks in this way, but after a few days I was able to do almost my whole job on the iPad Pro.
I can write stories fine in CNET's content system, for instance, but often have trouble publishing. Obviously, that's a problem. Similarly, our email client often gives me grief in all sorts of boring but painful ways -- our version of Outlook can copy and paste on computers, but not my iPhone or iPad Pro -- making it unreliable. None of this is Apple's fault. It can't help it if companies build tools to work on computers rather than hybrid operating systems like iPadOS, but the reality is that most companies won't have repurposed internal tools for iPads.
As far as things Apple can control, the biggest item on my iPad wish list is the ability to dual-screen with an external display. At the moment you can mirror the iPad Pro's screen on an external display, but you can't extend one screen into the next. Given the tablet's power, and its USB-C input, this feels like something Apple could and eventually will unlock with a software update rather than a hardware limitation. Many had hoped that real multimonitor support would come with iPadOS 15 , which hit iPads in September.
That wasn't the case. Instead, iPadOS15 offers a few other improvements that make the iPad Pro smoother to work with: It makes multitasking more convenient, integrates widget support for the homepage and adds a nifty feature that lets you bring up Notes with a diagonal swipe from one of the corners if you're using an Apple Pencil. But that's the point: You shouldn't buy the iPad Pro expecting it to be a laptop. It goes back to that fuzzy word, Pro.
Pro doesn't mean "the best version of," it means "for professionals. They don't see a fancy screen, they see a device that solves a problem.
A November revision to the fourth-generation  MacBook Pro  introduced the Magic Keyboard, which uses a scissor-switch mechanism. The initial inch model with a screen set in narrower bezels was followed by a inch model in May Another revision to the fourth generation was released in November ; it was the first MacBook Pro to feature an Apple-designed system on a chip , the Apple M1. The fifth-generation  MacBook Pro was released in October in and inch sizes.
Powered by either M1 Pro or M1 Max chips , they are the first to be available only with an Apple silicon system on a chip. This generation re-introduced MagSafe, function keys, and some other elements that had been removed from previous models. Initial first-generation inch models retains the two USB 2. The original case design was discontinued on October 14, , for the inch,  and January 6, , for the inch. On October 14, , in a press event at company headquarters , Apple officials announced a new inch MacBook Pro featuring a "precision aluminum unibody enclosure" and tapered sides similar to those of the MacBook Air.
The unibody-construction MacBook Pro largely follows the styling of the original aluminum iMac and the MacBook Air and is slightly thinner than its predecessor, albeit wider and deeper due to the widescreen display. This version diverged from its inch sibling with an anti-glare "matte" screen option with the glossy finish standard and a non user-removable lithium polymer battery. Adaptive charging, which uses a chip to optimize the charge flow to reduce wear and tear, extends the battery's overall life.
Thunderbolt technology, Sandy Bridge dual-core Intel Core i5 and i7 on the inch model or quad-core i7 on the and inch models processors, and a high definition FaceTime camera were added on February 24, The chassis bottoms are also engraved differently from the models.
Prior to its discontinuation it was Apple's only product to still include an optical drive and a FireWire port, and only notebook with a hard disk drive and Ethernet port. The firm is also investigating similar cases across the United States. This "will repair affected MacBook Pro systems, free of charge". The program covered affected MacBook Pro models until December 31, , or four years from original date of sale.
The third-generation MacBook Pro was released in , marketed as the "MacBook Pro with Retina display" to differentiate it from the previous model:  the inch in June , a inch model in October. The model name is no longer placed at the bottom of the screen bezel; instead, it is found on the underside of the chassis, similar to an iOS device and is the first Macintosh notebook to not have its model name visible during normal use.
The Retina models also have fewer user-accessible upgrade or replacement options than previous MacBooks. Unlike in previous generations, the memory is soldered onto the logic board and is therefore not upgradable. The solid state drive is not soldered and can be replaced by users, although it has a proprietary connector and form factor. While the battery is glued in, recycling companies have stated that the design is only "mildly inconvenient" and does not hamper the recycling process.
The initial revision includes Intel's third-generation Core i7 processors Ivy Bridge microarchitecture. The lower-end inch model only included integrated graphics while the higher-end model continued to include a discrete Nvidia graphics card in addition to integrated graphics.
On March 9, , the inch model was updated with Intel Broadwell processors, Iris graphics, faster flash storage based on PCIe 2. Apple continued to sell the inch model until July In June , Apple announced a worldwide recall for certain 15" MacBook Pro computers after receiving at least 26 reports of batteries becoming hot enough to produce smoke and inflict minor burns or property damage.
The problem affected some , computers, mostly sold between September and February The company asked customers to stop using their computers until Apple could replace the batteries. Apple unveiled fourth-generation  and inch MacBook Pro models during a press event at their headquarters on October 27, All models, except for the baseline inch model, featured the Touch Bar, a new multi-touch-enabled OLED strip built into the top of the keyboard in place of the function keys.
The Touch Bar is abutted on its right by a sapphire-glass button that doubles as a Touch ID sensor and a power button. The models also introduced a "second-generation" butterfly-mechanism keyboard whose keys have more travel than the first iteration in the Retina MacBook. All ports have been replaced with either two or four combination Thunderbolt 3 ports that support USB-C 3. All versions can output to a 5K display; the inch models can drive two such displays. The inch models include a discrete Radeon Pro , or graphics card in addition to the integrated Intel graphics.
The flash storage in the Touch Bar models is soldered to the logic board and is not upgradeable, while in the inch model without Touch Bar, it is removable, but difficult to replace, as it is a proprietary format of SSD storage. A GB [a] storage option was added for the base inch model, down from the base GB [a] storage. On July 12, , Apple updated the Touch Bar models with Intel Coffee Lake quad-core processors in inch models and six-core processors in inch models, updated graphics cards, third-generation butterfly keyboards that introduced new symbols for the control and option keys, Bluetooth 5 , T2 SoC Chip , True Tone display technology, and larger-capacity batteries.
On May 21, , Apple announced updated Touch Bar models with newer processors, with an eight-core Core i9 standard for the higher-end inch model, and an updated keyboard manufactured with "new materials" across the line. A report by AppleInsider claimed that the updated "Butterfly" keyboard fails twice as often as previous models, often due to particles stuck beneath the keys. The fourth-generation MacBook Pro received mixed reviews.
On May 4, , Apple announced an updated inch model with the Magic Keyboard. The two Thunderbolt port version has the same Coffee Lake processors, graphics, and maximum storage and memory as the two Thunderbolt port models. The supported external displays was reduced to one, as the previous Intel-based models supported two 4K displays.
Apple addressed many criticisms of the previous  generation  by restoring hard function keys in place of the Touch Bar, an HDMI port,  an SD card reader, MagSafe charging, and a higher base memory. Other additions include a Liquid Retina XDR display with thinner bezels and an iPhone-like notch, ProMotion variable refresh rate, a p webcam , Wi-Fi 6 , 3 Thunderbolt ports, a 6-speaker sound system supporting Dolby Atmos , and support of multiple external displays.
These new models feature a thicker and more-squared design than their Intel-based predecessors. The keyboard features full-sized function keys, with the keyboard set in a "double anodized" black well. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Line of notebook computers. Not to be confused with Mac Pro or MacBook.
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With M1, there is little reason to look beyond the MacBook Air. However, if you are someone that needs sustained high-level performance, you might want to opt for the MacBook Pro M1 inch with two Thunderbolt 3 ports. While the MacBook Air is fanless, the MacBook Pro has a traditional cooling system to run demanding programs for hours without worrying about overheating. Most people will be fine with the Air, but power users should consider stepping up to the Pro.
Either option is overkill for most users, but they do feature some other tantalizing upgrades. The gorgeous Hz displays are the best Apple has ever offered in its laptops. Our advice? If you do basic productivity work even with a smattering of more taxing software, stick to the M1 Air and use the savings to upgrade your storage or RAM.
Unless you need the extra screen real estate or frequently are using demanding software for video work, 3D modeling, animation or engineering tasks, the inch and inch MacBook Pros are beyond what most people need. This latest model demonstrates the capabilities of Apple's M1 chip, which transforms the Air from an underpowered entry-level option to one of the fastest laptops on the market, period.
It's a complete turnaround for a laptop that was just barely getting by each year. This is a combination you'll only find on the very best Windows 10 laptops, and even they can't compete in head-to-head performance. So why buy the MacBook Air instead of the Pro? While the Pro has better-sustained performance, the MacBook Air is cheaper and is pin-drop silent because it doesn't have a fan.
And, of course, Apple's least expensive It has similar speeds and battery life, the same p webcam, a comfortable Magic keyboard and two USB-C ports. Also, the See our full MacBook Air with M1 review. This is the huge leap forward we've been waiting on. It is all thanks to the M1 chip, Apple's custom SoC for laptops. With the best power-per-watt performance of any processor, the M1 brings the MacBook Pro's speeds and battery life to the next level.
More specifically, the MacBook Pro is more powerful than nearly every PC on the market, including some workstations. And despite cramming so much power into such a slim and sleek chassis, the Pro lasted for an outstanding 16 hours and 32 minutes on our battery test, which simulates real-world testing. But wait. The M1 does more than improve speeds and endurance. With an image processing unit, the webcam sadly, still p is better than before and since it runs on Apple's ARM-based architecture, iPad and iPhone apps are now available on Mac.
Yep, you can run all your favorite iOS games and apps on your laptop now. Everything else about the MacBook Pro should feel familiar. This is the same elegant design Apple has used for years and the Magic Keyboard is a pleasure to type on and reliable, too! While it earned our rare 5-star rating, the MacBook Pro has a few shortcomings.
There are only two Thunderbolt 3 ports and the bezels around the display are thicker than those on competing models. You're also stuck at 16GB of RAM, although our benchmark tests show that limitation does little to stop this performance beast. The MacBook Pro 14 combines a little bit of old with a whole lot of new for a tantalizing product that MacBook fans have been waiting years for — especially content creators and consumers.
You may want to stick to Windows for now. What's the catch? If you are willing to spend even more you can uncork the power of the M1 Max chip or opt for the larger-screened inch MacBook Pro. With the exception of the display size and the battery, there is no difference in the hardware options between the two this year.
If battery life is your biggest concern the inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Pro will outlast anything in its class with remotely similar performance. For those that need every last bit of processing power they can get their hands on the inch MacBook Pro with M1 Max is basically unbeatable right now.
With M1, 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. Apple iPad Pro 2nd in with (Wi-Fi + Cellular) Model, 64GB, SPACE GRAY (Renewed). out of 5 stars 1, The MacBook Air has a slightly bigger display than the iPad Pro at inches versus inches, but the iPad Pro's screen is superior in.