Late last week we told you that, though Apple had not officially released a more definitive release date for the M1 drive iPad Pro
(2021) models other than “second half of May”, some customers pre-ordered the device then the status of their order change to “shipped”. And now, as you might have expected, at least one lucky person has already received his new one 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021) device.
Sent to Reddit by an account titled u / PeterDragon50, this lucky, lucky guy had pre-ordered his tablet when reservations began on April 30th. As the embargo on reviews has not yet been lifted, Reddit members mostly asked questions about the new mini-LED display that comes with this variant of slate. The device owner said the new mini-LED, the Liquid Retina XDR display, is “… like an OLED, color-calibrated by Apple, looks great.”
He also said that “The colors look better … They are both beautiful screens. I just wanted the larger aspect ratio and the (supposed) longevity of a non-OLED screen.” He also took a few videos that we have embedded in this story.
Powered by 5 nm Apple M1 chip with 16 billion transistors, the iPad Pro (2021) runs as much as 50% faster than the previous generation models according to Antutu and Geekbench benchmark tests. You may not have been thrilled with a tablet for years, but the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with mini-LED display (11-inch device has an OLED panel) may make you throw over such a device for the first time since November 2015, when OG iPad Pro was released.
Of course, Apple has to thank the pandemic for the increased demand for iPads that the company experienced last year. With employees and children working and learning from home, respectively, both hours used their iPads to stream games, music, movies, sports and more. Whether this resurgence will continue when the United States and other developed countries recover after the COVID-19 outbreak is not clear, but it gives tablet manufacturers a reason to continue working on advanced tablets for the future.
And we must not forget that the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular version of the tablets both support 5G. This is the first time that one of Apple’s tablets is connecting to a 5G signal.
Another video that the Reddit member posted (remember that the device is still covered by a media embargo right now) shows his brand new 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021) along with his 4th generation Magic Keyboard.