Apple iPad Pro 2021 with M1 Chip: Price, Specs, Availability in the Philippines

The M1-powered slate is coming

Apple has shaken the tablet market once again with the new iPad Pro. It still has the same design and two sizes from the previous generation. Now it sports Apple’s M1 chip, the same chip used in the recently-released MacBook, and can deliver desktop-class performance in the iPad Pro’s thin and light fan-less body.

The tablet is also the home of the Liquid Retina XDR display with Mini-LED technology. With over 10,000 mini-LEDs and over 2,500 local dimming zones, the iPad’s screen can achieve a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio with 1,000 nits of full-screen brightness and 1,600 nits of peak brightness when viewing HDR content. And the cherry on top, super-fast 5G cellular connectivity.

Apple iPad Pro Specs:

  • 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR IPS LCD display, 2732 x 2048px
    Mini-LED technology, adaptive 120Hz refresh rate
    ProMotion technology, P3 wide color gamut
    True Tone display, 600 nits max brightness
    1,000 nits max full-screen brightness
    1,600 nits peak brightness over HDR
    1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
  • 11-inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD, 2388 x 1668 px
    Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate, ProMotion technology
    P3 wide color gamut, True Tone display
    600 nits max brightness
  • Apple M1 chip:
    8-core CPU
    8-core GPU
    16-core Neural Engine
  • 8GB RAM on models with 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB storage
    16GB RAM on models with 1TB or 2TB storage
  • Internal storage:
    128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB
  • Dual Pro rear cameras with True Tone quad LED flash:
    12MP f/1.8 AF wide with Focus Pixels
    10MP f/2.4 ultra-wide with 125° field of view
  • 12MP f/2.4 ultra-wide TrueDepth front-facing camera
    122° field of view with Center Stage
  • 5G, Nano-SIM/eSIM (cellular models)
  • WiFi 6 (802.11ax), MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0
    GPS/GNSS (cellular models)
  • Four speaker audio
    Support for Dolby Atmos
    Spatial audio playback
    Five studio-quality microphones
    Stereo recording
    Audio zoom for video recording
  • FaceID enabled by TrueDepth camera for face unlock
  • LiDAR Scanner
  • Thunderbolt/USB 4 over USB-C with support for:
    Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps)
    USB 4 (up to 40 Gbps)
    USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
  • Supports HDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG video playback
  • Supports Magic Keyboard for iPad and Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
  • iPadOS 14
  • 40.88 watt-hour battery: 12.9-inch
    28.65 watt-hour battery: 11-inch
    20W USB-C fast charging
  • Available colors: Silver and Space Gray

The Apple iPad Pro base model, starting at 11 inches with 128GB internal storage and WiFi-only connectivity, is priced at PHP 45,990 and will be available later this month at and all authorized Apple resellers nationwide.

Nathaniel is a part-time contributor and writes for WalasTech in his free time from work. He is a tech-savvy person, a morning radio program listener, a podcast host and producer, as well as a heavy social media user.