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Is the new Apple iPad Pro worth it?

This has been a big year for Apple. There have been dramatic upgrades to almost every facet of the company, ranging from the OS to devices, such as Apple Watches and MacBooks. But nothing compares to the excitement that fans have regarding the new iPad Pro, which will be available on Oct. 26 and features the company’s revolutionary M2 chip.

In this article: Apple Watch Ultra, 2022 Apple MacBook Air and Apple AirPods Pro (Second Generation)

What’s so special about the new iPad?

Yesterday, Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing announced via a press release that the new iPad Pro pushes the boundaries of what’s possible on an iPad. He said, “Powered by the M2 chip, the new iPad Pro features incredible performance and the most advanced technologies, including a next-level Apple Pencil hover experience, ProRes video capture, super-fast wireless connectivity and powerful iPadOS 16 features.”

M2 chip

Rather than get bogged down in too many technical aspects, it’s easier to focus on what the M2 chip upgrade means to the user. The CPU operates 15% faster than the M1 chip. It processes graphics up to 35% faster. However, when combined with Apple’s revolutionary Neural Engine, the iPad can process 15.8 trillion operations per second. This is 40% more than the M1. Basically, the upgrade means everything runs better on the new iPad Pro.

Apple Pencil hover

When you use a second-generation Apple Pencil with the new iPad Pro, the machine can detect the tip up to 12 millimeters away. This means that artists can see where the pencil will land before making a mark. While this allows the artist to be more precise, the feature is also used in Scribble to automatically increase the size of text fields as the pencil approaches the iPad. Since this is a new feature, Apple anticipates third-party apps will also take advantage of this new dimension of operation.

ProRes video capture

By utilizing the advanced wide and ultra-wide cameras along with the new support for Apple’s ProRes video capture, an iPad Pro can become a complete mobile video studio.

Wi-Fi 6E

For users who have a high workflow demand, the new iPad Pro supports Wi-Fi 6E, while cellular models support more 5G networks. This means no matter where you work, you’ll have access to the best connection possible.

iPadOS 16

Besides the updates to Messages, Mail, Safari and more, iPadOS 16 features a new multitasking experience called Stage Manager. Not only does Stage Manager make it easier to switch between tasks, in the future, but it will also allow you to work on four apps at once on the iPad as well as four apps at once on an external monitor. The new iPad Pro will also be able to run desktop-class apps and have a Reference Mode that allows professional photographers, videographers and cinematographers to achieve better results.


When the new iPad Pro becomes available on Oct. 26, the 11-inch Wi-Fi model will start at $799, while the Wi-Fi and cellular model will start at $999. The 12.9-inch Wi-Fi iPad Pro will start at $1,099 and the Wi-Fi and cellular model will start at $1,299.

New Apple products you can get right now

Since the iPad Pro M2 won’t be available until Wednesday, Oct. 26, here are a few other Apple products that came out this year that you can get right now.

Best Apple Watch Ultra

Apple Watch Ultra

If you’re an extreme athlete or a rugged adventurer, there’s simply no other watch on the market that’s better suited for your needs. No matter where you go or what you do, you can stay connected with potentially lifesaving apps.

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Best 2022 Apple MacBook Air

2022 Apple MacBook Air

Before it was unveiled in the iPad, the revolutionary M2 chip had a home in the MacBook Air. This lightweight, 13.6-inch model gets things done faster and lasts longer than all previous models. It has an HD FaceTime camera, three mics and four speakers.

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Best Apple Watch Series 8

Apple Watch Series 8

The innovative new safety features on this watch, such as Crash Detection and Emergency SOS, could save your life. It also has advanced health features that can better track and detect potential health issues and provide vital workout insights.

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Best 2022 Apple MacBook Pro Laptop

2022 Apple MacBook Pro 

This laptop has up to 20 hours of battery life, a vibrant display and the M2 chip. There are two thunderbolt ports, a three-mic array and an HD FaceTime camera. This model has the power of a desktop in a portable form. 

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Best AirPods Pro (Second Generation)

Apple AirPods Pro (Second Generation)

These Apple earbuds have active noise cancellation, adaptive transparency and personalized spatial audio to give you the best possible listening experience. They’re sweat- and water-resistant and can provide up to 6 hours of listening per charge.

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