iPad Pro 11 (2021) is the 3rd gen tablet to replaces the second generation model from 2020. It is equipped with an 11-inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD Display, a 12MP + 10MP rear camera, TOF 3D LiDAR scanner and 12MP front camera which can shoot video at up to 4K resolution, 60 frames per second. This tablet is powered by the Apple M1 chip to improve general performance by up to 50%.
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The Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021) has four- audio speaker, a 10-hour battery life, and support the second generation Apple Pencil, Face ID technology, a Thunderbolt 3 and USB 4 port.
iPad Pro 12.9 2021 Key Specs & Features
- 11-inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD display
- Octa-core Apple M1 chip
- Apple GPU (8-core graphics)
- iPadOS 14.5
- 12MP Wide camera, 10MP Ultra Wide camera, and TOF 3D LiDAR scanner
- 12 MP (ultrawide) front camera
- 16GB RAM
- 128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB / 2TB Built-in Storage
- Face ID for secure authentication
- Four stereo speakers
- 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 and Gigabit-class LTE cellular data
- Up to 10 hours of battery life
- USB-C connector for charging and accessories
- Support for Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil
First glance at the Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021), it is noticeable that very little has changed from the iPad Pro 11 (2020), the design still look the same with just little changes in some notable areas. It has Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame with squared edges and very slim bezels surrounding the display. This tablet measures 9.75 x 7.03 x 0.23 inch and weigh 466 grams.
The all glass front only have little bezel at the top which host the front camera, while on the aluminum back there is a well positioned triple camera module with the ever shinning Apple logo at the middle of the tablet and a Smart Connector for accessories.
On the side, the Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021) have four drivers, arranged as a stereo pair, as well as a Thunderbolt and USB 4 port. There is also the power button at the top of the tablet.
The iPad Pro 11 (2021) features a 11-inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD displays panel just like the iPad Air 4, which ensures that content looks ultra crisp. It sports a 1668 x 2388 pixel resolution which results in 265 ppi per density.
The screen measures 82.9% screen-to-body ratio to enable an edge- to- edge display, thus, offering maximum on-screen view to users. To protect the screen Apple make use of a scratch-resistant glass with oleophobic coating.
In addition, the Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021) comes with ProMotion, and P3 wide color support, delivering an unmatched mobile cinematic viewing experience for HDR and Dolby Vision content. It also comes with display color up to 16 million which gives the device a colorful, clearer, more immersive viewing experience from watching videos to playing games.
This 2021 model 11-inch iPad Pro also has up to 600 nits of brightness, and 120Hz refresh rate, hence, it provides a stunning visual experience and a brighter display under any scenarios.
Above all, the display also comes with Apple’s True Tone display technology that monitors the ambient light in an environment and adjusts the colour temperature of the screen to make things easier on the eyes.
The iPad Pro 11 (2021) sports the same camera array as the iPad Pro 12.9 (2021). It has a a 12-megapixel wide camera with an f/1.8 lens and a 10-megapixel ultra-wide camera with f/2.4, alongside the LiDAR scanner which was introduced last year.
On the front, the iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) come with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens, hence, it have access to a 2x optical zoom (out). It also adds a new feature called Centre Stage which uses machine learning to identify faces on video calls and auto-pan and zoom out to make sure they remain in shot.
There are also other features including portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Animoji and Memoji and extended dynamic range for video up to 30fps.
Along with the iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) model, the iPad Pro 11 (2021) comes with the Apple M1 chip with 64-bit desktop class architecture which according to Apple offers a 75% faster CPU and 40% faster graphics than the previous iPad Pro.
The 8-core CPU is backed up by an 8-core GPU, a next-generation 16-core Apple Neural Engine, an advanced image signal processor (ISP), a unified, high-bandwidth memory architecture with up to 16GB of memory, 2x faster storage, and up to 2TB capacity, thus, make iPad Pro more capable than ever.
Above all, the iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) runs on the iPad iOS 14.5 which helps make navigating Apple’s ‘computer’ easier. It brings new features and designs that take advantage of the unique capabilities of iPad, such as its large Multi-Touch display, and versatile accessories. iPadOS 14.5 further integrates Apple Pencil into the iPad experience for better note-taking capabilities, and new ways to work with handwritten notes.
This iOS also brings Scribble to iPad, allowing Apple Pencil users to handwrite directly in any text field, making actions like replying to a quick iMessage or searching in Safari fast and easy all without ever needing to put Apple Pencil away.
The iOS also comes with new additions, including expanded language support for Apple Pencil features like Scribble and Smart Selection, new emoji, support for the latest gaming controllers, and the ability to share lyrics and see top songs in cities around the world with Apple Music.
Keyboard and Stylus
Out of the box the iPad Pro 11 (2021) is effectively a tablet since there is no keyboard of stylus present in the box. However, with extra cash you can get these accessories for effective work flow. The Type cover/ Magic Keyboard offers a comfortable typing experience with backlit keys, an integrated trackpad, and its floating design.
The Apple Pencil 2nd Gen features a flat edge that attaches magnetically for automatic charging and pairing. It delivers pixel-perfect precision and industry-leading low latency, making it great for drawing, sketching, coloring, taking notes, marking up PDFs, and more. And it’s as easy and natural to use as a pencil.
Apple has also upgraded the iPad Pro’s single port. It now comes with support for Thunderbolt and USB 4 which makes the USB-C port on iPad Pro the fastest, most versatile port ever on an iPad, with 4x more bandwidth for wired connections than the previous iPad Pro, offering up to 40Gbps.
The iPad Pro 11 (2021) also offers the broadest 5G coverage with support for eSIM which makes it easy to find a network and sign up for a 5G data plan on the spot. It also offer support for Wi-Fi 6 dual-band connection.
Above all, the iPad Pro 11 (2021) is equipped with a powerful Li-Po 7538 mAh non-removable battery with support for fast charging through the use of the 18W Adapter.
iPad Pro 11 (2021) Price and Availability
The iPad Pro 11 (2021) price starts at $799 and goes higher depending on your internal storage, RAM and cellular network.
iPad Pro 11 (2021) Specs
Here are a few specs of the iPad Pro 11 (2021):
- Platform: iPadOS 14.5
- Processor: Octa-core Apple M1
- GPU: Apple GPU (8-core graphics)
- Memory: 8GB or 16GB
- Colors: Silver, Space Gray
- Dimension: 247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm (9.75 x 7.03 x 0.23 in)
- Weight: 466 g (Wi-Fi), 470 g (5G) (1.03 lb)
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, eSIM
- SIM Count: –
- Display: 11-inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD, 120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 600 nits (typ)
- Screen Protection: Scratch-resistant glass, Oleophobic coating
- Resolution: 1668 x 2388 pixels (~265 ppi density)
- Rear Camera: 12 MP (Wide) f/1.8 + 10 MP (Ultrawide) + TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
- Rear Camera Features: Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, [email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS
- Front Camera: 12 MP, f/2.4 (ultrawide), Face detection, HDR, Panorama
- Built-in Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB / 2TB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes, USB Type-C 4 (Thunderbolt 4), DisplayPort; magnetic connector
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner:
- Iris Scanner: Yes
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes, Siri natural language commands and dictation
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, barometer
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Li-Po 7538 mAh (28.65 Wh), non-removable
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: Up to 10 hours
- Fast Charging: 18W Fast Charging Capacity