Marques Brownlee: Apple’s new M1 iPad Pro is ‘a massive performance leap forward’

Marques Brownlee reviews Apple’s new M1-powered iPad Pro — the fastest device of its kind. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro features a new Liquid Retina XDR display that brings extreme dynamic range to iPad Pro, offering a stunning visual experience with more true-to-life details to the most demanding HDR workflows. Cellular models with 5G deliver even faster wireless connectivity when on the go, Thunderbolt support opens up a massive ecosystem of high-performance accessories, and an all-new Ultra Wide front camera enables Center Stage, a new experience for video calls that automatically keeps users perfectly framed in the shot.

And, don’t forget, for a limited time, customers can buy an iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular directly from or at an Apple Store and get up to $200 back when they activate it with AT&T, T-Mobile/Sprint, or Verizon.

Marques Brownlee: Apple's new M1 iPad Pro is 'a massive performance leap forward'
Marques Brownlee: Apple’s new M1 iPad Pro is ‘a massive performance leap forward’

Marques Brownlee:

Now, the A12X and the A12Z were already Apple-designed silicon for the iPad, so while we know M1 is a different breed, since it’s also Apple-designed silicon it’d be tempting to think, “Maybe that’s not that big of a jump. Like, those chips were made for the iPad, how good could M1 be?”

Uh, that’d be wrong. This is a massive performance leap forward.”

MacDailyNews Take: Marques is getting closer to giving up his MacBook Pro for an iPad Pro. (And Apple wins either way!)


  1. Been an iPad user from the start and a major proponent of it as a one’s primary, goto platform from the start….…. last 6-7 years ‘exclusively’ on 12.9 pros.
    Cant wait for the M1 12.9 as it will be a massive leap forward BUT only if iPadOS keeps up and does not limit the massive potential of its power.! We shall find out at WWDC! 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

    1. Ohh.. and i left out the most important …. Full Featured Applications! not snippets.
      FCP, LogicPro, full blown Photoshop, Premier, After fx…… 3d modeling/rendering applications like Cinema 4d .. etc.. name it…
      Will be dream a come true!

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