What’s new? The 4th Gen iPad Pro models were powered by the Apple A12Z Bionic chipset which performance-wise was inferior to the Apple iPad Air launched last year with the A14 Bionic chip. The 2021 iPad Pro models however zoom past all of these models thanks to the mighty Apple M1 silicon inside. The recently launched Macbook Air and Pro models also feature the same chip.
Launch Price The 11 inch iPad Pro 2021 3rd Gen model has a launch price of $799 in the US for the base model ( 128GB ). The WiFi + Cellular model can be bought for $999 as well.
The 12.9 inch iPad Pro 2021 5th Gen model has a launch price of $1099 for the base model. The WiFi + Cellular model has a price tag of $1299.
You can buy these models with more storage options – 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB. The 128GB, 256GB and 512GB model comes with 8GB of ram while the 1TB and 2TB models have 16GB of ram.
Specs and Features The 11-inch model features a 2388×1668 pixels Liquid Retina display with a max brightness of 600nits supported. It has features like True Tone display, ProMotion technology, Wide colour display (P3), Anti-reflective coating etc.
The more expensive 12.9-inch model features a 2732×2048 pixels Liquid Retina XDR display which can go up to 1600 nits peak brightness ( HDR mode ). This one has a Mini-LED display featuring a 2D backlighting system with 2596 full‑array local dimming zones.
The 11-inch model is powered with a 28.65Wh battery which offers up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi or watching videos. The 12.9 Pro model has a bigger battery at 40.88Wh and offers the same battery usage.
Apple has launched AirTag ( MX542AM/A ) in the US during the Spring Event 2021 couple of days ago. This is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. You can buy 1x Apple AirTag for a price of $29.00 or a pack of 4 for $99.00.
What is Apple AirTag? It is an iPhone accessory that provides a private and secure way to easily locate the items it is tagged with, for eg your bag, your keys, etc. This is part of Apple’s Find My ecosystem. You can use the Find My App on the iPhone to locate the misplaced AirTag. Apple has powered this with an Apple-designed U1 chip and uses Ultra-Wideband technology to locate the tag.
AirTag is IP67 water and dust-resistant. It has a built-in speaker that plays sounds to help locate AirTag. After prolonged use, you can remove the back cover and replace the battery with a new one.
To connect the AirTag to the iPhone, all you have to do is bring it close to the iPhone, and it will magically connect as you do with your Airpods. Apple is also launching many AirTag accessories to go with it like the Polyurethane Loop, Leather Loop, Leather Key Ring etc
If you in case lost your AirTag, you can put it into Lost Mode and be notified when it is in range or has been located by Apple’s Find My network. If you stumble upon a lost Airtag, you can use your iPhone to get the contact phone number of the original owner ( ie if they have provided one ).
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