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2024 Apple iPad Pro

Apple just released its updated iPad Pro tablet lineup for 2024. Here's everything you need to know about the latest models, including how much they cost, which model and configuration is best for you, and how you can order one right now. 

All of the new iPad Pro models are available right now, but shipping dates for popular configurations are already slipping to mid- to late-June.

All of the new iPad Pro tablet configurations run the latest version of iPadOS; come with the same collection of preinstalled apps; and offer access to even more via the App Store -- including powerful tools like Final Cut Pro 2 and Logic Pro 2. These iPad Pro models also play well with Apple iCloud, Apple Music, AppleTV+, Apple Fitness+, Apple News, Apple Arcade and Apple's other services. Each offers a battery life up to 10 hours and has a single, USB Type-C port. A tempting new Apple Pencil Pro and a redesigned Apple Magic Keyboard are available, too, but they're sold separately.

If you're not sure which iPad Pro model is right for you, just turn to our newly updated 2024 iPad buyer's guide

The 2024 11" iPad Pro is the fastest and sharpest-looking yet

2024 Apple iPad Pro

Display size: 11-inch | Display type: Tandem OLED Ultra Retina XDR display | Processor: Apple M4 | Operating system: iPadOS | Internal storage options: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB | Casing color options: silver, space black | Port: USB Type-C | Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3 | Apple Pencil support: Apple Pencil (2nd Gen), Apple Pencil Pro | Keyboard support: Apple Magic Keyboard | Security: FaceID | Size: 9.83 x 6.99 x 0.21 inches | Weight: 0.98 pounds | Price range: $999 to $2,299

For an iPad power user, the new, 2024 edition of the 11-inch iPad Pro is a dream come true. For the first time, the iPad now offers an Ultra Retina XDR display (with 2,420 x 1,668 pixel resolution) that uses the latest OLED technology to provide sharper images and brighter, more accurate colors. The new display offers a maximum brightness of 1,600 nits, a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio and features enhanced anti-glare technology that scatters ambient light. This makes the screen easier to see in a wider range of lighting situations.

The 2024 iPad Pro is also faster and more powerful than ever, thanks to the advanced M4 processor, and it relies on a redesigned CPU, GPU and NPU that gooses speed up to four times more than previous iPad Pro models -- all while requiring less power. This means the 11-inch iPad Pro can process up to 38 trillion operations per second and still promise up to 10 hours of battery life -- consistent with other current iPad models.

This 2024 iPad Pro model comes with 256GB, 512GB, 1TB or 2TB of storage. It's available in silver or space black and comes in a Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi + Cellular configuration. It's compatible with the new Apple Pencil Pro and a redesigned Apple Magic Keyboard (both sold separately). 

For the first time ever, you can choose between a display with standard glass or one with nano-texture glass that offers much lower light reflectivity. This means you'll see sharper content, with more accurate colors and greater detail in a wider range of ambient lighting situations. The more expensive nano-texture glass is only an option for the configurations with 1TB or 2TB of internal storage.

Beyond just the incredible processing power of the M4 silicon and the absolutely gorgeous OLED display, what sets the new generation of iPad Pros apart is a thin, 5.1mm design. It also runs a new generation of what Apple refers to as its Pro Apps. Think of abilities that not even the latest MacBook Pros can offer -- video editing, graphic design, photo editing, audio recording, gaming and more. It's also a powerful drawing and note-taking tool. And it can handle all of the other tasks people expect from an iPad -- just way faster and with a higher level of performance, plus vastly improved graphics.

In addition to studio-quality microphones; a front-facing camera that's now positioned along the landscape edge of the tablet; and a four-speaker sound system, the tablet supports spatial audio, data transfer speeds up to 40GB per second (so it can support external monitors with up to 6K resolution), and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. This version of the iPad Pro, with its Ultra Retina XDR display (OLED), is ideal for power users, gamers, graphic designers, content creators, musicians, photographers, videographers and anyone else who requires a tremendous amount of computing packed into an 11-inch touchscreen.

2024 13" iPad Pro lets you produce video like -- yes -- a pro

Display size: 13-inch | Display type: Tandem OLED Ultra Retina XDR display | Processor: Apple M4 | Operating system: iPadOS | Internal storage options: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB | Casing color options: Silver, space gray | Port: USB Type-C | Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3 | Apple Pencil support: Apple Pencil (2nd Gen), Apple Pencil Pro | Keyboard support: Apple Magic Keyboard | Security: FaceID | Size: 11.09 x 8.48 x 0.20 inches | Weight: 1.28 pounds | Price range: $1,299 to $2,599

13" iPad Pro

Hands down, this is the most powerful and versatile Apple iPad ever released. Not only is the processor cutting-edge, but so is the amazingly detailed and vibrant 13-inch OLED display. Yet, the tablet is incredibly thin (0.20 inches) and weighs a mere 1.28 pounds. Despite all of the new technology that's packed into this powerhouse of a tablet, battery life is up to 10 hours -- consistent with other current iPad models.

The 13-inch iPad Pro gives you the option for up to 2TB of internal storage. And for the first time, the Tandem OLED Ultra Retina XDR display is available with either a standard glass or optional nano-texture glass that does a better job reducing glare from ambient light sources. This 13-inch model offers the same advanced features and power as the new 11-inch model, so it offers Apple's redesigned CPU, GPU and NPU, an advanced front- and rear-facing camera setup, a four speaker sound system (with spatial audio support), an array of four studio quality microphones and so much more.

This is the tablet you want in your hands when using the new Final Cut 2 app for video editing or the Logic Pro 2 app for music production. And beyond the apps that come preinstalled, there are more than two million additional apps available from the App Store, with many now being upgraded to support the Apple Pencil Pro and redesigned Magic Keyboard. Power tablet users can leave their laptop behind and have more processing power and performance than ever before possible -- using just an iPad.

Sure, the iPad Pro is ideal for graphic designers, videographers, content creators, photographers, musicians and audio producers, but it's just as useful to college students, and everyday users who need extra processing power and a larger display (that's ideal for multitasking). It's also a stelar mobile gaming device and productivity tool. 

Whether you're streaming music or video, using the rear-facing camera to scan paper documents, shooting 4K video, or using the Apple Pencil Pro to handwrite, draw or annotate on the display, the new 13-inch iPad Pro offers advanced processing power, a high storage capacity and an extra-large touchscreen that makes it easy to handle even the most advanced tasks just about anywhere.

For more help choosing a tablet, be sure to read our coverage of the best budget tablets under $300, the best tablets for 2024 and the six best Android tablets for 2024. We also have some great recommendations if you're shopping for a kid-friendly tablet. And if you want to see how the new iPad Pros compare to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra, our in-house tech experts have compared these two devices.

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