Apple's “Let Loose” conference recently ended to reveal the latest iPad devices and some accessories, which came at an unusual time, which is 7 am Pacific time or XNUMX pm Cairo time. Here are the highlights of the conference.

Tim Cook kicked off the event by highlighting the success of the Apple Vision Pro, noting the amazing applications that are emerging for this innovative product in fields such as engineering design, healthcare and filmmaking.

He also pointed to the success of the latest version of the MacBook Air with the advanced Apple M3 processor, which has become the best-selling 13-inch and 15-inch laptops around the world.

The new generation of iPad Air

John Ternos, Apple's vice president of hardware, unveiled the new generation of the iPad Air series. For the first time, Air devices will be available in two sizes, 11 inches and 13 inches. A redesigned 11-inch iPad Air, and an all-new 13-inch model, comes with a 30% larger screen compared to the smaller model.

Both versions come with a front camera in horizontal position to support the Center Stage feature for automatic focus during group calls.

The most notable feature of the new iPad Air is its reliance on the M2 processor, which provides approximately 50% faster performance compared to the previous generation with the M1 processor, and three times the performance compared to the iPad Air with the A14 Bionic processor. It also supports accessories such as Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard.

The new iPad Air devices will be available in four new colors: blue, purple, platinum and space gray. The price of the 11-inch iPad Air starts at $599, while the price of the 13-inch iPad Air is $799. With storage capacities starting from 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB. Pre-orders are available from today, and availability in stores will be next week.

The new iPad Pro...the thinnest design and strongest performance

After announcing the iPad Air, Apple unveiled a completely new generation of its flagship iPad Pro series. Tim Cook described this generation as the thinnest and most powerful iPad ever presented by Apple.

Revolutionary design

The new design of the iPad Pro comes in two sizes: 11 inches and 13 inches, with a very thin thickness, with the thickness of the 11-inch model being only 5.3 mm, and the thickness of the 13-inch model being only 5.1 mm, making it the thinnest product Apple has ever launched.

It also comes with a lightweight design, as the 11-inch model weighs approximately 454 grams less, while the 13-inch model weighs approximately 113.5 grams less than the previous generation.

The new models are also available in silver and space black with 100% recycled aluminum bodies.

Innovative Ultra Retina XDR display

But the most prominent feature of the new iPad Pro design is its pioneering Ultra Retina XDR screen, which uses Tandem OLED technology for the first time. This unique technology uses two OLED layers instead of one layer in current OLED screens. This technology combines light from both layers to achieve full screen brightness of up to 1000 nits for normal and HDR images, with a peak brightness of 1600 nits for HDR images.

It also has superior color accuracy, reaching less than a millionth of a second, to provide stunning display of images and video clips with an unprecedented degree of realism on this type of device. This advanced screen can also process HDR images of the night sky with unparalleled fine detail.

M4 processor...a new generation of stronger silicon

Designed with the most power-efficient 4nd generation 3nm MXNUMX processors, delivering exceptional performance in a thinner, lighter iPad Pro body.

The new iPad Pro features a new central processor based on the next-generation GPU architecture introduced with the M3 chip, delivering up to 50% faster CPU performance compared to the previous iPad Pro.

M4 processors also feature a powerful CPU, providing a 50% faster CPU performance increase than the previous generation M2.

As for the 10-core graphics processing unit, it supports for the first time on the iPad features such as ray tracing, which provides a stunning visual experience, amazing gaming experiences, and generally improved performance for tasks that require powerful graphics.

The M4 processor is also distinguished by its ability to provide the same performance as the M2 while consuming only half the power, which makes it ideal for the thin and light design of the new iPad Pro.


In comparison with the latest laptop processors, the M4 processor can deliver the same performance while consuming only a quarter of the power, demonstrating the amazing superiority in terms of efficiency.

Another strength of the M4 processors is the powerful Neural Engine, which is considered the most powerful in any personal computer today. Its capacity is now 38 trillion operations per second, 60 times faster than A11 Bionic processors.

Thermal performance is improved by 20%, up to 4 times faster than iPad Pro with M2 processor. And 10 times faster than the original iPad Pro.

New applications with M4 processor support

Thanks to the massive power of the M4 processor and its advanced features, Apple has launched major updates to its applications on iPadOS.

The Final Cut Pro 2 video editing application has new features such as Live Multicam, which turns the iPad into a multi-camera production studio, with the ability to connect up to 4 cameras, watch them, and adjust their settings simultaneously. Editing on it is up to 2x faster than on the M1 processor.

It also now supports ProRes RAW video processing with four times greater capacity than the M1 processor, in addition to faster color processing, effects, and rendering. There is also support for editing projects from an external drive via the iPad Pro's Thunderbolt connection.

As for the Logic Pro 2 application, it has artificial intelligence features to add drums, vocals, or musical instruments to clips using advanced audio simulation. It also provides Stem Splitter feature to extract audio components from any existing recording.


The iPad Pro shares many features with the iPad Air, including a 12-megapixel primary camera that supports 4K ProRes video, facial recognition, a charging system, and Apple Pencil pairing.

They are also equipped with a LiDAR scanner that helps improve document scanning, thanks to the adaptive TrueTone flash that automatically handles shadows and enables multiple shots to be taken in low-light conditions.

Apple Pencil Pro and new accessories

Apple unveiled the Apple Pencil Pro for $129. The pen comes with advanced sensors for new interaction, such as pressing “with haptic feedback” to access the tool panel and rotating to control the theme and direction. It also includes a vibration motor and rotation sensor, and supports the Find My device search feature.

Apple also launched a new Magic Keyboard designed specifically for the iPad Pro.

It is thinner and lighter with additions such as a row of functions, an aluminum palm, and a larger trackpad with haptic feedback.

Price and availability

The price of the new iPad Pro starts at $999 for the 11-inch model, with storage capacities of 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB.

And $1299 for the 13-inch model, with pre-order starting today and availability in retail stores next week.

As for the Magic Keyboard, it comes at a price of $299 for an 11-inch iPad, and $349 for a 13-inch iPad.

The price of the new Apple Pencil Pro is $129, and it only works with the new iPad Pro and the new iPad Air.

iPad (10th generation) at a lower price

Apple announced a reduction in the price of the standard 349th generation iPad to only $XNUMX.

Tim Cook concluded by saying that what was announced today constitutes the most powerful iPad lineup ever presented by Apple, starting with the standard model at $349 and reaching the flagship category with the iPad Pro with an M4 processor and 11-inch and 13-inch models.

With all the exciting updates in hardware, accessories and support for powerful M4 processors. He mentioned that the conference was filmed on an iPhone and the editing was done on a Mac and iPad. He said that he would welcome visitors next month to the Worldwide Developers Conference (WDC), where Apple will reveal more exciting details about the future of its systems and products.

The Apple conference ended and came as expected. What do you think of the Apple conference and are you interested in the iPad?

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