Apple announced the new iPad Pro at its âSpring Loadedâ event in April. The company also announced several other products at its special event – AirTags, Apple TV 4K update, 24-inch M1 iMac, and more. The iPad Pro is one of the more interesting products to be announced because it is now powered by the M1 chip found in all new Macs.
Apple last year announced that the Mac would switch from Intel to using its own in-house designed chips (made by TSMC). The company called its chips – Apple Silicon – and it was speculated that it would only be used in Mac computers. However, the company surprised everyone by installing the M1 chip in the new iPad Pro.
Powerful hardware but lagging behind in software
The iPad Pro has always been powerful, as the name suggests, but it lacks what it can do. Apple continues to make changes to the iPad Pro (or even the iPad as a whole) every year because it knows there is a growing need for a large-screen machine with touch input. The company has said on several occasions that it does not plan to combine macOS and iPadOS, but that may not be true in the future.
The Surface Pro is a very interesting device because it allows users to use it as a tablet and laptop as well when needed by connecting the keyboard. The implementation is quite relevant, but Windows isn’t the best operating system – it’s just not very fancy. If Apple made a Surface Pro like a device, it would probably be much more refined and more intuitive.
Apple continues to move towards building a Surface Pro like a device, very slowly but it’s heading into that future for the iPad and maybe even the Mac. The company introduced the Magic Keyboard for the iPad last year, which is very similar to the add-on offered with the Surface Pro.