The iPad Pro 2021 models are getting a significant performance upgrade thanks to the M1 Silicon chip.

With the new iPad Pro 2021 M1 models, we now have a powerful processor similar to the latest MacBooks and the new iMac. It’s an 8-core CPU that can offer 50% faster CPU and 40% GPU performance. Since Apple makes it, it’s highly optimized to work with iPadOS, too.


For the first time, Apple officially states the RAM capacity on the specs list: The 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models will have 8GB, while the top-tier 1TB and 2TB variants double that at 16GB. Clearly, the iPad is now more than just a casual tablet.

The M1 also brings the latest network technologies to the iPad: WiFi 6 and 5G connectivity. Matching the powerful processor is a more robust Thunderbolt port so that you can plug the iPad Pro into the Apple Pro Display XDR or other high-resolution screens (up to 6K).


Another big upgrade is the new Liquid Retina XDR screens that can offer a whopping 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio for editing HDR photos and watching HDR content. This is exclusive to the bigger 12.9-inch model that uses a mini-LED-backlit panel. The 11-inch model will stick to an LED-backlit screen.

Both models will support the latest Apple Pencil 2 and the Magic Keyboard that now comes in White.


The iPad Pro 2020 M1 is now available on the Apple Philippines website, where you can get it with free engraving. You can check its prices and specs below.

iPad Pro 2021 M1 prices in PH

  • 11-inch, WiFi, 128GB: Php45,990
  • 11-inch, WiFi, 256GB: Php51,990
  • 11-inch, WiFi, 512GB: Php63,990
  • 11-inch, WiFi, 1TB: Php87,990
  • 11-inch, WiFi, 2TB: Php111,990
  • 11-inch, Cellular, 128GB: Php54,990
  • 11-inch, Cellular, 256GB: Php60,990
  • 11-inch, Cellular, 512GB: Php72,990
  • 11-inch, Cellular, 1TB: Php96,990
  • 11-inch, Cellular, 2TB: Php120,990
  • 12.9-inch, WiFi, 128GB: Php62,990
  • 12.9-inch, WiFi, 256GB: Php68,990
  • 12.9-inch, WiFi, 512GB: Php80,990
  • 12.9-inch, WiFi, 1TB: Php104,990
  • 12.9-inch, WiFi, 2TB: Php128,990
  • 12.9-inch, Cellular, 128GB: Php71,990
  • 12.9-inch, Cellular, 256GB: Php77,990
  • 12.9-inch, Cellular, 512GB: Php89,990
  • 12.9-inch, Cellular, 1TB: Php113,990
  • 12.9-inch, Cellular, 2TB: Php137,990

11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021 M1 Specs

  • iPadOS 14
  • Nano SIM, eSIM (Cellular model)
  • 11-inch Liquid Retina LED-backlit display, 2388 x 1668 pixels, 264ppi
  • 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED-backlit display, 2732 x 2048 pixels, 264ppi
  • ProMotion technology, P3, True Tone display
  • Apple M1 Chip, octa-core CPU with 16-core Neural Engine
  • 8GB RAM on 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage
  • 16GB of 1TB and 2TB storage
  • 12-megapixel front camera
  • 12-megapixel (f/1.8) + 12-megapixel (ultra-wide rear cameras, LED flash
  • up to 4K video recording
  • FaceID
  • 4x loudspeakers, 5x studio-quality microphones
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G (Cellular model)
  • WiFi 6, dual-band
  • Digital Compass, iBeacon microlocation
  • USB Type-C Thunderbolt/USB 4
  • Dimensions/weight: 247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9mm, 468g (11-inch) | 280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4mm, 684g (12.9-inch)
  • Colors: Silver, Space Gray
  • Battery: 28.65Whr (11-inch), 40.88Whr (12.9-inch) | up to 10 hours | 20W charger

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  1. Yes, not yet available in powermac stores. The staff told me that it will probably available this month or next month

  2. thanks for the details. Any idea when the M1 ipad will be launched in the Phils as currently not obtainable online as yet?