One of the controversies that always revolves around the iPad is whether you can really take advantage of the incredible power that the Pro models have. Well, to see if the advances of recent years are really significant, let’s compare what users can do with the 2021 iPad Pro and 2020 iPad Pro.
More power, to do the same?
The great novelty that the 2021 iPad Pro brought with it was the inclusion, within it, of the famous M1 chip , a chip that we have seen has completely revolutionized the range of Apple computers and we could say that the world of computers in overall, as it has achieved what many manufacturers have been pursuing for years. In fact, it can be considered that in terms of quality / price ratio, Apple computers are even cheap given the benefits that they are able to offer their users.
Initially it was a real joy for the potential buyers of these iPad Pro, after all they were going to be able to count on all the power that was available so far in Macs. However, the real absence of tools to be able to take advantage of This power has meant that, in functional terms, everything remains as it was, and the things that a user of the iPad Pro of 2021 can do and not a user of an iPad Pro of 2018 are counted. Including here the use of Apple Pencil 2 , official keyboards and other elements that they share, since even in design they are practically identical.
The main difference is in the screen and its cameras
We have already seen how really in terms of power, there is nothing differential, not for lack of it, but for the absence of tools that can take advantage of it. Where if we can find differences is, firstly on the screen , but only if we go to the larger iPad Pro of 2021, since this is one of the differences between the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the 11-inch one, which is the model that has the Liquid Retina XDR screen, a screen that we can say very highly that it is focused on professionals . In this regard, there is a considerable leap for users who want to use the iPad for professional photo editing.
On the other hand, in the 2021 iPad Pro there is a dual camera module that also has the presence of the LiDAR scanner , a feature that is not present in the 2018 iPad Pro. The difference is not the cameras, but the scanner. that allows users of these iPads to work in a much more appropriate way with applications in three dimensions. Augmented reality becomes more and more important every day, hence the benefit that can be obtained from the iPad in this regard is considerable enough to take it into account.
Finally, we must also take into account the compatibility of the 2021 iPad Pro with 5G , something that unfortunately, the users of the 2018 iPad Pro do not have at their disposal. At the moment it is not something really differential given the 5G speeds that we have in Spain, but in a few years it will undoubtedly make a difference to be able to have a network of this type or not.