Apple launches 10th gen iPad, M2 iPad Pro, 3rd gen Apple TV 4K

Gelo Gonzales

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Apple launches 10th gen iPad, M2 iPad Pro, 3rd gen Apple TV 4K


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The new iPad Pro features the new M2 chip, while the 10th generation iPad features an A14 Bionic chip

MANILA, Philippines – Apple on Wednesday, October 19 (Philippine time), launched new iPad models, and a new Apple TV 4K.

The new iPad Pro features Apple’s latest M2 chip which has a CPU that is said to be up to 15% faster than its predecessor, a GPU that’s said to deliver 35% faster graphics performance, and a neural processing unit that can handle 40% more machine learning operations. The performance improvements may translate to better performance in games, multimedia editing, and rendering.

The new iPad Pro, in conjunction with the second generation Apple Pencil, features a new hover feature that lets users see a preview of their mark before they make it, 12 millimeters above the display. The tablet also generates text previews in text fields when the Pencil hovers.

The tablet also supports next generation WiFi 6E standards.

In the Philippines, the 11-inch iPad Pro will retail for P55,990 while the 12.9-inch version will retail for P75,990. A date of availability has not yet been officially announced for the Philippines.

Apple launches 10th gen iPad, M2 iPad Pro, 3rd gen Apple TV 4K

The new 10th generation iPad, the non-Pro variant, features an all-screen 10.9-inch design, with the home button found in the predecessor removed from the front. The Touch ID button has been moved to the top, in the upper right corner when the tablet is in portrait orientation. It features the A14 Bionic chip, replacing the A13 Bionic chip. Like the iPad Pro, it will feature iPadOS16.

The new iPad will retail for P29,990 for the 64GB storage variant, and P39,990 for the 256GB storage variant. Availability in the Philippines also hasn’t been announced.

The new Apple TV 4K features the A15 Bionic chip, and will now have HDR10+ support in addition to Dolby Vision. The device comes in either a WiFI only or WiFi+Ethernet configuration. Previous models did not have the Ethernet option.

Apple TV 4K. Photo from Apple

Siri on Apple TV will also soon be able to recognize specific user voices, so it can present shows tailored to the specific user. Apple says it Siri on Apple TV will be available in 30 countries and regions this year, with upcoming launches in Denmark, Luxembourg, and Singapore.

The WiFi variant will retail for P9,490 while the WiFi+Ethernet variant will retail for P10,990, with availability to be announced at a later date. –

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Gelo Gonzales

Gelo Gonzales is Rappler’s technology editor. He covers consumer electronics, social media, emerging tech, and video games.