I stopped paying attention to Apple rumors so that the announcement events would come as a surprise. The rumor sites have just gotten so good, that watching the live event was becoming a disappointment. This plan worked! I'm genuinely stunned to learn that Apple is bringing their new M1 processors to iPads!
People who thought Apple would stop fucking around and just stick with USB-C were also surprised today!
iPad Pro 2021
Apple's new M1 Silicon chip that brought iOS apps to macOS is now coming to iPad! The Pro model iPads also get a major screen technology fresh with XDR, the technology behind Apple's desktop Pro Display XDR. While it may seem like a short time since Apple dropped their Lightning cable in favor of USB-C, they have already begun to abandon USB-C in favor of their proprietary nonsense. Two steps forward, one step back.
Priced between $800 for an 11" model with 128GB of storage, to $2,200 for a 12.9" model with 2TG, and can be ordered on the 30th of April. Pre-orders will begin shipping in late May.