iPad Pro (2024): price, features, specs, and everything you need to know

The iPad Pro (2024)
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The iPad Pro (2024) has landed, and this big tablet is a huge upgrade. The highlights are arguably its phenomenally powerful new M4 chipset and new OLED screen, but there’s plenty else to like here too.

Below, you’ll find full details of all the iPad Pro (2024)’s specs and features, along with exactly when it will ship, and how much it costs.

But it shouldn’t come as any surprise that this is an expensive tablet, so if you want something cheaper, check out the iPad Air (2024), which landed alongside it.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The latest top-end iPad
  • When is it out? Pre-orders open now, ships May 15
  • How much will it cost? Starts at $999 / £999 / AU$1,699

iPad Pro (2024): release date and price

The iPad Pro (2024)

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The iPad Pro (2024) was announced at an Apple event on May 7, alongside the iPad Air (2024). The new Pro is up for pre-order now, and it will ship on Wednesday, May 15.

Hopefully you’ve saved up, because the 11-inch model starts at $999 / £999 / AU$1,699, for which you get 256GB of storage. It rises to $1,199 / £1,199 / AU$2,049 for 512GB, $1,599 / £1,599 / AU$2,749 for 1TB, and tops out at $1,999 / £,1999 / AU$3,449 for 2TB of storage.

The 13-inch iPad Pro (2024) starts at $1,299 / £1,299 / AU$2,199 with 256GB of storage, rising to $1,499 / £1,499 / AU$2,549 for 512GB, $1,899 / £1,899 / AU$3,249 for 1TB, and $2,299 / £2,299 / AU$3,949 for 2TB.

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iPad Pro (2024) prices
Row 0 - Cell 0 US priceUK priceAU price
256GB (11-inch)$999£999AU$1,699
512GB (11-inch)$1,199£1,199AU$2,049
1TB (11-inch)$1,599£1,599AU$2,749
2TB (11-inch)$1,999£1,999AU$3,449
256GB (13-inch)$1,299£1,299AU$2,199
512GB (13-inch)$1,499£1,499AU$2,549
1TB (13-inch)$1,899£1,899AU$3,249
2TB (13-inch)$2,299£2,299AU$3,949

In all cases that’s for Wi-Fi models – if you need 5G too then the prices rise by $200 / £200 / AU$350 for each model.

If you choose a 1TB or 2TB model then you also have the option of nano texture glass, which also adds to the price. A maxed out iPad Pro 13 (2024) will set you back $2,599 / £2,599 / AU$4,479.

iPad Pro (2024): design and display

The iPad Pro (2024)

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The iPad Pro (2024) comes in two sizes – there’s an 11.0-inch model and a 13.0-inch version. The iPad Pro 11 (2024) has dimensions of 249.7 x 177.5 x 5.3mm and weighs 444g, while the iPad Pro 13 (2024) is 281.6 x 215.5 x 5.1mm and 579g.

That makes both sizes slimmer than their predecessors, with the iPad Pro 11 (2022) being 5.9mm, while the iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) is 6.4mm. In fact, Apple claims the new 13-inch model is the thinnest Apple product ever.

Both tablets come in a choice of Silver and Space Black shades, and both are clad in aluminum.

The iPad Pro (2024)

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The display is more interesting than the design though, as no matter which size you choose, you’ll get an OLED screen for the first time on an iPad. This offers better contrast and deeper blacks than the LCD or even mini-LED of previous models, as well as delivering more detail in shadows and low light.

But Apple has gone further than most OLED displays, by combining two OLED panels to boost the brightness, allowing the iPad Pro (2024) to reach 1,000 nits of full screen brightness, and 1,600 nits of peak HDR brightness. It’s called ‘Tandem OLED’, and the overall display is called ‘Ultra Retina XDR’.

In the case of the iPad Pro 11 (2024) there’s a 1668 x 2420 resolution (for 264 pixels per inch), while the iPad Pro 13 (2024) has a 2064 x 2752 resolution (again for 264 pixels per inch), and both have a 120Hz refresh rate that can drop as low as 10Hz to conserve power.

iPad Pro (2024): cameras and battery

The iPad Pro (2024)

(Image credit: Apple)

The iPad Pro 2024 has a 12MP f/1.8 rear camera, along with LiDAR, and an Adaptive True Tone flash, which improves document scanning by removing shadows from images.

On the front there’s a 12MP f/2.4 camera, but this time it’s on one of the long edges, making it more useful for video calls than the iPad Pro (2022)’s front-facing camera. You’ll also find Face ID on this long edge.

The rear camera can also record video at up to 4K quality at 60fps, while the front-facing camera tops out at 1080p at 60fps.

As for the battery, Apple never reveals capacities, but has said that both models offer up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi or watching video before the battery will need charging. If you get a 5G version, then it should also be capable of up to 9 hours of surfing the web using a mobile data network. And of course it charges via USB-C.

iPad Pro (2024): specs and features

The iPad Pro (2024)

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One of the biggest changes in the iPad Pro (2024) is its chipset, as it has a new M4 chipset. This promises to be a huge upgrade on the M2 chipset in the iPad Pro (2022), with Apple saying it offers up to 50% faster CPU performance than the M2 and has an up to 4x faster GPU.

It’s made using second-generation 3nm technology, and is designed to be power efficient, while also including a 16-core neural engine, capable of 38 trillion operations per second.

Apple also says that the iPad Pro (2024) has 20% improved thermal performance, and that it has up to 4x faster pro rendering performance than the iPad Pro (2022).

That M4 chipset is paired with 8GB of RAM in models with 256GB or 512GB of storage, and 16GB for models with 1TB or 2TB of storage.

The 1TB and 2TB models also have a 10-core CPU, while the 8GB models are limited to a 9-core one.

The iPad Pro (2024) also runs iPadOS 17 of course, and it has four speakers and supports a new Magic Keyboard and the new Apple Pencil Pro.

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James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.