M1 iPad Pro (2021) review: dream screen

The all-new 2021 iPad Pro has Apple's latest M1 processor, originally designed for the MacBook Air. The 12.9-inch version also has an incredible Mini LED screen, making it the best thing for watching movies that isn't a TV. But for all that, is it still an iPad? Dieter Bohn reviews.

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  1. The Verge

    The Verge

    4 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    How would you take advantage of this screen?

    • Prashant Sharma

      Prashant Sharma

      2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

      @Tony Bispham yes

    • Harry_Zombee_1


      2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

      @Mahyar Mirrashed Don't be so sure about that.Mine is arriving on Wednesday bought it off Amazon for $1,199 256 gb, 12.9 in. I don't know anything about computers this is my first ipad and I ONLY got it because of everyone reviews on how amazing the screen is and I agree.I can't wait to watch my favorite shows and movies. Also the gaming, and portability.The blooming stuff don't bother me and it's not like I watch anything at night at full brightness.1 more day🥰

    • Vadym Timotin

      Vadym Timotin

      3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

      @CJ totally understand. For me the price difference when you get it through carrier is barely noticeable, so went with this one rather then 11inch. I’m also spoiled with OLED and after trying to watch a movie on friends last gen 11” pro, I said nope. Not gonna happen.

    • CJ


      3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

      @Vadym Timotin oh I’m definitely sold on the technology. Unfortunately I’m getting the 11 inch so I guess I’m just justifying a little bit.

    • Vadym Timotin

      Vadym Timotin

      3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

      @CJ Actually there are plenty advantages in apps, like PhotoShop, LightEffects and any video/photo editing app will highly benefit from the display, is it’s color reproduction will be much better then a standard LCD display, plus it’s a lot brighter, so you can use it for those applications in many more situations and conditions, because of that super high brightness and color accuracy. Just imagine an OLED display without the OLED drawbacks like low brightness and burn in that’s bound to happen if you’re constantly using it for photo editing with static images at super high brightness. It makes total sense to me

  2. Alias Alias

    Alias Alias

    27 मिनिटांपूर्वी

    I hope iPad os gets more support

  3. Jimmy GoldenDex

    Jimmy GoldenDex

    16 तासांपूर्वी

    Can you send me one as a gift 😅😅😅🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁 ?

  4. captainchau


    2 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I think more and more I'm convinced that buying the previous gen of any phone/tablet is the way to go. All the real world performance of the current gen for a fraction of the price.

  5. Raul Cadiz

    Raul Cadiz

    6 दिवसांपूर्वी

    How this compares to an oled screen? I can’t understand they hype taking into account what we could get with an 12.9 iPad oled

  6. Jay G3

    Jay G3

    11 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Just to comment on the blooming, when I first got mine, the blooming was extremely noticeable. However, after I updated the software to the latest iPadOS the blooming was much less noticeable. They must have changed something in the algorithm for local dimming - it is excellent now.

  7. Jithendra Silva

    Jithendra Silva

    14 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Well said. Thank you. this helps understand the limitations . do you think if I am being iPad soon I should get the one generation old so I get better value?

  8. Craig Brown

    Craig Brown

    17 दिवसांपूर्वी

    In comparing to the Macbook Air, you seemed to underplay the importance of the iPad Pro's touch screen. A touch screen is easily worth $500 to someone that does computer art. I don't just use my iPad to watch movies.

  9. Immanuel Jayan Godsman

    Immanuel Jayan Godsman

    17 दिवसांपूर्वी

    nice wallpaper in ipp 12.9

  10. kristalbermudo


    18 दिवसांपूर्वी

    what does he meant by "What i cant help but think...." from 11:06 onwards.... about the m1?

  11. Kaiesis


    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    OLED is still better, no matter how you try and word things.

  12. Steve Vlahos

    Steve Vlahos

    28 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Once you witness XDR, there’s no going back.

  13. Zombie King

    Zombie King


    I love my new iPad Pro 2021. I upgraded from a 2016 iPad Pro

  14. Paige Next Door

    Paige Next Door


    great review!

  15. Stefan Stopko

    Stefan Stopko


    Where can I get the wallpaper?

  16. Tad Marshall

    Tad Marshall


    I don't get why so many people want an iPad Pro to be as capable as a Mac. "My car can't haul loads as big as my truck can", "I can't soak in the shower like I can in my bathtub" ...

  17. B H

    B H


    And if you were from New England, you wouldn’t admit to having emotions at all!

  18. ink_ well

    ink_ well


    no, you shouldnt have to pay that much more when you are already paying a months rent for a machine that is most likely very easy to break, as per usual.

  19. Rat Race

    Rat Race


    Yes Its on its way

  20. Legit Downz

    Legit Downz


    Just got one, upgraded from my 1st gen pro from 2016. Well worth it!

  21. Kelvin Clive Fresco

    Kelvin Clive Fresco


    Everything white looks so classy

  22. PortuguesePirate99


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    The only thing that i think differentiates a laptop to an ipad which is worth all the flaws is the fact that its a touchscreen and has the apple pencil. Surface does have full windows but from what ive seen its clumsy as hell and i just think windows isnt a touchscreen UI

  23. Davide Desalvi

    Davide Desalvi

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    So it’s not very worth it

  24. suresh vempati

    suresh vempati

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी


  25. Brian


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Hey Deiter… can you tell me what color is your Apple Watch band? I love it and must have it! Thank you sir.,

  26. Brian Garcia de Leon

    Brian Garcia de Leon

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I plan on watch videos, download a lot more for my 2yo and get learning games for him and maybe a few games I like to play and then my wife would most likely use like me, watching videos and games. Probably social media and all. We got it since we have the 1st gen iPad Pro but it’s now broken so hoping this can help that missing part of my heart 😂😂 miss my old iPad Pro

  27. Manish


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I like this guy.

  28. Juan M

    Juan M

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Why would anyone buy these IPads over a macbook ?



    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी


  30. NegreteHighlights


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Can it download 120fps videos, or can any apple ipad?

  31. Natalie Mitchell

    Natalie Mitchell

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I'm going to marry this man. He doesn't know it yet, and neither does his wife. Heh.

  32. Marsya Azzahra

    Marsya Azzahra

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    YOU MAKE ME WANNA GET THE 12.9 but I need the 11 one. gambling.

  33. hassanation ahmed

    hassanation ahmed

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    so based on this video its better to get a MacBook cheaper than iPad and better

  34. hassanation ahmed

    hassanation ahmed

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    so baséd on this video its better to get MacBook

  35. Gilroy MotorSports & Life

    Gilroy MotorSports & Life

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I got the AT&T 12.9 cellular 5G with 2TB it came in yesterday also got the magic keyboard the package is amazing

  36. IanTec


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    The £999 Base model MacBook Air does NOT have the same processor as the iPad. For the same processor (The 8-core GPU), that will cost you £1249 for 512GB. A 12.9” iPad Pro equivalent with the Magic Keyboard is £1628 (With 512GB of storage)

  37. Cloud Expat Tax

    Cloud Expat Tax

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Macbook Air plus ipad Air > ipad pro

  38. ME


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Blooming issue in Kindle could've been resolved by trying not to increase contrast ratio for letters. Just make it look like 11 inch model LCD but lighting up all the mini LEDs at an extremely low brightness evenly. Who cares reading on HDR mode anyways? Software update will be enough

  39. Molang


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I actually watch this video on m’y iPad Pro 12.9 2021 and I can tell that this iPad is incredible. When I watch a movie I feel like I'm in the movie. The quality of the screen is amazing because its literally the same screen as the IMac.

  40. Benji


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Still rockin’ my 2018 iPad. It’s not even tempting to get a new one.

  41. amanda Algherwi

    amanda Algherwi

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

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  42. Luke Walker

    Luke Walker

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    The verge...lol

  43. Shiv Mistry

    Shiv Mistry

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Can someone share a link to that wallpaper?

  44. Anuj Kumar

    Anuj Kumar

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    iPad is a living reminder why Apple will never have a touchscreen laptop, and honestly that does make sense to me.

  45. Ammar TUBE

    Ammar TUBE

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    CAN ONE PERSON make a review about the 11in in detail. JUST ONE DANG PERSON.

  46. Donavan Freberg

    Donavan Freberg

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I love your videos! I was an air 2020 user who decided to go pro…I just ordered the pro, but the 11” model in 128. I’m awaiting shipping and excited! I actually exchanged my iPad Air 4, which I REALLY loved, but I wanted the pro, for a few reasons, but mostly for the center stage function. I am going to be doing a lot of zoom meetings. I could only afford the 128gb version, and I’m hoping it’ll be enough storage. I don’t do video work, just some Lightroom photo editing, some light procreate drawing, writing, games and streaming. My previous iPad was the 256gb air, and it had a ton of apps, bunch of games, and a LOT of photos and I only used like 60 gigs or so, so fingers crossed I’ll be fine at 128. They need to offer the air in 128. Glad it was available for the pro. Do you think 128 is sufficient? Thanks again for all these great reviews, love your style.

  47. Dwikky Yudha Irshandi

    Dwikky Yudha Irshandi

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I have to admit that this video's B-rolls is very good but the A-roll location isn't suitable.

  48. utorrent01


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    9:10 that reference to wheels 😂😂👍👍

  49. Fredrick Weathers

    Fredrick Weathers

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    If iPad OS has reached its peak and will never offer more powerful applications, it doesn’t matter if there’s an M10 in it, it will always just be an iPad….an iPad that’s just as good as the 2018/2020 iPad pro’s.

    • Commentary Talk

      Commentary Talk

      3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

      Agree, these form factors need full MacOS using the M1 chip then it suddenly becomes interesting form factor and use case for affordable price. It's like Android tablets that sell for the similar range to an M1 laptop... what's the point.

  50. CJ


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I’m upgrading just for the internals alone

  51. Steve C.

    Steve C.

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    M1 is underutilised!

  52. Superfingers


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    It is probably MI Ipad pro😆🙏 Redmi fans🍻

  53. Alvarou Lato

    Alvarou Lato

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Man i need those wallpapers :(

  54. Darryl King

    Darryl King

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Just incase ya'll forgot, it's an iPad.

  55. Benjamin Dover

    Benjamin Dover

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Many "hello fellow teenagers" vibes

  56. Zach


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Sooo I should’ve went with the 12.9 model…?

  57. Sam


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    This would feel less like a sales pitch for apple if you just said get the 2018 ipad pro if you think its screen is just fine which incidentally you pointed out too in cases one is not watching hdr contenyt

  58. Edward Abarilla

    Edward Abarilla

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Oh, this eye rolling guy again. 😂

  59. SomeDayWe'llKnow


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी


  60. Estelle Bright

    Estelle Bright

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    MacBook Air 256GB version only has 7 GPU cores. All iPad Pro 2021 has 8 GPU cores. So, they are not “exactly the same”. MacBook Air will have worse graphic performance than iPad Pro with same storage. 512GB one though, MacBook Air is still cheaper, and that excludes Apple Pencil since Mac can’t use it anyway.

  61. Wise Young

    Wise Young

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Comparing an IPad with a Mac is like comparing an apple and an orange. They are designed to do different things. They are similar in cost and each can do things that the other cannot. When you are lying on a sofa or sitting on the ground with an iPad, you are not doing what you would do with an Macbook on your lap or desk. I can sit at desk only for a hour or 2 hours working on a Mac before I must stop and get up whereas I often read or work for hours at a stretch on an iPad lying or sitting anywhere. I use them to do different things. I often use the two together, i.e. have an iPad on the side of a Mac, sketching or writing a note, two things that I cannot do on a Mac. On the other hand, I can make professional looking line drawings or diagrams faster and better with omnigraffle on a Mac. There is no question that if I must have many documents open at a time, I would much prefer a Mac. Comparison of an early 2020 Intel Macbook Air versus a late 2020 M1 Macbook Air showed such a huge improvement of the latter that I rushed out to buy it even though I had just bought an 2020 Intel i7 Mac Air with 2 Tb SSD only 11 months earlier. Right now I have a 2019 11-inch iPad Pro with a A12Z processor with 1 Tb SSD. I love it and use it more than I use the Mac for Zoom, emailing, web browsing, watching videos and posting 7-8 hours a day, like I am doing now. My question is whether it is worthwhile upgrading to the 11-inch M1 IPad Pro with 1 Tb SSD. Should I upgrade to a 12.9-inch M1 iPad pro? Here is what I have gleaned from your review and those by others. First, I think that I can live with my 2019 11-inch iPad Pro for several more years. I have filled only about 350 Gb of its 1 Tb SSD. It is perfectly adequate in terms of speed. Its battery duration is fine (I can work 6 or more hours without plugging in). I am okay with zoom conferencing with 4G cell speeds and downloading videos and documents. I sign documents with the iPad Pro. Second, my M1 Macbook Air does everything that the my iPad cannot. I can connect to a larger screen if I need more screen real estate. In fact, the Mac and iPad talk to each other so that I can work with the two of them together on the same files. Third, I definitely don’t need the Mini-LED screen. Fourth, I don’t need 5G cell speed because I am close to Wifi most of the time and if Wifi is not available, 4G cell is good enough for most communication purposes. The only reasons that I am considering upgrading to the 11-inch M1 iPad Pro are 1. the front camera has higher resolution, wider view (for zooming with a group), and automatic centering. 2. the back camera is much better than in my current iPad. 3. the M1 iPad Pro has more and better microphones for conferencing. So, i have decided to wait.

  62. Joshua Mandaglio

    Joshua Mandaglio

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    The M1 is like a super chip

  63. efath 1095

    efath 1095

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    for watching movies my TV is wayy better than this iPad (not attached to a wall wink*)

  64. Peach


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    How’s the screen on the MacBook Pro m1? Is it a good to watch movies too?

  65. xAsh


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Magic keyboard out here really costing more then some windows laptops

  66. Gracefully Graceful

    Gracefully Graceful

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Seems like they fail to utilize the power of the M1 processor, which makes this useless if a 8018 model offers similar performance

  67. Tapia Andy

    Tapia Andy

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

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    Sean Aaron

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

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      Jessica Gold

      3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

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      Thomas Micheal

      3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

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      Edward Emmanuel

      3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

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    • Michael Bryan

      Michael Bryan

      3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

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      Donald Derrick

      3 महिन्यांपूर्वी


  69. Tuan Anh Hoang

    Tuan Anh Hoang

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Wait a minute, if i click subscribe to this video and then the suggested video then I'm unsubscribing?

  70. Gary Whitney

    Gary Whitney

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Apple doesn't want multiple user support on the iPad. They want each person to have their own iPad. The only multi-user support available on iPad is if it is DEP enrolled and MDM managed with the classroom features which is a pain in the arse to setup and ypu can only do it if you are an Educational Institution.

  71. Matthew King

    Matthew King

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    My iMac screen died and they refuse to replace it, the MacBook Pro I had its screen died, and my iPad screen just died, as soon as my iPhone dies 10plus I’ll be switching codes, Apple have lost me as a customer.

  72. Bradavon


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Android has had multi user support since at least Android 5 in 2015. Given how expensive iPad Pros are it's absurd you can't create user accounts. IPads are made for families.

  73. Tom Xander

    Tom Xander

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    For all those who actually care about ACTUAL review of Apple products. Go to someone like Marcus Brownlee or someone else. THIS is a place for Apple fanboys who just don't care about the reality of 'innovations' or actual necessary 'upgrades'. Verge is just an ad agency for Apple.

  74. Meizu Note

    Meizu Note

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    At the end of the day it's just an iPad!

  75. FuturVsionäR


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    All that power is wasted... IpadOS is not good enough for the M1 and it should be doing a lot more!!!!

  76. PSP PoKs

    PSP PoKs

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Is this man Mr. Robot From Mr. Robot?

  77. Robert Nagy

    Robert Nagy

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Ok then let’s watch that Tenet finally 😀

  78. Jeyanth Mandava

    Jeyanth Mandava

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Can anyone tell me where can I get the wallpaper in video

  79. W L

    W L

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    So first off, I am already sold on iPad Pro technology. It’s the upgrade that leaves me to wonder. I use Lightroom and photoshop and create documents, and right now my 2018 12.9 pro can do that pretty well. My current pro can process images in LR and photoshop faster and without choking compared to my MacBook Air, which can’t handle the work. My question with the newer use of the M1 chip is, will the apps include features that already work when loaded on the MacBook but not on the iPad Pro? If you use Rush, then you must know that features are missing. And that’s a software issue, not hardware, or is it? I am not sure about spending an extra $300 just to have the Magic keyboard since I already have a mobile keyboard that works great and was less than $100, plus I have my Apple keyboard which works with my ipad. I feel like right now it’s all about the software not keeping up with the hardware.

  80. Akshay Shenoy

    Akshay Shenoy

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Thank you for talking about the things most reviewers skip! You’ve earned my subscription and allegiance!

  81. ppu ppuu

    ppu ppuu

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    How is it about the new screen mini led after using for a week?i heard some issue about the dark mode..is it true?

  82. Matt Rose

    Matt Rose

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    £10.99? Bargain.

  83. Kevin Malibu

    Kevin Malibu

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    They might as well enable desktop apps on the iPad. Just like there’s a bagillion versions of the Mac computer, everyone will pick and choose which experience they want. Just make the touch screen version of a Mac computer it’s own unique experience 🤷‍♂️

  84. Sai Yelave

    Sai Yelave

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    09:38 Come on man, can't we just buy second ipad for that 🤡

  85. The Urban Rebel

    The Urban Rebel

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    iPad OS is an spin off of iOS....maybe that's why it has issues with compatibility. Maybe it's time to create an iPadOS that is a spin off of MacOS. It might be more practical ?

  86. HDL Angelo

    HDL Angelo

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Like 🤙

  87. David Spencer

    David Spencer

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Hey look, it runs Android -5.

  88. Jamie Hare

    Jamie Hare

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I don't buy apple, they cost too much, Don't like their store policies, dont' like them trying to control what i do with a device I buy.

  89. Steven Lim

    Steven Lim

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    6:58 Miranda in the wild!

  90. T U R T L E R A B B I T

    T U R T L E R A B B I T

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Things that make no sense. If you’re spending that much money, you might as well spend more

  91. Lou


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I am upgrading my 4 year old ipad to the pro. I dumped my Mac as I never use it. For the first time in forever I will be without a traditional computer and I don't think I will miss it.

  92. hellmike


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I love your Apple watch strap. What is it?

  93. Si


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Yes, they're expensive when you're telling consumers in your reviews 'you might as well get all this other stuff you probably don't need'.

  94. Sloppy Toons

    Sloppy Toons

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I think there is an issue where reviewers don’t get what demographic of pro these devices are for. The iPhone Pro is for photographers, laptop and computers for coders, editors and artists within cintiqs, and the iPad with a stylus is clearly for artists. I get it that not everyone makes their money drawing cats farting on tiktok, but getting an overview on how these stylus enabled devices work for drawing would be great. And you honestly don’t need to be an artist to test these. Anyway, I used to hit a performance ceiling with my old 2018 iPad and with art apps that don’t control limits, the improvement is immediate. You wouldn’t know this based on 90% of these reviews.

  95. Erick Verlee

    Erick Verlee

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Can anyone tell me where I can find the nice wallpaper on this iPad in the review?

  96. Rasul Said

    Rasul Said

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Lets just pray well that iOS 15 will give this M1 iPad a good future.

  97. Arty Bels

    Arty Bels

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    The screen from Samsung as always?

  98. NChync


    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    So u don't have a good tv to watch Tenet on? I guess a iPad can make a movie easier to understand.

  99. Mohammed AL-Hitmi

    Mohammed AL-Hitmi

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    You can get an i7 16GB laptop for half the price!

  100. Mohammed AL-Hitmi

    Mohammed AL-Hitmi

    3 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    It's just limited-function big iPhone