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

    个月 前

    How would you take advantage of this screen?

    • Vadym Timotin

      Vadym Timotin

      18 天 前

      @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


      18 天 前

      @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

      18 天 前

      @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

    • CJ


      18 天 前

      There’s not really anything that takes advantage of it besides video. Hopefully there’s going to be more content and applications for it

    • Vadym Timotin

      Vadym Timotin

      22 天 前

      @Mahyar Mirrashed I somewhat agree except for the television part. The iPad is the best movie watcher on the go. You’re not gonna carry a TV around just so you can watch a movie on the go. Like on a commute, or in a trip. I travel quite a bit between states for work and family stuff, and the iPad is an absolute savior in that regard. And if it gives an incredible movie experience that’s not that different from my TV at home, aside for smaller size, it’s a win win for me.

  2. NegreteHighlights


    天 前

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

  3. Natalie Mitchell

    Natalie Mitchell

    6 天 前

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

  4. Marsya Azzahra

    Marsya Azzahra

    7 天 前

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

  5. hassanation ahmed

    hassanation ahmed

    8 天 前

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

  6. hassanation ahmed

    hassanation ahmed

    8 天 前

    so baséd on this video its better to get MacBook

  7. Gilroy MotorSports & Life

    Gilroy MotorSports & Life

    9 天 前

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

  8. IanTec


    9 天 前

    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)

  9. Cloud Expat Tax

    Cloud Expat Tax

    10 天 前

    Macbook Air plus ipad Air > ipad pro

  10. ME


    10 天 前

    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

  11. Molang


    12 天 前

    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.

  12. Benji


    12 天 前

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

  13. amanda Algherwi

    amanda Algherwi

    12 天 前

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    Luke Walker

    13 天 前

    The verge...lol

  15. Shiv Mistry

    Shiv Mistry

    13 天 前

    Can someone share a link to that wallpaper?

  16. Anuj Kumar

    Anuj Kumar

    14 天 前

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

  17. Ammar TUBE

    Ammar TUBE

    14 天 前

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

  18. Donavan Freberg

    Donavan Freberg

    17 天 前

    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.

  19. Dwikky Yudha Irshandi

    Dwikky Yudha Irshandi

    17 天 前

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

  20. utorrent01


    17 天 前

    9:10 that reference to wheels 😂😂👍👍

  21. Fredrick Weathers

    Fredrick Weathers

    17 天 前

    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

      16 天 前

      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.

  22. CJ


    18 天 前

    I’m upgrading just for the internals alone

  23. Steve C.

    Steve C.

    19 天 前

    M1 is underutilised!

  24. SuperFingers YT

    SuperFingers YT

    20 天 前

    It is probably MI Ipad pro😆🙏 Redmi fans🍻

  25. Alvarou Lato

    Alvarou Lato

    20 天 前

    Man i need those wallpapers :(

  26. Darryl King

    Darryl King

    20 天 前

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

  27. Alex Lane

    Alex Lane

    21 天 前

    Many "hello fellow teenagers" vibes

  28. Zach


    21 天 前

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

  29. Sam


    21 天 前

    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

  30. Edward Abarilla

    Edward Abarilla

    21 天 前

    Oh, this eye rolling guy again. 😂

  31. SomeDayWe'llKnow


    21 天 前


  32. Estelle Bright

    Estelle Bright

    22 天 前

    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.

  33. Wise Young

    Wise Young

    23 天 前

    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.

  34. Joshua Mandaglio

    Joshua Mandaglio

    23 天 前

    The M1 is like a super chip

  35. efath 1095

    efath 1095

    23 天 前

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

  36. T


    24 天 前

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

  37. xAsh


    24 天 前

    Magic keyboard out here really costing more then some windows laptops

  38. Gracefully Graceful

    Gracefully Graceful

    24 天 前

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

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    24 天 前

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    Sean Aaron

    25 天 前

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    • Jessica Gold

      Jessica Gold

      25 天 前

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      Thomas Micheal

      25 天 前

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    • Edward Emmanuel

      Edward Emmanuel

      25 天 前

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    • Michael Bryan

      Michael Bryan

      25 天 前

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    • Donald Derrick

      Donald Derrick

      25 天 前


  41. Tuan Anh Hoang

    Tuan Anh Hoang

    25 天 前

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

  42. Gary Whitney

    Gary Whitney

    25 天 前

    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.

  43. Matthew King

    Matthew King

    25 天 前

    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.

  44. Bradavon


    25 天 前

    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.

  45. Tom Xander

    Tom Xander

    26 天 前

    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.

  46. Meizu Note

    Meizu Note

    27 天 前

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

  47. FuturVsionäR


    27 天 前

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

  48. PSP PoKs

    PSP PoKs

    28 天 前

    Is this man Mr. Robot From Mr. Robot?

  49. Robert Nagy

    Robert Nagy

    28 天 前

    Ok then let’s watch that Tenet finally 😀

  50. Jeyanth Mandava

    Jeyanth Mandava

    28 天 前

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

  51. W L

    W L

    28 天 前

    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.

  52. Akshay Shenoy

    Akshay Shenoy

    28 天 前

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

  53. ppu ppuu

    ppu ppuu

    28 天 前

    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?

  54. Matt Rose

    Matt Rose

    28 天 前

    £10.99? Bargain.

  55. Kevin Malibu

    Kevin Malibu

    28 天 前

    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 🤷‍♂️

  56. Sai Yelave

    Sai Yelave

    28 天 前

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

  57. The Urban Rebel

    The Urban Rebel

    28 天 前

    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 ?

  58. HDL Angelo

    HDL Angelo

    28 天 前

    Like 🤙

  59. David Spencer

    David Spencer

    29 天 前

    Hey look, it runs Android -5.

  60. Jamie Hare

    Jamie Hare

    29 天 前

    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.

  61. Steven Lim

    Steven Lim

    29 天 前

    6:58 Miranda in the wild!

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

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

    29 天 前

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

  63. Lou


    29 天 前

    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.

  64. hellmike


    29 天 前

    I love your Apple watch strap. What is it?

  65. Si


    29 天 前

    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'.

  66. Sloppy Toons

    Sloppy Toons

    29 天 前

    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.

  67. Erick Verlee

    Erick Verlee

    29 天 前

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

  68. Rasul Said

    Rasul Said

    29 天 前

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

  69. Arty Bels

    Arty Bels

    29 天 前

    The screen from Samsung as always?

  70. NChync


    29 天 前

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

  71. Mohammed AL-Hitmi

    Mohammed AL-Hitmi

    29 天 前

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

  72. Mohammed AL-Hitmi

    Mohammed AL-Hitmi

    29 天 前

    It's just limited-function big iPhone

  73. Stephen Docherty

    Stephen Docherty

    29 天 前

    Did you notice the blooming on the screen ?

  74. Nikhil Kamboja

    Nikhil Kamboja

    29 天 前

    Gaming setup ?

  75. Paul Gomez

    Paul Gomez

    29 天 前

    What weather widget is that?

  76. TheChico868


    个月 前

    Damn son.

  77. DJ M500

    DJ M500

    个月 前

    Which configuration would you recommend? 8GB ram or 16? WiFi or cellular? Thanks.

  78. beru alex

    beru alex

    个月 前

    You are unfair to the rest of tech

  79. beru alex

    beru alex

    个月 前

    I have this feeling that you get overly exciting when reviewing apple tech compared to others like those from android ecosystem or microsoft ,so in short just stop reviewing other tech because you are them in comparison

  80. James Lyons

    James Lyons

    个月 前

    It’s funny that this reviewer says that you can’t run those apps with the M1 chip, WWDC hasn’t even happened yet none of us have any idea what iPadOS is going to look like. We only have speculation. Why would apple put m1 chip and 16gb if ram into this if it wasn’t going to take a huge leap forward? Customers would have bought the iPad even if they didn’t do all this stuff. Very poor review

  81. Andreas Öberg

    Andreas Öberg

    个月 前

    Great review, thanks! The bleeding worries me a little bit. Like you said if you have a black background and white details not so great to see halos around them. Is that a problem in other applications than reading apps?

  82. 15heartz


    个月 前

    I see a lot of grains in the Center Stage on my XDR iPod when using, am I the only one?

  83. Sander Evers

    Sander Evers

    个月 前

    iPads shouldn't be macs. Simple. So yeah, it's an iPad, it doesn't need to be more than an iPad.

  84. Isaac Merriman

    Isaac Merriman

    个月 前

    I am happy with my 2020 iPad Pro 12.9. Waiting for the new 16 inch MacBook Pro to be released!

  85. Montroseal


    个月 前

    What do you do with the old merch. that you only do testing and reviews with ? Do you do giveaways or turn back in?

  86. Aakash Jain

    Aakash Jain

    个月 前

    At this point I ask, Why do I see @MKBHD even. This is what we call a true view. Keep up the work VERGE!

  87. Matt Sanchez

    Matt Sanchez

    个月 前

    I’ll stick with iPad Air 3 thanks

  88. William Torres

    William Torres

    个月 前

    I understand the sentiment about not having "Mac OS" in the iPad, running native Mac OS on iPad OS etc. But again, iPad OS and iOS are simply a toned down/touch ready version of Mac OS, it's up to developers to make an app as good as the fully OS version. Apple want to make you believe it's an entirely different system. IT IS THE SAME.

  89. Rob Oo

    Rob Oo

    个月 前

    Mini LED vs true OLED??? On the 12.9" iPad Pro w mini LED screen, if the entire screen is black with a single white pixel, does the single white pixel have a halo or blur around it because the mini LED lit under it is bigger than the single white pixel? Can you tell how big is a single mini LED lit compared to the entire screen? compared to the single pixel? How does the mini LED screen compare to a true OLED screen (compare a Samsung OLED tablet to the mini LED screen iPad).

  90. Mobius494


    个月 前

    Answer the million dollar question: Was it already BENT when you got it out of the box?

  91. Izuko Gaen

    Izuko Gaen

    个月 前


  92. DaHey83


    个月 前

    I’m so glad he told me these are iPads… I never would of known.

  93. serge bureau

    serge bureau

    个月 前

    Seems to me that besides the screen, there is very little improvement ! So unless they bring MacOS it is not worth.

  94. Miran Al Mehrab

    Miran Al Mehrab

    个月 前

    iPads have one severe bottleneck problem now and that's the OS.

  95. Caio Everton

    Caio Everton

    个月 前

    For media consumption, nothing beats OLED. Blooming and greyish blacks all deal breakers for me.

  96. hadror13


    个月 前

    you forgot to mention it's a touchscreen :-) people always take this as a given when comparing specs to laptops. this completely changes your interaction with the device

  97. hadror13


    个月 前

    Getting it for audio stuff

  98. Neel K Gangrade

    Neel K Gangrade

    个月 前

    that's it ! i am buying macbook !

  99. David L

    David L

    个月 前

    This device, like last year, is limited in software not hardware. Speed is irrelevant when you are running in the wrong direction 🤣

  100. Luciano Nogara

    Luciano Nogara

    个月 前

    Hy, the faceID it’s improved whit the new frontal cameras? Thanks