Apple announced new iPad Pros featuring OLED displays and the thinnest design in the company’s history. The announcement came at Apple’s “Let Loose” virtual event on May 7, 2024, where the tech giant unveiled a new 13-inch model and an updated 11-inch model, both with stunning OLED screens, more powerful internals, and a sleeker design.

The switch to OLED is a game-changer for the iPad Pro line, offering improved color saturation, perfect black levels, and enhanced contrast. This is a major upgrade, especially for fans of the smaller 11-inch size, which has now caught up to the display quality of its larger sibling. Apple claims the tandem OLED structure allows for 1,000 nits of peak full-screen brightness and 1,600 nits for HDR content, matching the performance of the previous Mini LED models.

The 13-inch iPad Pro is just 5.1 millimeters thick, while the 11-inch is 5.3 millimeters thick, marking the thinnest hardware ever for Apple. This slim profile doesn’t compromise performance, as both models come equipped with Apple’s latest M4 chip, offering a 50 percent increase in speed over the M2 and improved power efficiency. Apple states that the M4 can deliver the same performance as the M2 while using just half the power, with a 20 percent boost in thermal performance.

The base storage for both models has been upgraded to 256GB, with prices starting at $999 for the 11-inch and $1,299 for the 13-inch. Apple has also relocated the front-facing camera to the landscape position, providing a more natural orientation for video calls. Other notable changes include an improved 12-megapixel rear camera with adaptive flash and a refreshed Magic Keyboard with a premium aluminum finish and a new function key row.

Preorders for the new iPad Pros are available today, with the tablets set to hit stores on May 15th. If fully equipped, the 13-inch model can reach $2,599, rivaling high-end laptop pricing. With the upgraded internals, new OLED displays, and a focus on productivity and creativity, Apple continues to position the iPad Pro as a laptop replacement for many users.

For more information on the new iPad Pros, visit The Verge.