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5 key takeaways from Apple’s Let Loose event 2024, including the iPad Air 2024 and Magic Keyboard

Apple’s recent Let Loose event was centered around the iPad, according to Tim Cook. With WWDC just around the corner, Apple chose to focus on tablets, starting the event with a mention of the Apple Vision Pro. The highlights included the introduction of two new iPads: the iPad Pro and the iPad Air. The iPad Pro received a significant upgrade with the new M4 chip, making it the first device to feature the latest Apple silicon. On the other hand, the iPad Air saw a notable improvement from the M1 to the M2 chip. Let’s explore the five key takeaways from this year’s Apple Let Loose event.

1. iPad Air 2024

After almost two years without much attention, Apple revamped its iPad lineup by introducing the new iPad Air during the Let Loose event on May 7. This marked what Apple called the “biggest” iPad announcement since its inception. Unlike previous MacBook releases, which were introduced quietly through press releases, the iPad Air was unveiled at a live streaming event showcasing its features and capabilities. The iPad Air 2024 comes in four color options, starting at $599 for the 11-inch model and $799 for the 13-inch version.

2. iPad Pro 2024

Apple lifted the curtain on the iPad Pro 2024 models and brought some much-anticipated updates to the table. With the eye-catching new M4 chipset and innovative features like the Ultra Retina XDR display, the iPad Pro made waves. The M4 chip, with its 10-core CPU and 10-core GPU, promises significant performance improvements, especially for AI and machine learning tasks. Available in silver and space black versions. The price starts at Rs 99,900 for the 11-inch Wi-Fi model and Rs. 149900 for the 13-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular model.

3. Apple M4 chip

The debut of the Apple M4 chip at May’s iPad event marked a significant leap in performance for Apple’s pro tablet lineup. Built on a “second-generation” 3-nanometer process, the M4 chip offers desktop-like performance without sacrificing battery life. With improvements like mesh shading, hardware ray tracing, and a lightning-fast neural engine, the M4 chip is ready to redefine the iPad Pro.

4. Apple Pencil Pro

The announcement of the Apple Pencil Pro was a major milestone in pencil technology, introducing innovative features such as pinch gestures and haptic feedback. Seamlessly integrated with iPad Pro, Pencil Pro promises an unparalleled user experience complemented by its magical features and robust design. Price Rs. 11900, it is becoming an indispensable tool for creative professionals.

5. Magic Keyboard

Alongside the Apple Pencil, Apple introduced the next-generation Magic Keyboard, designed especially for the iPad Pro. The elegantly and ergonomically designed Magic Keyboard offers a seamless typing experience, reminiscent of a MacBook counterpart. A keyboard with a host of intuitive features, such as an action bar and a haptic feedback trackpad, transforms iPad Pro into a productivity powerhouse. Priced at Rs 29,900, it is a worthy investment for users looking to tap into the full potential of their device.

Apple’s Let Loose event showcased a collection of products poised to redefine the tablet experience and meet the demands of casual users and professionals alike.

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