Our verdict on the new iPad Pro

Apple’s new iPad Pro is one of the most controversial (and thinnest) devices the company has made in years. Of course, this is an undeniable feat of engineering and finer than an iPod nano. Apple has integrated a new M4 chip and a “tandem” OLED panel into its latest flagship tablet.

The new OLED offers more brightness and improved HDR performance compared to the old iPad Pro: the standard screen brightness can reach 1,000 nits, compared to 600 nits for the latest model. It’s so powerful and so beautiful. But this cutting-edge technology makes it more expensive than ever, putting it out of reach for most and pitting it against flagship laptops, price-wise.

As Nathan Ingraham explains in his review, the iPad Pro line was always intended to show how good an Apple tablet can be, but this one really is uncompromising. For the rest of us, there’s the new iPad Air.

Later today, Google’s big I/O keynote will reveal the company’s latest AI ambitions. We will report live later today.

—Mat Smith

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Not to be outdone, ahead of Google I/O (which starts later today – stay tuned for all the news), Google revealed its own incoming AI camera features. It’s not clear exactly what the feature is East, but it has some similarities to Google Lens, the company’s camera-powered search feature. However, what is shown in the teaser video appears to work in real time and respond to voice commands.

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