The iPad Pro is too overpowered?
Yes. Yes it is. That means we can expect an impressive update to iPadOS 15 to unlock the power of the new M1 chip. And it will be iPadOS, not macOS. It also means we should expect iPad Pro specific apps that share 80-90 feature parity with their Mac counterparts.
Apple put the M1 in the iPad Pro for a reason. It wasn’t, “This is so crazy it just might work.” There is a long term plan for the shift and no doubt Apple is diligently working on software ports as well as enticing other development houses to follow suit.
It won’t be this month, but it won’t be as long as 6 months before we see high end apps that really push the iPad Pro. Video editing tools will be first, followed by vastly improved audio tools. There will also be big leaps in photo editing and design tools. The Apple Pencil will be pivotal to big software updates.
The iPad Pro with M1 is overpowered for today. But, there is no reason for Apple to make such a change unless they already had tools in the pipeline to take advantage of that power.