Here’s everything we know so far about the 2022 iPad Pro

With Apple’s September event “out of sight”, the company is gearing up to launch another generation iPad Pro in 2022. More than a year after the model with the M1 chip, miniLED display and 5G support debuted, a better iPad Pro is rumored to be launching this year with a chip M2.

Design and Display: No 11 inch miniLED model

Rumors regarding a new design for the iPad Pro 2022 started in June 2021. According to Bloomberg Mark GormanThis iPad could feature a glass back to enable wireless charging, most likely via MagSafe. Then, in December, the journalist confirmed his earlier report.

Wireless charging replaces the usual power cable with an inductive mat, making it easier for users to charge the battery of their devices. It has grown to be a popular feature in smartphones but a rarity among tablets. Apple added wireless charging to iPhones in 2017 and last year updated it with a magnet-based MagSafe system that ensures more consistent charging speeds.

The company is testing a similar MagSafe system for the iPad Pro. Wireless charging will likely be slower than plugging the charger directly into the iPad’s Thunderbolt port, which will continue to be a part of later models.

In January 2022, 9to5Mac Was able to discover that Apple It hit a snag in its plans to redesign the iPad Pro with MagSafe. While the company was testing all-glass on the iPad Pro 2022, this became a flaw as it would make the product easier to damage and also more brittle.

According to our sources, the company has developed prototypes of the iPad Pro with a larger Apple logo (similar to that found on the new MacBook Pro), but this one is made of glass. As a result, energy will be transmitted through the glass logo. The prototype also has stronger magnets to prevent accidents, and it supports charging at faster speeds than MagSafe for iPhones.

About its screen, Apple will likely keep two different sizes: 11-inch and 12.9-inch. Despite rumors that the 11-inch model will turn an LCD panel into a miniLED display, analysts Ross Young and Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple You’ll keep LCD technology for smaller iPad due to higher production costs – Although it can be changed to a file OLED display in the next iteration of the product.

Processor and storage capabilities

After Apple surprised everyone by adding an M1 chip to the iPad Pro, it is likely that the company will add an upgraded version of this processor to the upcoming 2022 iPad Pro. Naturally, this iPad will have the M2 chip, which was released with the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. 9to5Mac Sources confirm that this new iPad will have this new processor. It should be faster than the M1, but it won’t beat the M1 Pro, Max or Ultra chipset.

As for its storage capabilities, Apple will likely keep the same options, as there are no rumors of more than 2TB of storage, which means:

  • 128 GB
  • 256GB;
  • 512 GB
  • 1 TB
  • 2TB.

Since Apple has been moving away from 64GB models on iPhones, and all new Macs starting at 256GB, it makes sense for the company to start the iPad Pro 2022 with 256GB of storage instead of 128GB.

Battery, 5G and new accessories

5G network

9to5Mac Confirms that Apple is working on a new iPad Pro with a bigger battery Some users are complaining that Magic Keyboard is causing excessive battery drain. Not only that, but as I’ve already read in this roundup, Apple will likely offer the ability to charge a 2022 iPad Pro with a MagSafe charger faster than the one available for the iPhone.

Although there are no rumors about the 5G capabilities of the 2022 iPad Pro, it is likely that Apple will bring more bands for the upcoming model.

According to the Japanese Apple blog makotakaraBased on “China Reliable Sources”, the next iPad Pro will display the same “body design” and “body design” as the current model. The difference, however, will be the two four-terminal connectors that are purported to be located on the “top and bottom side edges”.

The report speculates that these new connectors could “help power peripherals” that connect to the Thunderbolt/USB-C port on the iPad Pro. It’s also worth noting that iPadOS 16 will allow device makers to create drivers for the iPad with Add DriverKit support. Accessory makers can use the new four-pin connectors to aid in this process.

If so, existing extensions will lose compatibility, so Apple will likely have to release a new version smart keyboardAnd the magic keyboardAnd the folio case.

When will the iPad Pro 2022 be launched?

9to5Mac It is believed that this new iPad will be launched in the second half of this year. BloombergMark Gorman said in his book: employment the news Apple will likely release this new iPad Pro in September and November, and likely around October or November, at the iPad and Mac event, as Apple expects to release iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura simultaneously.

How much will the iPad Pro 2022 cost?

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021 gets a $100 price increase due to the addition of a miniLED display. 9to5Mac Don’t think Apple will change the price of the iPad Pro, because it probably won’t bring miniLED to the 11-inch version.

  • 128 GB: $799
  • 256GB: $899
  • 512 GB: $1099
  • 1 TB: 1499 USD
  • 2TB: 1899 USD

iPad Pro 12.9-inch with Wi-Fi

  • 128 GB: $1099
  • 256GB: $1199
  • 512 GB: $1399
  • 1 TB: $1,799
  • 2TB: $2199

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So far, these are the rumors regarding the 2022 iPad Pro. When we hear more about it, we’ll be sure to update this story.

As of now, you can find the 2021 iPad Pro for a better deal on the official Apple page In the Amazon store here. Don’t forget to check out some of them 20W power adaptersAnd the apple pen, magic keyboardAnd the AirPods like that.

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