Apple is set to release the next generation iPad Pro in 2022. A year after launching a model with an M1 chip, miniLED display and 5G support, the company is rumored to release an even better iPad Pro this year with an M2 chip.
Design & Display: No 11″ miniLED model
Rumors of a new design for the 2022 iPad Pro surfaced in June 2021. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, this iPad could have a glass back that allows for wireless charging, most likely via MagSafe. Then, in December, the reporter confirmed his previous report.
Wireless charging replaces the conventional power cable with an induction pad, making it easier for users to recharge the device’s battery. This has become commonplace on smartphones, but rare on tablets. Apple added wireless charging to the iPhone in 2017 and upgraded it last year with a MagSafe magnetic system that delivered more consistent charging speeds.
The company is testing a similar MagSafe system for the iPad Pro. Wireless charging is likely to be slower than plugging the charger directly into the iPad’s Thunderbolt port, which will remain in future models.
In January 2022, Netcost-security.fr was able to discover that Apple had hit a snag in its plans to redesign the iPad Pro with MagSafe. When the company tested an all-glass back on the 2022 iPad Pro, this was a disadvantage as it would make the product easier to damage and much more brittle.
According to our records, the company designed an iPad Pro prototype with a larger Apple logo (similar to the new MacBook Pro), but this one is made of glass. As a result, power will be transmitted through the glass logo. The prototype also has stronger magnets to prevent crashes and supports charging at higher speeds than iPhone’s MagSafe.
As for the screen, Apple will likely keep two different sizes: 11 inches and 12.9 inches. While there were rumors that the 11-inch model would replace the LCD panel with a miniLED screen, analysts Ross Yang and Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple would retain LCD technology for the smaller iPad due to manufacturing costs. to OLED display in the next product release.
Processor and storage capacity
After Apple surprised everyone by adding the M1 chip to the iPad Pro, it is likely that the company will add an upgraded version of this processor to the upcoming iPad Pro 2022. Naturally, this iPad will feature this chip. the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Netcost-security.fr sources confirm that this new iPad will be equipped with this new processor. It should be faster than the M1, but it won’t outperform the M1 Pro, Max, or Ultra chips.
In terms of storage capacity, Apple is likely to keep the same options as there are no rumors of more than 2TB of storage, indicating:
- 128 GB;
- 256 GB;
- 512 GB;
- 1 TB;
- 2 TB.
As Apple is phasing out 64GB iPhone models and all new Macs starting at 256GB, it makes sense for the company to release the 2022 iPad Pro with 256GB instead of 128GB.
Battery, 5G and new accessories
Netcost-security.fr can confirm that Apple is working on a new iPad Pro with a bigger battery as some users complain that the Magic Keyboard causes excessive battery drain. Not only that, but as you’ve already read in this review, Apple will likely introduce the ability to charge the 2022 iPad Pro with an even faster MagSafe charger than is available for the iPhone.
While there are no rumors about 5G capabilities in the 2022 iPad Pro, it is likely that Apple will provide more bands for the next model. There are no rumors of new accessories either, but as the company plans to introduce a MagSafe connector for charging the iPad Pro, at least the Smart Folio and Magic Keyboard could get some changes.
When will iPad Pro 2022 be released?
Netcost-security.fr believes that this new iPad will be introduced in the second half of this year. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said in his Kindle newsletter that Apple will likely release this new iPad Pro around September and November.
How much will the 2022 iPad Pro cost?
The 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro received a $100 price increase due to the addition of a miniLED display. Netcost-security.fr doesn’t think Apple will change the price of the iPad Pro, mainly because it won’t add miniLED to the 11-inch version.
- 128GB: $799
- 256GB: $899
- 512 GB: $1,099
- 1 TB: $1499
- 2TB: $1,899
iPad Pro 12.9″ Wi-Fi
- 128GB: $1099
- 256GB: $1199
- 512GB: $1399
- 1 TB: $1,799
- 2TB: $2199
For now, these are iPad Pro 2022 rumors. As soon as we know more, we’ll be sure to update this story.
For now, you can find the 2021 iPad Pro at an even better price on Apple’s official Amazon store page here. Be sure to also check out some 20W power adapters, Apple Pencil, Magic Keyboard, and AirPods.
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