Apple is expected to update its powerful iPad Pro lineup at the end of 2022 with a new chip and other features in play. Depending on the rumors you think we could see a big display change on one of the tablets as well.
After announcing the M2 chip as the next generation of Apple silicon, Apple confirmed that it will debut in the latest 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. But that chip is also expected to carry over to this year’s iPad Pro as well — the current model uses the M1, and switching to a chip with an eight-core CPU and up to 10-core GPU could unlock more power for iPadOS 16 apps.
Apple’s iPad Pro 2021 brought mini-LED technology to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, giving it improved colors, HDR, and more. Apple calls Liquid Retina XDR technology and it is could Bring it to your 11-inch iPad Pro this year. However, following previous reports that the technology will be scaled back to an 11-inch chassis, that outcome now seems less likely. Analyst Ross Young doesn’t expect the 11-inch iPad Pro to get a small LED flash this year.
No matter what happens with the 11-inch model, expect Apple to offer the same Liquid Retina XDR technology in this year’s 12.9-inch model.
14 inch new arrival
Rumors have it that Apple is working on a new 14-inch iPad, but while many sources agree that it’s in the works, the release window is less clear. Show analyst Ross Young points to a Q1 2023 release, while leaker Majin Boo believes a release later this year is possible.
It has also not been confirmed that this will be a Pro device, which means we are not convinced of this device yet. A recent report claims that the new 14-inch iPad won’t come with mini-LED or ProMotion technology, which means it’s likely to happen Not Take on the title “Pro”.
We’ve heard claims that the upcoming iPad Pro will offer some sort of wireless charging capability, likely using MagSafe. Bloomberg’s Mark Gorman mentioned the technology back in June, saying it would debut in 2022. It’s not immediately clear what the wireless charging feature will offer, or what the speeds will be, but hopes are relatively high that we’ll see reverse wireless charging come to an Apple device. for the first time.
The addition of reverse wireless charging will allow new iPad Pro owners to charge their iPhones and AirPods with their tablets, although we’ll need to wait to see if that pays off.
We’ve seen rumors that Apple is planning to use titanium in future iPad products, but the specific models are unknown at this point. Given the premium metal, it seems likely that Apple’s better iPad will be the first to benefit, although 2022 may come very soon.
One recent claim has led to Apple cutting back on the frames this time around, though it’s not clear how much they consider the need for somewhere for people to put their thumbs while holding the tablets.
According to my suppliers, Apple is developing a new 14.1-inch iPad M2 with 512GB and 16GB base memory. The new M2 line is expected to include a new 11-inch model without major changes, a new 12.9-inch model with reduced bezels and this new 14.1 iPad model. #apple # appleAccording to my suppliers, Apple is developing a new 14.1-inch iPad M2 with 512GB and 16GB base memory. The new M2 line is expected to include a new 11-inch model without major changes, a new 12.9-inch model with reduced bezels and this new 14.1 iPad model. #apple # apple– Majin Buu (@MajinBuOfficial) June 8, 2022June 8, 2022
Apple’s current iPad Pros offer 128GB on the low end and go to 2TB at the top of the group. Apple will likely stick to the 2TB limit but could drop the 128GB option – although that’s just speculation at this point.
Prices will be tough this year. The 11-inch iPad Pro currently starts at $799 while the 12.9-inch version starts at $1,099. A similar rate will likely be needed this year, although persistent global inflation and volatile currency exchange rates could mean you pay more depending on what part of the world you live in.
If all goes according to previous releases, we can likely expect Apple to announce a new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro in September or October or sooner, although ongoing supply restrictions may affect plans.
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iPad Pro (2021)
The 2021 iPad Pro features much improved performance, faster 5G radio, a new innovative front camera, and, on the larger 12.9-inch model, a very impressive display. It’s still the best tablet ever but it costs more than ever too.