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

Apple is scheduled to release another generation of iPad Pro in 2022. After the model with the M1 chip, miniLED display and 5G support in 2021, the company is rumored to launch a better iPad Pro this year with the M2 chip.

Design and display

Rumors regarding a new design for the iPad Pro 2022 started in June 2021. According to Bloomberg Mark Gorman, the iPad could feature a glass back to enable wireless charging, 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 into 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 She was able to discover that Apple hit a snag in its plans to redesign the iPad Pro using 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 convert an LCD panel into a miniLED display, analysts Ross Young and Ming-Chi Kuo recently said that Apple will keep the LCD technology for the smaller iPad due to higher production costs.

Processor and storage capabilities

After Apple surprised everyone by adding an M1 chip to the iPad Pro, the company is likely to add an upgraded version of this chip to the upcoming 2022 iPad Pro. Naturally, this iPad will have an M2 chip, which is rumored to be released with the redesigned MacBook Air. 9to5Mac Sources confirm that this new iPad will have this new chip. It should be faster than the M1 processor, 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
  • 256 GB;
  • 512 GB
  • 1 TB
  • 2TB.

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

Battery, 5G and new accessories

5G

9to5Mac Able to confirm that Apple is working on a new iPad Pro with a larger battery, some users are complaining that the 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.

While 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. There are also no rumors regarding the new accessories, but since the company plans to introduce a MagSafe connector for charging the iPad Pro, the Smart Folio and Magic Keyboard may receive at least some tweaks.

When will the iPad Pro 2022 be launched?

So far, it’s still very unclear when Apple will release the iPad Pro 2022. While Gorman says “in 2022,” Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo offers a timeline “sometime in 2022.”

9to5Mac The new iPad is believed to be introduced in the second half of this year, around the same time that the company plans to unveil the redesigned MacBook Air.

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

iPad Pro 12.9-inch with Wi-Fi

  • 128 GB: $1099
  • 256 GB: $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. As 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 Apple’s official page on the Amazon Store here. Don’t forget to check out some 20W power adapters, Apple Pencil, Magic Keyboard, and AirPods too.

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