Apple recently hosted the Peek Performance event, showcasing products like the iPhone SE 2022, Mac Studio and iPad Air (XX Generation). The next-gen iPad Pro was also scheduled to be released during this event, but was missing from the event lineup. Now speculation is that the iPad Pro 2022 could appear later this year between September and November. The new iPad Pro models are expected to be powered by Apple’s new M2 chip and feature MagSafe charging technology.
Mark Gurman from Bloomberg mentions it in his Power On Newsletter that Apple is expected to release its “largest lineup of new hardware products in its history” this fall. He speculates that the updated iPad Pro models could appear in fall 2022. The M2 chip is supposed to be under the hood. The M2 chip is believed to have the same eight-core design as the M1 chip. However, it could benefit from the speed and efficiency of chipmaker TSMC’s 4-nanometer process. In addition, the M2 chip is said to offer 9- and 10-core GPU options compared to the 7- and 8-core options of its predecessor.
Gurman also mentions that the introduction of MagSafe charging could be an additional selling point for the 2022 iPad Pro. It’s thought it could feature a glass-backed design to support MagSafe technology. Apple could also launch a 15-inch model for the new iPad Pro.
Apple unveiled the new iPad Air (2022) during its virtual event on March 8th. It features a 10.9-inch LED-backlit Liquid Retina display with a resolution of 2,360 x 1,640 pixels. The screen has an anti-reflective coating to reduce eye strain. The power button is integrated with a Touch ID sensor. The new iPad Air is powered by the M1 chip paired with 8GB of RAM. It is equipped with a 12-megapixel wide rear camera with 4K recording capability. There’s also a 12-megapixel ultra-wide front camera.