Right here’s every thing we all know to this point in regards to the 2022 iPad Professional


Apple is ready to launch one other technology of iPad Professional in 2022. A yr after the mannequin with the M1 chip, miniLED show, and 5G help was first launched, the corporate is rumored to launch a fair higher iPad Professional this yr with the M2 chip.

Design and show: no miniLED 11-inch mannequin

Rumors concerning a brand new design for the iPad Professional 2022 began in June 2021. In response to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, this iPad might function a glass again to allow wi-fi charging, most probably by way of MagSafe. Then, in December, the journalist corroborated his earlier report.

Wi-fi charging replaces the standard energy cable with an inductive mat, which makes it simpler for customers to prime up their gadget’s battery. It has grown into a typical function in smartphones however is a rarity amongst tablets. Apple added wi-fi charging to iPhones in 2017 and final yr up to date it with a magnet-based MagSafe system that ensured extra constant charging speeds.

The corporate is testing an identical MagSafe system for the iPad Professional. Wi-fi charging will doubtless be slower than instantly plugging in a charger to the iPad’s Thunderbolt port, which is able to stay as a part of the subsequent fashions.

In January 2022, 9to5Mac was in a position to uncover that Apple hit a roadblock in its plans to revamp the iPad Professional with MagSafe. Whereas the corporate was testing a full glass again on the iPad Professional 2022, it turned a disadvantage as it might make the product simpler to break and likewise far more fragile.

In response to our sources, the corporate has developed iPad Professional prototypes with a bigger Apple emblem (just like the one on the brand new MacBook Professional), however this one is manufactured from glass. Consequently, energy could be transmitted via the glass emblem. The prototype additionally has stronger magnets to stop accidents, and it helps prices at quicker speeds than MagSafe for iPhone.

About its show, Apple is more likely to keep two totally different sizes: 11-inch and 12.9-inch. Though it was rumored that the 11-inch mannequin would swap the LCD panel for a miniLED show, analysts Ross Younger and Ming-Chi Kuo stated that Apple will preserve the LCD know-how for the smaller iPad because of excessive prices of manufacturing – though it might change to an OLED show in a following iteration of the product.

Processor and storage capabilities

After Apple shocked everybody with the addition of the M1 chip on the iPad Professional, it’s doubtless for the corporate so as to add an upgraded model of this processor to the upcoming 2022 iPad Professional. Naturally, this iPad would function the M2 chip, which has been launched with a brand new MacBook Professional and MacBook Air. 9to5Mac sources corroborate that this new iPad will function this new processor. It must be quicker than the M1, nevertheless it is not going to beat the M1 Professional, Max, or Extremely chips.

For its storage capabilities, it’s doubtless that Apple will keep the identical choices, as there aren’t any rumors concerning greater than 2TB of storage, which implies:

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

As Apple has been pushing away from the 64GB fashions on the iPhones, and all the brand new Macs begin at 256GB, it might make sense if the corporate begins the 2022 iPad Professional with 256GB of storage as a substitute of 128GB.

Battery, 5G, and new equipment

5G

9to5Mac is ready to affirm that Apple is engaged on a brand new iPad Professional with a bigger battery, as some customers complain that the Magic Keyboard causes extreme battery drain. Not solely that, however as you already learn on this roundup, Apple is more likely to introduce the power to cost the 2022 iPad Professional with a MagSafe charger that’s even quicker than the one obtainable for the iPhone.

Though there aren’t any rumors in regards to the 2022 iPad Professional’s 5G capabilities, it’s doubtless that Apple will carry extra bands for the upcoming mannequin.

In response to Apple Japanese weblog Macotakara, based mostly on “dependable sources in China,” the subsequent iPad Professional will function the identical “housing design” and “chassis design” as the present mannequin. The distinction, nonetheless, would be the two four-pin connectors that may allegedly be positioned on the “prime and backside facet edges.”

The report speculates that these new connectors might “help in powering peripherals” that hook up with the Thunderbolt/USB-C port on the iPad Professional. It’s additionally value noting that iPadOS 16 will let gadget makers create drivers for the iPad with the addition of DriverKit help. Accent makers might use the brand new four-pin connectors to help in that course of.

If that’s the case, the present equipment would lose suitable, so Apple would doubtless need to launch a brand new Sensible Keyboard, Magic Keyboard, and Folio case.

When the 2022 iPad Professional will launch?

9to5Mac believes this new iPad might be launched within the second half of this yr. Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman stated in his Energy On e-newsletter that Apple will doubtless launch this new iPad Professional round September and November, then it’s going to doubtless be round October or November, in an iPad and Mac occasion, as Apple expects to launch iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura concurrently.

How a lot the 2022 iPad Professional will price?

The 2021 12.9-inch iPad Professional bought a $100 value improve because of the miniLED show addition. 9to5Mac doesn’t assume Apple will change the value of the Professional iPads, largely as a result of it’s not going to carry miniLED to the 11-inch model.

  • 128GB: $799
  • 256GB: $899
  • 512GB: $1,099
  • 1TB: $1,499
  • 2TB: $1,899

iPad Professional 12.9-inch with Wi-Fi

  • 128GB: $1099
  • 256GB: $1199
  • 512GB: $1399
  • 1TB: $1799
  • 2TB: $2199

Wrap up

Up to now, these are the rumors concerning the 2022 iPad Professional. As we hear extra about it, we’ll be sure that to replace this story.

As of now, you will discover the 2021 iPad Professional for a fair higher deal on Apple’s official web page on the Amazon Retailer right here. Don’t neglect to take a look at some 20W energy adaptersApple Pencil, Magic Keyboard, and AirPods as properly.

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