Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro (2022) will reportedly bring M2 chip, MagSafe charging

iPad Pro 2022 with M2
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According to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, the next-gen iPad Pro 2022 lineup is on its way. The upcoming iPad Pro (2022) will supposedly feature Apple’s M2 silicon alongside support for MagSafe.

Apple iPad Pro 2022 Overview:

Recently, Apple launched the latest iPad Air 5 (2022) in March, but that Peak Performance event had no mention of the Pro lineup. Thus, Gurman speculates a September-November launch.

Redesign and wireless charging

Previously Gurman predicted that the iPad Pro (2022) would feature a redesigned glass back. The reason behind this transition, according to him, was to facilitate wireless charging. But, the latest rumors hint toward an aluminum back and a glass Apple logo. Moreover, these rumors say that Apple will make the Apple logo bigger and line it up with magnets like MagSafe on their new iPhones.

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MagSafe on iPad Pro

Some rumors even hint toward a landscape orientation which means horizontally placed front cameras and a horizontal Apple logo on the back. Although, we do not expect these changes to come in this generation.

M2 – The next Apple Silicon for iPad Pros

Apple brought significant changes to its iPad Pro hardware in 2021 with an upgraded mini-LED display and the Apple M1 chipset. This year, Apple is expected to do the same with iPad Pro 2022 by using a newer and more efficient M2 chip.

As claimed by the leaks, the M2 chip will be built on TSMC’s 4-nanometer process. It is rumored to have the same 8 core CPU coupled with more GPU cores.

Gurman thinks that the M2 will be the silicon of choice for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and 24-inch iMac, too. But for now, the M2 chip is nothing but a rumor.

11-inch model with mini-LED

As mentioned earlier, the mini-LED upgrade on the 12.9-inch model last year was a game-changer. The new display tech on the iPad Pro allowed for stunning colors and true blacks compared to their LCD counterparts.

Prominent tipster Ming-Chi Kuo indicated that the 11-inch iPad Pro and the MacBook Air would get the mini-LED treatment this year.

iPad Pro 2022 Availability

If we believe Bloomberg, the iPad Pro 2022 will see a release in the fall of this year. We expect the price of the 11-inch model to increase by around $100 if the mini-LED upgrade happens. These are all just rumors, so take it all with a grain of salt.

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