iPad 2022 rumored to finally get a bigger design overhaul


Finally, the entry-level iPad will be able to use USB-C and have a bigger screen.

You may not recognize the iPad 2022 when it supposedly arrives later this year, as it could have a redesigned port, display, and other revised features.

Several reports have been made by 9to5Mac(opens in new tab) sources about Apple’s plans for the iPad 2021. New model, codenamed J272, is expected to employ USB-C port instead of Lightning connector, according to report.


If the base iPad were to switch to USB-C, it would bring it in line with the rest of the iPad family, which has been gradually switching from Lightning to USB-C over the past few years. While Lightning can connect accessories like chargers and screens, USB-C can do so at a far faster rate.

The iPad 2022 could also get a Retina display with the same resolution as the iPad Air 2022, according to the sources. However, that doesn’t necessarily guarantee that the iPad 2022 will have the same 10.9-inch size as the Air. According to the reports, it won’t have as much brightness or a wide range of colors as the more expensive iPads.

The A14 Bionic CPU, which was last seen in the iPad Air 2020 and the iPhone 12 series, is slated to power this redesigned iPad, and its cellular models are expected to be 5G ready. The iPad 2022 is expected to have a 30% performance boost over the A13-powered iPad 2021, according to the sources.


As far as we know, there’s no word yet on whether Apple will abandon the iPad’s present home button design. A full-screen design with a Touch ID power button, similar to the iPad Air and iPad mini, could be indicated by the remaining alterations.

We’re crossing our fingers that Apple won’t raise the price if these design modifications are implemented. Despite its sagging internal components, the latest iPad, with its $329 starting price, is one of the greatest iPads available today. Buyers would be furious at a price increase.

Last but not least, according to the sources, this new iPad will be available in the fall. That matches in with when prior basic iPads have appeared, so add it to your list of products we expect to see alongside the iPhone 14.


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