iPad Pro 2022 will receive a slew of major changes when it debuts in 2022, according to tipster Appel and Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman (opens in new tab)
Apple’s M2 processor, which also powers the recently unveiled MacBook Air 2022 and MacBook Pro 2022, will power the next-generation iPad Pros, according to Gurman’s monthly Power On newsletter. Since the iPad Pro 2021 versions employ the original Apple M1 processor, you may have guessed this one. There’s no need for a MacBook Pro 2021-level processor in an iPad, but it would be cool to see an iPad with an M1 Pro or M1 Max CPU.
Next, according to Gurman, the iPad Pro 2022 will include wireless charging, a claim he has made several times before. This is a unique tablet function that has never been seen before on an iPad. As with the iPhone 13, it would be reasonable for Apple to include MagSafe charging. Perhaps Apple will come out with some new wireless charging accessories for the iPad Pro’s bigger frame. Reverse wireless charging will allow you to recharge your smaller Apple gadgets, such as your iPhone or AirPods, using the bigger iPad battery.
On the iPad Pro camera, Gurman recommends to keep an eye out for modifications, with prior speculations suggesting that the device might be equipped with an iPhone 13-like camera system. There is already a LiDAR sensor on the existing iPad Pro that can be used for AR apps and camera effects, as well as a 12MP primary and ultrawide camera. With the inclusion of the iPhone 13 module, we may see a bigger primary camera with a wider aperture and new capabilities like Cinematic mode. That might also mean that the iPad Pro 2021 will have a new diagonal camera module design like the iPhone 13 has, rather than the vertically stacked camera array that the iPad Pro 2021 now has.
Other iPad Pro rumours point to very minor modifications from current devices. However, a third model, with a massive 14-inch screen, might appear, shaking up the high-end Apple tablet market.
Check out the recently unveiled iPadOS 16 to get a sense for what the iPad Pro 2022 will be like to use right now. It seems likely that if this new professional tablet is true, it will operate on the newest iPad software, which has Stage Manager multitasking, greater collaboration tools, and even Apple’s own weather app.