What will be the iPad Pro 2022

On September 7, Apple introduced a new line of iPhone 14. In addition to smartphones, Apple Watch SE 2, Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra were shown at the presentation. But Cupertino traditionally holds not one, but two events in the fall. Indeed, in addition to the above devices, the MacBook Pro 14 and 16, the regular iPad and iPad Pro are waiting in the wings. It is to update these devices that the company will hold the next presentation. And one of its main characters will be the iPad Pro. It seems that what else can be added to a device that is the most powerful tablet ever presented on the market.

Outwardly, the new firmware will be almost no different from the previous generation.

Although the previous generation professional Apple tablet and has a huge margin of performance, but many users are still waiting for new firmware models with an updated processor. Let’s see together what will be the iPad Pro 2022and see if it’s worth buying.

iPad Pro 2022 Specifications

The most powerful M2 processor will become the heart of the novelty. They just haven’t figured out how to use the M1 to its full potential.

iPad Pro has always been different Apple tablets with its performance. Cupertino gave these devices the most powerful and productive mobile processors in the class. Thanks to this, the plugs were positioned for work and creativity. So this year, a new processor is expected from a professional Apple tablet.

Considering that the previous generation had Apple M1 chipsimilar to the one used in the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13, then the new product should already have Apple M2 processorpresented at WWDC 2022. Sources the 9to5mac portal confirm this information, but with one important caveat. Chipset in iPad Pro 2022 will become more powerful than a conventional M1, but will not surpass M1 Pro processorsM1 Max и M1 Ultra.

One of the main disappointments of the new generation for many will be the amount of built-in memory. In the most popular basic iPad Pro so it will remain 128 GB. Since Apple positions the iPad Pro as a device for work and professional activities, in some aspects the manufacturer brings it to the level of MacBooks. It would be logical in such a situation, just like in laptops, to install at least 256 GB in them. But, alas and ah, everything will remain the same as in the previous generation.

iPad Pro 2022 – wireless charging

It is possible that after integrating wireless charging into the logo, it will be turned horizontally.

One of the interesting innovations that are expected in the iPad Pro 2022 is support for wireless charging. This is a rarity for tablets. Nevertheless, Apple is working on its implementation in firmware. According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, it will be implemented as follows: the Apple logo on the back will be slightly enlarged and made of glass. It is in this place that charging will be carried out. Plus, there will be MagSafe magnetic charging supportso you don’t have to think about how to place it correctly.

To be honest, the idea of ​​adding wireless charging in tablet looks very doubtful. Due to the large battery, the charging time of the device in this way will be very long. You can, of course, do fast wireless charging support, but this is highly doubtful. Apple has never aimed to give users a really fast way to recharge. Why the position should change here, too, is completely incomprehensible. Charging the tablet, as before, with a wire will be much faster. Most likely it will be used for reverse wireless charging of other devices.

iPad Pro 2022 — price

The new stylus will look the same as the old one.

Along with the presentation of new firmware, the appearance of next generation Apple Pencil. No external changes are expected in it, but a decrease in latency and an increase in sensitivity can be expected due to software optimization and some internal updates. Apparently, Apple decided to change the Smart Connector, which is used to connect an external keyboard. Instead of three contacts, there will be four of them. Whether the old accessories will fit the new tablets with such an update is not yet clear. But in this way to force people to buy new keyboards is quite in the spirit of Apple.

Unfortunately, as in the past generation, 11-inch tablets will not receive mini-LED screens. They will remain the prerogative of only the largest 12.9-inch devices. This will really upset many users, because not everyone needs large tablets.

According to 9to5mac, there will be no price change for the tablets. For the 11-inch version without cellular network support, the price in the US will be as follows:

  • 128 GB – $799.
  • 256 GB – $899.
  • 512 GB – $1099.
  • 1 TB — $1499.
  • 2 TB — $1,899.

For the 12.9 inch model, the price order will be as follows:

  • 128 GB – $1099.
  • 256 GB – $1199.
  • 512 GB – $1399.
  • 1 TB — $1799.
  • 2 TB — $2199.

If you install the iPad Pro on the Magic Keyboard, then the assembled device will look like a laptop.

Most likely, the price will remain unchanged only in the US market, following the example of how it happened with the iPhone 14 line. Devices will be delivered to our country through parallel imports and either remain at the current level: from 90 thousand rubles for iPad Pro 11 128 GB and from 120 thousand rubles for the iPad Pro 12.9 128 GB, or become even more expensive. For this money, you can buy quite a good laptop and use any software of interest without any restrictions. I tried to work on a tablet instead of a laptop and was disappointed with its capabilities.

It is expected that the tablets will be presented at the presentation in October. Together with them, it will finally be released for everyone and iPadOS 16, which was delayed due to problems with the new Stage Manager multitasking mode. New firmware will obviously work better with it than other devices. As is usually the case with Apple tablets, we are waiting for the usual evolutionary update. Devices will not become worse, but fundamentally better than the current generation, too. If you are just thinking about buying, then it makes sense to wait for the new product and compare with what is currently on sale. But if you need the device here and now, then you can safely buy the current generation. It will definitely not disappoint you with its capabilities.

Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.

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