The iPad Pro that Apple announced in 2021 could receive a facelift this year. Specifically, During autumnas explained by Mark Gurman in his usual weekly newsletter. The journalist from Bloomberg It has also revealed some key features of this model, such as the inclusion of a new processor or the arrival on the iPad of one of the most attractive features of the iPhone.
Gurman, in particular, predicts that the iPad Pro of 2022 will arrive with an M2 chip, SoC that the company could announce soon and that will offer, according to rumors, significant improvements in performance compared to the M1 chip, since it will include a GPU with up to 10 cores, instead of the 8 cores of graphics performance that the current one includes Apple Silicon processor. The power, yes, will be slightly lower than that of the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.
The fact that Apple is betting on an M2 processor for the iPad Pro that will arrive in the fall is not surprising news. It is, in fact, expected. Above all, if we take into account that the 5th generation iPad Air, announced just a few weeks ago, includes the same SoC as the 2021 iPad Pro. The differences in terms of performance between both models, therefore, are practically nil, beyond a slight modification of RAM in the versions with more storage of the iPad Pro. So it is a matter of months before the tablet focused on professionals is cataloged again as the most powerful.
The 2022 iPad Pro could be the first iPad with MagSafe
Beyond the processor, Gurman also suggests that the 2022 iPad Pro will arrive with wireless charging via MagSafe. This technology, introduced on Macs in 2006 and redesigned for iPhone in 2021, allows accessories to be attached using a magnetic system located on the back of the device. In this way, it will be possible to use a magnetic wireless charger like the one that Apple sells on its website and make it stick to the back to supply battery to the iPad while the user, for example, uses it to play games or watch a movie.
MagSafe on iPad Pro also opens the door to new accessories that can greatly enhance the user experience. For example, covers or cases with this system, supports, etc.
The 2022 iPad Pro has no set release date, beyond a possible announcement during the fall, as Mark Gurman has revealed. Previously, the journalist from Bloomberg He also revealed that the company could launch new Macs later this year, so it would not be strange to see the announcement of a MacBook Air with an M2 chip or a “basic” MacBook Pro, also with this processor, along with the iPad Pro. .