Apple Still Expected To Launch M2-Powered iPad Pro This Year Despite Impending 14-Inch Model
Apple is still expected to release updated versions of its current iPad Pro models, despite the rumors that it will announce a 14-inch version next year.
Writing via his weekly Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported that he still expects Apple to announce a new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro in either September or October despite the 14-inch iPad rumors.
The new iPad Pros are likely to be powered by new M2 chips, while the camera system is also expected to get an upgrade.
What’s more, Gurman again suggested that the new iPad Pro will benefit from wireless charging — although he didn’t make it clear whether that would include wireless charging capabilities for charging iPhones and other devices.
It depends on how you define ‘soon’. If soon is September or October, then yes. And I am looking forward to it. My 2020 iPad Pro with an A12Z is already showing its age (amazing how that works)– and it doesn’t support the latest multitasking features. In fact, I’ve loaded up iPadOS 16 on my iPad Pro and I really can’t find anything new. For the next iPad Pro, expect M2 chips, wireless charing, and upgrades to the camera system.
The new M2 chips will replace the current M1 used in the iPad Pro, with the chips themselves having been announced as part of the WWDC22 event last week. That chip is already set for the new 2022 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro and will surely be available in a future iPad Air, too.