Updated iPad Pro with M2 Chip, MagSafe Charging Now Slated For Fall Launch, Says Mark Gurman

Apple could announce a brand new iPad Pro with an updated M2 chip and support for wireless MagSafe charging, according to a new report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.

Writing in his weekly Power On newsletter, Gurman said that while Apple did not announce new iPad Pro devices at its recent March 8 event, it’s now likely that it will do so at an event between September and November of this year.

Those months are traditional iPad Pro update months and would definitely fit with previous releases. Gurman has already pointed to 2022 being a big year for Apple hardware — going so far as to say that we can expect “the wildest array of new hardware products in its history” to come out of the company.

The new MacBook Pro is expected to come with an M2 chip, a speedy upgrade to the M1 that will feature the same number of CPU cores but a likely increase in the number of GPU cores. Potential power and heat savings will come from a switch to a new 4nm manufacturing process, too.

The other big news is the expectation of a new wireless MagSafe charging technology, one that would require the back of the iPad Pro to be made of glass rather than the traditional metal.

We’ll have to see whether that comes to fruition along with a potential reverse wireless charging capability that would allow an iPad Pro to charge an iPhone and AirPods.

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