The last iPad Pro was out a year ago. Until today, we’ve seen tons of leaks proving that Apple is working on the follow-up model powered by the company’s self-made M2 processor. Apart from the iPad Pro 2022, the new MacBook Air is on the road as well. Both will be uncovered at Apple’s autumn conference and both will sport the mentioned yet-to-be-released chip. Recently, designer Volodymyr created renders of the iPad Pro 2022 based on the current rumors and leaks.
Say hello to the new iPad Pro 2022
— Volodymyr 🇺🇦 (@ld_vova) May 6, 2022
As we can see from the pictures, the iPad Pro 2022 will adopt narrower borders and a notch design. Although reducing the frame will help Apple increase the screen ratio, the disadvantages brought by the narrower frame are also obvious. Because of the too narrow frame, the company won’t be able to place the original Face ID module. That’s why the Cupertino-based manufacturer has to use bangs.
Prior to this, Bloomberg reporters Mark Gurman and Debby Wu said that Apple had tested a new iPad Pro with a glass back to support wireless charging. In April of this year, Gurman confirmed that the new iPad Pro will support MagSafe charging and sport the M2 chip. The M2 chip is expected to have the same octa-core CPU as the M1. But unlike the latter, it will use TSMC’s 4nm process. Apart from this, the new Apple M2 chip is said to have additional GPU cores, with 9- and 10-core GPU options, up from the 7- and 8-core GPU options in the M1 chip.
As for the launch date, the new iPad Pro is said to come sometime between September and November. In this sense, many users have been wondering why the company launches its tablets only a time per year. Their complaints take into consideration the fact that there are two iPhones released per year. But this is reasonable because smartphones have a shorter replacement period.
In this regard, it’s quite helpful to look back and recall how often the iPads were launched. The iPad Air 4 was out in September 2020. The iPad Air 5 came only after 18 months. The Pro model gets upgraded even slower. In fact, Apple upgrades the iPad Pro every 13 to 16 months. The previous generations were out in March 2016, June 2017, October 2018, March 2020, and April 2021.