Apple iPad Pro 2022 tablets to launch in a few months with Apple M2, camera upgrades and wireless charging
The well-informed Mark Gurman has reported that next-generation iPad Pros are on the horizon. According to the Bloomberg editor, Apple will launch new iPad Pro tablets in September or October, although he has not said exactly when. Potentially, this could mean that Apple plans to announce new tablets together with the Apple iPhone 14 series on September 13.
Alternatively, next-generation iPad Pro tablets could debut with refreshed MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 machines in October, codenamed J414 and J416, respectively. According to Gurman, Apple will upgrade the iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 to Apple M2, its new entry-level SoC with up to 18% CPU and 35% GPU performance improvements compared to Apple M1.
Additionally, the Apple M2 comes with up to 24 GB of RAM, up from 16 GB with Apple M1. While it is unclear whether Apple will bring RAM upgrades to the iPad Pro series again this time around, iPadOS is becoming rather RAM heavy with version 16.0. Moreover, Gurman expects this year's iPad Pros to launch with wireless charging support, which has been rumoured previously. Presumably, this will be a form of MagSafe or Reverse Wireless Charging support; correctly positioning a 12.9-inch tablet on a Qi wireless charger seems improbable as it stands.
Finally, Gurman asserts that next-generation iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 tablets will arrive with upgraded camera systems. Unfortunately, it remains to be seen what camera upgrades Apple has planned. Separately, next-generation 11-inch and 12.9-inch models are rumoured to be joined next year by a 14.1-inch iPad Pro, which will include a mini LED display, among other features.