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Apple’s next refresh for the iPad Pro could be in the fall, according to a leaker, and while it’s likely to have an M2 chip, there’s some doubt about wireless charging.
Apple is expected to update its iPad Pro lineup, consisting of the 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, sometime in 2022. In a tweet from a reputable leaker, it appears that will occur later in 2022.
On Sunday Tweeter by @Dylandkt begins by stating “The iPad Pro M2 is coming in the fall”, indicating that it should be part of the series of product announcements also expected during this season.
With current iPad Pro models using the M1 chip, an M2 upgrade seems plausible to complement the model. In July, it was estimated that TSMC could use a 3nm process for chips for the model, which could end up being used in Apple Silicon’s next update.
The iPad Pro M2 is coming in the fall. I’ve only heard concerns from multiple sources about its wireless/MagSafe charging capabilities. All iPad Pro models will have a MiniLED display. The AirPods Pro 2 are also on track for a fall release.
-Dylan (@dylandkt) January 23, 2022
While January rumors pressed the idea that the iPad Pro could use a glass Apple logo as a way to enable MagSafe charging, Dylandkt proposes that the feature will not be available in 2022. “I only heard that concerns from multiple sources regarding its Wireless/MagSafe charging capabilities,” the leaker wrote.
For the display, it’s said that the 11-inch model will finally get the mini LED-backlit display as used in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, as “all” models will supposedly have the display technology in the next generation. This matches analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s other mid-2021 forecast.
The tweet didn’t just cover the iPad Pro. The last line reads “AirPods Pro 2 are also on track for a fall release,” indicating that a wireless earbud update is also inbound.