Apple is reportedly planning to release an iPad Pro with the rumored M2 chip sometime between September and November this year Power On newsletter from Apple tracker Mark Gurman. Gurman expects Apple to release a major update for the next generation of iPad Pros that will reportedly include support for MagSafe charging.
As Gurman points out, Apple last gave the iPad Pro a major update in 2018, when Apple introduced a design with harder corners, an edge-to-edge display, and a USB-C port. This update came about a year and a half after the release of the iPad Pro 10.5 in 2017.
Apple is on course to repeat the same pattern this year as it introduced the latest generation of M1-equipped iPad Pros in May 2021. A rumored launch date of between September and November 2022 means Apple will spend between a year and four months and a year and six months preparing the new model.
During Apple’s Peek Performance event earlier this month, the company showed off its latest iPad Air but left out an updated model of the iPad Pro. Last year, Gurman predicted The iPad Pro would come with wireless charging capabilities and a glass back. A Report from 9to5Mac confirms that claim, but its sources say Apple may have abandoned the glass-back design and may have instead opted for an aluminum back with a glass Apple logo.
There wasn’t much information about the rumored M2 chip either, as it hasn’t been confirmed by Apple yet. Gurman believes the chip’s CPU will be slightly faster than its predecessor and will feature the same eight-core architecture. He also expects Apple to add the M2 to both the new iPad Pro and the new one 13″ MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and 24″ iMac rumored to be out later this year. Predictions for an M2 chip powering the redesigned MacBook Air are divided – Gurman says it will contain the rumored chip while Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks it will come with the M1.
https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/27/22998512/apple-reportedly-release-ipad-pro-m2-chip-magsafe-fall-rumor Apple will reportedly release an iPad Pro with an M2 chip this fall