iPad Pro 2022: Custom Design, Wireless Charging and Apple Silicon

All rumors and details at a glance

We can also expect a new iPad Pro in 2022, but what are the innovations. If we are to believe the rumors, the professional iPad will receive a modified design, wireless charging and possibly a new Apple Silicon chip this year.

In 2021, only the 12.9-inch iPad Pro was equipped with a mini LED screen. The 11-inch model will probably also get a Liquid Retina XDR display this year. When we can expect the new iPad Pro is currently unclear, it appeared in the spring in the past two years, but the new iPad Pro will probably be released in the fall in 2022. Time to discuss all the rumors and details.

Custom wireless charging design

The iPad Pro may get a modified design in 2022. Don’t expect a complete metamorphosis, just minor adjustments. For example, the rear would reportedly be overhauled. This one will probably get a bigger one Apple logo made of glass, initially there was still talk of a full glass back, but this would be too fragile. The glass logo allows Apple to introduce a wireless charging coil in the iPad so that it can be charged wirelessly.

MagSafe Support

The MagSafe technology is used for wireless charging. This allows you to magnetically attach a MagSafe charger to the back of the iPad for charging. Apple’s tablet is then charged with a maximum of 15W. Thanks to the magnetic ring, the charger stays in place and you don’t have to search endlessly for the right place, which you do have with traditional QI chargers.

Reverse wireless charging

Not only can you charge the iPad wirelessly, the iPad Pro may also support ‘reverse wireless charging’. Thanks to this technique, you can place your iPhone or AirPods on the back of the iPad to charge it.

reverse wireless charging ipad

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Liquid Retina XDR display (mini-LED)

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021 and MacBook Pro 2021 are the first Apple products with a mini LED screen. The 11-inch iPad Pro 2022 will probably also be equipped with a Liquid Retina XDR display. The light source in traditional LED screens consists of LED lamps that are located behind the screen. These provide the screen with light so that the pixels can light up. On standard LED screens, the LEDs are 1,000 microns in size, while mini-LEDs are only 200 microns in size.

Mini LED dimming zones

Example of LED dimming zones in an iPad Pro display

Unlike OLED, the pixels of a mini-LED screen do not emit light by themselves. As with a normal LED screen, the lighting takes place behind the pixels. However, mini-LED has advantages, the LEDs are controlled via the LCD processor and they can still contain colors and information separately from the image. Because the mini-LEDs are smaller, several fit into the screen and can thus produce more light.

Apple Silicon: M1 Pro or M2?

When Apple announced the iPad Pro 2021, we were a bit surprised that Apple put the M1 chip in the iPad. Why not an improved version of the A14 chip or a proprietary iPad chip? No, a processor specifically for the Mac. The professional user is very happy with this addition and of course the new iPad Pro will also be equipped with an Apple Silicon chip. Which one is still unclear. Apple may opt for the M1 Pro chip, but the unannounced M2 chip is probably a more logical choice.

Improved camera module

It’s no secret that Apple almost always provides the camera module of their devices with the necessary innovations. This will most likely also be the case for the iPad Pro 2022. The camera currently consists of a wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle lens, combined with the LiDAR scanner. It is likely that Apple is improving the specifications of these lenses again, they may use the new lenses that were introduced along with the iPhone 13 Pro.

Other improvements

  • Update for the Apple Pencil, possibly shiny variant

iPad Pro 2022: price and availability

It is currently unknown what the price of the new iPad Pro will be. Last year, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro became €100 more expensive and went from €1119 to €1219. The 11-inch iPad Pro is likely to receive a similar price increase due to the mini LED screen. This one is currently sold from €899. When we can expect the new iPad Pro is unclear, probably only in the fall of 2022, but this spring may also be an option.

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– Thanks for information from Appletips.nl

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