Apple trendspotter Mark Gurman recently reported for Bloomberg that fans can expect Apple to release a major update for its upcoming generation of iPad Pros.
The 2022 release is slated to also support MagSafe charging on top of a significant revamp from its 2018 model.
Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is reportedly planning to launch the iPad Pro with the rumored M2 chip sometime between September and November of this year.
As Gurman points out, Apple last gave the iPad Pro a significant update in 2018, when Apple introduced a design with harder corners, an edge-to-edge display, and a USB-C connector. This update came about a year and a half after the release of the iPad Pro 10.5 in 2017.
During Apple’s “Peek Performance” event earlier this month, the company showed off its newest 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 backing.
A report from 9to5Mac corroborates this claim, but its sources say Apple may have abandoned the glass back design, potentially opting for an aluminum back with a glass Apple logo instead.
"THE NEW IPAD PRO IS ALSO RUMORED TO HAVE A GLASS BACKING"
With a rumored M2 chip involved, the new iPad Pro will be expected to have a slightly faster speed that comes with the same eight-core architecture as its predecessors. The M2 chip is also expected to be found in the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and 24-inch iMac.
Meanwhile, driven by strong 5G upgrades for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series, Apple reached the 60 percent sales share mark globally last year -- for the first time since 2017.