While the iPad Pro (2021) still dominates our mirrors, and it will only go on sale at the end of May, already we've heard rumors about the 2022 version of Apple's high-end tablet.
Well, actually it's just a rumour, but still there's a lot to know about the iPad Pro (2022), since version 2021 is not old enough to work.
We've covered this rumor below and will update this article frequently when we hear more about the iPad Pro (2022), so everything you need to know is compiled below.
Then you will find a small wish list for the tablet, which looks at our problems with its predecessors and other trends in the tablet market.
If Apple fixes some of these problems, it could be the best tablet you can buy, judging by its predecessors, with plenty of power and a large, high-resolution screen.
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Come to the point
- What is it? Apple's sixth-generation tablet designed for professionals.
- When did it come out? Probably mid 2022.
- How much will it cost? Probably from $799 / €749 / AU$1,199. About.
IPad Pro (2022) price and availability
The iPad Pro (2021) launched between April and May, about a year after the 2020 model, so it makes sense that version 2022 can follow the same pattern. We don't have any official confirmation or even rumors about it, but it seems likely.
As Apple's most expensive line of tablets, you can't expect the new iPad Pros to be cheap. The iPad Pro 11 (2021) started at $799 / €749 / AU$1,199 and went up to $2,099 / €1,899 / AU$3,099, while the 12.9-inch model started at $1.099 / €999 / AU$1,649 and capped at $2,399 / €2,149 / AU$3,549.
We haven't heard of any new pricing for the iPad Pro, but those prices probably won't change much in 2022.
News and rumors
So far we've only heard one rumor about the iPad Pro (2022), but it's juicy.
The next iPad Pro will follow in the footsteps of the iPhone 12 and adopt MagSafe, that is, the ability to connect, via magnets, to clip-on devices such as magnetic chargers and cases, according to a report.
In addition, This report suggests that the tablet will come with a glass back and support wireless and reverse wireless charging., the latter of which allows you to power other devices with the tablet.
What we want to see
1. Lower the price
If you have already read the pricing section above, you probably We don't need to go into more detail about why we want to see a lower price for the iPad Pro (2022).
IPad Pro devices are incredibly expensive tabletsAnd if you buy extras like Apple Pencils, keyboard cases, carrying cases, various apps, and more, you might find yourself shelling out heaps just to use them.
While the iPad Air 4 offers many of the specs of the Pro models at a lower cost, is not the same, so some people may want to get the power of the iPad Pro (2022) without the huge cost.
2. Group the Apple Pencil
Speaking of expensive, let's talk about the Apple Pencil. It's a useful addition to the tablet, some would call vital, but unlike Huawei's M Stylus or Samsung's S Stylus, the stylus does not come with the tablet.
This means that if you plan to buy the tablet and also want the Apple Pencil, the cost proposition is even higher., which could push it towards one of the competing premium tablets.
In addition, Apple Pencil packaging would help Apple crack down on the large number of counterfeit Apple Pencils They don't always work as expected.
3. Improves battery life
We found the iPad Pro 2021 and 2020 to last around ten hours of standard use on a single charge. Sounds good, right? Well, no, because "standard use" involves watching Netflix, browsing social media, etc.
If you're using your iPad Pro like a pro (as the name suggests), editing videos, music, or pictures, working on multiple documents simultaneously, or even playing games, your battery may drain incredibly fast.
In fact, iPad Pro battery drain is so fast that we've often found that plugging it in while working only offsets power consumption, not recharges it.
Power improvements need to be found, either by adding software optimizations that reduce power consumption or simply inserting a larger battery. oh and faster charging would be nice too - 18W just isn't fast enough these days.
4. No restriction of processing power
According to app developers, the iPad Pro (2021) limits the amount of RAM each app can use to just 5GB, as the top-end version of the Slate offers 16GB of RAM, an oddly low limit.
This could be a problem for applications that need a lot of RAM to run, including augmented reality tools and editing software, and some developers have even complained about this limitation.
A RAM limit could prevent developers from creating applications that also need more power, which would have implications for iPad software in the long run. We'd love to see that limit drop, either for the iPad Pro (2022) or maybe sooner for all iPads.
5. iPadOS enhancements
iPadOS is a good tablet operating system, but it still lacks some important productivity tools, despite improvements in iPadOS 15.
Multitasking is a problem because you can't display three apps simultaneously or split the screen horizontally, two use cases that some users may find very useful.
The universal control of the iPadOS 15 seems useful, as it allows you to drag and drop files and windows between your iPad and a Mac, but the compatibility with iPhone would make this feature really transparent for people.
There aren't too many useful home screen widgets for key productivity apps, either., though that's not something Apple can do much of, as it's up to the developers.