iPad Pro 2022: 5 Rumored Features You Should Be Excited About
The M2 iPad Pro it could be just around the rumor corner Apple October eventand there’s a lot to be excited about.
It looks like it’s going to be more of a substantial update than a simple upgrade to the specs, from which we’ve pulled out five rumored features that should get you excited about the latest Pro tablet.
According to a Bloomberg report, Apple looks set to introduce wireless charging to the new iPad Pro. The company is testing this in several ways: either replacing the aluminum body with an all-glass back, or making the Apple logo larger and glass to allow for charging.
While that alone would be an impressively convenient new development, I can’t help but let my mind wander about how Apple could take this to 11 with MagSafe. Imagine that the docking station is just a magnetic puck on which you mount your iPad Pro. The aesthetic side of the YouTube desk must be foaming at the mouth at this prospect!
Reverse wireless charging
Even more convenient is the possibility of seeing reverse wireless charging on the iPad Pro. The same Bloomberg report claims that Apple is also testing this feature, which will allow you to charge your iPhone or AirPods by simply placing them on the back of the iPad.
It will be the first device in the company’s lineup to feature two-way charging, which should hopefully open the floodgates for more to get it (perhaps an iPhone with reverse wireless charging).
At first glance, the iPad Pro’s design language doesn’t change much from the utilitarian, flat-sided frame we know and love. But there are some key differences that can dramatically increase its usefulness in multiple situations.
This comes courtesy of two new (and rumored) four-pin connectors on the top and bottom of the iPad Pro, according to Mac Otakara“reliable sources”. That’s one more pin than the three-pin Smart connector you find on the current iPad Pro, but one shy of the full five-pin MagSafe connector used on the latest MacBooks.
What exactly does that mean? Well, the most likely expectations are powering a new range of accessories – either doubling the power, similar to a new Magic Keyboard, or powering two separate accessories at the same time.
New Apple Pencil (finally)
The last time we got a new Apple Pencil was in 2018. Four years ago. Let this fact stay with you for a while and it will help you to know that it is time for a new one.
Rumors have been relatively quiet about this, so consider it a prediction rather than a leaked feature. We’re long overdue for a new doodler with improved hardware for shorter lag and a redesigned tip.
The beastly M2 chip
As we saw in the M2 MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro earlier this year, the M2 chip is a power-efficient beast—tasking at an impressively sustained pace while taking much smaller sips of that battery charge.
It should come as no surprise that with the new iPad Pro, there will be a jump to the M2, which will increase the specs by 20% and power all the latest features for power users, such as Stage Manager multitasking and support for a redesigned external display that lets you lets you use your iPad almost like a Mac.