iPad Pro with speedy Apple M2 processor on course for fall 2022

iPad Pro with speedy Apple M2 processor on course for fall 2022

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iPad Pro with speedy Apple M2 processor on course for fall 2022
The Apple M2 processor won‘t be just for Mac.
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The next generation of iPad Pro will fittingly have Apple’s next-generation processor, the M2. At least according to a generally reliable tipster.

And other improvements are also expected in the high-end tablet when it debuts in fall 2022.

An M2 iPad Pro on the way

Apple made headlines when the M1 processor went into the 2021 iPad Pro. Previously, it had been assumed this powerful chip would be reserved for Mac.

And this wasn’t a one-time thing, as the 2022 iPad Pro will be built around an Apple M2 processor, according to a tip from dylandkt via Twitter.

The M2 is expected to debut in the 2022 MacBook Air. It will be made with a 4 nm process, according to industry leaks. That’s an improvement over the 5nm process used to make the M1 series. This will lead to a faster chip that also uses less power, saving battery life.

Dylandkt is the first high-profile Apple leaker to say the 2022 iPad Pro will get an M2 processor.

More improvements expected

The most-recent 12.9-inch iPad has a mini-LED display, but the 11-inch version does not. Dylandkt echoes previous reports that both sizes of the 2022 tablet will have the new type of screen, which offers higher contrast, blacker blacks and improved brightness.

The tipster also make reference to previous reports that Apple intends to add wireless charging to its pro-grade tablets, and they don’t seem positive. “I have heard nothing but concerns from multiple sources with regards to its Wireless Charging/MagSafe capabilities,” they said in a tweet.

https://twitter.com/dylandkt/status/1485314391159582721?s=21

The 2021 iPad Pro came out in May, and Apple sometimes goes 18 months between refreshing this product line, so a late 2022 release for the replacement isn’t out of character. Besides, the M2 is not expected to launch before mid year.

If the pro-grade tablet does come out when the leaves start to fall, it’ll be joined by an updated budget iPad, new iPhone models, a more affordable MacBook Pro, AirPods Pro 2, and much more.

Dylandkt is somewhat mysterious but has come through with solid leaks in the past. They have a 77.5% accuracy rate according to AppleTrack.