Apple is anticipated to introduce new iPad Professional fashions this yr – earlier rumors advised that the corporate had been experimenting with new designs with a glass again and wi-fi charging. Whereas the corporate nonetheless desires to deliver MagSafe to the 2022 iPad Professional, 9to5Mac has realized that the rumored glass design might have been scrapped.
Sources acquainted with Apple’s design plans instructed 9to5Mac that the corporate was unsure about utilizing glass on the again of the iPad since it’s simpler to wreck and would make the product far more fragile. Nonetheless, having an aluminum again would make it troublesome to make the gadget suitable with the MagSafe Charger.
In line with our sources, the corporate has developed iPad Professional prototypes with a bigger Apple emblem (much like the one on the brand new MacBook Professional), however this one is manufactured from glass. Because of this, energy could be transmitted by way of the glass emblem. The prototype additionally has stronger magnets to forestall accidents, and it helps expenses at sooner speeds than MagSafe for iPhone.
Different tidbits concerning the new iPad Professional that we are able to report embrace a bigger battery (which is nice since some customers complain that the Magic Keyboard causes extreme battery drain), a digicam module much like the one from iPhone 13, and a model new chip. As rumors recommend that Apple additionally plans to introduce a new MacBook Air with the M2 chip, it is smart to imagine that the 2022 iPad Professional may have the M2 chip as properly.
Wanting forward, 9to5Mac’s sources say that Apple has been prototyping iPad fashions with shows bigger than 12.9 inches, which corroborates a earlier rumor from Bloomberg.
We additionally realized that the corporate is contemplating altering the iPad’s visible id with a notch on the show to make it much like its different merchandise, however these adjustments are solely experimental and unlikely to indicate up on this yr’s fashions.
The brand new iPad Professional is anticipated to be launched someday within the first half of 2022.
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