New iPad Rumours: Prices, Specs and Release Date

It’s time to focus on the iPad Pro rumours circling about the new 2022 release! We’ll be looking at potential prices, release dates and the rumoured features we hope to see make an appearance later this year!

When will the new iPad be released?


According to new iPad rumours, the upcoming iPad Pro models (2022) are expected to launch in September 2022 but there’s a possibility it could be even later.

How much will the new iPad cost?

iPad Pro with keyboard

According to iPad rumours, Apple is upgrading the existing 11-inch and 12.9-inch Pro models for the 2022 release. 

The iPad Pro is already a premium tablet but upgraded features are likely to hike up the price. Plus, factors such as storage and 5G connectivity can also cause an increase. 

For example, in 2021, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro did see a price increase, which was due to the mini-LED display addition. However, rumours suggest it’s unlikely Apple will change the price because it’s not able to bring the mini-LED to the 11-inch version. 

As we don’t know for certain how the prices will be affected, here’s the current iPad Pro prices from last year to give us a slight indication of cost.

iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) From £999

iPad Pro 11 (2021) From £749

What features can we expect?

iPad on table

There were originally iPad rumours that Apple would update the 11-inch iPad Pro 2022 with a mini-LED display but this is looking very unlikely due to supply and cost issues. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has already said that mini-LED display technology is too expensive to be added to the 11-inch iPad Pro this year.

Other iPad Pro rumours suggest the new iPad Pro models will have a glass back instead of aluminium which apparently Apple has been testing. However, due to concerns about breakability, it’s been suggested they might decide to use a larger Apple logo made of glass, which could be used for wireless charging.

We could also see the new iPad models supporting MagSafe wireless charging and there’s even talk about reverse wireless charging capabilities for the next-generation iPad Pro! This would mean the device could be used to charge other Apple products such as the iPhone and accessories. We’ll just have to wait and see what the upgrade offers!

According to 9to5Mac, Apple has been working on a larger battery for a new iPad Pro due to complaints that the Magic Keyboard causes major battery drain.

In terms of processor, it’s looking as though the iPad Pro 2022 will use the M2 chip after all. Apple introduced the MacBook Air 2022 and 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip, it’s now expected they will use the same chip for the updated Pro models.

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