According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is planning to upgrade three of its iPad models in 2022, including the entry-level iPad, the iPad Air, and the iPad Pro.
In his current “Power On” update, Gurman confirmed Apple’s intentions to produce a new iPad Pro in 2022, with a new design and wireless charging. He also went as far as highlighting the company’s aim to offer new versions of the entry-level iPad and the iPad Air.
The entry-level iPad got a minor upgrade this year, adding the A13 processor, True Tone, and a 12MP ultra-wide front camera with Center Stage for video conversations. Apple has launched new versions of the entry-level iPad every year since 2017, generally with modest specification and processor updates to retain the device’s low price, so a new version for 2022 is in keeping with past years. That being said, there is as yet no hint of what the tenth-generation iPad may offer.
Initial speculation stated that this year’s entry-level iPad would sport a slimmer design with a chassis similar to the iPad Air 3 and a bigger display, but this failed to materialize with the device’s arrival in the autumn. It is not beyond the range of possibilities to believe that this design may instead be headed for the tenth-generation version of the iPad.
While there were previously many reports about an iPad Air with a Samsung OLED display scheduled for 2022, this device appears to have been shelved, and the next iPad Air appears to continue to use LCD technology.
Other speculations concerning the fifth-generation iPad Air have been limited, although Apple’s appearance makes it extremely probable that it will at least be brought up to standard with the iPad mini. The iPad mini contains the A15 Bionic processor, a 5G connection, and Center Stage. All of these elements emerged in Apple products after the fourth-generation iPad Air’s announcement in September 2020, but with the iPad Air currently without an upgrade for almost a year, Gurman’s research underlines the future of the tablet in the iPad range.
- Apple is planning to upgrade three of its iPad models in 2022. This includes the entry-level iPad, the iPad Air, and the iPad Pro.
- Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also predicts a new iPad Pro with wireless charging and a larger screen for Apple’s Mac computers.