Five Features Allegedly Coming to the New iPad Pro Next Month
Apple is reportedly planning to introduce new 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro devices as early as next month. The new iPads, which will be an overall incremental improvement that adds new features and functionality to the top-tier iPad, will be the first updates to the iPad Pro series since April 2021.
Apple is reportedly preparing an event for October to introduce new iPad Pro models, a new entry-level iPad, and Mac software improvements. We’ve listed the top five features and potential updates for the new iPad Pro as October draws closer.
According to a Bloomberg rumour, the upcoming iPad Pro is believed to have some kind of wireless charging feature. For the future iPads, Apple has reportedly tried a glass back rather than an aluminium enclosure or employing a larger glass Apple logo, which would allow for wireless charging, however Apple has had some difficulties adopting the technology. According to reports, Apple is also thinking about integrating MagSafe with the iPad, but it’s unclear exactly how that would work.
a fresh connector
In contrast to the iPad Pro’s present three-pin Smart Connector, the future iPad Pro is said to include two new four-pin connectors of some sort. The Magic Keyboard and other accessories can be connected to the iPad Pro’s current three-pin Smart Connector. The range of iPad accessories that are supported could increase with the addition of an improved four-pin connector.
The M1 Apple silicon chip, which was unveiled in November 2020, is present in the current iPad Pro. The M1 chip was Apple’s first CPU designed specifically for Macs; a few months later, it also appeared in the iPad Pro. Apple is anticipated to use the more recent M2 chip, which was introduced this past June, in the forthcoming iPad Pro. Apple claims that the M2 chip is up to 20% faster than the M1 chip.
The Stage Manager functionality in iPadOS 16 that enables users to connect an iPad to an external display and have overlapping windows will be powered by the M2 processor in the iPad Pro. According to Apple, the upgraded iPad Pro will be delivered in October along with iPadOS 16.
Apple Pencil: new?
The third-generation Apple Pencil purportedly appeared in a video in April 2021 with a glossy finish and a reworked tip. Apple has not released a new Apple Pencil since the second-generation model made its debut in 2018, making it over four years old despite the supposed leak.
We haven’t heard any credible reports about a new Apple Pencil in more than a year, so it’s unclear where things are right now. Although we don’t anticipate significant design changes in the new Apple Pencil, internal hardware advancements and software optimizations might result in minor improvements to latency.
Wireless charging in reverse?
Bloomberg reports that Apple has tested reverse wireless charging for the iPad Pro, allowing customers to place their iPhone or AirPods on the back of the tablet to charge them. Although it has not yet happened, rumours have stated that Apple eventually wants to add bidirectional charging for iPhone accessories like AirPods.