2022 Apple iPad: What we know so far
We've rounded up all the key news and rumours regarding the new 2022 Apple iPad, from design to features to specifications and more.
As usual, Apple has followed a frenetic release schedule in 2022.
But an Apple mainstay has yet to see a new iteration this year. According to reports, that is due to change.
A 2022 edition of the iPad is apparently on the horizon. Here's everything we know about this new tablet.
iPad 2022 release date
It has been speculated that the new iPad will be unveiled sometime later this month. 18 October has been flagged as a possible date.
iPad 2022 price
There has been very little reported about the potential price of a 2022 iPad.
The 2021 iPad launched with a $499 starting price tag. All we can do is hope Apple doesn't choose to exceed this number.
iPad 2022 design
Sick of the same old look of the iPad? Get excited, as it appears the device will be getting a long-overdue makeover.
ESR, an Apple accessory retailer, has revealed its cases for the 2022 iPad. Thanks to this leak, we know plenty about the new iPad's design.
ESR's case indicates a design strongly reminiscent of the iPad Air, with harsh edges and a narrow bezel.
The case features a large cut-out on 1 side, likely a snap-on compartment for the Apple Pencil.
It also includes a deeper rear, possibly for an improved camera. Touch ID looks to be a thing of the past, brining the base iPad model in line with all other variants.
Many of these details are corroborated by earlier leaked renders of the device.
— RendersByShailesh (@Shaileshhari03) August 5, 2022
These renders do not feature a headphone jack, an omission that would bring the standard iPad in line with other iterations.
Reports have also indicated that the lightning charging port is out and a USB-C port is in. A recent ruling from the European Union will essentially force Apple to move all its devices to USB-C ports, so it seems Apple may be capitulating to this requirement.
iPad 2022 specs
It has been reported that the 2022 iPad will feature the A14 Bionic Chip as seen in the iPhone 12.
This would be an enticing boost from the current model, but would be dwarfed by the new iPad Pro.
The new iPad Pro has been tipped to feature the M2 chip, Apple's lightning-fast processor unveiled in this year's MacBook releases.
To the most plugged-in tech heads, the A14 chip might seem like ancient technology, but it should still provide an approximately 30% processing boost to the device compared to the 2021 iteration. It is also 5G compatible.
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