2022 Apple iPad: Australian specs, pricing and release date
Apple has unveiled the 2022 iPad and M2 iPad Pro. Find out all there is to know about these new devices.
Apple's new range of iPads has landed, bringing with it some significant tweaks to the family of tablets.
Here's what you need to know about the new iPad and iPad Pro.
When can I buy a 2022 iPad or iPad Pro in Australia?
Both the iPad and iPad Pro are available from pre-order right now from the Apple Store, with general availability beginning on 26 October.
How much does the 2022 iPad and iPad Pro cost in Australia?
After a minor price bump, the 2022 iPad starts at $749 for the 64GB Wi-Fi version. Adding cellular functionality will increase the cost to $999. The 256GB version costs $999 for Wi-Fi connectivity and $1,249 for Wi-Fi and cellular.
The 2022 iPad Pro with the M2 chip comes in 2 display sizes: 11 inches and 12.9 inches. The 11-inch version of the device starts at $1,399 for 128GB of storage with only Wi-Fi connectivity and can go all the way up to $3,579 for the 2TB version with Wi-Fi and cellular functionality.
If you opt for a larger 12.9-inch screen, prices start at $1,899 for the 128GB Wi-Fi version and ascend up to a staggering $4,099 for the 2TB cellular version.
In short, there's a massive price range to browse in Apple's latest range of iPads.
2022 iPad and iPad Pro specifications
|Screen size||10.9 inches||11 inches/12.9 inches|
|Processor||A14 Bionic chip||Apple M2 chip|
|Rear cameras||12MP Wide||12MP Wide/10MP Ultrawide|
|Front camera||12MP Ultrawide||12MP Ultrawide|
Apple has delivered some notable upgrades with its new iPad range. The 2022 iPad Pro boasts the highly touted M2 chip that offers an 8-core CPU. It's up to 15% faster than the M1 chip found in the previous iPad Pro.
It's also one of the fastest processors on the market and should make the new iPad Pro an extremely attractive multimedia machine. It enables the device to capture and playback ProRes video.
The M2 iPad Pro can be purchased in storage capacities from 128GB to 2TB. 126–512GB models will have 8GB of RAM, while 1–2TB models will enjoy 16GB.
A key feature of the iPad Pro involves the Apple Pencil 2, which can now be detected 12mm above the screen and display a preview of a mark or stroke before it is made. It's a seriously cool concept that unfortunately cannot be found on the base iPad as it does not support the second generation of Apple pencils.
If you opt for the base 2022 iPad, you'll have to settle for the A14 Bionic chip, which nonetheless offers a significant upgrade over the A13 chip found in previous models. It will also allow cellular-enabled versions of the device to connect to 5G.
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