5G and new chips are leading the way.
Although Apple could be launching a number of exciting new products in 2022 — including the AR/VR-enabled headset, Mac Pro and a revamped MacBook Air–it’s looking like iPad users will have to accept a few minor improvements.
According to recent reports, Apple is planning to upgrade nearly all iPads by 2022. However, most of the new features are either anticipated or reused. The latest rumors relate specifically to iPad along with the iPad Air which aren’t the only ones which will receive features that we’ve never previously seen.
As per Macotakara ( translation) Macotakara (in translation), the iPad Air will get the iPad mini version in 2022. It will come with the A15 Bionic processor, 12MP ultra-wide front-facing camera and four-LED True Tone flash as well as 5G support. Additionally, DylanDKT , on Twitter declares that it will be the base iPad will come with five-G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6 and the A14 processor.
Here’s what the iPad lineup will look by 2022’s end:
iPad (10th Generation): Same design with a new processor (A14) and Wi-Fi 6 and supports 5G. According to reports it will be the last iPad with the home button, in the event that Apple provides the iPad an overhaul that is much needed.
iPad mini (6th generation): Since Apple only recently updated their iPad mini range during September of this year, the iPad mini isn’t expected to be updated until 2023.
iPad Air (5th generation): Same design with upgraded specs, including the A15 processor as well as a a 12MP ultra-wide front camera and 5G. The new camera could include the Apple’s Center Stage feature as well that makes use of machine learning to alter the frame of the front camera in FaceTime as well as other video applications.
11.5″ iPad Pro (3rd generation) and 12-inch iPad Pro (5th generation): Apple’s smaller pro laptop is expected to get the mini-LED LiquidRetina XDR display, and both models will feature the M2 processor as well as a larger battery, an upgraded camera and perhaps the MagSafe feature and charging wirelessly. There’s been reports that Apple plans to change the angle of its laptops for professionals by relocating the camera to the larger “landscape” bezel.
In terms of the timeline for these launches there are rumors that suggest the iPad Air is expected to arrive in spring, followed by then the iPad Pro shortly thereafter, and the 10th-gen iPad in the fall.