Apple is said to be about to launch a new generation of iPad Pro with a next-generation processor, the Apple M2, which will also be found on the next MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini.
After the introduction of the M1-equipped iPad Air at Apple’s special “Peek Performance” event earlier this month, the iPad Pro line has become the target of much speculation about its next update. However, it will be several months before Apple updates its high-end tablets.
According to information from Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, who is generally very knowledgeable, Apple is expected to launch an even more powerful new iPad Pro in fall 2022 than the previous generation. This new model, which will arrive nearly a year and a half after the iPad Pro with an M1 SoC, would be equipped with an M2 chip that will be found in the manufacturer’s computers.
What do we know about Apple’s M2 chip?
Several months before its introduction, we already know a lot about Apple’s M2 chip. First of all, it would be engraved in 4 nm, against 5 nm for previous versions. This chip is expected to pack as many CPU cores as the generation and up to 9 or 10 graphics cores.
In addition, this new iteration should much focus on energy efficiency, as was the case with the first generation. It could therefore consume less energy than the first generation while offering the same performance, thus improving the autonomy of the deviceor else consume as much energy and offer superior performance.
Anyway, the next generation of iPad Pro could be available in limited quantities, since Apple is currently experiencing production problems with its chip. As a reminder, it is also expected to be equipped in a new generation of MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini at the end of the year. Regarding the iPad Pro, Apple should still lift the veil on two different models, and the 12.9-inch version would once again be the only one to use a mini-LED screen.
Source: Power On Newsletter by Mark Gurman