Gurman: New iPad Pro Models With M2 Chip and Wireless Charging to Debut in September or October

Despite reports that Apple is working on a new form factor iPad Pro for release in early 2023, Apple still intends to update its existing 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models later this year, based on comments by well-connected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman.

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Last week, Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) analyst Ross Young claimed Apple is developing a new form factor 14.1-inch iPad Pro with mini-LED display and ProMotion that will likely debut early next year. Young's claim about a 14.1-inch iPad Pro was corroborated by "Majin Bu," but the hit-and-miss Twitter leaker also suggested new ‌iPad Pro‌s could be unveiled at an Apple event later this year, which left it unclear which models the leaker expected to debut.

Gurman's latest comments add some clarity to Apple's plans for its iPad Pro lineup and the launch timings of its upcoming devices. In the Q&A section of his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman said he expects Apple to update its existing iPad Pros in September or October, with "M2 chips, wireless charging, and upgrades to the camera system."

Last year, Gurman revealed that Apple was exploring iPads with larger displays, but cautioned that they were unlikely to arrive before 2023 because Apple's attention was still on bringing to market a redesigned iPad Pro "in the current sizes" for 2022.

In addition to the aforementioned upgrades, Majin Bu has claimed that Apple's updated 12.9-inch model will also feature reduced bezels around the display, but this isn't something we've heard corroborated from other sources. For all the details on what to expect for Apple's 2022 iPad Pro, be sure to check out our dedicated roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

NewUsername Avatar
26 months ago
I agree, the M1 is too slow for an iPad.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nikaru Avatar
26 months ago
What we will do without Gurman telling us that after M1 iPad Pro, there will be M2 iPad Pro...the true Nostradamus!
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ruka.snow Avatar
26 months ago

Who really uses iPad Pro's to their full extent? Like... what industry are you in? Why are you using an iPad and not a laptop?
Photography. You can plug in a CF Express reader and import all your photos in the field, show them to the client, edit them right there and then on a screen that is good enough to be used as reference, and then deliver them by email, Dropbox, or sent them off to the printer.

The client knows how to swipe pictures and use touch controls to star images if presented with a secondary UI. Or you can tether the camera to the printer and let the client see right away how the shoot is going.

For a working pro the iPad Pro has become critical to many workflows, and not just for photographers.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
26 months ago
Just imagine how slow this thing will charge via MagSafe
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr Fusion Avatar
26 months ago
The hardware's not intriguing anymore. iPadOS needs to be pulled in-line with the hardware specs to sell this. Until then, it's just a beautiful machine that's (intentionally?) crippled by its software.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cupcakes2000 Avatar
26 months ago

Run pro apps? You're welcome.
Honestly. Reading this forum is akin to running round in circles, occasionally stopping to bang your head against a wall.

There are pro apps for the iPad, and it runs them well.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)