Don't Buy an iPad Pro Right Now: New Model Imminent
Apple is believed to be on the verge of unveiling new iPad Pro models, meaning prospective customers should hold off on a purchase until the model is released in the immediate future.
Apple's current 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models launched in April 2021, making them the longest-lasting iPad Pro models to date. The company is now expected to launch updated iPad Pro models at an event in October.
According to sources like Mark Gurman and Mac Otakara, the new iPad Pro models are expected to feature the same design with at least four additions:
- M2 chip
- Glass back with MagSafe wireless charging, potentially with reverse functionality to charge other devices
- Two new four-pin connectors on the top and bottom side edges
- Camera system upgrades
At least one major retailer is now believed to be preparing for the launch of new iPad Pro models this year. While the iPad Pro update could be one of Apple's smaller hardware refreshes this year, the age of the current device and comparatively short wait for new models means that it is not a good time to buy an iPad Pro at present.