M2 iPad Pro: All the Rumors That Turned Out Wrong

After months of rumors and leaks, Apple this week finally released the new M2 iPad Pro through a press release on its website. As expected, the new ‌iPad Pro‌ is powered by the ‌M2‌ chip, as rumors predicted.

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Other rumors, however, did not turn out to be true, and we’ve rounded up a few of those incorrect rumors below.

MagSafe and Reverse Wireless Charging

One of the most prominent ‌iPad Pro‌ rumors was that the upcoming models would include some form of MagSafe and reverse wireless charging capabilities. Rumors suggested that the iPad Pro would adopt a glass back that would allow users to place an iPhone or AirPods on the back of the ‌iPad Pro‌ to charge it while adopting some form of new ‌MagSafe‌ system for the iPad itself.

Evolving rumors had indicated that Apple prototyped multiple designs and could scrap the all-glass back, but a more feasible rumor of a glass Apple logo to accommodate wireless charging also failed to come true.

New Four-Pin Connector

A rumor suggested that the upcoming iPad Pro models would feature a new four-pin connector alongside the existing three-pin connector in the high-end iPads. The rumor suggested that the new four-pin connection would be used to support a wider variety of accessories with a higher throughput of power.

The rumor did not ultimately come true, with the latest sixth-generation 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ and fifth-generation 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ featuring the same three-pin connector as before.

Landscape FaceTime Camera

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With the 10th-generation ‌iPad‌, Apple has placed the front FaceTime camera on a long edge of the ‌‌iPad‌‌’s bezel for the first time, giving the ‌iPad‌ a landscape front camera. One rumor suggested that Apple would bring the same landscape ‌FaceTime‌ camera to the ‌iPad Pro‌, as well as a landscape Apple logo in the back, meant to present the ‌iPad‌'s default orientation as landscape and not portrait.

Apple's decision to bring a landscape ‌FaceTime‌ camera to the entry-level ‌iPad‌ in the same update cycle as the ‌iPad Pro‌, while not bringing it to the ‌iPad Pro‌, is sure to be intriguing for some customers.

Conclusion

While these rumored features and changes did not happen with the latest ‌iPad‌ Pros, that's not to say they'll never come true since we may see some of the features in future ‌iPad Pro‌ models. The latest ‌M2‌ ‌iPad Pro‌ became available for pre-order earlier this week and will begin arriving to customers on Wednesday, October 26.

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MobiusTech Avatar
22 months ago
I'm more disappointed with Apple with this release then my dad was when I came out of the closet.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiiDSmoker Avatar
22 months ago
See you in ~18 months for the real iPad Pro upgrade
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d5aqoëp Avatar
22 months ago
Kinda underwhelming update and Apple knew that the product they are launching is tremendously underwhelming as well. That’s why they didn’t even care about holding an event.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dwalls90 Avatar
22 months ago
Conclusion: The M2 iPad Pro is basically the same as the M1 iPad Pro lol
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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
22 months ago
It looks like Apple decided to use last year's model and call it the M2 iPad Pro. So many missed opportunities. Hopefully next year Apple will step it up with the iPad Pro Line up.
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Scott6666 Avatar
22 months ago
All those Apple employees working at home couldn’t do the same work as when they worked together in the office. Is showing in the new products.
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