The last time Apple refreshed its iPad Pro was last year where they equipped it with the M1 chipset. For those who are hoping to see a new model this year, you could be in luck because according to Mark Gurman’s latest Power On newsletter, the journalist claims that Apple could launch a refresh this coming fall.
Unlike the previous model where the main upgrade was the M1 chipset, this year’s model could be rather exciting. This is because it could feature the use of Apple’s rumored M2 chipset, plus Apple could also introduce MagSafe charging to the tablet, opening up more possibilities for the kind of accessories and connectivity that is typically associated with MagSafe.
We’re talking about new stands that will support the tablet magnetically, or even a car mount where the use of MagSafe could give car owners a large display in their vehicle that Tesla cars have. Other than that, we’re not sure if Apple plans on refreshing the design. It has been a few years since Apple last changed the design of the iPad Pro, so it is due for a change, but whether or not it will be part of the 2022 refresh remains to be seen.
Also at this point, not much else is known about the M2 chipset. Apple did not announce it at their event earlier this month as some had anticipated, so we’ll have to wait until WWDC 2022 and hope that Apple shares some details then.