Apple has quietly announced the new iPad 2022 with a press release rather than a formal launch ceremony.
With a more potent processor, improved cameras, 5G compatibility, USB-C, and more, this tablet is a significant improvement that was announced with the iPad Pro 2022 range.
Here, you'll find information about the new tablet's primary features, pricing, and expected release date.
New iPad 2022: release date and price
Preorders for the new iPad 2022 may be placed today, with shipments beginning on October 26. However, given the history of delivery delays experienced by the iPhone 14, it's possible that this date could begin to move further in the month for orders placed later in the week.
The 64GB Wi-Fi variant can be had for $449 (or £499 or AU$749). Prices start at $599/£679/AU$999 for this amount of storage space and cellular connectivity. A 256GB version can be had for either $599/£679/AU$999 (Wi-Fi alone) or $749/£859/AU$1,249 (cellular).
New iPad 2022: design and display
Because there is no longer a physical home button on the new iPad 2022, the design is more contemporary than that of the iPad 10.2 (2021). This makes it possible to have thinner bezels and an all-screen layout.
The slate may be found in colors such as silver, blue, pink, and yellow. It weighs 477g and has dimensions of 248.6 by 179.5 by 7mm. The cellular variant is somewhat heavier at 481g.
The screen now measures 10.9 inches, making it far larger than before. This Liquid Retina display has a resolution of 1640 by 2360, a pixel density of 264 per inch, and a maximum brightness of 500 nits.
New iPad 2022: cameras and battery
The back camera on the iPad 2022 has been increased to 12 megapixels with an f/1.8 aperture, which is an increase over the 8 megapixels seen on the iPad that came before it.
Naturally, the front-facing camera has also been improved, as it is arguable that this is a more vital component for tablets. This year's model is also an ultra-wide one with 12 megapixels, but unlike last year's, it has a landscape orientation. This means that the lens is located in the middle of one of the long sides, which is advantageous for making video calls.
With the back camera, you can record video in up to 4K quality, and with the front camera, you can record video in up to 1080p quality.
Regarding the battery, Apple, as is their custom, has not disclosed the capacity of the battery, but they have stated that it provides up to 10 hours of use for online surfing or streaming videos via Wi-Fi. That was also said about the previous model, so you shouldn't anticipate any advancements in this one.
One of the improvements, though, is that the new iPad 2022 may be charged via USB-C instead of Lightning, which is a switch that has been a long time in the making.
New iPad 2022: specs and features
iPadOS 16 is preinstalled on the new iPad 10.9 2022, and the device is powered by an A14 Bionic processor. This is the same chipset that is found in the iPhone 12, and it is an improvement over the A13 Bionic that was found in the previous iteration.
There is an option between 64GB and 256GB of storage space; however, whether or not this can even be called a choice in 2022 is another question entirely. 64GB is a very limited amount of space when one considers that it cannot be expanded.
There is also 5G, which was not available with the previous model, and despite the removal of the home button, there is still a Touch ID fingerprint reader; it has just been relocated to the top button. Other notable features include:
The iPad 2022 is also compatible with the Magic Keyboard and the Apple Pencil, despite the fact that it only supports the first-generation Apple Pencil, which necessitates the use of an adapter that connects USB-C to the Apple Pencil. This choice by Apple is definitely an intriguing one to consider.
iPad Pro 2022 M2: Specs
|iPad Pro (11 inch)||iPad Pro (12.9 inch)|
|Price||$799 for Wi-Fi model | $999 for Wi-Fi + Cellular model||$1,099 for Wi-Fi model | $1,299 for Wi-Fi + Cellular model|
|OS||iPadOS 16||iPadOS 16|
|CPU||Apple M2||Apple M2|
|RAM||8GB RAM (128GB, 256GB, 512GB storage) |16GB RAM (1TB or 2TB storage)||16GB RAM (128GB, 256GB, 512GB storage) |16GB RAM (1TB or 2TB storage)|
|Storage||128GB – 1TB||128GB – 1TB|
|Display||11 inches (2388 x1668 pixels)||12.9 inches (2732 x 2048 pixels)|
|Ports||Thunderbolt 4/USB-C||Thunderbolt 4/USB-C|
|Cameras||12MP wide, 10-MP ultra-wide||12MP wide, 10-MP ultra-wide|
|Battery Life||10 hours (rated)||10 hours (rated)|
|Size||9.74 X 7.02 X 0.23 inches||11.04 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches|
|Weight||1.03 pounds (Wi-Fi) | 1.04 pounds (Wi-Fi + Cellular)||1.5 pounds (Wi-Fi) | 1.51 pounds (Wi-Fi Cellular)|
iPad Pro 2022 M2: release date and price
The iPad Pro M2 is already accepting pre-orders ahead of its October 26 release date.
The iPad Pro 11″ begins at $799/£899/AU$1,399. The Wi-Fi-only variant of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro costs $1,099 (or £1,249 or AU$1,399).
The 11-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi + Cellular starts at $999/£899AU$1,399. In addition, the 12-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular model begins at $1,299/£1,429/AU$2,149.
iPad Pro 2022 M2: design and display
The iPad Pro M2 series maintains the same design as its predecessors, and the 12.9-inch model is the only one that can be purchased with a mini-LED display.
You will also receive designs that are lightweight and have minimal bezels surrounding the display. The iPad Pro 11-inch weighs 1.04 pounds, while the iPad Pro 12.9-inch has a weight of 1.51 pounds.
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro M2 features a Liquid Retina display with a resolution of 2732 x 2048, while the 11-inch iPad Pro M2 features a resolution of 2388 x 1668 and a 2D backlighting technology with 2596 full-array local dimming zones. Both iPad Pro M2 models are powered by the A12 Bionic chip.
The ProMotion technology is still supported by both of the iPad Pro models.
iPad Pro 2022 M2: Apple Pencil Hover experience
It is expected that writing and drawing on the iPad Pro using an Apple Pencil will be more fluid and intuitive than ever before.
The Apple Pencil may be detected by the iPad Pro at a distance of up to 12 millimeters above the display. Users are able to get a preview of their mark before they really make it with this feature. Apple claims that by utilizing this capability, using the pencil becomes more accurate and “effortless.”
The business demonstrated how, in Scribble, text fields automatically expand as the pencil gets close to the screen and how handwriting transforms to text more quickly. Both of these features are facilitated by the proximity of the pencil to the screen. Apple also claims that applications not developed by the company can use this functionality to their advantage.
The ability to write or draw on a tablet, such as an iPad or a tablet in general, is one of the most appealing aspects of utilizing such devices. Using the Apple Pencil with the iPad Pro has traditionally been a satisfying experience, but if the claims that Apple has made are accurate, that experience should become much more satisfying.
iPad Pro 2022 M2: Wi-Fi 6E and 5G support
Apple has revealed that the iPad Pro 2022 is equipped with Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. Apple claims that download speeds may reach up to 2.4 gigabits per second, making it twice as fast as the iPad Pro of the previous generation.
You have the option of purchasing an iPad Pro that supports both Wi-Fi and cellular data connections in addition to 5G speeds if you need to use it when you're not at home (sub-6GHz and mmWave4). Because of this, it ought to be simple for you to utilize your iPad Pro virtually everywhere, provided that there is a connection that is satisfactory enough.
iPad Pro 2022 M2: cameras
The iPad Pro M2 series comes equipped with a Pro camera system that has wide and ultra wide cameras as part of its standard configuration. The 12 megapixel wide-angle camera has an aperture of f/1.8, while the 10 megapixel ultra wide-angle camera has an aperture of f/2.4 and a field of view of 125 degrees. There is no telephoto zoom, and the most that the digital zoom can do is five times.
Both of the cameras in the system are equipped with a 5-element lens, and the flashes have been upgraded to provide a more powerful two-tone effect. Video recording can go as high as 4K at 60 frames per second, and there is support for ProRes recording that can go as high as 4K at 30 frames per second.