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Hi everyone, today I want to talk about what’s coming out this year for the iPad. I’ve never covered this topic as thoroughly as I will today. I had a lot of conflicting information that just wasn’t enough to write a proper story like this. However, I’ve been doing a lot of research in the last few days, and it’s all starting to fit together. It looks like the iPad lineup is going to be pretty amazing this year, and I can’t wait to share it with you. Let’s get to it!
New iPad Pro
It’s been over a year since Apple updated the iPad Pro lineup with the M1 chip and a 12.9-inch mini-LED display. I did not buy this model because I have a 12.9-inch iPad Pro from 2018, and it works fine, but I have to say that the new mini-LED display looks amazing – although some people have complained about the blooming, as shown here.
I would love to tell you that Apple plans to solve this issue with the next iPad Pro, but I couldn’t confirm that. I heard that Apple plans to use the same panels this year. So if it tries to solve this problem, it’ll most likely be a software solution rather than a hardware one.
I’m being told the next-generation iPad Pro will consist of three devices, though one of them won’t hit the market until sometime in 2023. There will be an 11-inch model, a 12.9-inch model, and a new 14.1-inch iPad Pro.
The 11-inch iPad Pro won’t have mini-LED technology, but will feature the M2 chip, 5G, and 128GB of base storage and will start at $799.
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro will have mini-LED technology. It’ll feature the M2 chip and 5G, just like the 11-inch model, with the same 128GB base storage with prices starting at $1,099.
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The third version will have a 14.1-inch display with mini-LED technology and ProMotion. It’ll have the same M2 chip and will most likely come with a 256GB base memory configuration. I don’t have an exact price for this model yet, but I’ve been told it should be around $1,400.
This will be a very interesting option for those who need large displays. Some people have suggested Apple might call this model iPad Studio, but my sources have no idea about that, so I wouldn’t count on it.
All of these new iPads are supposed to be able to charge wirelessly via MagSafe, and while we reported earlier this year that at least one of them would feature a frosted glass back, that doesn’t seem to be the case now.
I’m very excited about these new iPads and may be swapping out my device for one of them. I may even wait for the 14.1-inch model.
New iPad mini
To be honest, I don’t have many details about the new iPad mini. It won’t launch this year, and we’ll have to wait until Q3 2023 to see a new model.
The current version is a very good device. So if you want a small iPad, don’t hesitate to buy it now; it’s great, it has USB-C, 5G, the A15 Bionic, etc. It’s an absolute beast.
The only thing some people complain about is its display. It’s limited to 60 Hz, but Apple is already working on a solution, as my sources say Apple plans to include a 120 Hz display in the iPad mini in 2023.
The current iPad mini costs only $499, and I’m sure you can get it for less at third-party retailers like Amazon or Best Buy. If I didn’t have my iPad Pro and didn’t want to spend much money on an iPad, this would be my choice any day of the week.
Apple plans to unveil a completely redesigned iPad this September.
This is Apple’s cheapest option, and it’s a great option for students worldwide. This was my first iPad, and while it’s true that it’s only $329 ($299 for students), it does have some major issues that need to be fixed ASAP.
The first and probably most annoying problem is the display. It’s unbelievable that a tablet Apple is selling in 2022 doesn’t have a laminated display. This is very annoying and, fortunately, something that Apple plans to solve with the next model. I’ve heard that the next iPad will have a laminated 10.5-inch display. From what I understand, it’ll come in a redesigned format like the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini.
According to some sources, this iPad will have an A14 or A15 chip and will come with USB-C instead of Lightning. It’ll also have 5G. 9to5Mac has reported something similar, and that’s a good thing. As my colleague Jon Prosser would say, the more sources you trust that say the same thing, the more likely it is to happen. If Apple does this, it’ll mean the end of the Apple Pencil 1, since it charges via Lightning. I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple launched an Apple Pencil 3 this year, but I can’t confirm that right now.
Don’t expect a new iPad Air anytime soon.
The iPad lineup looks very interesting. Apple knows that sales have declined in recent years, and the company wants to do everything it can to change this situation. Let me know what you think about it and if you would buy any of these iPads in the comments below. I hope you found this article helpful. As always, have a fantastic day.
[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]