The 2021 iPad Pro blew us away last year with a killer combo of design and performance upgrades, and now it’s starting to look like we’ll see Apple’s high-end tablet get a boost. redesign in 2022 that could cement both sizes among the best iPads you can buy.
The 2021 iPad Pro (11-inch) and its bigger brother the 2021 iPad Pro (12.9-inch) impressed us with their speed and battery life, byproducts of being the first two iPads to ship Apple’s remarkably efficient M1. chip. This bespoke piece of Apple silicon has helped iPadOS set new performance records in our test lab, and now we have reports from a hard-core Apple leaker pointing to a 2022 in which we see the debut of new iPad Pros. pack an even more powerful Apple M2 chip.
This trick is courtesy of regular Apple leaker Dylandkt, who caught on Twitter yesterday (January 23) to report that we will see Apple ship M2-powered iPad Pros this fall alongside the Apple AirPods Pro 2. They then noted that the 2022 iPad Pro may come with some level of wireless charging or MagSafe charging station, but only heard “concerns from multiple sources” about the status of those upgrades.
More importantly, they also made a potentially game-changing claim: that this year all The iPad Pro models will come with a mini-LED display, which would be a great upgrade for the 11-inch Pro.
If true, it means the 11-inch Pro will finally be able to compete with its big brother. While both models of the 2021 Pro have won acclaim for their stellar design and performance, the 12.9-inch model’s gorgeous mini LED display has made it one of the best tablets you can buy.
Its 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display (2732 x 2048 pixels) offers exceptional image quality for a tablet, delivering vibrant colors and striking contrast. It can also get remarkably bright, although you really need to watch HDR content (which is still rare on iPadOS) to make the most of the mini-LED display’s unique strengths.
Now that Apple has also launched redesigned 2021 MacBook Pro (14-inch) and 2021 MacBook Pro (16-inch) laptops with mini-LED displays, the time seems right for the smaller 11-inch iPad Pro to get the treatment. also mini-LED. These mini-LED screens are a big deal because they can be thinner and more energy efficient than more traditional LED screens while still delivering picture quality that rivals that of an OLED, so it’s hugely exciting to see. hear that we may soon be living in a world where all the iPad Pros sport mini-LED screens.