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Apple iPad Pro M2 (2022): Release date, price, specs and design

The Apple iPad Pro M2 (2022) has just been unveiled, with Apple introducing the cutting-edge M2 chip to the tablet.

The new iPad Pro will also run on iPadOS 16, with Apple teasing ‘powerful new features’ for the operating system.

Apple has seemingly stuck with the same design as the preceding model, with both 11-inch and 12.9-inch models available, the latter of which retains the Mini LED backlit display.

Both versions of the iPad Pro also feature connectivity for Wi-Fi 6E and 5G.

Release date

Apple has confirmed that the iPad Pro M2 (2022) will be available to buy from 26th October 2022.

Orders are open right now if you’re itching to get a reservation, along with the newly announced Apple iPad 10 (2022).

Price

The iPad Pro M2 (2022) 11-inch model will have a starting price of $799/£899 for the Wi-Fi model. If you want to benefit from 5G, you’ll need to spend $999/£1079.

Upping the storage will also increase the cost, with the 2TB Wi-Fi model setting you back a whopping £2149.

If you fancy the 12.9-inch version instead, you’ll need to pay at least $1099/£1249 for the Wi-Fi model. Upgrading to 5G will take that price up to $1299/£1429.

Unfortunately, both the Apple Pencil and Keyboard are sold separately. The Pencil costs $129/£139, while the Keyboard is priced at a whopping $299/£379.

Specs

Apple has confirmed that the new iPad Pro (2022) will be powered by the M2 chip. This means the iPad Pro is only the third Apple device to feature an M2 processor, behind the latest MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple claims that the M2 chip inside the iPad Pro delivers up to 15% CPU performance increase on the preceding M1 chip. What’s more, the new 10-core GPU is supposedly a whopping 35% faster than the M1’s counterpart.

This should make the iPad Pro even better at dealing with intensive creative workloads such as video editing and 3D modeling.

The Apple iPad Pro M2 (2022) running a creative application.

The iPad Pro M2 can be configured with up to 2TB of storage space, although this will drive up the price considerably. It features Thunderbolt 3 for charging, while supporting both 5G and Wi-Fi 6E to ensure it has the latest and greatest connectivity options.

The Apple iPad Pro M2 (2022) flaunts the same stunning display as its 2021 variant. You get the option of either a 11-inch screen size or a slightly larger 12.9-inch display. The latter comes with a Liquid Retina XDR display, capable of an impressive 1600-nit max brightness. ProMotion also returns to allow you to view content with a 120Hz refresh rate.

Design

The Apple iPad Pro M2 (2022) comes in two sizes. The 11-inch model weighs 468 grams and is 5.9mm thick, whereas the 12.9-inch version hits the scales at 682 grams and is just 6.4mm thick.

Apple seemingly hasn’t updated the iPad Pro since the preceding model, opting for just an internal spec refresh instead with the new M2 processor.

Apple iPad Pro M2 (2022) being used with the keyboard

You still get a four-speaker setup, integrated microphones and a few buttons: top button, and volume switchers.

The new iPad Pro is only available in Silver and Space Grey colour options.

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