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According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is planning to refresh three of its iPad models in 2022: the entry-level iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Pro.
Gurman confirmed Apple’s intentions to produce a new iPad Pro in 2022, with a new design and wireless charging and clarified the company’s aim to release new versions of the entry-level iPad and iPad Air in his weekly “Power On” email.
The A13 processor, True Tone, and a 12MP ultra-wide front camera with Center Stage for video conversations were added to the entry-level iPad this year.
Since 2017, Apple has introduced new versions of the entry-level iPad every year, generally with modest specification and processor changes to keep the device’s low price, thus a new version for 2022 is expected to follow in the footsteps of prior years.
However, there is currently no hint of what the tenth-generation iPad will have.
Initial speculations stated that this year’s entry-level iPad will have a slimmer design, a chassis comparable to the iPad Air 3, and a bigger display, but this did not happen when the tablet was released in the autumn.
It’s not out of the realm of possibilities that this design will be used in the iPad’s tenth iteration.
While there were speculations about an iPad Air with a Samsung OLED display for 2022,
It looks that this product has been shelved, and the next iPad Air will continue with LCD technology.
Other speculations concerning the fifth-generation iPad Air have been scarce, although it is fairly probable that it will be brought up to speed with the iPad mini at the very least.
The A15 Bionic processor, 5G connectivity, and Center Stage are all included in the iPad mini.
All of these features first appeared in Apple devices upon the release of the fourth-generation iPad Air in September 2020,
But with the iPad Air having been without an upgrade for almost a year, Gurman’s study reinforces the device’s place in the iPad range.
In this week’s email, Gurman also revealed facts regarding Apple’s Mac and Apple Watch launch plans for 2022.