- The 2022 iPad Pro lineup is here, launching with a press release rather than a traditional event.
- The new tablets are equipped with the M2 processor, which makes them a bit more powerful than the previous models.
- Both tablets are available to order today and retail stores will get them on October 26. The entry-level model costs $799.
It seems like only yesterday that Apple launched the iPhone 14 series. Today, however, the company quietly launched new iPads in the form of iPad Pro 2022 models. The Cupertino company declined to make a traditional launch event and just issued a press release instead.
It was probably a smart move considering not much is going on with these new tablets. The 2022 iPad Pro models resemble the previous generation and even come in the same sizes and with the same general specs. The only major upgrade is the inclusion of the M2 processor, a more powerful version compared to the M1 in 2021 iPads in the same price bracket.
Fortunately, Apple has left the pricing alone this time around. The Pro-tier 11-inch iPad starts at $799 for the Wi-Fi-only model with 128GB of internal storage. The similarly spec model with built-in LTE starts at $999. Meanwhile, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $1,099 if all you need is Wi-Fi and 128GB of storage. If you want to add LTE to the mix, you’ll have to shell out $1,299. The price, obviously, goes up from there if you want to add more storage.
You can order your new iPad today, but it won’t hit stores until October 26.
Notably, these new iPads will be the first to ship with iPadOS 16. This update brings Stage Manager, full external display support, and Reference Mode. If you don’t want a new iPad, don’t worry, because iPadOS 16 is coming October 24 to iPad (5th gen and later), iPad Mini (5th gen and later), iPad Air (3rd gen and later). later). ) and all older iPad Pro models.