Apple’s next entry-level iPad will be released this fall, perhaps in September, along with the iPhone 14 series. At the time, we only knew Apple might replace the Lightning port with a USB-C one on the 2022 iPad.
CAD renders of the iPad 2022 have been leaked, thanks to MySmartPrice.
New CAD images of the iPad 2022 show flat sides and a bigger display, but no headphone jack.
If genuine, these photos from MySmartPrice (via Apple Insider) show what the alleged device could look like. According to a case maker working on accessories for the speculated 10th generation iPad, the device’s face appears similar to the iPad 2021. While the front camera and Home Button are present, this new tablet has wider bezels on all four sides.
The tablet displayed above has a single camera like the last-generation iPad. The iPad 2022 will have an LED flash and a camera island, MySmartPrice reports. According to a leak, the new iPad would be 9.7 x 7. This would make it wider but thinner than the present 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.29-inch iPad.
Previous rumours said the iPad will use the iPhone 12’s A14 Bionic chip. This would be far slower than the iPad mini, which has an A15 CPU like the iPhone 13 series. When compared to the iPad Air and iPad Pro, which feature Apple M1 CPUs, the disparity is significantly larger.
The A14 chipset would be 30% faster than the iPad 2021, which would assist run modern apps. The iPad 2022 will likely support iPadOS 16, but Stage Manager won’t work without the M1 chip.
Fall will bring the new iPad. We’ll hopefully hear more before the season starts. For more iPad 2022 rumours, see our hub.
- See Leaked images of iPad 2022 here.