The new iPad 10.2 (2021) only landed recently, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the next model, which has since been unsure of the screen size but simply called the new iPad. 2022 for now.
There’s still little news on Apple’s next entry-level slate, but there are a few things we can predict, and you’ll find them below, covering the possible release date, price, and some of the specs and features. .
Next, we’ve included a wishlist of what we want to see from the new iPad 2022 to make it the best iPad it can be. And be sure to check back regularly, as well as update this article whenever we hear any news or rumors about this tablet.
Cut to the chase
- What is that? Apple’s next cheap tablet
- When did he come out? Probably September 2022
- How much will it cost? Probably around $ 329 / £ 319 / AU $ 499
Release date and price of the new iPad 2022
We don’t know when the new iPad 2022 will be announced, but we can guess because iPad 10.2 (2021) was unveiled on September 14, iPad 10.2 (2020) was announced on September 15 of its launch year. , and the iPad 10.2 (2019) on September 12. You probably notice a pattern here.
They were all announced around mid-September, and for the past couple of years they were also announced on a Tuesday, so if we were to be more specific, I guess the new 2022 iPad will be announced on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
The time between announcement and availability is more variable, but it’s unlikely to be more than a few weeks, so we believe the new iPad 2022 will hit stores before the end of September 2022, and maybe even a few days after its announcement.
As for the price, the iPad 10.2 (2021) starts at $ 329 / £ 319 / AU $ 499, and the iPad 10.2 (2020) had a similar starting price, so we’re thinking pretty much the same. is likely, but there is no news on that yet.
News and Leaks
There is no news on the new iPad 2022 just yet, but one thing we can be pretty confident about is that it will stick with an LCD display.
It has been suggested that Apple could switch to OLED for the iPad Air 5, but recent reports suggest that is not happening, and there is no mention of the base iPad anyway. get this display technology.
There probably won’t be any significant changes to the front camera either, as it just got a big upgrade for the latest model.
However, the chipset will certainly be better, with Apple likely to equip the new iPad 2022 with the A14 Bionic from the iPhone 12 line based on the past form.
Two things that could go both ways are design, which could be upgraded in line with all of Apple’s other iPad lines, and 5G, which may or may not be included. We believe that by 2022 it will be due, but the iPad Air 4 (2020) also doesn’t have 5G, so Apple could add it to the iPad Air 5 but leave it out of the iPad. base for another year.
What we want to see
To make the new iPad 2022 as good as possible, we want it to have the following.
1. Facial identity
The lack of Face ID on the new iPad 10.2 (2021) isn’t too surprising given that Apple is currently reserving this technology for the iPad Pro line. But in iPhone territory, it’s now a standard feature and has been for years, so we’d like the company to make it standard on iPads as well.
We don’t particularly expect the new iPad 2022 to get Face ID, as it will likely be the last in line, with the iPad Air and iPad mini lines likely to get it first, but it would be nice to see.
This technology has been around for so long that it doesn’t seem like it should be a premium feature anymore, so Apple stop holding onto it.
2. Modern design
The base iPad line is now the only one to be Apple’s only tablet line that doesn’t include a modern design with smaller bezels and no home buttons, even the iPad mini (2021) sporting this look. .
Instead, you’re stuck with a very dated and relatively inexpensive appearance on the iPad 10.2 (2021), and the one we want to see disappear with the new iPad 2022.
3. Support for recent accessories
IPad 10.2 (2021) supports the original Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, but it doesn’t support Apple Pencil 2 and Magic Keyboard, making it less good at both typing and draw that it could not be or that the other Apple tablets.
Supporting these accessories shouldn’t be difficult, and we don’t think they would add much to Apple’s costs, so there’s no reason to block the 2022 iPad from them.
4. Recalibrate the speakers
The iPad 10.2 (2021) doesn’t have bad speakers, but unlike the iPad mini (2021) and iPad Air 4, they don’t recalibrate based on the orientation of the tablet.
With one of these tablets, you’ll get the most out of the speakers whether you’re using the slate in portrait or landscape orientation, but not here. Hopefully Apple fixes this for the next model.
5.128 GB base size
With the iPad 10.2 (2021), Apple has upgraded the base storage size from the pathetically tiny 32GB of the iPad 10.2 (2020), to a still fairly small 64GB.
We know this is a cheap slate, so the company wants to cut costs as much as possible, but 64GB is a barely acceptable amount of storage in 2021, let alone 2022 when the next model is. expected. So we want to see the new iPad 2022 start with 128GB of storage, especially since there is no microSD card slot.
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