Apple is running out of months to get it Advantages of iPad 2022 launch in 2022, but they’re supposed to arrive “in the next few days” – and Apple is also said to be working on a new role for all of its iPad tablets.
This comes from the often trusted Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, who said the refreshed 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will run the latest Apple M2 processor to boost performance by around 20%. The design is said to be similar to the current one iPad Pro 11 inch and iPad Pro 12.9 inch.
Gurman said the new tablets won’t guarantee a real-life event previous prediction – and while he spoke New entry-level iPad with USB-C and an improved design also in the works, he didn’t say when this will come (we think it can show at the same time as iPad Pro).
Gurman has another interesting iPad tidbit to reveal: Apple also seems to be working on an iPad dock accessory that will turn their tablet into a tablet. smart screen. It won’t launch this month, but it could be announced at some point next year.
This is the kind of market we’ve been expecting Apple to jump into for a while: previous leaks (also from the same source, by the way) pointed to a HomePod with a screenor Apple TV 4K with a screenand now it looks like Apple might be approaching the product from a different angle.
It fits the approach that Google Pixel Tablet using. When the budget board finally arrives, we know it will come with an accessory that will essentially turn it into a Google Nest Hub when the tablet is docked.
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It’s no surprise that Apple is plotting a dock that can turn the iPad into a smart display – that’s an obvious idea. even we thought about it. The iPad already comes with the Home app and Siri onboard, so all the basics are there: all that’s needed is power and some extra audio.
As we mentioned, it’s an approach Google is taking with its Pixel Tablets, but Amazon is there – Amazon Fire HD Block Media comes with accessories that turn the tablet into an Echo Show when they are docked. It’s just a question of a few interface tweaks.
It means your tablet can do all the things it needs to when you’re carrying it around the house, while also performing double duty as a central home screen when you’re busy – it not many of us take our tablets out of the house.
The only problem is that these smart tablets may need a new name – to distinguish them from smart displays where you can’t disassemble the screen – so any suggestions are welcome. Perhaps portable battery-powered smart displays would be the logical next step…