Apple iPad Pro 2022 release date, price and features

The iPad Pro is currently the most advanced tablet on the market, at least hardware-wise. The introduction of Apple Silicon created a vast gap between the iPad Pro and its competitors and to this day no manufacturer has managed to quite close. However, it has been more than a year after Apple launched the M1 iPad Pro, and now we have already received its successor that comes with the M2 chip.  

Also see: Best iPads buying guide

Enter, the 2022 iPad Pro. This year's generation is all about refinement. You know the general sentiment - there is no point in fixing something that is not broken. Hence, when you have a device closer to perfection than all of its alternatives, there really is little more you can do. In a nutshell, the new iPad Pro is an incremental (albeit necessary) upgrade, which takes everything Apple did right with the lineup last time and fine-tunes it to the context of today.

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iPad Pro 2022 release date

The iPad Pro lineup follows a rather predictable refresh cycle of about 1-2 years, with an average of a year and a half between generations. Apple is, above all, a creature of habit and like clockwork the company announced the 2022 iPad Pro on October 18th, 2022 via an official press release, with orders beginning on the very same day. It was released on October 26, 2022.

iPad Pro 2022 price

The new iPad Pro lineup follows the exact same pricing model as its predecessor. The entry-level 11" iPad Pro 2022 starts at $799 (Wi-Fi only, 128GB), while the base 12.9" version - at $1,099 (Wi-Fi only, 128GB). The prices of all the different configurations are listed below:

iPad Pro 2022 specs

UPDATE: The iPad Pro 2022 is now eligible for the newly released iPadOS 17. The next-gen mobile operating system comes with a lot of improvements, new features, and apps. Home screen customization has been added, alongside interactive widgets, and iPad users have the ability to track their health stats on a bigger screen, synced throughout all devices (Health has come to the iPad Pro).

iPad Pro 2022 reviews

Both the iPad Pro 11-inch (2022) and its bigger 12.9” brother are excellent devices, and remain some of the best tablets money can buy. Hardware-wise, the 2022 iPad Pro models add little beyond the M2 processor (whose superior performance to that of the M1 chip is unlikely to make much of a difference in everyday use) and the hover detection Apple Pencil functionality.

Thus, the new generation offers hardly anything groundbreaking per se, but is rather a smallish incremental update that mostly keeps the line fresh and ahead of the competition.

iPad Pro 2022 Comparisons

The main competitors of the iPad Pro 2022 are the previous generation iPad Pro models, the iPad Air (2022) and a number of Android tablets like the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (and as of end of July 2023, the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra). For those seeking more of a 2-in-1 device, Microsoft’s Surface Lineup is one of the main competitors.

In what colors is the iPad Pro 2022 available?

As before, the iPad Pro 2022 comes in only 2 color options: Space Grey and Silver. Unlike the lower-end iPads which come in a plethora of flashy pastel shades, Apple has chosen to stick with a more muted and limited color gamut for the more premium iPad Pro.

What is the iPad Pro 2022 battery capacity?

The 11” iPad Pro 2022 features a 28.65 Wh battery (i.e. 7538 mAh). The bigger 12.9 version has a larger 40.88 Wh battery (i.e. 10758 mAh). Both devices boast impressive battery lives, lasting more than a full day on a single charge.

What are the iPad Pro 2022 camera specs?

The 2022 iPad Pro features two cameras (virtually identical to those found on the predecessor) - a 12MP primary sensor with ƒ/1.8 aperture, and an ultra wide 10MP shooter with ƒ/2.4 aperture and 125° field of view. This year's model introduces ProRes video recording (up to 4K at 30 fps), but it will not be available on the 128GB variants.

What are the best iPad Pro 2022 accessories?

The Apple Pencil (2nd Gen.) will be the iPad Pro 2022’s best friend. Additionally, the Magic Keyboard (although very expensive and not without flaws) takes the user experience to the next level by fulfilling the 2-in-1 device fantasy. The Smart Keyboard Folio is a more limited, cheaper alternative to the former. Unfortunately, the new Magic Keyboard Folio is not compatible with the iPad Pro 2022.

What are the best iPad Pro 2022 deals?

The biggest downside of the iPad Pro 2022 is undoubtedly its ostentatious price tag. While the device is rather new, and worthwhile deals are few and far between, we have a selection of those that are currently available below. 

Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (2022)

Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (2022)

The Good

  • Thin, light, easy to handle
  • 120 Hz screen is still a fantastic way to experience iPadOS
  • Tons of power on tap
  • USB Type-C Thunderbolt port is super-fast and useful
  • The quad speakers sound great
  • Dependable battery endurance

The Bad

  • Accessories for the full experience are expensive
  • 3rd party mice will be a bit awkward
  • iPadOS has made strides in multi-tasking, but UI feel is still sticky and confined

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2022)

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2022)

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