Apple 2022 iPad Pro rumors are heating up and the release date looks set to come later this year. If you’re thinking about getting a new iPad Pro in 2022, there are some things you need to do before the new models arrive.
If you’re in the market for a new tablet, Apple’s iPad Pro line should be somewhere on your list. And while the 2021 and 2020 iPad Pro Models are still excellent options, some of you might want to hang out a bit to see what Apple has in store for this year.
Numerous sources believe that Apple will launch new 2022 iPad Pro models. The new variants will reportedly include several upgrades, including new wireless charging capabilities, a new processor, and more.
We don’t have concrete dates yet, and the iPad Pro 2022 release date in 2022 is probably still months away. At the moment, credible sources point to an arrival sometime this fall. Apple usually launches new products in September, but it has also used October and November in the past.
While it may seem a little early to get ready for the iPad Pro’s 2022 release date, taking a few steps ahead of time will ensure that you’re fully prepared to buy one when the time comes.
In this guide, we’ll walk potential 2022 iPad Pro buyers through some steps while we wait for additional rumors and Apple’s announcements.
Follow rumors about iPad Pro in 2022
If you’re looking to buy a 2022 iPad Pro later this year, be sure to follow the latest rumors as we push through the summer into the fall.
Apple is trying to keep new products in the shadows, but rumors and leaks are inevitable and we’ve already seen countless rumors about the iPad Pro for 2022 popping up.
New reports from Apple insiders are likely to fill many of the blanks ahead of the device’s release, and these rumors will help set the right expectations as we get closer to launch. If you set the right expectations, you will avoid disappointment.
In addition to keeping an eye out for rumors about the iPad Pro’s hardware and software for 2022, you should also keep an eye out for supply chain rumors.
Right now, the iPad Pro’s 2022 release date appears to be on track for a fall date, but that could certainly change in the future.
Apple is reportedly taking steps to ensure it has enough inventory to meet demand, but the situation could certainly change in the coming weeks.
Introducing iPadOS 15 & iPadOS 16
If you’re currently using an iPad that’s stuck on iPadOS 14 or a tablet with a different operating system, and you’re planning to upgrade to a new iPad Pro later this year, you’ll want to make sure you’re running the latest versions of iPadOS.
At this point, iPadOS 15 is the current version of iPadOS. If you have a newer iPad model, you’ve probably already upgraded to the software and can safely skip this step.
If you’re not currently using iPadOS 15, you’ll want to use this time to familiarize yourself with the software. You can start with our guide describing the latest software.
In June, Apple will announce iPadOS 16 for iPad. The company is likely to confirm the new operating system at its WWDC 2022 keynote on June 6.
iPadOS 16 will be the software that powers the 2022 iPad Pros, so it will be important to familiarize yourself with that version of iPadOS as well. Fortunately, you can do that before the new iPad Pros arrive.
In June, Apple will push iPadOS 16 into beta testing. If you own a qualifying device, you can download a pre-release version to your iPad.
If you prefer to keep your devices on stable software, you’ll want to monitor iPadOS 16 development from a distance.
Explore iPad Pro Accessories
As we aim for the iPad Pro release date in 2022, you’ll want to get to know the best iPad Pro accessories. This way you know exactly what to buy and how much to spend if you decide you want some extra.
We encourage you to read reviews and dig into the best iPad Pro accessories before Apple makes its announcements. Accessories like Apple’s pencil can drastically change the way you use your tablet.
You should get an idea of the potential costs, research the pros and cons of different manufacturers, and find styles that appeal to you if you have the time over the next few weeks.
Determine how much storage space you need
You should figure out in advance how much storage space you might need on your new iPad Pro.
We haven’t seen any rumors of iPad Pro storage before 2022, meaning we may not see any substantial changes to Apple’s lineup. If so, you have five options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB.
By choosing the right storage capacity, you can save money and avoid headaches. While some of you will be fine with the least amount of storage space, others will enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having more internal space available.
If you’re not sure what you need, check out our guide to choosing the best iPad Pro storage size.
Look at other iPads
Before you decide to wait for the 2022 iPad Pros, familiarize yourself with Apple’s current models. You may find a device you love long before the new models arrive.
First and foremost you want Apple’s flagship 2021 iPad Pro models† Sleek and powerful, they may be a perfect fit for your needs and budget.
apples 2020 iPad Pro Models, although they are older, are still in excellent condition and we’ve seen some really nice deals in the past few months. They are definitely worth a look.
Check out other 2022 iPad Pro alternatives
If you’re not fully committed to buying the 2022 iPad Pro, make sure to check out the best iPad Pro alternatives in the lead up to its release. Here are a few we recommend:
You may also want to check out older versions of these devices. Although they are older, they are still in good condition and much cheaper than ever.
Make a plan for your current tablet
If you plan to upgrade to a new iPad Pro in 2022, start by making a plan for your current device if you have one.
Some of you may know a friend or family member who could benefit from an iPad. Ask around and see if anyone might need a hand-me-down. You may also consider donating your tablet to charity.
If you’re planning to sell your current tablet to offset the cost of your 2022 iPad Pro, you’ll want to delve into pricing at popular resellers.
You also want to keep your current tablet in pristine condition, which is how you get the most money back from resellers, your carrier, or Apple when there are trade-in offers in the fall.
If you’re planning to buy a new iPad Pro, you want to protect your investment.
Apple’s iPads come with a standard warranty, but AppleCare is an extended warranty service that provides better support. If you are unfamiliar with the benefits of AppleCare, be sure to research them in the coming weeks. You should also look into AppleCare alternatives.
You can add AppleCare to your bag during the checkout process when you buy a new iPad. You can also buy it later if you decide to wait.
Like the 2021 iPad Pro models, the 2022 iPad Pro models will come with 5G connectivity. Having mobile data can come in handy if you want to work on your iPad Pro outside of the home.
If you’re not happy with your current carrier’s coverage or plan, use this time to research competitors and see if you can find a better match.
Start backing up your data
If you’re not in the habit of regularly backing up your current tablet’s data, now is a good time to start.
When you open your new iPad Pro, you start with a clean slate. If you plan on starting from scratch, skip this tip. However, if you want to transfer all your contacts, photos, and other files to your new device, you need to backup everything.
Backing up the files stored on your current iPad can take a while. For example, backing up a nearly full 64GB device can take 30 minutes or more.
By backing up before your new device arrives, you can quickly transition from your old iPad to your brand new tablet.
If you plan to trade in your current iPad, you can also send it in sooner. The faster you send it, the faster you get your money back.
If you want to know more about the backup process, view the manual from Apple†
4 reasons to wait for the 2022 iPad Pro & 6 reasons not to
Wait for wireless charging
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Debby Wu claim the new iPad Pros will include wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.
Currently, Apple’s iPads charge via USB-C or Lightning. If Apple brings wireless charging to the iPad line, it would be closer to the iPhone. Newer iPhone models can all be charged wirelessly.
The other big change could be reverse wireless charging. This allows iPad Pro owners to use their device to charge other devices such as iPhones and AirPods by placing them on the back of the iPad.
This is a feature that has been rumored for Apple’s iPhone 11 series. The feature was reportedly under investigation before it was turned off.
In the December version of his Switch newsletterGurman again claimed that the 2022 iPad Pros can be charged wirelessly.
If any of these features sound interesting to you, you might want to hold off and wait for the 2022 iPad Pro models.