Here’s everything there is to know about the iPad (2022) right now, from release date and pricing speculation to the latest design and feature leaks. We’ll update this article as news breaks, so be sure to bookmark the page and check back frequently for the latest news.
The iPad 10.2in (2021) is a great entry-level tablet, but Apple is quietly working away on the next-gen tablet behind closed doors at Apple Park. And, if rumors are true, we could be seeing one of the most exciting and radical iPad updates in the past 10 years, with whispers detailing a potential redesign alongside other key upgrades at release later this year.
The latest 9th-gen iPad was unveiled on 14 September 2021, while the 8th- and 7th-gen iPads were released on 15 September 2020 and 12 September 2019 respectively. It seems that Apple prefers a yearly mid-September update for its entry-level iPad then, but we can go a step further because Apple tends to hold events on Tuesdays.
Let’s apply that formula to the next-gen iPad; the closest Tuesday to the previous reveal dates in 2022 is Tuesday 13 September 2022, with availability expected within a week or two of the announcement.
It’s unlikely that Apple will launch one iPad in September and another in October, so it’s looking increasingly likely that we’ll have to wait an extra month to see what the new entry-level iPad has in store.
This range of iPads is designed for people who don’t need loads of processing power, huge screens, or fancy features, but just need an easy-to-use low-cost slate that’ll serve them well. The iPad 10.2 (2021) did just this last year, but we normally see this slate line refreshed each year.
The company is not expected to make wholesale changes with the regular iPad but according to multiple design renders, the iPad 10 could at least get some improvements over its predecessor. As you might be aware, Apple’s last major design change with the iPad was back in 2017, when it launched the fifth-gen iPad in the market.
The new iPad renders suggest the company is unlikely to ditch the big bezels on the screen, and even retain the touch-centric home button at the bottom.
However, at the back, the new iPad could see minute changes, with possibly a new material used for the back panel. In addition to this, this iPad could get a vertical camera layout, which we first saw on the iPhone X lineup a few years back. Apple could upgrade the camera from an 8-megapixel to a 12-megapixel sensor. iPad 10 could be powered by the A14 Bionic chipset, paired with 4GB RAM.