Pre-orders for the latest iPad Pro M2 have just been released after an extremely quick announcement and reveal on Apple’s official website. For those interested in getting this shiny new tablet from the brand, we have everything you need to know right here on this page.
As these tablets are all the latest news at the moment – many retailers in the US and UK outside of the Apple Store itself have yet to publish their listings for iPad Pro M2 pre-orders. Expect this to change by the end of the day and we will update this page as soon as major retailers in the US, UK and Australia go live.
The new Apple iPad Pro M2 (opens in new tab) comes in 11-inch and 12.9-inch models and is priced at a starting price of $799 / £899 / AU$1,399 and $1,099 / £1,249 / AU$1,899 for each variant, respectively. Key new features include the blazingly fast M2 chip (previously only seen in MacBook Pros), WiFI 6.0 support, and Apple Pencil focus recognition. If you’re interested, we have more details on updates just below. Alternatively, head over to our Apple iPad 2022 live blog to see our real-time thoughts on these new tablets.
New iPad Pro M2 pre-orders were posted today (October 18th), but the tablets won’t be officially released until Wednesday, October 26. That’s when you can expect tablets to be available in store and delivered if you pre-order.
Check out our 2022 iPad pre-orders page to see where to buy Apple’s other (and cheaper) 2022 tablet.
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New iPad Pro M2: What’s New?
- New M2 processor
- 12mm Apple Pencil Focus Recognition
- Support for Wi-Fi 6E
As with most Apple releases for 2022, the new iPad Pro M2 is more of an evolutionary update than a revolution. The name of the game here is very iterative improvements, with the same overall design and display carrying over from the previous 2021 iPad Pro models. internal.
By far the most significant upgrade is the inclusion of the newest Apple M2 processor, a chip previously only included in high-end MacBooks. The GPU and CPU cores on the M2 have been improved, with up to 40% higher performance in machine learning tasks and up to 35% higher graphics performance. That means more power for design-intensive apps, video apps (these slates now support ProRes) and more space for multitasking.
Another nifty update is the inclusion of Apple Pencil focus recognition, which should come in handy if you use the pen for design or productivity. Simply put, it will allow for more precision when sketching or drawing, as well as various possible third-party software interactions. Finally, the third major new feature is support for Wi-Fi 6E, which should lead to a faster and smoother connection overall.
What about offers on older iPads?
If you’re finding these new iPad Pro M2 models a little pricey, it’s worth checking out this week’s iPad deals on other models. Across the range, we’re seeing some of the lowest prices ever – particularly on the now older 2021 iPad Pro models. While they’re not new anymore, we still recommend these models if you’re looking for a premium Apple tablet, as the M1 chip inside these slates is still more than capable of excellent performance.
This year’s Black Friday deals are also coming, so keep an eye out if you’re looking for a bargain. It is highly unlikely that there will be discounts on new iPad Pro M2 models, but discounts on older models are practically guaranteed.