Apple’s 2022 iPad Pro with M2 chip delivers faster performance and innovation like the Apple pencil hover feature and longer battery life in the same design form as its predecessor. After the lift of the embargo, reviews of the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro are out which praise the “powerful M2 chip”, and great battery but believe that a small niche of professionals will be able to use it as a “daily driver”.
2022 iPad Pro reviews
CNBC wrote that the M2 chip and Apple Pencil experience are the only major improvements on the new iPad Pro lineup. But wondered why Apple didn’t upgrade its camera system as it did for iPad 10 by placing the front-facing camera on the landscape edge.
Pick the 2022 iPad Pro if you want the extra power and better screen over other iPads. It’s very fast, the screen display and speakers are excellent for kicking back and watching movies, and it’s a great tablet for creatives who need added power for video or photo editing. It gets expensive at the high end. If you opt for the maximum storage space of 2TB and choose the 12.9-inch iPad with Wi-Fi and cellular, you’re looking at a price tag of $2,400, and that doesn’t even include the $129 Apple Pencil (2nd generation) or the $350 Magic Keyboard.
Mashable reviewed the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and found that the new M2 chip makes it “almost too powerful”, the Apple Pencil hover feature is one of those “magical things” users will show their friends, and support for Wi-Fi 6E delivers faster connectivity with lower latencies. But the Stage Manager is still buggy and even with Magic Keyboard, the Pro lineup is not powerful enough to replace a computer, still a niche product.
It’s hard to be critical of the iPad Pro. It’s a beautiful device with a stunning display, very powerful chip, and great battery life. It feels like the future – but it’s ultimately still not as practical as your computer for work tasks. With a price that starts at $1,099, plus $349 for the Magic Keyboard (which is a must if you plan to use the iPad for work), it’s more expensive than the $1,299 MacBook Pro. Unless you absolutely must have a touchscreen, you’ll probably be better off with a Mac.
The iPad Pro, especially in its 12.9-inch version, has truly become a device for professionals. If you need it, you already know why you need it, and given that it basically has no competition, you’ll put up with its drawbacks. You may also want it because it’s simply Apple’s most powerful, largest, and most gorgeous iPad. But when it comes to value for money, you’ll probably do better to consider an iPad Air.