A strange rumor points to two new connectors on the iPad Pro 2022

The 2022 iPad Pro will arrive in the coming months via an official keynote from Apple. Among the main novelties is the arrival of the M2 chip after the incredible jump in power introduced with the M1 in the current generation of iPad Pro. The design of the device should not change much. However, a new and strange rumor reports the arrival of two new four-pin connectors located at the top and bottom

replace the Smart Connector that the device currently has.

Why would Apple want two 4-pin connectors on the 2022 iPad Pro?

iPad Pro rumors maintain current-gen design. Additionally, they also highlight the possible arrival of the MagSafe standard to recharge the device wirelessly. Regarding the design, it is likely to remain after the change introduced years ago. Remember that the design of the original iPad will be the one that will change, adapting to the design of the iPad Air and Pro of recent years.

A new rumor has appeared on the net, on the Macotakara site, signaling the expansion of the iPad Pro smart connector. Currently, the iPad Pro has a three-pin connector on the bottom rear which is used to connect certain accessories such as the Magic Keyboard. this rumor announces the arrival of a 4-pin connector which would not only be at the bottom but also at the top.

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According to the published report, these two new connectors would help power peripherals that would be connected via the iPad Pro’s USB-C/Thunderbolt. However, no findings were found in the iPadOS 16 source code and no no plan has emerged or leaks about it. accessories requiring external charging. The only thing fueling this rumor is that device manufacturers could create drivers with DriverKit, Apple’s new development kit.

We will see if the iPad Pro will finally change its strategy in terms of connectivity or if Apple will maintain the Smart Connector and introduce the MagSafe standard.



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