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

The iPad Pro 2022 will arrive in the coming months through an official Apple keynote. Among the main novelties is the arrival of the M2 chip after the incredible power jump introduced with the M1 in the current generation of iPad Pro. The design of the device is not expected to change much. However, a new and strange rumor points to the arrival of two new four-pin connectors located at the top and bottom replacing the Smart Connector that the device currently has.

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

Rumors about the iPad Pro maintain the design of the current generation. In addition, they also point out the possible arrival of the MagSafe standard to charge the device wirelessly. In relation to the design, it is likely that it will remain after the change introduced years ago. Remember that the design of the original iPad will be the one that changes, adapting to the design of the iPad Air and Pro of recent years.

A new rumor has appeared on the net, on the web Macotakara, signaling the expansion of the iPad Pro's Smart Connector. Currently, the iPad Pro has a three-pin connector on the bottom rear that is used to connect some accessories such as the Magic Keyboard. this rumor announces the arrival of a 4-pin connector that 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 through the iPad Pro's USB-C/Thunderbolt. However, no findings have been found in the source code of iPadOS 16 nor have plans emerged. or leaks about accessories that require an external charge. The only thing that feeds 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 the strategy at the connectivity level or if Apple will maintain the Smart Connector and introduce the MagSafe standard.


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