According to previous news, Apple will launch at least three new iPad products next year. Of these products, the flagship Apple iPad Pro series is getting more attention. There have been reports that the iPad Pro 2022 will bring some new designs in appearance, such as narrower bezels and so on. Recently, a new set of renders of the Apple iPad Pro 2022 reveals the appearance of this device.
From the renders, we can see that the Apple iPad Pro 2022 does use a narrower frame design. However, it comes with a feature that many people will not like, the notch. The use of the notch design on iPhones has been consistently criticized. As Apple is planning to remove this design from the iPhone lineup, it is introducing it in the iPad lineup.
However, compared with the iPhone 13 Pro, the dual-layer OLED that the iPad Pro 2022 intends to use will achieve a significant increase in display brightness and durability. This display will also maintain the LTPO 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.
As for the back design, the Apple iPad Pro 2022 is a bit simple. It uses the same right-angle frame and the rear camera module of the iPhone 13 Pro. Simply put, the Apple iPad Pro 2022 will appear like a “stretched iPhone”.
Apple will use titanium alloy in the next-gen iPad
Over the past few years, Apple has been exploring different design solutions to improve the iPad. A recent report claims that the company is now considering the use of titanium alloys to make iPad casings. This titanium alloy will replace the current aluminum alloy casings on iPads. The new generation iPads may be the first model to adopt this new material. Recently, Apple has applied for many patents related to titanium alloy casings. In the future, devices that may use titanium alloy include MacBook, iPad, and iPhone. In comparison with stainless steel, titanium alloys are harder and more resistant to scratches.
However, the strength of titanium also makes it difficult to etch. Therefore, Apple has developed a sandblasting, etching, and chemical process that can give the titanium shell a high-gloss surface treatment, making it more attractive. Apple has also been studying the use of thin oxide surface coatings to deal with the problem of fingerprints. Industry insiders claim that Apple’s consistent approach is to test the radical upgrades on the iPad. The new generation iPad will first adopt this build material. The reason why the company is not considering the iPad Pro is that the device supports wireless charging.