According to reports, Apple might have a new larger form factor coming to iPad in the future. Reports and rumors indicate that a new 14-inch iPad may be on the way. While we first heard about this in the context of iPad Pro, it will reportedly lack some features key to Pro iPad models, namely ProMotion and mini-LED display tech, such that it could just be a new larger iPad without the 'Pro' moniker and features.
Here's everything that we know about the rumored 14-inch M2 iPad so far.
14-inch M2 iPad processor
One thing that we can be fairly certain of is that the new 14-inch iPad will use the most recent Apple silicon that's designed for iPads and Macs alike: M2. The chip was first announced as part of the refreshed MacBook Air reveal, but it's also destined for iPads of various designations as well. This new 14-inch device is likely to use an M2. The same chip is also likely to power the 2022 iPad Pro, too.
14-inch M2 iPad display
This is where the fun starts. A new 14-inch display would make this the largest iPad ever made, by some margin. The current iPad Pro tops out at 12.9 inches and uses mini-LED technology and ProMotion for buttery-smooth scrolling. Neither of those things is going to come to this iPad according to display analyst Ross Young. That's one of the main reasons we think that this device is a non-Pro iPad, despite it perhaps becoming the best iPad for artists thanks to that huge display.
If this is indeed a traditional iPad, will it pack a Home button or will we get an iPad Air situation where the Home button is removed in favor of Touch ID, taking a new home in the Power button? That's something we're yet to really hear much about.
14-inch M2 iPad storage and RAM
Little is known about what kinds of storage options we should expect from such a large tablet, but we can only hope that Apple will finally ditch the 64GB option. It's time, right? One early report suggested that the tablet will start at 512GB, but that seems unlikely unless the device sits atop the iPad Pro lineup.
That same report, by leaker Majin Bu, has Apple giving the unknown tablet a full 16GB of RAM, too. The current M1 iPad Pros ship with 8GB except for those that have 1TB and 2TB of storage — they get 16GB.
14-inch M2 iPad price & availability
The price of such a large iPad is an interesting one, something that has been missing from leaks and rumors. As guidance, the current 10.2-inch iPad starts at $329 for a 64GB model, whereas the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $1,099. That's a huge window, but the only thing we can be fairly sure of right now is that this device will sit somewhere between the two.
A release window is something that now seems to be fairly consistent among the most recent rumors, however, the first quarter of 2023 is looking a good bet according to analyst Ross Young.
Of course, we have heard that new M2 iPad Pros are coming this year, and may be even as soon as a few days from now according to Mark Gurman. Of course, we are expecting these to be refreshes of the current 11-inch and 12.9-inch models and not a 14-inch models. Considering the official launch of iPadOS 16 (opens in new tab) is expected the last week of October, that could also be when we actually see the new iPads in stores.
Updated October 2022: Updated with newest rumors about the 14-inch iPad Pro.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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