A new rumor claims that the next-generation 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro will have a new four-pin smart connector, an update to the current three-pin connector on the iPad Pro.
The rumor of MakudakaraCiting “reliable sources,” the upcoming iPad Pro, expected to debut this fall, said it will have a new four-pin smart link instead of three. The release also states that the extra pin will make attachment easier with the smart connector. The Smart Connector is used to connect accessories like the Magic Keyboard to the iPad, and it can provide power to both the iPad and attached peripherals.
Apple is working on upgraded versions of both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It is expected to be launched in September or October. It was recently reported that Apple plans to delay the release of iPadOS 16 until October, which will coincide with the launch of new iPads. The iPad Pro 2022 will feature an M2 Apple silicon chip and MagSafe charging capabilities. Learn more about the 2022 iPad Pro in our personalized guide.