A new rumor claims that the next-generation 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pros will have a new four-pin Smart Connector, an update from the current three-pin connector in the iPad Pro.
rumor from makotkara, citing “reliable sources”, says that the next iPad Pro, expected to debut this fall, will feature a new Smart Connector that will have four-pin instead of three. The publication states that the extra pins could make it easier to power accessories through the Smart Connector. The Smart Connector is used to connect accessories such as the Magic Keyboard to the iPad and can also provide power to both the iPad and connected peripherals.
Apple is working on updated versions of both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which are expected to launch in September or October. It has recently been reported that Apple is planning to postpone the launch of iPadOS 16 to October, which may coincide with the launch of the new iPads. The 2022 iPad Pro will have an M2 Apple silicon chip and MagSafe charging capabilities. You can learn more about the 2022 iPad Pro with our dedicated guide.