There’s a big chance we’ll see a new 2022 iPad Pro before the end of the year, but the main ‘upgrade’ might not be the display or chipset. Instead, it could be for the connectors, with the current three-pin Smart Connector possibly being replaced with a pair of four-pin connectors.

This according to “Reliable Sources in China”, speaking to Macotakara (opens in new tab)in a report discovered by 9to5Mac (opens in new tab). Apparently, the upcoming iPad Pro 11 (2022) and iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) will have the same housing designs as the current models, but with 4-pin connectors on the “top and bottom side edges”.