As we wait for the upcoming September event, rumors already show that Apple is readying an October event. This time, the company will focus on the new iPads, Macs, and their upcoming operating systems: iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura. Here’s what we know so far.
It’s been a while since 9to5Mac started reporting Apple is working on the new iPad Pro and the 10th gen iPad. Not only that, but the company is also readying a handful of new Macs for a 2022 release. Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman in his Power On newsletter also gave a few tidbits on what he expects the company to introduce a couple of months from now.
Apple To Introduce New iPad Pro At Its October Event
In this August’s newsletter, Gurman says he “would expect a revamped iPad Pro with an M2 processor,” which 9to5Mac sources can independently corroborate. With two versions, 11-inch iPad Pro with LCD display and 12.9-inch iPad Pro with miniLED technology, Apple is planning to bring the MagSafe connection to these tablets.
In addition, a better battery life with new accessories could also be on way with this product. Just like the iPhone 14 will be the star of the Apple September Event, all eyes are pointed to the new iPad Pro at this rumored October event.
Apple has been working on more significant upgrades for its cheaper iPad. Information seen by 9to5Mac reveals that the new 10th-generation iPad (codenamed J272) will feature a USB-C port instead of Lightning. This means that Apple is finally planning to bring USB-C to the entire iPad lineup.
With USB-C, entry-level iPad users will also be able to easily connect it to more modern external displays such as Apple’s Studio Display. We have also heard from our sources that the new entry-level iPad will feature a Retina display of the same resolution as the iPad Air’s display. We can expect a slight screen increase to 10.5 inches or even 10.9 inches. However, more modern display specs such as a wide color gamut with DCI-P3 and higher brightness will remain exclusive to the more expensive iPads.
Gurman also corroborates with 9to5Mac and says this tablet will have the A14 Bionic chip. In addition, an October event could be the perfect time for Apple to introduce this tablet.