The month of October should be rich in novelties for the apple brand. On the program, an iPad, an iPad Pro Pro, but also Mac M2s.
An intense end to the year for the Cupertino company. While all eyes are currently focused on the iPhone 14, whose presentation should finally take place on September 7, there are still many devices to discover in the coming months.
October: a month usually dedicated to tablets and Macs
As Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman points out in his newsletter power-on, several tablets and computers are due to arrive by the end of the year, alongside the iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura operating systems. He evokes as such a launch in October, without however communicating a precise date. Recall that in 2021, Apple had chosen the date of October 18 to present its MacBook Pro 14 and 16 inches equipped with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.
The Bloomberg journalist explains in this regard: Apple usually launches the new iPhone and Apple Watch together in September, followed by the new iPad and Mac in October. This year promises to be a return to that format, with Apple likely planning for new Macs and iPads to arrive around a month after iPhones. “.
Great developments in sight for the iPads
Two new models are expected to launch during this keynote, including an iPad 10 and an iPad Pro M2.
The first has already been the subject of strong rumors and should benefit from a major evolution. It should indeed abandon the Lightning port in favor of a USB-C port. It was to date the only iPad to have kept this connection specific to Apple. It should also be powered by an A14 Bionic chip.
In addition, 9to5Mac evokes a change at the level of the panel. The iPad 10 could then accommodate a Retina screen, like the iPad Air, and see its diagonal increase from 10.2 to 10.5 or even 10.9 inches.
The 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pros are expected to come with an M2 chip, Gurman seems to confirm. Unlike the iPad 10, no change would be noted at the level of the slab for these two models, but better autonomy and the addition of compatibility with MagSafe wireless charging would be on the program.
Mac M2s are on the way
Mark Gurman says: Apple has been working on M2 versions of the Mac mini, Mac Pro, and MacBook Pro, so I think we’ll probably see at least some of these machines in about two months. “. It is nevertheless too early to know precisely which references Tim Cook’s group plans to renew in October. Even though there is a high probability that the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro will be at the heart of the announcements.
Faced with the launch of new tablets and computers, the American manufacturer will not be able to ignore the release of their respective OS. Remember that earlier rumors mentioned a delay for iPadOS 16. A deployment following the October keynote then seems appropriate.