While we await the upcoming September event, Apple is rumored to be gearing up for an October event. This time, the company will focus on the new iPad, Mac and its upcoming operating systems: iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura. Here’s what we know so far.
it’s been a while 9to5Mac Started reporting that Apple is working on a new iPad Pro and 10th-generation iPad. Not only that, but the company is preparing for several new Macs to be released in 2022. BloombergMark Gurman in his Open The newsletter also offers some tidbits about what he expects from Apple in a few months.
Apple to unveil new iPad Pro at October event
In an August newsletter, Gurman said he “wants to have an improved iPad Pro with an M2 processor”, 9to5Mac Sources can independently confirm. Apple plans to offer MagSafe connectivity for these tablets, in two versions, the 11-inch LCD display iPad Pro and the 12.9-inch miniLED technology iPad Pro.
In addition, the product can extend battery life with new accessories. Just as the iPhone 14 will be the star of Apple’s September event, all eyes are on the new iPad Pro at this rumored October event.
The 10th-generation iPad will get its biggest update in a decade
Apple has been making more significant upgrades to its cheaper iPads.information seen 9to5Mac It was revealed that the new 10th-generation iPad (codenamed J272) will feature a USB-C port instead of Lightning. That means Apple is finally planning to bring USB-C to the entire iPad lineup.
With USB-C, entry-level iPad users can also easily connect it to a more modern external display, such as Apple’s Studio Display. We’ve also heard from sources that the new entry-level iPad will feature a Retina display with the same resolution as the iPad Air’s display. We can expect the screen to grow slightly to 10.5 inches or even 10.9 inches. However, more modern display specs, such as wide color gamut and higher brightness with DCI-P3, will remain exclusive to the more expensive iPad.
Gurman also confirmed 9to5Mac And said that the tablet will be equipped with the A14 Bionic chip. Plus, the October event might be the perfect time for Apple to unveil the tablet.
The new M2 Mac will be unveiled at Apple’s October event
Gurman wrote in his newsletter:
Apple has been working on M2-based versions of the Mac mini, Mac Pro, and MacBook Pro, so I think we’ll probably see at least a pair of these machines in about two months.
Rumors about these computers are not new. Apple itself has announced that it is working on a new Mac Pro.according to Bloombergthe next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros will likely be released in fall 2022 and spring 2023 with M2 Pro and M2 Max processors.
Last but not least, the second-generation Apple silicon Mac mini is expected to be out for at least a year. Due to Apple’s recent launch of the Mac Studio, it’s unclear what processor the new Mac mini will have — only the M2 or more powerful variants.
iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura release date
While iOS 16, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16 are expected to be released a few days after Apple’s September event, the company has scheduled iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura to be available to all users in October, likely following this rumor.
iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura have a lot in common, being the most important Stage Manager. Using this feature, you can:
- Resizable window: Resize windows so they fit your tasks;
- Central application: Focus on the app you’re using without going full screen;
- Quick access to windows and applications: The window of the app you’re using is highlighted in the center, with other apps on the left in order of most recent use;
- Overlapping windows: Create overlapping windows of different sizes in a single view, giving you control over arranging the ideal workspace;
- Group applications together: Drag and drop windows from the side or open apps from the Dock to create sets of apps you can go back to at any time.
When is Apple hosting its October event?
As of now, the details of when Apple will hold its October event are unclear. 9to5Mac Will make sure to update this post once we get closer to the event or when we hear more about what Apple can cover in this keynote.
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