The new iPad Pro, iPad 10, Mac M2, and more

With the September event already “far out of sight”, rumors already show that Apple is getting ready for the October event. This time around, the company will focus on 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 Apple began to announce that Apple is working on the new iPad Pro and the 10th generation iPad. Not only that, but the company is also preparing a handful of new Macs for release in 2022. Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman in his Power on The newsletter also gave some tidbits about what Apple is expecting to launch soon.

Apple will present the new iPad Pro at the October event

In August’s newsletter, Gurman says he would “expect a refurbished iPad Pro with an M2 processor” that 9to5Mac sources can independently confirm. In two versions, the 11-inch iPad Pro with LCD display and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with miniLED technology, Apple plans to introduce a MagSafe connection to these tablets.

In addition, this product can provide better 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 during this alleged October event.

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The 10th generation iPad will get the biggest update in a decade

Apple is working on more significant improvements to 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 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 the Apple Studio Display. We’ve also heard from our sources that the new entry-level iPad will feature a Retina display with the same resolution as the iPad Air display. We can expect a slight increase in the screen to 10.5 inches or even 10.9 inches. However, more modern display specifications, such as the wide color gamut from DCI-P3 and higher brightness, will remain exclusively for the more expensive iPads.

Gurman also confirms 9to5Mac and says this tablet will have an A14 Bionic chip. In addition, the October event could be the perfect time for Apple to introduce this tablet.

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The new M2 Macs will arrive at the October Apple event

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In his newsletter, Gurman writes:

Apple is working on the M2-based versions of the Mac mini, Mac Pro, and MacBook Pro, so I think in two months we’ll likely see at least a couple of these machines.

The rumors about these computers are not new. Apple itself has already announced that it is working on a new Mac Pro. According BloombergThe next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models may be announced in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 with M2 Pro and M2 Max processors.

Finally, the second-generation silicon Mac mini has been expected for at least a year. Since Apple recently introduced the Mac Studio, it’s unclear what processor the new Mac mini would have – just the M2 or more powerful variant.

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Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset

Rumors about the Apple Mixed Reality Headset have escalated over the past year. At an Apple event in October, the company was able to revive Steve Jobs’s phrase “One More Thing” to tease the upcoming Mixed Reality headset.

Rumors now predict that it will be disclosed later this year and will begin selling in 2023. The October Apple event could be the perfect time for the company to reveal to the public that it is entering a new market.

IPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura release date

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While iOS 16, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16 will be released on September 12, the company has scheduled iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura to be available to all users in October, most likely after this alleged event.

iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura share a lot in common, being the premier scene manager. With this feature you can:

  • Variable size windows: Resize the windows to fit your task;
  • Center application: Focus on the application you are working with without going full screen;
  • Quick access to windows and applications: The application windows you are working in are displayed prominently in the center, and other applications are arranged on the left in the order of last use;
  • Overlapping windows: Create overlapping windows of different sizes in one view, giving you control over the arrangement of the perfect working space;
  • Group applications together: Drag and drop windows to the side or open applications from the Dock to create application sets that you can always return to.

When will Apple host the October event?

It is not yet clear when Apple will host the October event. 9to5Mac we will make sure to update this article when we get close to the event or as we learn more about what Apple may introduce during this speech.

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