Apple might launch a brand new M2-based iPad Professional in addition to M2 takes on the Mac mini, Mac Professional and MacBook Professional at an occasion in October, in response to Bloomberg Apple-watcher Mark Gurman.
Gurman reckons Apple will launch a minimum of two new machines in October, which might embody a revamped iPad Professional with an M2 processor and an up to date entry-level iPad with an A14 chip and a USB-C port. There is also an M2 Mac mini, Mac Professional and MacBook Professional.
9to5Mac reviews Apple will launch an 11-inch iPad Professional with an LCD show and 12.9-inch iPad Professional with a miniLED expertise. Each can even get MagSafe energy connections.
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On the low-end, 2022 will see Apple launch the tenth technology of the entry-level iPad and it’ll sport a USB-C port as an alternative of the Lightning connector, which ought to imply Apple’s total iPad lineup will help USB-C. This swap is occurring after European lawmakers mandated all system producers should help USB-C by 2024.
Apple is juggling a number of balls because it heads into the 2022 vacation buying season after navigating provide chain congestion brought on by China’s ‘Covid zero’ coverage. The nation is now going through a extreme drought affecting the Yangtze River’s hydroelectric technology that has pressured regional electrical energy cuts, which prompted Tesla to name for reduction.
The tech big is ready to announce its iPhone 14 lineup and new Apple Watch fashions on September 7, which falls on the identical week as the corporate would require all workers at its Cupertino headquarters to return to the workplace for 3 days every week. Tuesdays and Thursdays are obligatory, whereas a 3rd day is to be nominated by groups.
Apple sometimes launches new iPhones in September or October however, as Gurman notes in his Energy On publication this week, Apple has barely pushed the launch of the iPhone 14 ahead, making it the earliest iPhone launch since 2016. This 12 months’s earlier launch date offers Apple an additional week of iPhone gross sales within the quarter protecting the essential vacation season gross sales
This 12 months’s entry-level iPad is tipped to function a Retina show consistent with the iPad Air’s show and will have an even bigger display screen, at between 10.5- to 10.9-inches.
As for Apple’s launch occasions, it seems the corporate is making them conform to its hybrid work method. Gurman bets that Apple could have an in-person occasion that can even be streamed.
“We’re nonetheless removed from returning to pre-pandemic enterprise as ordinary. However the mixture of an on-site media occasion and in-person workplace work might make it really feel like Apple’s most traditional fall for the reason that iPhone 11 was launched in 2019,” wrote Gurman.