With the September event already “far” in sight, rumors already show that Apple is planning 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 that Apple is working on the new iPad Pro and 10th generation iPad. Not only that, but the company is also readying a handful of new Macs for a 2022 release. Bloombergis Mark Gurman in his To light up newsletter also gave some information on what he expects Apple to present soon.
Apple will showcase the new iPad Pro at its October event
In the August 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 screen and 12.9-inch iPad Pro with miniLED technology, Apple plans to bring the MagSafe connection to these tablets.
Additionally, better battery life with new accessories could also be on the way with this product. 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 working on bigger upgrades for its cheaper iPad. Information seen by 9to5Mac reveals that the new 10th generation iPad (codename 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 Apple’s Studio Display. We also learned from our sources that the new entry-level iPad will feature a Retina display of 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 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 that this tablet will have the A14 Bionic chip. Plus, an October event could be the perfect time for Apple to show off this tablet.
New M2 Macs are coming to Apple’s October event
In his newsletter, Gurman writes:
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 already announced that it is working on a new Mac Pro. According Bloombergnext-generation 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros could be announced in fall 2022 and spring 2023 with the M2 Pro and M2 Max processors.
Last but not least, a second generation Apple Mac mini silicone has been expected for at least a year now. Since Apple recently introduced the Mac Studio, it’s unclear what kind of processor a new Mac mini would have – only the M2 or a more powerful variant.
Apple Mixed Reality Headset
Rumors about the Apple Mixed Reality headset have multiplied over the past year. At Apple’s October event, the company may revive Steve Jobs’ “One More Thing” phrase to tease the company’s upcoming mixed reality headset.
Rumors currently expect it to be unveiled as early as the end of this year and start selling in 2023. Apple’s October event could be the perfect time for the company to reveal to the public. to enter a new market.
Release date of iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura
Whereas iOS16, watch OS 9and tvOS 16 will be released on September 12, the company has scheduled the availability of iPadOS 16 and macOS is coming to all users in October, most likely after this supposed event.
iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura share many features in common, being the most important Stage Manager. With this function you can:
- Resizable windows: Resize your windows to give them the ideal size for your task;
- Central app: Focus on the app you’re working with without going full screen;
- Quick access to windows and applications: Windows of the applications you work in are displayed prominently in the center, and other applications are arranged on the left side in order of recent use;
- Overlapping windows: Create overlapping windows of different sizes in a single view, giving you control to organize your ideal workspace;
- Group apps: Drag and drop windows from the side or open apps from the Dock to create sets of apps you can always come back to.
When will Apple hold its October event?
At this time, details are unclear on when Apple will hold its October event. 9to5Mac will make sure to update this article once we get close to the event or when we know more about what Apple might present during this keynote.
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