After the launch of the iPhone 14, Apple may launch a new iPad Pro based on the M2 as well as M2 versions of the Mac mini, Mac Pro and MacBook Pro at an event in October, according to Bloomberg Watcher Mark Gurman.
Mark Gurman thinks Apple will release at least two new machines in October, which could include a revamped and patched iPad Pro with an M2 processor and an updated entry-level iPad with an A14 chip and USB-C port . There could also be a Mac mini, a Mac Pro, and a MacBook Pro M2.
9to5Mac reports that Apple will release an 11-inch iPad Pro with an LCD display and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with miniLED technology. Both will also feature MagSafe power connections.
In 2022, Apple will launch the 10th generation of the entry-level iPad, which will feature a USB-C port instead of the Lightning connector, which should mean Apple’s entire iPad lineup will be USB-C compatible. The change comes after European lawmakers required all device manufacturers to support USB-C by 2024.
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Apple will be juggling multiple balls heading into the 2022 holiday shopping season after suffering supply chain complications caused by China’s “Covid zero” policy. The country is currently facing a severe drought that is affecting hydropower generation from the Yangtze River and has led to regional power outages, prompting Tesla to ask for help.
The tech giant is set to announce its iPhone 14 lineup and new Apple Watch models on September 7, which falls the same week the company will ask all staff at its Cupertino headquarters to return. in the office three days a week. Tuesdays and Thursdays are compulsory, while a third day must be designated by the teams.
Apple typically launches its new iPhones in September or October, but, as Mark Gurman notes in his Power On newsletter this week, Apple has moved up the iPhone 14 launch slightly, making it the launch of Earliest iPhone since 2016. This year’s earlier launch date gives Apple an extra week of iPhone sales in the quarter covering crucial holiday season sales.