Apple is about to launch its iPad Pro with the M2 chipset this month
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who is consistently correct in his predictions of Apple product launches, claims that Apple will release the new iPad Pro powered by M2 CPUs in the coming days. Now, he says that Apple will say something about the M2-powered iPad Pro models in the next few days through a press release.
He goes on to say that Apple would upgrade both the 11-inch and the 12.9-inch models of the product to the most recent M-series silicone. The designs of these two models are not likely to undergo significant transformations, but they may receive support for MagSafe wireless charging in the future. In his Power On newsletter, Gurman discussed all of this information. Many people thought Apple would have another launch event to show off new products, but by making changes slowly, the company could have focused on bigger events instead.
It is interesting to note that Gurman does not discuss the possibility of an update being made to the 10.9-inch iPad, which has been widely anticipated for this month. Instead, he discusses Apple’s focus on releasing the iPadOS 16 version for both the older iPad Pros and the newer ones as the company’s upcoming product update. This update brings the Stage Manager functionality to all iPads that are powered by the M-series CPU, including the iPad Air (5th generation) that was released earlier this year.
Since Apple debuted the iPad Pro models just a year ago, an update is long overdue, especially one that includes the M2 chip. Concerning the MacBook Pros that are powered by the M2 chip, Gurman believes that the product might be introduced later this year or early in the year 2023. Since Gurman had previously said that iPadOS 16 would be released on October 24, it is probable that the “next few days” for the iPad Pros will also be on October 24. This year, earlier in the year, the iPadOS 16 version was demonstrated at WWDC 2022. During that event, the firm announced the new Stage Manager feature.
The early hope, however, was quickly dashed when it became clear that the beta version contained a large number of bugs and that the functionality in question did not function as intended. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Apple was forced to push back the release of iPadOS 16 to the month of October. As a result, it is quite likely that Apple will release the iPadOS 16.1 version itself.