Last week saw Apple releasing the much-awaited iPhone 14 Series at its “Far Out” event. As the excitement surrounding the new launch appears to have died down, a new rumour has surfaced, hinting at new Apple devices. We can expect the next-gen iPad and MacBook Pro With M2 Pro processor to be unveiled at an event this October.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, in his latest Power On newsletter, states that Apple is likely to release the new iPad and Mac hardware at its October event. Here are his predictions for the upcoming devices:
iPad 10 To Get USB Type-C Port
The iPad 10, codenamed J272, is reported to get a USB-C port instead of a Lightning connector. This will transition the entire iPad lineup to USB Type-C. Furthermore, it will come powered by the A14 Bionic chip. As for the design, the entry-level iPad is rumoured to get thinner edges and flat bezels.
iPad Pro: Expected Features
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Gurman predicts that the upcoming iPad Pro will be powered by an M2 chip. It is expected to come in two models—an 11-inch version with LCD and a 12.9-inch version with miniLED. They’re also said to come with MagSafe connection.
New M2 Macs At October Event
According to the report, Apple is developing new Macs based on the M2 processor, reiterating Gurman’s past claims. He states, “Apple has been working on M2-based versions of the Mac mini, Mac Pro and MacBook Pro, so I think we’re likely to see at least a pair of those machines about two months from now.”
Just last month, Gurman had stated that the upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro devices with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are in the development and testing phase. The M2 Pro and the M2 Max processors are reportedly built on the TSMC’s 3nm fabrication process. These new processors are expected to offer improved graphics performance. Additionally, they are said to support enhanced 4K video encoding and decoding capabilities, along with faster memory.