Apple is reportedly planning to release its upcoming entry-level iPad and the iPad Pro powered by the M2 processor at an event in October. The rumour adds that the Cupertino-based company’s tenth-gen iPad could arrive with a USB Type-C port and feature a bigger display.
User yeux1122 states on Korean blog Naver that Apple is planning to announce the new iPad and M2 iPad Pro in October this year, citing an unnamed Chinese manufacturer as the source. This event will be held after the release of the upcoming iPhone. Going by previous leaks, the user appears to be a somewhat reliable informant. In the past, the account had previously divulged some features of the iPad 5. However, not all leaks have been accurate, as the user had revealed incorrect specs about the iPad mini Pro.
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According to the report, the upcoming entry-level iPad will feature a refreshed design with thinner edges and flat bezels. It will come with a USB-C port and will lack a 3.5mm earphone jack. Furthermore, the device will be powered by the A14 Bionic chip. The low-cost 2022 iPad will also feature support for 5G. Some rumours suggest that the tenth-generation iPad could sport a 10.5-inch or 10.9-inch display.
The projected release timeline is in line with an earlier report by Blooomberg’s Mark Gurman. He had suggested that the new M2 iPad Pro will arrive in September or October this year. The launch will most likely happen alongside that of the iPadOS 16. The next-gen iPadOS will get some major improvements over its predecessor. The iPadOS 16 promises an improved multitasking experience with Stage Manager. It also offers significant upgrades for Safari, Mail, the Messages app, and iCloud Shared Photo Library.