iPadOS 16.1 is expected to launch late October, along with new hardware

iPadOS 16.1 is expected to launch late October, along with new hardware ...

Back in August, Apple announced that the release of iPadOS 16 was delayed until October, while iOS 16 was then available to the public last month. During the same time, there have been concerns about new iPads and Macs coming soon. According to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, iPadOS 16.1 will be released later this month in time for the new product announcements.

iPadOS 16.1 and new products coming soon

According to Gurmans reports, iPadOS 16.1 (which will be the first iPadOS 16 release) is on track to be released the week of October 24th. Apple, according to the journalist, has tried to make sure it has addressed any major bugs or difficulties with the new iPad operating system, which has been criticized due to insecurity experienced in its beta phase.

Gurman notes that the update may suggest that more services will be available soon. Apple has already scheduled the release of its Q4 2022 earnings for October 27. In the past, the company has launched new products the week of its earnings calls in October.

The 2021 MacBook Pro was announced on October 18 and hit stores two days later on October 26. The Q4 earnings reports were released two days later. In 2020, something similar happened with the iPhone 12, which was announced on October 13 and arrived in stores on October 23. That year, Apple planned its earnings call for October 29.

A few weeks ago, a journalist informed that new Apple products might be disclosed with a press release on the company''s website. Apple is well-known for hosting its special events, but some new products (usually minor updates) are still being announced on Apple Newsroom and Apple.com.

What to expect from Apple this month

The Mac company has also been working on a new Mac mini as well as a new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, both with faster versions of the M2 chip. These computers may also be announced later this month.

People who want to see the first Apple Silicon Mac Pro and Apples mixed reality headset may have to wait until 2023.