While 2022 is nearing its conclusion, there are still some other announcements we anticipate from Apple before then. Despite its unlikely that Apple will hold a special event in October, it may still make announcements via press releases. This month, was anticipating upgrades to the MacBook Pro, new iPad hardware, and more.
Will there be an Apple event in October?
In September, Apple held a special event focusing on the iPhone 14 lineup and the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra and Apple Watch SE. At the time, there was an expectation that Apple would also hold an event on the Mac and iPad.
In October of 2021, Apple held a Mac-focused event for the M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini.
This year, however, Apple is reportedly not planning a future event. According to Bloomberg, Apple is likely to make any remaining announcements rather than an actual event. In this scenario, we would see press releases published on Apple''s website, while certain journalists would receive private briefings and review opportunities.
New MacBook Pro
Apple is preparing its iterative updates for this year, following the all-new MacBook Pro lineup announced last year. The overall design and form factor is expected to remain unchanged, with Apple focusing on internal performance enhancements, thanks to new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips.
Apple''s first M2-powered Mac models, including the MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, were launched in June. These benchmarks and reviews indicated that the performance increase is notable compared to the M1 but is not as significant as from the previous Intel chips to the M1.
Bloomberg has stressed that the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips will focus on improved graphics performance. Recent Macworld predictions also show what we might expect from the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips:
In our full analysis, you can learn more about what to expect from the new MacBook Pro hardware right here.
M2 Mac mini
Apple is developing a new version of the Mac mini with the M2 chip inside. This new Mac mini would reportedly feature the same design as the present model.
New iPad Pro
Apple is working on a new iPad Pro version, with an enhanced performance with the M2 chip inside. These new iPad Pro models may also feature a fresh design or at least some tweaks.
Apple initially reported that it has tested a redesigned iPad Pro with a glass back. This would allow the iPad Pro to support wireless charging for the first time, as well as reverse wireless charging. A reverse wireless charging might allow you to place an iPad Pro, such as an iPhone or AirPods, on the back of the iPad Pro, to recharge that device. The power from the iPad Pro would be distributed to the other device.
In our next roundup, you can learn more about what to expect from these new iPad Pro models.
The new iPad Pro, though, is a slightly different version of the entry-level iPad. This is the last iPad in Apple''s lineup that includes a Home button, large top and bottom bezels, and a Lightning port. All of this is planned to change this year as long as the speculation comes to an end.
Recent supply chain reporting has given us a very interesting picture of what to expect from the iPad''s 10th generation:
- A new flat-edged design with no Home button and smaller bezels
- Touch ID in the power button, similar to the iPad Air and iPad mini
- A repositioned FaceTime camera, located on the right side rather than on the top
- Lightning port is replaced with USB-C for charging and data transfer
- 5G support for cellular connectivity
This will bring the iPad 10 much larger in appearance and features to the iPad Air. The most significant difference in performance is the iPad Air''s M1 chip, while the new iPad 10 will reportedly use the A14 chip.
For the time being, some of these concerns should be addressed with skepticism, particularly relating to the relocated FaceTime camera.
New Apple TV
Over the course of 2022, there have been scattered reports about a new Apple TV. Weve heard a few things about what to anticipate. In May, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple was preparing a cheaper Apple TV to close the gap with competitors, focusing this new model on improving the cost structure of the Apple TV.
Apple is developing a new Apple TV, which has the name J255, and the A14 chip inside. These appear to be two versions, one of which is a completely new lower-cost model, and the other an upgrade to the existing Apple TV 4K, which starts at $179.
In our exclusive guide, you''ll find out more about the latest Apple TV rumors.
The new MacBook Pro, powered by Apple Silicon, was still waiting for the first time. In November 2020, Apple announced that it would complete the transition within two years. The Mac Pro is the only Mac that is not available with an Apple Silicon option.
At the end of its presentation in March, Apple teased its Mac Pro powered by Apple Silicon, which also included the introduction of the Mac Studio. According to Apple CEO John Ternus, the company has now decided to sell only one product: the Mac Pro. But, for another day, the Apple logo is still unchanged.
The new Mac Pro is expected to show just how impressive Apple Silicon performance can be. Bloomberg has reported that this redesigned Mac Pro will come in 20 or 40 computing core variations, which include 16 high-performance or 32 high-performance cores and four or eight high-efficiency cores.
The question is whether this Mac Pro will be available or announced this year. Most recently, Mark Gurman said the new Mac Pro will not be released until 2023. This does not mean that Apple will not pre-announce it this year as a way to satisfy those who are waiting for the release.
As we enter the holiday shopping season, Apple is working on a ton of new products for this year and this month. Despite the fact that there will be no special October event, a string of press releases will spark interest and buzz.
There''s still new technology on the way: iPadOS 16 is expected to be released sometime towards the end of this month, as is macOS Ventura. Apple is also testing iOS 16.1 with new features and improvements.
In October, what do you expect from Apple?