Although 2022 is expected to come to an end, there are still some other announcements from Apple before the election. While it''s unlikely that Apple will hold another special event in October, it may still make announcements via press releases. This month, were expecting upgrades to the MacBook Pro, the new iPad hardware, and more.
October 17, 2022 update:
We''re still planning to make some new iPad models available in a matter of days. New MacBook Pro and Mac mini updates, however, might be a bit further off. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg believes that while the iPad will be released very soon, the Macs may be saved for an announcement in October.
Will there be an Apple event in October?
Apple held a special gathering in September on the iPhone 14 lineup, the Apple Watch Series 8, and the Apple Watch SE. At the time, there was the expectation that Apple would also hold a conference on the Mac and iPad.
Over the years, Mac and iPad events have been scattered throughout October. In October of 2021, the company organized a symposium focused on the new MacBook Pro and its M1 Max processors. In October 2020, there was a symposium focused on the iPhone 12, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic. In November 2020, Apple held a Mac-focused event for the M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini.
This year, however, Apple is reportedly planning another event. According to Bloomberg, Apple is likely to make any remaining announcements more than a reality. 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 iterative updates for this year following the all-new MacBook Pro lineup, which was announced last year. The overall design and form factor is expected to remain unchanged, thanks to the addition of new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips.
Apple''s first M2-powered Mac models included the MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro in June. These machines were demonstrating that the performance jump is notable compared to the M1, but not nearly as dramatic as from the previous Intel chips to the M1.
Bloomberg has said that the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips will focus on improved graphics performance. Macworld''s current predictions also show what we can expect from the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips:
In our entire report, you may find out more about what to expect from the MacBook Pro hardware.
M2 Mac mini
Apple is also developing a new Mac mini with the M2 chip inside. This new Mac mini will reportedly feature the same structure as the current model.
New iPad Pro
Apple is working on a new iPad Pro version, which includes a new iPad Pro version, and an enhanced performance with the M2 chip inside. These new iPad Pro versions might include a new design or at least some tweaks.
Apple has initially reported that the iPad Pro has been designed with a glass back. This would enable the iPad Pro to support wireless charging for the first time, as well as reverse wireless charging. A wireless charging-compatible device, such as an iPhone or AirPods, would be placed on the back of the iPad Pro to recharge it. The power from the iPad Pro will be transferred to the other device.
In our quick talk, you''ll learn more about what to expect from these new iPad Pro models right here.
The new iPad Pro is a somewhat interesting addition to the iPad Pro. This is the first iPad in Apple''s lineup that features a Home button, large top and bottom bezels, and a Lightning port. All of this is expected to change this year as long as the speculation comes to fruit.
Recent supply chain reporting has outlined 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 would bring the iPad 10 much closer to the iPad Air''s design and functionality. The biggest difference in performance would be the M1 chips. The iPad Air is powered by the M1 chip, while the new iPad 10 will reportedly utilize the A14 chip.
For the time being, some of these concerns should be treated with skepticism, particularly if it comes 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 planning a cheaper Apple TV to close the gap with competitors, with the focus of this new model being on improving the cost structure of the Apple TV.
Bloomberg has also reported that Apple is developing a new Apple TV, known as J255, with the A14 chip inside. These seem to be two distinct types of products, one a completely new low-cost model and the other an upgrade to the existing Apple TV 4K that starts at $179.
In our extensive guide, you may learn more about the latest Apple TV speculations.
Apple Silicon backed the new Mac Pro, but it was still waiting for it to complete the transition in November 2020. This time, the Mac Pro is the only Mac that is not available with an Apple Silicon feature.
At the conclusion of its event in March, Apple teased its Mac Pro powered by Apple Silicon, which also saw the introduction of the Mac Studio. According to Apple''s vice president, there was just one more product to go: Mac Pro, but it is still available for another day.
The new Mac Pro is expected to show just how powerful Apple Silicon performance might be. Bloomberg has reported that this redesigned Mac Pro will come in 20 or 40 computing core variations, which included 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 that the new Mac Pro will not arrive until 2023. This doesn''t mean that Apple will not pre-announce it this year as a means to satisfy those who are waiting for the release.
As we enter the holiday shopping season, Apple is working on a ton of new gadgets for this year and this month. Even if there is no special October event, a string of press releases releasing these updates will fuel interest and hype.
While iPadOS 16 is planned 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.
What are you most excited to see from Apple in October?