Gurman: New M2 iPad Pro Models to Be Announced 'In a Matter of Days'

Apple will announce new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models in "a matter of days," respected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman said today in his latest Power On newsletter.

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The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch models, codenamed J617 and J620, will be the first update to the higher-end iPad since April 2021, where both models gained the M1 chip and a new 12.-9-inch mini-LED display. For their first update in a year and a half, the upcoming ‌iPad Pro‌ models are expected to gain the M2 Apple silicon chip, offering faster performance and possibly new charging capabilities.

For design, the new iPads will look like the current models, with no significant changes expected. Early rumors said that the smaller 11-inch model would gain a mini-LED display, currently only available on the larger 12.9-inch model, but that is no longer expected to happen.


The new ‌iPad Pro‌ models could also feature some form of MagSafe charging capabilities, as per previous reports. There is also the possibility the new ‌iPad Pro‌ models could feature reverse-wireless charging capabilities, allowing users to charge their iPhone or AirPods on the back of the ‌iPad‌.

Given the incremental update expected for the upcoming iPads, Apple is no longer planning an event for October. Apple is expected to launch the new iPads and updates to the Mac lineup through press releases and updates on its website.

Alongside the new ‌iPad Pro‌ models, Apple is also expected to release iPadOS 16 later this month. Unlike in past years, this year's iPadOS and iOS updates were not released simultaneously. Instead, Apple delayed iPadOS 16 until later in the fall to allow it more time to refine the update and work on Stage Manager. ‌Stage Manager‌ is a new multi-tasking and windowing system for specific ‌iPad‌ models that continues to face bugs, despite iPadOS 16's release in just a few weeks.

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Top Rated Comments

Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
21 months ago

Ummmm Who CARES. For the 1st time in my life I’m tired && bored of Apple Products ? where is Steve Jobs Timmy down messed your entire company up over $$ & greed
Ooooooh a “Steve Jobs was better” post real early.
Not quite record time, but you’re almost there.
Better luck next time
Score: 57 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B-Mc-C Avatar
21 months ago
Still no mini-LED on the smaller size is ridiculous. It would be like if the 14 Pro still didn’t have OLED and that were only given to the Pro Max. What gives?! I don’t want the larger iPad.
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Gabe Avatar
21 months ago
If the only upgrade on the new iPads is the M2 chip, I might just get the M1 version for cheaper.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
appleguy123 Avatar
21 months ago
I just hope my iPad Pro 2018 11” can hold out until Apple decides to put a modern display in this product.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
21 months ago
A Mid-Night iPad Pro would be ideal. Make it happen, please. Expand in the horizon!
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Alpha God Vonn Avatar
21 months ago

I know, I can’t believe they’re not blowing away Alpha God Vonn (AGV) with every single product update. Jobs would have. AGV would have a freakin jet pack already if it weren’t for Time Apple and his greed!
No. I had two iPad pros & sold the both of them, waiting for actually pro apps. It’s a waste . The iPhones have been stagnant for years with the rest of the industry leading .
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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