Gurman: Apple to Announce New iPad Pro With M2 Chip This Tuesday

Apple plans to announce new iPad Pro models with the M2 chip this Tuesday, October 18, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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Gurman previously said updated 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models would be announced "in a matter of days, and he has since narrowed down the timeframe to tomorrow. The announcement will likely occur in the form of an Apple Newsroom press release.

Key new features rumored for the iPad Pro include the same M2 chip as found in the MacBook Air and MagSafe wireless charging support. No major design changes are expected for the iPad Pro this year, suggesting the update will be a minor spec bump.

Apple is also rumored to be planning a new 10th-generation entry-level iPad with a larger 10.5-inch display, a USB-C port, flat edges, an A14 Bionic chip, 5G support for cellular models, and potentially a Touch ID power button and a landscape FaceTime camera. However, it's unclear if this device will also be announced tomorrow.


Gurman expects iPadOS 16 to be released to the public next week.

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Top Rated Comments

Kylo83 Avatar
22 months ago
Yay m2 because the m1 just isn’t powerful enough for iPadOS
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
locovaca Avatar
22 months ago

So what does a four pin connector do vs three?
Makes your old accessories obsolete
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
unchecked Avatar
22 months ago

What could possibly make someone upgrade from an M1? New color, front camera location change, magsafe…
Nothing. You’re not expected to update every cycle. Especially not iPads.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Algr Avatar
22 months ago
I'd think that the M2 Mac Mini is more needed.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
22 months ago

Gurman, I have hope in you. My soul is ready! So excited and stoked about the new iPads! I wonder if the Apple online store will be going down later this evening.
Why just get the m1 it’s cheaper you wouldn’t notice anything that the m2 would bring the m1 is already over kill
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cis4life Avatar
22 months ago
I bought into the hype with the M1 (Not apple's fault, I bought into the marketing hook line and sinker). So now I have the M1 12.9 2tb Cell version, and I like it for being an ipad (An overkill for sure). But it taught me a valuable lesson in not jumping in head first base on what I "Thought" was coming. So I won't be upgrading, just holding onto my OVERKILL IPAD. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE THIS THING, but won't be upgrading until Apple makes iPadOS more inline with the power these iPad Pros have. I see no point, Literally my 12.9 iPad Pro and my iPad Mini can literally do almost the same things with all things considered.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)