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.

ipad pro m1 feature
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.

Related Roundup: iPad Pro
Related Forum: iPad

Top Rated Comments

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

So what does a four pin connector do vs three?
Makes your old accessories obsolete
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
unchecked Avatar
16 weeks 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
16 weeks ago
I'd think that the M2 Mac Mini is more needed.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
16 weeks 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
16 weeks 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)

Popular Stories

Apple Silicon Teal Feature

The Next Big Apple Silicon Device May Not Be a Mac or iPad

Wednesday February 1, 2023 3:57 am PST by
Apple's next device with an Apple silicon chip may not be a Mac or an iPad, but rather an advanced external display, according to recent reports. The display, which is rumored to arrive this year, is expected to sit somewhere between the $1,599 Studio Display and the $4,999 Pro Display XDR – but more exact information about the device's positioning and price point is as yet unknown. While ...
General iOS 16 Feature Yellow

Five New iOS Features Coming to Your iPhone Later This Year

Tuesday January 31, 2023 11:58 am PST by
Apple has previously announced several upcoming iOS features that are expected to be added to the iPhone this year. Some of the features could be introduced with iOS 16.4, which should enter beta testing soon, while others will arrive later in the year. Below, we have recapped five new iOS features that are expected to launch in 2023, such as an Apple Pay Later financing option for purchases ...
HomePod 2 White and Midnight Feature Purple Blue

Apple Explains Why HomePod Was Released Again, Wi-Fi 4 Limitation, and More

Thursday February 2, 2023 7:57 am PST by
Apple's VP of hardware engineering Matthew Costello and product marketing employee Alice Chan recently spoke with Men's Journal and TechCrunch about the new second-generation HomePod in wide-ranging interviews about the smart speaker. Apple discontinued the original full-size HomePod in March 2021 after multiple reports indicated that sales of the speaker were lackluster, but Chan told Men's ...
iOS 16

Apple Preparing iOS 16.3.1 Update for iPhone as Wait for iOS 16.4 Beta Continues

Thursday February 2, 2023 6:41 am PST by
Apple appears to be preparing an iOS 16.3.1 update for the iPhone, based on evidence of the software in our website's analytics logs this week. It's unclear when the update will be released, but it will likely be available at some point in February. The same logs have accurately foreshadowed the release of several previous updates, including iOS 16.0.3 and iOS 16.1.1 most recently, so they...
dewey airtag

Report Highlights Danger of Using AirTags for Tracking Dogs

Monday January 30, 2023 1:45 pm PST by
AirTags may be a convenient way for tracking dogs that might get off leash or otherwise lost, but there are dangers associated with the practice, as outlined by a report from The Wall Street Journal. At 1.26 inches in diameter, AirTags are able to fit easily on a dog's collar, but that size also makes the tracking devices small enough to swallow, at least for a medium to large-sized dog, and ...
MKBHD HomePod 2 White Ring Stain

New HomePod Can Still Stain Some Wooden Surfaces

Tuesday January 31, 2023 8:29 am PST by
When the original HomePod launched in 2018, it was discovered that the speaker can leave white rings on some wooden surfaces. Now, well-known YouTuber Marques Brownlee has confirmed that the issue persists to a lesser extent with the new HomePod. In a side-by-side test, he showed that the white second-generation HomePod left a white ring on the wooden surface that he placed the speaker on,...
Multi Display CarPlay 1

Apple Launching All-New CarPlay Experience Later This Year With These 5 Features

Sunday January 29, 2023 10:15 am PST by
In June 2022, Apple previewed the next generation of CarPlay, promising deeper integration with vehicle functions like A/C and FM radio, support for multiple displays across the dashboard, personalization options, and more. Apple says the first vehicles with support for the next-generation CarPlay experience will be announced in late 2023, with committed automakers including Acura, Audi,...
iOS 16

When Will the iOS 16.4 Beta Be Released?

Wednesday February 1, 2023 11:09 am PST by
It's been more than a week since Apple released the iOS 16.3 update, and typically, new iOS betas follow launches within a day or so. We were expecting Apple to provide the first beta iOS 16.4 on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, but that hasn't happened. Tuesdays are the days that we most often see betas, though Monday and Wednesday happen now and then, and most often betas come...