According to a report from Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, Apple is readying their upcoming M2-powered iPad Pro for release as soon as this Tuesday, October 18th.
Over the weekend, Gurman announced that the upcoming 11-inch and 12.9-inch M2-powered iPad Pros would be coming “in a matter of days.” Our prediction for the announcement is further in line with Gurman’s tweet from today, in which he believes Apple is preparing to launch these devices as soon as tomorrow.
In case it wasn’t obvious with the “days away” wording from Saturday, the launch should be tomorrow. https://t.co/moc5PU8hLk
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) October 17, 2022
The new models, codenamed J617 and J620, would be the first update to the iPad Pro lineup since April 2021. The new models are expected to retain the same 11-inch or 12.9-inch display size but receive an M2 chip.
We reported earlier this year that Apple has been testing iPad Pro models with glass Apple logos, hinting at possible MagSafe charging functionalities. Rumors also suggest that the prototypes feature stronger magnets for more secure connections and faster charging speeds.
“The new iPads will look similar to the pro model from last year, bringing the same flat-edge design into its fourth year. In contrast, the original iPad Pro design from 2015 only lasted three years. But the current look is slicker and aligns with the design of Apple’s other iPads and the iPhone, so it makes sense to stick with it for now,” said Gurman.
With Apple no longer holding an October event, you can expect several new products in the coming weeks. iPadOS 16 should be released later this month and Macs along with macOS Ventura later this fall.