Exactly When Apple Will Release iPad Pro 2022 And iPad 2022


The next iPads are almost upon us. Joining the latest iPad Air and iPad mini, it seems, are new versions of the entry-level iPad (the tenth-generation model!) and the iPad Pro in two screen sizes. The new iPad Pro will likely sport the latest Apple silicon released in June for the MacBook Air, that is, the M2 processor. The new iPad looks likely to update the look to match the industrial design of the iPad Air and iPad Pro, though perhaps retaining the Touch ID button on the front of the tablet.

So, when, exactly, can we expect them?

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October is the coolest month

As TS Eliot didn’t say. But since September is behind us, it’s likely that this month is when Apple will unleash its next products. As well as the iPads, we’re expecting a new MacBook Pro or two and maybe more stuff. The new laptops will be powered by the M2 chip, though we can expect these to be more powerful versions than in the iPad Pro, almost certainly called M2 Pro and M2 Max.

Apple will want to sell these products before the holiday season, for sure, so to allow that to happen seamlessly, October is the month of choice. November isn’t impossible, but October is easier.

There’ll be an event, right?

Well, maybe. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says he doesn’t think there’s enough product to launch to justify an event. I disagree with that: in October 2018, Apple held a special event in Brooklyn to launch a new MacBook Air, Mac mini and the iPad Pro in two sizes.

There’s enough expected for an event, I believe. However, that doesn’t mean there will be one. The September launch of iPhones, Apple Watches and AirPods Pro second generation went well for the company, a smooth and successful event that showed Apple at its best. So successful that it has nothing to prove, perhaps.

And if there is an event, when will it be?

Apple sends out invites to its keynotes a week or more before they take place, which means the coming days are out. Apple tends to prefer a Tuesday special event, or failing that a Wednesday. The only exception is WWDC where a week full…

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