New M2 iPad Pro rumored to launch at Apple event in October, according to leaker
As we near Apple’s rumored September special event, where the Cupertino company is expected to unveil the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and three new Apple Watch models, including the Apple Watch Series 8, upgraded Apple Watch SE 2 and all-new rugged “Apple Watch Pro,” a leaker has suggested that Apple will introduce a new M2 iPad Pro at a second special event in October.
According to leaker “yeux1122” on Korean blog Naver, who cites sources with knowledge of the plans, Apple is allegedly readying an upgraded iPad Pro powered by the latest M2 chip, as well as a new 10th-generation low-cost iPad ahead of the iPhone maker’s second special event of the fall, which is said to take place in October.
The leaker claims the new low-cost iPad will get a redesign featuring a square shape and a larger display above the 10.2-inch screen on the current-generation model, with the device, said to be powered by an A14 Bionic chip with support for 5G. It is said that the redesign will see Apple add a rear camera bump to the device and remove the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has previously reported that he believes that Apple will introduce new M2 iPad Pros before the end of the year, claiming that models could offer new wireless charging, upgrades to the camera system, and more.
Apple’s most recent iPad Pro upgrade came last April with the launch of the 5G iPad Pro powered by the Apple M1 chip. According to Gurman, this year’s new upgrade will likely arrive between September and November, with Apple introducing a new “M2” chip that separate reports have suggested will bring speed and efficiency improvements with additional GPU cores.
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