Multiple reports suggest that Apple could be unveiling a new M2-powered iPad Pro in a couple of days.
This will be the first new version of Apple’s high-end tablet since the release of the M1-powered 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro in May of last year.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in his latest Power On newsletter, the next Apple tablets are coming “very soon”.
Gurman also mentions that Apple plans to launch a new iPad Dock with an integrated speaker and new Macs later this year.
There’s no significant design change to the new iPad Pro, Gurman says. He points out that the original iPad Pro styling was changed after three years, but this flat-edged look is sticking around for the fourth year.
On the other hand, Gurman says that Apple is also preparing to launch a new entry-level iPad that features USB-C, 5G and an A14 chip. It’s unclear if Apple will announce its new entry-level iPad and iPad Pro tablets simultaneously, but both reveals will likely appear via press releases instead of a dedicated event.
Apple has previously said that the next version of iPad software, iPadOS 16, will be released in October, so that’s not long to wait. It will launch, counter-intuitively, with iOS 16.1.