Apple’s back-to-school conference will be rich in announcements, but not necessarily for immediate marketing. Indeed, two iPads should be announced there, but you will have to wait until October to get your hands on it.
If the new version of iPadOS is expected to be a month late compared to the release of iOS 16, this should also be the case for certain Apple products. According to a source coming straight from South Korea, the iPad 10 and iPad Pro M2 should only be available in October, instead of September.
However, the two new tablets should not be announced separately from the next iPhone 14. Apple will only hold one Keynote, unlike what it was able to do in 2020, with a conference dedicated to the iPad Air 4 and the Apple Watch, in early September, and one devoted to iPhones in a November keynote. All the announcements for the start of the 2022 school year should therefore be held in a single meeting. The Cupertino company would prefer to release its next iPad Pro M2 and iPad 10 under iPadOS 16, and therefore postpone their release. Information that supports this point comes to us from Mark Gurman, who says for his part that Apple has already launched production of its iPhone 14 and its Apple Watch 8, but not of the two aforementioned tablets.
Rumor has it that the new entry-level iPad will finally adopt a new design, bringing it a little closer to other iPads. Straight edges, a slightly larger screen, a USB-C port or even the presence of 5G and an A14 Bionic chip would be provided. Regarding the iPad Pro M2, few changes would be there, except for the addition of the latest chip, M2 therefore, which can be found in the recent MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.