Much in line with expectations, this week saw a number of Apple product updates through press releases for iPad Pro, iPad, and Apple TV. All three products are available for order now and will be available within the next two weeks.
We’ve also officially confirmed release dates for macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16, with Mac-related updates coming before the end of the year, possibly next month. Read below for more information.
Everything Apple announced this week: iPad Pro with M2 chip, redesigned iPad, updated Apple TV and more
Although there was no Apple Event this week, Apple has had a very busy time with the announcement of new iPad Pro models with the M2 chip, a redesigned 10th generation iPad, refreshed Apple TV, and more.
Apple also confirmed that macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16, and iOS 16.1 will all be released on Monday, October 24th.
We put together a video summarizing everything Apple announced and shared links to all the coverage. The latest episode of The MacRumors Show breaks down all the announcements.
Apple unveils new iPad Pro with M2 chip and more
The 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros received relatively minor updates this week, including the M2 chip, new Apple Pencil hover feature support, Wi-Fi 6E support, and ProRes video recording.
The new iPad Pro is available for order now and will be available on Wednesday, October 26th. In the US, prices continue to start at $799 for the 11-inch model and $1,099 for the 12.9-inch model.
Apple unveils completely redesigned 10th-gen iPad, 10.9-inch display, USB-C and more
The entry-level iPad got a complete redesign this week with slimmer bezels, a USB-C port, a Touch ID power button, a landscape FaceTime camera, and a larger 10.9-inch display with the A14 Bionic chip. Pricing now starts at $449.
Despite getting a flat edge, the new iPad is only compatible with the original Apple Pencil, but now requires an adapter for pairing and charging accessories. This adapter quickly became a hot topic on social media.
Apple announces new Apple TV 4K with A15 Bionic chip and HDR10+ for $129
The Apple TV 4K gets specs upgrades this week, adding new features like the A15 Bionic chip, HDR10+ video support, up to 128GB of storage, and the Siri Remote with USB-C port for charging. The price has dropped from $129.
The new Apple TV has a fanless design, is thinner and lighter, and has more RAM. In total, the new Apple TV has at least 10 new features and changes. Check out the list to see all the new features.
macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 with Stage Manager and more coming October 24th
Apple announced release dates for macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 this week. Both updates will be available starting Monday, October 24th.
A key new feature in both updates is the Stage Manager. Implementations vary by platform, but there are still some issues with the iPad version of the latest beta feature.
Both updates are likely to be released on Monday around 10am Pacific Time.
iOS 16.1 Releases October 24th Includes These 8 New Features
According to Apple, iOS 16.1 will also be released on Monday, October 24th. This update includes eight notable features for iPhone users, including Live Activities in third-party apps, iCloud Shared Photo Library, and Apple Fitness+ without an Apple Watch.
There are several previously announced iOS 16 features that have yet to be released, such as Apple’s new digital canvas app Freeform and Emergency SOS via satellite.
New MacBook Pro and Mac Mini with M2 Pro chip likely to launch in November
With the new iPad Pro, iPad, and Apple TV models announced this week, it’s time to turn the focus to the Mac. Rumor has it that Apple will be launching new high-end MacBook Pro and Mac mini models with chips from his M2 series later this year.
In his newsletter this week, bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman says the first version of macOS Ventura will include support for the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models and will be released “in the near future.” As for the Mac mini, Gurman previously claimed that new models with both M2 and M2 Pro chip options are in the works, and that those too are likely to debut before the end of the year.
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