New M2 Powered iPad Pro Teased by Apple CEO Tim Cook

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Apple is rumoured to launch new iPad models this week. The rumour mill claims that the iPad Pro M2 and the 10th-generation iPad will launch on October 18. The company, unlike its mega launch events, has not shared a press invite for the iPad launch event. However, recent developments suggest that Apple will quietly launch new products via a press release. Apple CEO Tim Cook has also hinted at the launch of the new iPad models via a tweet.

In addition to this, the official Apple Online Store is also down ahead of the rumoured launch. The developments suggest that Apple will announce its new iPads tonight. Let’s take a look at more details about the M2-powered iPad Pro models and the 10th-generation iPad.

M2 iPad Pro Launch Imminent 

Apple CEO Tim Cook has dropped a new teaser asking followers to “Take Note”. The teaser video shows various doodles and some elements of the iPad. Apple could announce a new Apple Pencil, which will support the new iPad Pro models launching with an M2 chip. 

The teaser also includes a doodle of the dual-camera setup of the iPad Pro with a LiDAR sensor and an LED flash. We can also see the company’s logo along with the Apple Music icon, Swift key logo, etc. The 20-second video ends with a “Take Note” text underlined by the Apple Pencil.

Apple could drop the details via a press release on the evening of October 18. The company is expected to launch two iPad Pro models along with an entry-level iPad. There could be an education-centric tablet as well. However, no details about the same have leaked in the past. 

The budget iPad, aka the iPad 10th-generation, will feature a larger 10.5-inch display along with an A14 Bionic chip found in the iPhone 12. It is also said to feature a single rear camera inside the pill-shaped module, which was revealed via the CAD renders exclusively leaked by MySmartPrice. The device is also rumoured to feature a USB Type-C port but is likely to say goodbye to the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The iPad Pro with an M2 chip could launch with 11-inch and 12.9-inch displays. Other specs could remain the same. The 12.9-inch model will continue to get a mini-LED display, whereas the 11-inch model will feature Apple’s Liquid Retina IPS LCD.

The Pro models will feature a 12MP main camera and a 12MP ultrawide camera. There will be a quad-speaker setup along with at least five studio-quality microphones. The iPad models are expected to run iPadOS 16.1 out of the box.