New M2 Powered iPad Pro Teased by Apple CEO Tim Cook


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.