No Apple Event in October? New iPads, Macs May See a Soft Launch

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Apple might not host a special event in October as previously rumoured. A new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggests that the iPhone 14 maker will not host any new Apple event for the upcoming MacBook or iPad launches in October. Instead, there could be a quiet launch where the products are announced via a press release. In October, Apple is rumoured to launch the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with an M2 chip. There will also be new iPad Pro models launching in October.

Alongside, the company is also expected to refresh its entry-level iPad lineup with the launch of the 10th-generation model. Let’s take a look at more details about the remaining Apple products rumoured to launch in October this year.

Apple Event Unlikely in October

Apple might go with a soft launch for the upcoming MacBook Pro models, instead of hosting a special event in October as previously rumoured. The company is “likely to release its remaining 2022 products via press releases, updates to its website and briefings with select members of the press,” Gurman said (via) in his latest Power On newsletter.

This means that the September event was the last event of the year, considering that the remainder of the portfolio will be refreshed in October 2022. Apple launched the iPhone 14 series, new Apple Watch models and the AirPods Pro second-generation at the September event. The company has also refreshed its entry-level MacBook portfolio with the new Air and 13-inch Pro models getting the new M2 chip. The only other Mac expected to get the new M2 chip is the Mac mini, which might launch in October.

The iPad Pro lineup is expected to get the new M2 chip in October. Apple is also said to launch the entry-level iPad with the A14 Bionic chipset. We exclusively revealed the CAD renders of the 2022 iPad model, which highlights the new design changes coming onboard. 

The iPad Pro models, on the other hand, are expected to sport 11-inch and 12.9-inch displays. Like the latter, the 11-inch model is also expected to feature a mini-LED display.

The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are likely to get incremental upgrades over last year’s models. There will be faster M2 Pro and M2 Max chips under the hood along with some other upgrades here and there. 

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