No Apple event in October? New iPad Pro, Mac Mini with M2 chip may get a soft launch

Apple is rumoured to launch two new iPad Pro models with the M2 chip, alongside an M2-powered Mac Mini and other Mac models.

Highlights
  • New Apple iPad Pro models with M2 chip may be launched via press release
  • Earlier, Apple was expected to host an event for iPad Pro in October
  • New Mac Mini, MacBook Pro models with Apple M2 chip could also be launched next month

Apple is not done for the year. The Cupertino-based giant is rumoured to launch the next generation iPad Pro models, along with new Mac computers next month. It was earlier reported that Apple may launch the M2-powered iPad Pro models during an event in October, but now it is being said that the company may skip the event and launch the new iPad Pro, along with other Mac models via a press release.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is likely to release its remaining 2022 products via press releases, updates to its website, and briefings with select members of the press. This comes after rumours suggested that Apple was planning a second fall event for next month, where the iPhone-maker will launch the next iPad Pro models, along with new Mac models.

Apple is said to launch the next-generation iPad Pro models along with a new Mac Mini as one of its last launches for the year. The new iPad Pro models are said to come with the new M2 chip from the Cupertino-based giant. Further, the company is also rumoured to launch a new Mac Mini with the M2 chip and an unannounced M2 Pro chip. There are rumours about new M2-powered MacBook Pro models as well.

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Recently, Logitech hinted at the upcoming iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch. In an update to its website for the Cyayon pencil for the iPad, Logitech mentioned that its stylus will be compatible with the upcoming iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th generation) and the iPad Pro 11-inch (4th generation), further saying that the models are “coming soon.”

Rumours have earlier hinted that the iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch models will come with a 2022 refresh that will put the latest Apple M2 chip in the iPad Pro models. The new iPad Pro is expected to launch alongside new M2-powered Mac Mini, and Apple may also refresh the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the new M2 chip.