In his latest “Power On” newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says that Apple next iPad Pro (in both 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions) is “arriving in a matter of days.”
They’ll include the same M2 processor found in the latest MacBook Air and will offer a nearly 20% speed boost. Gurman says there’ll be no major design changes. He adds that Apple is also working on a new entry-level tablet with a USB-C port and a similar design to the iPad Pro, bringing that look to yet another device.
Apple is also finalizing the next versions of its 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, which will almost certainly pack the first M2 Pro and m2 Max processors. However, Gurman says that, while the new iPad Pros will arrive this month, the updated MacBook Pros won’t ship until November.
But back to the iPad Pro. Gurman says that “beyond this new iPad Pro, the company is looking to eventually push its tablet deeper into the home with a plan to turn the device into a smart hub and speaker.”
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Let’s conclude with a round-up of other rumors about the upcoming iPad Pro update:
° It will sport MagSafe charging, the A14 Bionic chip, and 5G.
° It will get a notch akin to that of the iPhone 13 models.
° It will have a bigger battery.
° It will have an OLED display.