The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch models, codenamed J617 and J620, are the first updates to the high-end iPad since April 2021, and both models feature the M1 chip and new 12- and 9-inch mini-LED receiving displays. . In its first update in a year and a half, upcoming iPad Pro models are expected to receive Apple’s M2 silicon chip, which offers faster performance and potentially new charging capabilities. In terms of design, the new iPad looks similar to the current model and no major changes are expected. Early rumors said the smaller 11-inch model would feature a mini LED display, which is currently only available on the larger 12.9-inch model, but that’s no longer expected.
Earlier reports suggest that the new iPad Pro models could also come with some form of MagSafe charging. The new iPad Pro models may also come with reverse wireless charging, allowing users to charge iPhones and AirPods on the back of the iPad.
Given the expected incremental updates to the upcoming iPad, Apple has no plans for his October event. Apple will roll out updates to its new iPad and Mac lineup through press releases and website updates.
In addition to the new “iPad Pro” model, Apple will release his iPadOS 16 later this month. Unlike in previous years, this year’s iPadOS and iOS updates didn’t release at the same time. Instead, Apple delayed “iPadOS 16” until later in the fall to give it more time to refine the update and work on Stage Manager. “Stage Manager” is a new multitasking and windowing system for certain “iPad” models that continue to face bugs even though “iPadOS 16” was released in just a few weeks.