Apple Launching This New Product On October

By: Seat Earnings

An Apple October event is reportedly not happening, but that doesn't mean October isn't a big month for new Apple products. And there should certainly be a lot to announce, if rumors about Apple's product pipeline are to be believed. Even after a September that saw new iPhone 14 models, the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra and the AirPods Pro 2, we reckon there are plenty of Macs, iPads and software updates that need to see the light of day before holiday shopping picks up too much steam.

– The Prime Day October 2022 deals begin early with $400 savings on MacBook Pro 14-inch laptops(opens in new tab), a price drop that comes suspiciously close to an expected October release for new models of both the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.

We already know what one of the first products Apple will release this month is going to be, and we won't have to wait very long to see it. The iPhone 14 Plus, announced alongside the rest of the iPhone 14 models, hits stores on Friday (October 7) 

iPhone 14 Plus

The Apple M2 chipset, the next-generation version of Apple's self-designed silicon, appeared earlier this year, when it debuted in the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. More M2-powered hardware is almost certainly on the way, and we expect Apple to usher in additional MacBook Pro options featuring this chipset 

MacBook Pro 14- and 16-inch with M2

The most likely scenario has the Mac Mini 2022 getting the new M2 chip and that being the extent of the upgrades. That said, earlier in the year, a somewhat fanciful rumor talked about the possibility of a more compact design with more ports than before. 

M2 Mac mini

iPad Pro 2022 and iPad 2022

Rounding out potential October 2022 Apple hardware releases that could run on updated Apple silicon is the iPad Pro 2022 tablet, last updated in the spring of 2021. This time around, Apple is likely to turn to the M2 chip for both the 11- and 12.9-inch tablets. 

iPadOS 16

Besides the iOS 16 features already available to iPhone users since September, iPadOS 16 brings Stage Manager, a new multitasking tool, to select tablets. With Stage Manager, you get a visible dock for easily accessing apps and you can resize app windows like you would be able to on a Mac

iOS 16.1

As mentioned, iOS 16 already shipped, but as is tradition with Apple, not every feature went live at launch. Live Activities — lock-screen widgets that relay up-to-the-minute info as it changes — didn't appear in iOS 16, but they are part of the iOS 16.1 beta.  

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