MacBook and iPad: Is Apple going without an October event?

After the September event with the iPhone 14, three new versions of the Apple Watch and the 2nd generation AirPods Pro, we actually expected another Apple event in October. But does the tech giant from Cupertino have enough new things to present to make the effort of a keynote really worthwhile? The well-connected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, who is often correct when it comes to Apple rumours, says that's not the case. The new devices with the M2 chip could therefore also be presented simply by means of a press release. What do you think? Is there another "one more thing" this year?

Is Apple going without an October event in 2022? The new products are intended to be simple upgrades to existing ranges and will not require a video introduction. At least that's what Mark Gurman thinks, who is often right about Apple rumors and only predicts the Mac Pro for 2023.

Is Apple going without an October event in 2022? The new products are intended to be simple upgrades to existing ranges and will not require a video introduction. At least that's what Mark Gurman thinks, who is often right about Apple rumors and only predicts the Mac Pro for 2023.

Which devices could Apple introduce in 2022?

According to a recent newsletter by Mark Gurman, there are still some updates to Apple's well-known product lines that will be introduced and put on sale this year. However, these are supposed to be revised devices for which nothing spectacularly new or innovative needs to be said or shown. In detail, these products should be:

  • Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro
  • MacBook Pro (14" and 16") with M2 Pro and M2 Max
  • iPad Pro (11 inch and 12,9 inch) with M2
  • Apple TV with A14 chip and more memory

Because the M2 chip already presented at the WWDC22 and the increase in power and performance of the Pro and Max models could also be shown in diagrams in press releases, Apple could do without an October event. A keynote would make sense if the new Mac Pro with M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme would be presented - but Mark Gurman does not expect this until 2023. However, this would mean that Apple is lagging behind its own schedule for switching all Macs from Intel chips to "Apple Silicon".

Keynote with MR headset and Mac Pro in early 2023?

That would tie in with rumors that Apple plans to unveil its first mixed reality headset with VR and AR capabilities in early 2023. A joint presentation with the new Mac Pro could boost sales of both devices, since developers, studios, film and video game companies could buy both the headset and the high-end computer directly. But we won't know more until later. Perhaps Apple still has a surprise in store that justifies an October event. We'll have to wait and see what will be presented in the coming year.

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2 comments

  1. creas. L says:

    A new Mac mini with a larger memory would be nice because I find 256GB to be cheeky, but others have jumped on this train too, and there is not even an SD card slot and the USB ports are not the yellow of the egg either. So I will continue to use my old one with an Intel processor, where I could at least install an SSD and it is completely sufficient for what I need or do.

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