What to expect from Apple until October: New iPad Pro, iOS 16.1 and more

While it’s increasingly likely that Apple won’t hold an event in October this year, the company still has a lot on the agenda this month, with multiple new product launches and software releases in the coming weeks.

ipad pro m1 functionWith the launch of the iPhone 14 Plus in the rear view mirror, we’ve summarized below what else we can expect from Apple through the rest of October.

iPadOS 16 with Stage Manager

Apple said iPadOS 16 will be released in October, and while the company hasn’t announced a specific day of the month, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said the software update is on track to be released the week of Monday, October 24.

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iPadOS 16 was expected to release in September alongside iOS 16, but Apple delayed the software update until October, likely to focus on making improvements to Stage Manager after some users criticized the feature’s various flaws. Due to the delay, the update will be released as iPadOS 16.1 instead of iPadOS 16.0.

Stage Manager was initially exclusive to iPad Pro and iPad Air models with the M1 chip, but Apple recently expanded the feature to older iPad Pro models with A12X and A12Z chips released in 2018 and 2020. The feature doesn’t have external display support on the older models, limiting the feature to four apps on the built-in display.

iPadOS 16 is compatible with all iPad Pro models, iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad mini 5th generation and later, and iPad 5th generation and later.

New iPad Pro

Apple is expected to release updated 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models this month, with key new features said to include the M2 chip and support for MagSafe wireless charging. Since Apple apparently doesn’t plan to hold an event in October this year, the new iPad Pro would likely be announced with an Apple Newsroom press release.

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Apple last updated the iPad Pro line in April 2021, with new features including the M1 chip, a Thunderbolt port, 5G support for mobile models, a brighter screen on the 12.9-inch model, and a improved 12-megapixel front camera with support for Apple’s Center Stage feature, which keeps you within the frame in video apps like FaceTime.

Apple is also expected to update its entry-level iPad this month with a new design that includes a larger 10.5-inch display, USB-C port, and a flat-edged chassis with a camera bump on the back. Other rumors include an A14 Bionic chip and 5G support for mobile models.

iOS 16.1 with live activities and more

Apple will likely release iOS 16.1 alongside iPadOS 16.1 this month, as the latest betas of each update share the same build number. The software update includes several new features for iPhone, such as support for Live Activities in third-party apps, a clean energy charging option in the United States, support for Matter accessories in the Home app, Apple Fitness+ workouts without Apple Watch, and more.

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Apple is also expected to release iOS 16.2 before the end of the year, as there are still promised iOS 16 features like Emergency SOS via Satellite and Apple’s new collaborative whiteboard app Freeform yet to be launched. macOS Ventura

Apple said macOS Ventura will be released in October, but the company has not given a specific date. It’s likely that macOS Ventura will be released in the last week of October along with iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1, especially considering that last year’s macOS Monterey, iOS 15.1, and iPadOS 15.1 were all released on Monday, October 25.

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macOS Ventura has its own version of Stage Manager to keep windows central, a redesigned System Settings app, support for using an iPhone as a webcam for Mac, all-new Clock and Weather apps, and more. New Macs

In late August, Gurman said Apple had been working on new MacBook Pro, Mac mini and Mac Pro models with M2-series chips, adding that we’ll “probably see at least a few of those machines in two months,” which ties in. at October. Gurman now believes the new Mac Pro is more likely to launch in 2023, but there’s still a possibility of updates to the MacBook Pro and Mac mini alongside macOS Ventura this month.

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Rumors suggest that the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will come with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, but there are few other changes. The new Mac mini is expected to be updated with M2 and M2 Pro chip options. Other dates to remember Back to School promotion in Europe coming to an end soon: Apple’s annual Back to School offer ends October 17 in European countries such as the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain, so act fast if you’re a student interested is in up to a £120 or €150 Apple Gift Card with the purchase of a qualifying new Mac or iPad. Ask Apple Sessions: Apple this week announced Ask Apple, a new set of interactive questions and answers and one-on-one conversations that allow developers to contact Apple employees directly for insight, support, and feedback. The first Ask Apple sessions will take place on October 17-21. Earnings Report: Apple will release its fourth quarter 2022 fiscal results on October 27 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

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