Top news: New announcement for iPad Pro, iPad, Apple TV, and more

Very much in line with expectations, we saw a number of Apple product updates this week via a press release with the iPad Pro, iPad, and Apple TV. All three products are available to order now with launch within the next two weeks.

We’ve also got an official confirmation of macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 release dates, while we’re still expecting some Mac-related updates before the end of the year, likely sometime next month, so read below for all the details!

Everything Apple announced this week: iPad Pro with M2 chip, redesigned iPad, updated Apple TV, and more

Although there was no Apple event this week, it was still a very busy time, as Apple announced new iPad Pro models with the M2 chip, a redesigned 10th generation iPad, an updated Apple TV, and more.

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Apple has also confirmed that macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16, and iOS 16.1 will all release on Monday, October 24.

We’ve put together a video that summarizes everything Apple has announced and shared links to all of our coverage, while the latest episode of The MacRumors Show explains all the announcements.

Apple announces new iPad Pro with M2 chip and more

The 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro received a relatively minor update this week with the M2 chip, support for new Apple Pencil functions, Wi-Fi 6E support, and ProRes video recording.

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The new iPad Pro is available to order now and launches on Wednesday, October 26th. In the US, pricing continues to start at $799 for the 11-inch model and $1,099 for the 12.9-inch model.

Apple unveils the 10th generation iPad with a complete redesign, 10.9-inch screen, USB-C port, and more

The entry-level iPad received a complete redesign this week and now features a larger 10.9-inch display with slimmer bezels, a USB-C port, a Touch ID power button, a FaceTime landscape camera, and an A14 Bionic chip. Pricing now starts at $449.

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Despite gaining flat edges, the new iPad is still only compatible with the original Apple Pencil, but an adapter is now needed to pair and charge the accessory. The converter quickly became a meme on social media.

Apple announces new Apple TV 4K with A15 Bionic chip and HDR10 + for $129

The Apple TV 4K received a spec bump this week, with new features including an A15 Bionic chip, HDR10+ video support, up to 128GB of storage, Siri Controller with USB-C charging, and more. Pricing now starts at under $129.

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The new Apple TV is thinner and lighter with a fanless design, and it also has more RAM. In total, there are at least 10 new features and changes with the new Apple TV, so be sure to check out our list to see what’s new.

macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 with Stage Manager launching and more on October 24

This week Apple announced the release dates for macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16. Both updates will be available starting Monday, October 24.

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The main new feature of both updates is Stage Manager – although the implementation is different on each platform, there are still some issues lingering with the iPad version of the feature in the latest betas.

Both updates are likely to be released around 10 AM PT on Monday.

iOS 16.1 launches on October 24 with these 8 new features

iOS 16.1 will also be released on Monday, October 24, according to Apple. The update includes eight prominent features for iPhone users, including Live Activities in third-party apps, iCloud Shared Photo Library, Apple Fitness+ without an Apple Watch, and more.

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There are still some previously announced iOS 16 features that haven’t yet been released, like Apple’s new Digital Canvas app Freeform and Emergency SOS via satellite.

New MacBook Pro and Mac Mini with M2 Pro chips likely to launch in November

With this week’s announcements of the new iPad Pro, iPad and Apple TV models halting, attention is now turning to Macs. Rumors indicate that Apple is planning to release new high-end MacBook Pro and Mac mini models with M2 chipsets later this year.

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In his newsletter this week, BloombergThe initial release of macOS Ventura will include support for the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, Mark Gorman said, which he expects to be released in the “near future.” As for the Mac mini, Gurman previously claimed that new models with M2 and M2 Pro chipset options are in development, and are also likely to debut before the end of the year.

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