If you’ve been waiting for a new iPad Pro model, your wait may be almost over as it seems likely that the 2022 iPad Pro lineup will be announced sometime today (October 18).
This according to Mark Gurman (opens in new tab)which has an excellent track record of Apple information, and while it’s the only source specifically pointing to today, others suggest the launch should also be imminent.
Several leakers said the iPad Pro 2022 will arrive in October, for example, and Gurman also noted (opens in new tab) that most iPad Pro configurations are out of stock at many Apple stores in the US; with shipping estimates through November for some online models.
In case it wasn’t obvious with Saturday’s “days away” text, the release should be tomorrow. https://t.co/moc5PU8hLkOctober 17, 2022
This is notable because Apple is unlikely to have inventory issues with these models, so the fact that the company has allowed them to run out of stock suggests they are about to be replaced.
And to top it off, Apple has a tendency to announce new products on Tuesdays, with the iPad Pro 2021 lineup announced on Tuesdays, for example. As such, although we cannot be sure that today It is the day we will see the 2022 iPad Pro range seems very likely, and if not today, we will likely see these slates very soon.
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The iPad Pro 11 (2022) and iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) might not be the only things Apple is about to announce, as leaks suggest we’ll see a new standard iPad (2022) too, so there could be new options in the pipeline. both ends of Apple’s tablet lineup.
Also, we’re still waiting for the final release of iPadOS 16 – or rather, iPadOS 16.1, as Apple is jumping right into the final release. Leaks suggest this will arrive in October, and announcing it alongside the new hardware would make sense.
Of course, the actual shipping date for these new best iPad competitors and the availability of iPadOS 16.1 may come a little later, but at least we can have those dates soon too. Don’t expect a big case for this – leaks suggest today’s announcement – if it happens in the next few hours – will be via a press release.