In big disappointment for fans, Apple may ditch October event and announce launch of new iPad, MacBook via press releases.
After the Apple Far Out event held on September 7, 2022 in which the launch of iPhone 14 series, Watch Ultra, Watch Series 8, Watch SE, and AirPods Pro 2 were announced, fans are eagerly waiting for another Apple event that was likely to happen in October 2022. However, a shocking revelation says that Apple may ditch the event in October and may simply launch products like iPad and MacBook via press releases.
Apple is expected to launch M2 and M2 Pro Mac minis, M2 Pro and M2 Max 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, and M2 11-inch and 12.9 inch iPad Pros, among others in the upcoming October event. Will the event happen? According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, as these new products are not a major departure for Apple, the company may not consider organising another highly polished launch event.
“None of these new products is a major departure for Apple. They’ll get some improved specifications and a chip that was already announced at a formal event in June at WWDC 2022. That has me thinking: Does Apple really have enough here to make it worth pulling together another highly polished launch event?,” Gurman said in his latest Power On newsletter.
He further added, “It seems unlikely. Apple may ultimately end up feeling differently, but I think the company (as of now) is more likely to release its remaining 2022 products via press releases, updates to its website and briefings with select members of the press—rather than via a major iPhone-style keynote.” It can be noted that there is no official information regarding the October event.
Apart from these three products, the release of iOS 16.1 is also expected in the upcoming months. Apple has already released iOS 16.1 for the developers for the testing purposes. The iOS 16.1 is expected to bring several changes to the iPhone like adding battery percentage to iPhone 13 Mini Status Bar, Clean Energy Charging option, Live Activities will come to the Lock Screen and Dynamic Island, and more.