In the latest Power On the news, Bloomberg expert Mark Gurman has just said iPad Pro with the latest M2 chip will be released by Apple in the next few days. That the next-generation
Engadget said that would be the first new iPad Pro since May last year, promising a 20% speed increase over the M1 version. Gurman added that Apple will introduce an iPad dock with built-in speakers in 2023, but before that, it will launch new Macs later this year.
The new iPad Pro models will retain the same design as the current models, including 11-inch and 12.9-inch screen versions. Although the performance gain is not huge, 20% is still significant. More importantly, the M2 chip will bring more efficiency to the iPad Pro .
Along with the new high-end models, Apple is also about to launch a cheaper iPad. This product is said to come with a USB-C port instead of Lightning and 5G support. However, this cheap iPad will use the A14 Bionic chip instead of the M-series.
Another intriguing piece of news is that Apple is working on an iPad dock accessory with built-in speakers that could be announced next year. The idea of this dock is that users can attach an iPad to the device and get the full smart speaker or home hub experience. This looks similar to the Pixel charging speaker dock that Google revealed will come with the Pixel tablet that the company ships with next year.
Along with the new iPad, Apple will launch 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models later this year. They will come with more powerful versions of the M2 chip, including the M2 Pro and M2 Max. A Mac Mini with an M2 processor will also be available in the near future.
Finally, Apple is working on a next-generation Apple TV that uses the A14 Bionic chip and comes with 4 GB of RAM, which significantly increases the current A12 chip.