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Apple may decide to release its remaining products for 2022, which include updated iPad Pro, Mac mini, and 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, through press releases on its website rather than a digital event, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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In his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman said that Apple is currently "likely to release its remaining 2022 products via press releases, updates to its website and briefings with select members of the press" rather than a digital event. Rumors had suggested that Apple was planning a second fall event in October that would focus on the Mac and iPad, but that may no longer be the case.

Apple appears to have three product updates on the roster for the remainder of 2022: updated 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models with the M2 chip, an updated Mac mini with M2 and unannounced "M2 Pro" chip options, and updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.

Apple announced the M2 chip in June for the redesigned MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. Other than the new chip, the updates to the Macs and iPads will be relatively incremental upgrades with no major design changes rumored for the products. Apple has released even fairly significant products via press release in the past, such as the AirPods Max and the original AirPods Pro.

Article Link: Gurman: New iPads and Macs May Be Announced Through Press Releases, No October Event
 
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sublunar

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Logical if they're just spec bumps to M2.
I'd concur with that, don't think there's anything new to be added where the 14" and 16" models are concerned. M2 Mini might end up with the same chassis and just an SoC update like the MacBook Pro 13" got and the iPad Pros might well just get the same treatment too - they might not even see mini LED on the 11" as worth mentioning although most commentators have said that's not happening either.
 

krspkbl

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Might as well wait for the M2. M1 is nearly 2 years old, so you can bet a spec bump is around the corner. Let's hope the base model doesn't suffer from the same SSD thing the M2 air and MBP did.
hopefully but i'll be going with either a 16GB/512GB mini or 24GB/1TB model if Apple don't hike the price too much.
 

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I don’t buy this, especially since the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips will be completely new. However, I agree with Mark that it would be weird to have an event full of products whose only difference is a spec bump.

That is why I believe Apple will preview the Mac Pro at this event, even if it’s not ready for launch until 2023. It will mean they could meet their Intel transition deadline of “about two years” from 2020, and would make the teasing of the Mac Pro earlier this year make sense.
 

krspkbl

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that makes sense if there are only spec bumps, but, IF there is a new MacPro, Apple would have an event - so, when will there be a MacPro?
Looks like we won't see a Mac Pro until next year if we're lucky.

They'll be sticking the very best M2 chip in that thing and so far we've only seen M2. Need to wait for the M2 Max/Ultra or even the "M2 Super Duper Ultra Max Pro" or perhaps they are holding off for M3 Max/Ultra.

Those kind of chips aren't something they're going to announce in a press release. They'll make a song and dance about it.
 
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sublunar

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In addition, I think they might not want to have to talk about battery life if the M2 Pro and Max runs hot.
 
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sublunar

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Looks like we won't see a Mac Pro until next year if we're lucky.

They'll be sticking the very best M2 chip in that thing and so far we've only seen M2. Need to wait for the M2 Max/Ultra or even the "M2 Super Duper Ultra Max Pro" or perhaps they are holding off for M3 Max/Ultra.

Those kind of chips aren't something they're going to announce in a press release. They'll make a song and dance about it.
M3 with vastly improved battery life over M1 series will be worth a presentation, this - probably not - especially if UK / Euro prices are going to be mentioned - they are inevitably going up...
 

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The most exciting part of this event is likely and hopefully the unveiling of the Mac Pro. Even though I won’t be buying one. But Apple needs to put Intel in the rear view mirror if they want really commit to winding down on macOS development for Intel. They are in an awkward position, because if they have keep revs of macOS for the Intel Mac Pro going while dropping support still good iMacs and MacBooks, there gonna be a lot what about our ‘whattaboutism’ complaints.
 

NewUsername

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If they want to finish their transition, they can also just discontinue the Mac Pro (and the Intel Mac mini) right away and announce that a new Mac Pro will come next year.
 
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