Apple has yet to make an announcement, but multiple reports indicate that new iPads will be released this month. What’s next? Two new iPad Pros, an 11-inch and a 12.9-inch model, powered by Apple’s latest M2 processor, are expected. In terms of design, nothing appears to have changed, with the iPad Pro maintaining the same sleek appearance as last year’s model. Surprisingly, it appears that the company intends to expand the iPad line, offering accessories that will make them more suitable for in-home use.
Apple, according to Bloomberg, is looking for new ways to get the iPad into people’s homes. It appears that it will offer accessories to make the tablet more functional. According to the source, Apple may be looking to emulate Google’s approach with its own Pixel Tablet, which was recently unveiled and demonstrated its ability to function as a smart display. The tablet can be linked to a dock that also houses a speaker. This not only increases versatility but also provides a more elegant method of charging and storing the tablet when not in use. Beginning in 2023, Apple plans to bring a similar type of experience to its iPads. If this accessory is released, it will be the company’s first major foray into the home in quite some time.
This month, in addition to new iPads, Apple will release iPadOS 16, its latest software update for its tablets. While the software is usually released at the same time as iOS, the company delayed the release this year, citing that the iPad is its own major product category and deserves its own release date. Many have speculated that the delay was caused by Stage Manager issues. Regardless, new Apple products are on the way, and it will be interesting to see how the industry responds to its latest offerings.