Apple only just introduced the new iPhone 14 on September 7, but Apple isn’t done releasing new products in 2022. Over the years, Apple has held a second fall event in October where it launched new Macs and iPads. . Here’s everything you need to know about a potential October event.
Is Apple holding an event in October?
We had long assumed that Apple would hold two events this fall: one in September to launch new iPhones and Apple Watches and another in October to release new iPads and Macs. Apple is expected to launch several new products before the end of the year, and an event is the logical way to unveil them all.
But there is a chance that no event will be held at all. In the past 10 years, Apple has held events in October in seven of them, so it’s not uncommon to skip it. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has suggested that the remaining product line may not be enough to justify an event and that Apple could instead issue a series of press releases announcing new products.
When could Apple’s October event be held?
No invitations have been sent yet, but based on previous years we can get an idea when the event can be held. In the past, Apple has held events in October on the following dates:
2021: Monday October 18 2020: Tuesday 13 October 2019: No event 2018: Tuesday 30 October 2017: No event 2016: Thursday 27 October 2015: No event 2014: Thursday October 16 2013: Tuesday October 22 2012: Tuesday October 23 2011: Tuesday 4 October
As you can see, Apple isn’t always holding an event in October, but it certainly is more often than not, and we have every reason to expect an October event in 2022. We expect the event to be held on Tuesday, October 18 or Tuesday, October 25 this year. However, since Apple held the iPhone 14 event a week earlier than usual, it could be on the early side, possibly October 11. Invitations will go out about a week before the event is held. .
What time does the event start in October?
If Apple has an event in October, it will start at 10 a.m. PT. Here’s what that means in other countries around the world:
Australia: next day at 1 AM (AWST/AWDT), 2:30 AM (ACST/ACDT), 3 AM (AEST/AEDT)
New Zealand: next day at 5am (NZST/NZDT)
Apple’s special events usually last between one and two hours. If you’d like to watch the October event live, Apple will be streaming the keynote on its website and YouTube channel.
What will Apple launch in October?
Whether there’s an event or not, we expect Apple to unveil new Macs and iPads. The release of iPadOS 16.1 and macOS 13 Ventura are also likely to come out during the month. Here’s what we expect Apple to announce:
14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro
The most logical Mac to arrive in October is an M2 Pro refresh of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. This isn’t mere speculation on our part: In a Power On newsletter from Bloomberg, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman indicated that Apple is gearing up to release M2-based versions of the Mac mini, Mac Pro, and MacBook Pro in the next few months. . And current models are on sale on Amazon for up to $400 off. However, we don’t expect any changes other than the processor bump.
Now that Apple has a 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, it’s likely an M2 Mac mini will follow soon, and an October event would be a great place to launch it. But an update to the M1 model may not be the only new Mac mini to come from Apple. We could also see a more expensive M2 Pro-based Mac mini to replace the Intel version that is still being sold. The new high-end model could have a new design, color and more ports to match the faster M2 Pro processor.
It’s not just the Macs that will get new chips. Rumors say a new iPad Pro with an M2 processor is also on the way, possibly with wireless and MagSafe charging as well.
10th generation iPad
October’s biggest release could be Apple’s cheapest iPad, the entry-level 10.2-inch. Rumors suggest that this model could get a new design with slimmer bezels, a larger 10.5-inch screen, USB-C and 5G. It is also possible that the headphone jack is lost.
Apple originally said the Apple silicon transition would take two years. It’s now been more than two years since Apple announced Intel’s move to its own chips, and October will be two years since the first M1 Macs appeared. Apple teased a new Mac Pro at its Peek Performance event in March, but the current Mac Pro still runs on Intel chips. We don’t have a lot of information about what a new Mac Pro will like, but it will likely use an even higher-end version of the M2 chip. There’s a remote chance that a new Mac Pro will still launch in 2022, but it looks like it will be released in 2023.
What did Apple launch at its October 2021 event?
On October 18, 2021, Apple launched redesigned models of the high-end MacBook Pro, with 14-inch and 16-inch models making their debut. The new MacBooks were powered by the high-performance M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that built on the already impressive M1 chips that arrived in November 2020. The laptops received new designs with slim bezels and additional ports, including MagSafe, HDMI and an SD card slot.
At that event, Apple also unveiled its third-generation AirPods, new HomePod mini colors, and a cheaper Siri-powered Apple Music subscription, Apple Music Voice. You can watch the video of the October 2021 event below: