Apple won’t hold an event in October, Touch ID unlikely to return to a flagship iPhone – Gurman

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman today doubled down on his earlier claim that Apple will not hold an event in October to announce new iPads and Macs. Instead, the products will be announced via a press release. In addition to this, the journalist also revealed a tidbit about the implementation of Touch ID in future flagship iPhones.

M1 iPad Pro Apple

New iPads and Macs are to be announced by Apple this month via a press release, not at an event

In the latest edition of his “Power On” newsletter for Bloomberg, Gurman said Apple’s September “Far Out,” event was likely the last significant affair of 2022, given how big it was “in terms of major presentations.” Since new iPads and Macs were notably missing from the September event, it is believed that Apple will announce them through a press release along with media briefings.

Gurman also revealed that the Cupertino tech giant has worked on under-screen Touch ID for iPhones over the past few years, but it is not expected to materialize as a feature for a flagship iPhone in the near future. Gurman theorizes that Apple could implement Touch ID in the power button of the next-generation iPhone SE, but he has not heard anything of the sort from his sources.

iPhone 15 - Touch ID

As for the hardware releases expected in October, here is a list:

  • M2 and M2 Pro Mac minis
  • M2 Pro and M2 Max 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros
  • M2 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros

Specifically talking about this year’s iPad releases, we know that the 10th-generation redesigned iPad will be a part of the event. As for the iPad Pro, the tech giant plans to update the device from the M1 to the M2 chip with no major external redesign.

Updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are also on track to be released later this year. Back in June, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported that Apple would release 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with variations of the M2 chip, specifically the M2 Pro and M2 Max. A report from mid-September claimed that Apple suppliers are gearing up for the launch of Apple’s upcoming MacBook Pro series.

MacBook Pro

In addition, Gurman expects Apple to release an updated Apple TV set-up box with an A14 chip and a RAM boost since the product is rumored to be under development.

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