Retailers Are Readying For New iPad Pro Models, Report Claims

Apple is getting ready to ship newly updated iPad Pro models, with a new report suggesting that some retailers are already getting their ducks in a row ahead of an announcement.

Apple last updated the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro in April of last year, but a new refresh is thought to be around the corner.

MacRumors believes that Australian carrier Opus is already getting set for the big release.

Australian carrier Optus has added ‌2022 iPad Pro‌ models to its internal stock keeping system, distinct from 2021 ‌iPad Pro‌ models. For example, SKUs for a Space Gray fourth-generation 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ with 512GB and cellular connectivity of storage have been added to Optus’s system. At present, there is no fourth-generation 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌, with the latest model from 2021 being a third-generation model. The current, third-generation models are still listed as expected on Optus’s system.

The report also suggests that some Opos customers have been able to accidentally order the new 2022 iPad Pro models, only to be told that they are not available.

Some representatives had also pointed to the new tablets being available in two weeks, but it isn’t yet clear whether that was based on anything other than that being how long the carrier normally quotes for out-of-stock devices to arrive.

The new iPad Pro is expected to use the M2 chip, while a release was expected to take place in October. Apple has already delayed the iPadOS 16 update until the same month, too.

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