Apple’s rumored hybrid macOS version for its iPad tablets could arrive next year. The new iPad Pro 2022 models with the M2 chipset are initially expected to run on the Voice-enhanced Mac operating system, based on reports. Unfortunately, it’s unclear whether non-M2 Apple tablets will receive the same update.
- A report claims that Apple is testing macOS lite for the iPad Pro on the M2.
- The version is said to be based on MacOS 14 Mendocino.
- Apple may release the software update by the end of 2023.
More information about the iPad hybrid macOS is starting to emerge. A frequent leaker who goes by the name Majinbu On Twitter, Apple is already testing the M2 processor for the iPad Pro and it will be released at the end of 2023.
macOS Lite for iPad Pro
Interestingly, the mentioned version of macOS is based on MacOS 14 codenamed Mendocino. For reference, MacOS 13 is called Ventura. Additionally, the leaker adds that the apps are still optimized for the iPadOS touch experience with a 25 percent larger interface.
This claim is backed up by a previous patent document that appeared to reference macOS-like software for the iPad. Interestingly, the tablet only uses the features after it is attached to the keyboard. But it is safe to say that users can still use some features even in tablet mode.
For now, it is too early to know if this allegation is true or not. Still, we recommend not taking it with a grain of salt until more details are revealed.
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