Apple Event Rumors: iPad Pro featuring M4 Chip, New Apple Pencil with Haptic Feedback

Credits: Mark Gurman

Today in his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman detailed the anticipated products he believes Apple will unveil at its “Let Loose” event scheduled for May 7.
Gurman now suggests a “strong possibility” that upcoming iPad Pro models will boast Apple’s next-generation M4 chip, departing from the M3 chip introduced in the MacBook Pro and iMac six months ago. He highlights a significant enhancement in the M4 chip’s Neural Engine, amplifying performance for AI tasks, and envisions Apple positioning the next iPad Pro as an AI-driven device.

Furthermore, he anticipates the unveiling of a new Apple Pencil featuring haptic feedback at the event. Although specifics on its functionality remain undisclosed, it’s conceivable that the Apple Pencil might integrate a compact Taptic Engine for vibrations during tool transitions and the rumored “squeeze” gesture.