Between this autumn and the start of 2023, Apple is expected to deliver a number of new products, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Four iPhone 14 models, a group of new iPads, three Apple Watch models, multiple M2 and M3-updated Macs, updated AirPods Pro earbuds, a new HomePod, and an enhanced Apple TV are among the things Gurman refers to as a “deluge” of.
Let’s dissect these forecasts.
At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier this month, Apple unveiled two new Macs with its flagship M2 CPU, but Gurman anticipates seeing the technology — and its versions — in a number of other gadgets. A M2 Mac mini, M2 Mac mini Pro, M2 Pro / M2 Max 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros, as well as an M2 Ultra / M2 Extreme Mac Pro, are all included. Of course, there’s the long-rumored mixed reality headgear from Apple, which is anticipated to include an M2 processor. If all of this wasn’t overwhelming enough, Gurman claims that Apple’s M3 chip is currently under development and will probably be used in the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Air notebooks that will be available in 2019.
We already know that Apple will release the iPhone 14 this autumn, and Gurman’s research provides a summary of all the speculations that have been circulating for the previous year or so. One is that the new and more potent A16 processor and support for always-on displays are supposedly only going to be available for the Pro and Pro Max variants. A 48-megapixel camera sensor, a new notch with a “pill-shaped cutout” for Face ID, and a hole-punch-style selfie camera are also expected to be included in the iPhone 14 Pro versions. According to Gurman, the Mini model will be replaced with a 6.7-inch variant, while the normal iPhone 14 will use the same A15 CPU as the iPhone 13.
According to Gurman’s source, Apple will introduce 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models using M2 technology later this year, as well as a bigger iPad between 14 and 15 inches in the “next year or two.” Additionally, Gurman supports a previous report from 9to5Mac that claims a new entry-level iPad would have an A14 CPU, 5G, and USB-C connection.
The basic Watch Series 8, a redesigned SE, and a more “rugged” watch aimed at users who participate in “extreme sports” are the other three new Apple Watch models that are anticipated for sale this autumn. Gurman points out that although the S8 chip found in the forthcoming Watch Series 8 will provide performance comparable to that of the S7 and S6 processors, the Watch that will be released the following year is expected to have an updated CPU. Gurman predicts that Apple will drop the Series 3 this autumn in favor of the new SE, which may have the S8 CPU, an upgrade over the S5 chip found in the SE model from 2020.
Apple didn’t discuss tvOS much at WWDC, but according to Gurman, the firm will introduce a new Apple TV this autumn that has an A14 processor and a little bit more RAM. This prepares the system for the “added gaming capabilities” that tvOS 16 could provide, according to Gurman.
Apple also plans to release an updated HomePod, albeit presumably not until the following year. Gurman asserts that the forthcoming HomePod will be comparable in size and performance to the HomePod that was first introduced in 2018. It is anticipated to contain a S8 processor, a new display, and perhaps even “multi-touch capabilities.”
Gurman predicts a new processor and better sound for the next update to the AirPods Pro headphones. Hopefully, this suggests that lossless music would be supported, as supply chain expert Ming-Chi Kuo had earlier this year speculated.