For Apple, 2021 is probably over, at least in terms of new hardware announcements. While the AirPods Max arrived unexpectedly on December 15 of last year, we’re not expecting a similar move from Hail Mary this time around, so all eyes are on 2022.
And 2022 could be a great year for Apple. Not only are we anticipating the usual updates for iPhones, MacBooks, and iPads, but the company is ready to take its first step into an entirely new product category with the launch of its AR glasses.
Here’s everything we expect from Apple in 2022.
APPLE IN 2022: IPHONES
Apple in 2022: iPhone 14
Given that Apple has released a flagship iPhone every year since 2007, no one seriously expects the company to take a hiatus in 2022. The iPhone 14 is almost certain to arrive in September, given that almost all of Apple’s other flagship devices have been released.
What we can hope for is just the beginning, but leaker Jon Prosser gave us a look at the expected shape of the iPhone 14 Pro, with the notch finally removed and a new titanium frame. Apparently, that notch will live with the standard iPhone 14, which will apparently have it’s own 6.7-inch full-size ‘Max’ variant as well. The mini, a long-time disappointment for Apple, will apparently not be relaunching for the third year.
Apple in 2022: iPhone SE 3
But there is still a long way to go, and before that, apparently, Apple will have a gift for their fans on a budget. The iPhone SE 3 is expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2022, possibly in March, with the same Apple Bionic A15 chip that is flying in the iPhone 13 family in both benchmarks and everyday use.
Confusingly, it could be called the iPhone SE Plus despite having the same 4.7-inch screen size and iPhone 8-like design as its 2020 predecessor (home button and all). While Apple has used the word “Plus” to refer to larger screens in the past, the reason here is to promote its 5G credentials, a first for the iPhone SE line.
APPLE IN 2022: APPLE WATCH
Apple in 2022: Apple Watch Series 8
The Apple Watch Series 8, according to the first CAD file-based leak, will look a bit like the Apple Watch 7 … which in turn looked like the previous six generations of the Apple Watch.
But for the Apple Watch, it’s what’s on the inside that matters, and a boring design could push Apple to bolder changes on the inside. It’s too early to know for sure what that will entail (the Apple Watch tends to launch alongside flagship iPhones in September), but we have a fascinating early indication that it will involve a slew of new health sensors.
In May, SEC documents showed Apple was the biggest customer of a company called Rockley Photonics, which specializes in medical sensors to measure everything from blood pressure to alcohol. At the time, the CEO said he expected the technology to hit consumer products in 2022, which is hugely exciting, especially given rumors that Apple hopes to someday make life easier for consumers. diabetics with non-invasive blood glucose measurements.
APPLE IN 2022: MACS
Apple in 2022: iMac 2022
Earlier this year, Apple’s 21.5-inch iMac was transformed into a colorful 24-inch iMac with M1 technology. The 27-inch model, however, retains the old look and the Intel chipset. For the moment.
In 2022, the big screen iMac is very likely to be updated and leaked with an extremely strong track record, Dylandkt believes it will be replaced by something from the iMac Pro brand. “Why will it be called that?” To better distinguish this device from the 24 ”iMac, the leaker tweeted with an enviable accuracy rate of 75% on AppleTrack. It will apparently feature the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips seen in the new MacBook Pros, and it will come with an enviable list of specs:
Apple in 2022: Mac mini 2022
The Mac mini is less sure of an upgrade, but leaksApplePro calculates that a new model will arrive next year, possibly getting the same M1 Pro and M1 Max chips for power users. If that happens, it will likely feature more ports and a new, slimmer design.
Apple in 2022: Mac Pro
Apple’s modular workstation is due to the Apple Silicon treatment, but that’s entirely a matter of speculation. The current system has 12 DIMM slots for up to 1.5TB of RAM and eight PCIe slots for further expansion. Apple Silicon, on the other hand, is a fully integrated solution with unified memory and integrated graphics. So it’s quite possible that everything Apple does with the Mac Pro is very different from the current model or the company’s other M1 devices.
However, as a Bloomberg report points out, a future Apple Silicon chip could have up to 40 cores, 30 more than the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips and 12 more than the current high-end Mac Pro with its Intel Xeon. W with 28 cores. processor. Considering that this machine has a starting price of $ 12,999, it’s safe to say that this won’t be the Mac of choice for the average consumer.
APPLE IN 2022: MACBOOKS
Apple in 2022: MacBook Air 2022
The MacBook Air 2022 is set up for a bold new look, mimicking the colorful lineup of 24-inch iMacs available. Instead of adopting M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, the laptop should have upgraded M1 or M2 chips; after all, it’s for lighter work than the Mac Pro.
Like the new MacBook Pro, the MagSafe would charge and might or might not have a mini LED display, but probably not with a notch.
APPLE IN 2022: IPAD
Apple in 2022: iPad Pro 2022
In truth, things are a bit quiet on the front of the iPad, but it would be a huge surprise if the Pro model didn’t see a spring update. While it might feature the M1 Pro chip like recent MacBook Pros did, another rumor suggests that the next iPad could benefit from the first 3-nanometer chip, which could improve both performance and efficiency..
APPLE IN 2022: AIRPODS
Apple in 2022: AirPods Pro 2
The AirPods Pro 2 are expected to appear in the third quarter of 2022, according to regular leaker FrontTron.
What could this offer on the first generation of AirPods Pro? A sleek design with a shorter shank and possibly a noise-canceling boost. There is also talk of more integrated sensors to facilitate fitness tracking. All this will be necessary to differentiate it from the new AirPods 3, which in addition to lacking ANC have been hijacked in the territory of the AirPods Pro.
APPLE IN 2022: AR
Apple in 2022: Apple AR and VR headset
That’s one for the “maybe” stack, but 2022 is rumored to see Apple’s first-generation AR headset. That’s a big deal, as reports suggest that Apple is viewing these wearable devices as the replacement for the iPhone for the next decade or so.
The first generation of Apple Mixed Reality headphones will apparently offer computing power similar to Mac’s M1 chipset and may include two 4K micro OLED displays. In other words, it probably won’t be cheap. While Ming-Chi Kuo says it will be a standalone product, others say it will require an iPhone or Mac, much like the first-generation Apple Watch.
2023 OR LATER
Later Apple devices: Apple Glasses
It’s very easy to confuse Apple’s glasses (which would be Google Glass-style glasses) with the aforementioned AR headphones, not least because there are so many crossovers of potential patent applications. But for now, Apple’s bezels aren’t expected until at least 2023, and given the current chip shortage, you wouldn’t be surprised if they slipped further into the future.
Later Apple devices: Apple Car
The long-awaited Apple Car is still years away, and Bloomberg predicts a launch in 2025. However, the same report suggests that the car will come without a steering wheel or pedals, so even that could be extremely optimistic, given the regulatory headache. . Such a product could cause governments around the world.
Later Apple devices: The big-screen iPhone SE
While next year’s low-cost phone might be called the iPhone SE Plus, the actual full-size SE is years away, according to analyst Ross Young, who predicts an ETA 2024 for the big screen on a budget. limit.
Later Apple devices: iPhone Flip
Apple’s first foldable phone, supposedly called the iPhone Flip, almost certainly won’t compete with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Ming-Chi Kuo, Jon Prosser, and Mark Gurman think that 2023 is the earliest date we’ll see it, the latter suggesting that there are still two or three years to go.