In recent months, we’ve seen the transition to Apple Silicon continue with the introduction of 24-inch iMacs and new generations of MacBooks Pro, new iPhones, iPads, AirPods, and even the company’s brand new products.
It’s no exaggeration to say that this flurry of news over the past few months has significantly raised Apple customers’ expectations for what the company will bring to market in 2022 — and we’re only a few days away. Regardless, there’s no shortage of rumours confirming a potential launch planned for next year.
In this post, we’ll round up some of the most important predictions about what Apple should present next year.
New Mac and “M2” chip
While leakers are still unsure if the new notebook will actually be called a MacBook Air or just a MacBook, the company is expected to unveil a new generation of entry-level laptops next year, said to be inspired by a redesigned 24-inch redesigned using images iMac M1.
Laptops are as important as all-in-ones, with white borders on the front and several bright color options. Also, like the new MacBooks Pro, the new device will use a notch to increase the usable area of its display, possibly going from the current 13-inch screen to a 14-inch screen.
But the main novelty is the chip that powers the new machine, the so-called “M2”. Rumor has it that the new generation of chips that will come with Apple’s computers will have the same number of cores as the M1, but a significant boost in performance compared to what we currently have.
Apple also appears to be working on a redesign of the popular Mac mini with a more compact chassis than the current generation, in addition to possibly a new configuration with the powerful M1 Pro/Max chip now exclusive to Apple’s professional laptops. .
The 27-inch iMac, currently considered one of the few computer options in Apple’s lineup that still uses Intel chips, will also be redesigned. The desktop may look similar to a 24-inch iMac, but with a mini LED screen that supports ProMotion technology (120Hz). Likely this new model will be called the iMac Pro, and there will also be a new configuration with the M1 Pro/Max chip.
In the end, if Apple actually manages to achieve its goal of moving all Macs to its own chips by the end of 2022, another Mac Pro should follow in the coming year.
Rumors suggest it might even win the Intel version, but future Apple Silicon-powered Mac Pros might even feature a more compact design than the current one, who knows.
New iPad [Pro] and 15-inch models
For 2021, the iPad Pro gets a major update, powered by the powerful M1 chip, and gets a mini-LED screen (in the larger model), which makes it much more contrasty and brighter than the iPad. last generation.
Next year, Apple is expected to not only bring the technology to a more compact 11-inch model, but also update the lineup with a new design that is said to feature an iPhone-like glass back. This change would allow the introduction of wireless charging for Apple tablets that currently rely solely on a wired connection for power.
According to Mark Gurman, Apple also appears to be working on a 15-inch professional tablet, which may arrive with a new generation.
Finally, one model that hasn’t been updated in 2021 and will likely be in 2022 is the iPad Air — which, by the way, is also a bit out of sync with its little brother, the iPad mini, right now.
The end of the “iPhone 14” and Mini models
According to leaker Jon Prosser, the design of the “iPhone 14″ is heavily inspired by the later iPhone 4, with flat titanium sides and two glass panels closing the device. Also, the smartphone doesn’t have the controversial notch and relies on a hole-punch front-facing camera, just like competing devices in the Android world.
The iPhone lineup is also expected to drop the Mini model, a compact phone originally launched in 2020 alongside the iPhone 12 lineup. Only two size options will be available: 6.1″ and 6.7”.
In the meantime, perhaps even in the first half of 2022, we should see the arrival of a new iPhone SE – possibly with the same current design, but with an A15 Bionic chip and 5G connectivity.
New AirPods Pro
The “regular” AirPods got an upgrade in October with the release of the third generation of the world’s most popular completely wireless earphones. Now it looks like it’s time for an update to the Pro version.
Rumor has it that the AirPods Pro 2022 will be updated with a new design and focus on health, while new fitness sensors could be added to the earbuds.
“Apple Watch Series 8” and second-generation SE
In the end, Apple Watch 2022 won not just one, but three new models, including a “more powerful” version for more intense physical activity. In addition, we should also see an update to the popular Apple Watch SE, which has remained unchanged since 2020; and of course a possible “Apple Watch Series 8” with a new body temperature sensor.