Apple is poised to release several new devices between this fall and early 2023, according to a report from bloombergMark Gurman. In what Gurman describes as a “deluge” of products, it reportedly includes four iPhone 14 devices, a set of new iPads, three Apple Watches, several M2/M3-upgraded Macs, a slew of refreshed AirPods Pro Buds. The pair will include a new HomePod and a . spec-boosted Apple TV model.
Let’s break down these predictions.
Although Apple announced two new Macs with its flagship M2 processor at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier this month, Gurman expects to find the chip — and its variations — in many other devices. This includes an M2 Mac Mini, M2 Pro Mac Mini, M2 Pro/M2 Max 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros, as well as an M2 Ultra/M2 Extreme Mac Pro. Of course, there’s Apple’s long-rumored mixed reality headset, which is Too It is expected to come with M2 chip. If that’s not enough, Gurman says Apple’s M3 processor is already in the works, and will likely appear in upcoming 13- and 15-inch MacBook Air laptops next year.
We already know that Apple is getting ready to launch the iPhone 14 this fall, and Gurman’s report offers up a roundup of all the rumors going around for the past year or so. For one, only the Pro and Pro Max models are set to get the new and more powerful A16 chip, as well as support for Always On Display. The iPhone 14 Pro models are also supposed to come with a 48-megapixel camera sensor, a new notch that houses a “pill-shaped cutout” for Face ID, and a hole-punch-style selfie camera. Gurman says the standard iPhone 14 will have the A15 chip that comes with the iPhone 13, replacing the Mini model with a 6.7-inch variation.
In terms of iPads, Gurman’s report indicates that Apple will launch the M2-equipped 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models later this year, in addition to the 14- to 15-inch ones coming “in the next year or two”. In between will be a big iPad. Gurman also backed the earlier rumor 9to5MacWhich suggests that a new entry-level iPad will come with A14 chip, 5G and USB-C connectivity.
Apple also expects to release three new Apple Watch models this fall: the standard Watch Series 8, a new SE, and another “rugged” watch geared toward people in “extreme sports.” Gurman notes that the S8 chip in the upcoming Watch Series 8 will offer similar performance to the previous S7 and S6 chips, with the upcoming Watch coming next year reportedly featuring an upgraded processor. Gurman also expects Apple to discontinue the Series 3 this fall in favor of the new SE, which could also come with an S8 processor — a jump from the S5 chip that came with the 2020 SE model.
Apple didn’t have much to say about tvOS at WWDC, however, Gurman says the company is about to reveal a new Apple TV with the A14 chip and a bit more RAM this fall. This sets up the device to have “extra gaming capabilities” that we can see in tvOS 16, Gurman notes.
Apple is set to roll out an upgraded HomePod as well — but probably not until next year. According to Gurman, the upcoming HomePod will come with the same size and level of performance as the original HomePod that was released in 2018. It is expected to feature an S8 chip, refreshed display and potentially support “multi-touch functionality”.
The AirPods Pro earbuds are due for an upgrade, with Gurman predicting a new chip and better sound. Hopefully, this means support for lossless audio, which supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo rumored earlier this year.