Apple showed off a wide collection of new products at its. The company took the wraps off its powered by new . The new laptops come in and and sport and , but . Apple also unveiled the , new and a for Apple Music. We also got a release date for , which we can expect to be .
Besides the most recent October event, Apple has hosted three other events in 2021. In April, Apple unveiled new colorful iMacs, AirTags trackers, and more. ( .) Two months later, the company held the annual developers event, where we saw a , , and . Then in September, Apple unwrapped its , , and lineup with standard, Mini, models. (Here's how the .),
But what didn't Apple announce? Here's a list of products we've been waiting for, including (admittedly) some that are more rumor-mill wishcasting than imminent or expected releases. Still, while we didn't think all of them would make their debut at Apple's recent launch, we could see some for a.
Midrange Apple display
Apple will sell you its 32-inch 6Kfor a boatload of money (it starts at just under $5,000, and that's without it's nearly $1,000 stand). But owners of Mac Minis (and, the Thunderbolt-equipped iPad Pro) are still waiting for something that's a little more affordable.
Mac Pro M1
We waited years to get Apple's revamped high-end desktop computer, the. Now it looks like we'll need to wait even longer for an upgraded version of that computer powered by Apple's Intel alternatives.
Faster Mini Mac
Last year, Apple unveiled its. But now that the tech giant has taken the wraps off its M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, when will we see a faster Mac Mini? Bloomberg's Mark Gurman previously speculated in August that a new, more powerful Mac Mini could be coming in the " ."
iPhone SE 3
Apple showed off its revamped iPhone SE in the spring of 2020, but this year the petite iPhone was a no-show. According to a from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the will likely make its debut in the first half of 2022. Other rumors suggest the new budget-friendly iPhone could sport a LCD display, 5G support, a retro design and Face ID.
Apple AR or VR headset
OK, no one seriously expected this long-rumored product to be unveiled at the latest event. But this is the sort of thing -- like the Apple silicon chips last year -- that Apple could conceivably outline months ahead of its release in order to line up developer support. Add anto the rumor mill for now, but: Don't hold your breath for it either.
Another long rumored device is the in 2023, at the earliest.. We may still have some time until the smart glasses make an appearance as Gurman speculates we'll see them
Although we have yet to see the December Reuters report., rumors from earlier this year say the . But the Apple Car, also known as Project Titan, is not forecast to make its debut until 2024, according to a
Apple Echo Show competitor
After Apple discontinued its HomePod, rumor was that the company had been atthat would fuse an entry-level iPad with a speaker. Details remain vague, and it's unclear when such a product might be released. But given that the , which can dynamically pan and zoom in on multiple people speaking in a shot, Apple could pull something together without needing the articulating arm on the .
Apple soundbar with built-in Apple TV
Another rumored product that makes a lot of sense for Apple to create is athat has an Apple TV "box" integrated into it. Roku already offers several with its smart TV apps built in, and Apple could easily ring the register on larger and more sonically capable models. In addition to amping up the sound from your TV, this sort of TV speaker combo could potentially allow you to stream audio to a set of AirPods Pro or and use Apple's spatial audio virtual-surround feature without disturbing others in your household.