Apple revealed theand new powered by on Monday at its , alongside more and a for Apple Music. We also got a release date for , which we can expect to be . But now that the tech giant's October event came to a close, what's next for Apple and when can we expect another launch event?
There hasn't been any rumors about the next Apple event yet, but the tech giant usually hosts three to four events each year. This includes a spring event, summer developer conference and one or two more events in the fall. With the most recent launch being Apple's fourth event of 2021, it's likely we won't see another event from the tech giant until 2022.
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Prior to Apple's October launch event, the company hosted three other events in 2021. The first event was in April, where we saw new, , , and more. ( .) Then, two months later, it held the annual developers event, where we saw a , , and .
We then saw a third event from Applewhere the company unveiled its new alongside the , and . The lineup mirrors last year's collection with standard, , versions. The updated iPhone runs on and features a few , upped storage, a new A15 Bionic processor and more. (Here's how now.)
But when is the next Apple event? Will we see the Apple display next year? ? Read on for everything we know so far, including which products Apple could unveil. We'll update this story as new information becomes available.or a more affordable
When is the next Apple event? We will likely have to wait until next year
Since Apple's October event was its fourth launch this year, it's likely we won't see Apple host another event until the spring of 2022.
Apple typically hosts three to four events every year, usually including a spring event, a summer developer conference and one or two more events in the fall. The fall events are often held in September and October and tends to feature new iPhones and Apple Watch upgrades, while the October event typically features new Macs and iPads.
With that history in mind, the next Apple event is likely to take place in the spring of 2022, perhaps in March or April. However, it's also possible that whatever products or announcements the company has ready next spring will be announced without the hoopla of a live event, in which case we're looking at June for Apple's annual WWDC.
Apple's event pattern slightly shifted in 2020 due to. Last year's September Apple event unveiled the , and -- but no new iPhone. The company later revealed the in October. Last year's Apple event, and subsequent events this year, were also online-only due to the pandemic. A livestream was available as usual through the company's website. As the pandemic continues to affect many, we'll have to wait and see if Apple will return for an in-person event next year or continue to be virtual-only.
New products we expect: iPhone SE 3, faster Mac Mini and more
Apple already unveiled a slew of hardware and software upgrades in 2021, including the Apple display and . We're also on the lookout for a few long rumored devices like an Apple competitor to the Amazon Echo Show smart display, a soundbar with a built-in Apple TV and possibly an Apple AR/VR headset., , , and new and . But, there are still the tech giant to announce at its next event. We hope to see the , a more affordable
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 afrom 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 an LCD display, 5G support, a retro design and Face ID.
If you can't wait until next year for the new iPhone SE, check out CNET's review of the 2020 iPhone SE. And ?
Midrange Apple display
Apple may also be working on a more affordable version of itsthat was originally released in 2019 for just under $5,000 (not including the $1,000 stand). Bloomberg reported in January that a cheaper Apple monitor was in " ."
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 " ."
Updated 27-inch iMac
Apple previously announced, but it was only the smaller 24-inch model. Bloomberg has reported that for the 27-inch iMac.
Apple released itsin September, but the smartphone's successor, the iPhone 14, is likely to make an appearance in the fall of 2022. The iPhone 14 is , and could house under-display Touch ID, as well. (Here are .)
New devices: Echo Show competitor, soundbar with Apple TV, AR/VR headset and more
We could still see some brand-new devices from Apple if not next year, then some time in the future. This includes a possibleto the that would fuse an entry-level iPad with a speaker, a similar to , an , and an .
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