The, and upgraded were some of the many products Apple showed off in 2021. But as we approach the new year, rumors about what the tech giant has in store for 2022 and when the next event will be held continue to multiply.
In his latest investors note, reported on by Macrumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts 2022 could bring the AirPods Pro 2, Apple Watch Series 8, a second generation of the Apple Watch SE and a more durable "extreme sports version" of the Apple Watch. As for the iPhone SE, Kuo forecasts , one for 2022 and the second for 2023.
Kuo's predictions align with the most recent Power On newsletter from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, reported on by 9to5Mac. Gurman broke down everything we could see from Apple next year, including a new iPad Pro, a revamped iMac with Apple silicon and a 5G iPhone SE. Here's a full list of Gurman's 2022 predictions:
- Updated iPad Pro, iPad Air and entry-level iPad
- New high-end iMac with Apple silicon
- Upgraded MacBook Air with a new design and M2 chip
- New Mac Mini model, entry-level MacBook Pro and Mac Pro with Apple silicon
- Three new Apple Watch models with an updated Apple Watch SE, a standard
Apple's most recent event was held in October, when the company unveiled theand new powered by (check out CNET's and reviews), alongside more , a for Apple Music and the release of .
Prior to Apple's October launch event, the company hosted three other events in 2021. The first event was in April, when we saw new, , , and more. ( .) Then, two months later, it held the annual developers event, when we saw a , , and .
We then saw a third event from Apple, when the company unveiled its new with 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 tend 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 revealed the , and -- but no new iPhone. The company later took the wraps off 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 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. Kuo predicts, one for 2022 and the other for 2023. According to the analyst, the 2022 model may arrive mid-year with 3GB of memory, while the 2023 model is said to sport 4GB of memory and a bigger display. Other rumors suggest the 2022 budget-friendly iPhone could have an LCD display, 5G support, a retro design and Face ID, as well.
If you can't wait until next year for the new iPhone SE, check out CNET's review of the 2020 iPhone SE. And does it still make sense to buy an iPhone SE in 2021?
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? Gurman previously speculated in August that a new, more powerful Mac Mini could be coming in the " ."
Updated 27-inch iMac and MacBook Air
Apple previously announced, but it was only the smaller 24-inch model. Bloomberg has reported that for the 27-inch iMac.
The MacBook Air could also be due for an upgrade. The 2020 MacBook Air was the first to sport Apple's M1 chip. Now Gurman hypothesizes the MacBook Air could get a redesign and new rumored M2 chip next year.
New iPad Pro, iPad Air and entry-level iPad
According to Gurman, Apple is planning to update the iPad Pro with a new design and wireless charging support. Gurman speculates Apple could upgrade the iPad Air and entry-level iPad in 2022, as well.
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 .)
Apple Watch 8
Apple has announced a new version of its popular Apple Watch every year since the launch of the original in 2014. Gurman predicts Apple could unwrap three new Apple watch models in 2022 with a new Apple Watch SE, an updated standard version (possibly called the) and a more durable model for extreme sports athletes (and people who want to look like extreme sports athletes).
AirPods Pro 2
Apple could also be working on an updated version of the AirPods Pro. The first iteration of the higher-end earbuds debuted in 2019, and Kuo now predicts the AirPods Pro 2 will launch in the fourth quarter of 2022 with a new design and chip.
New devices: Echo Show competitor, soundbar with Apple TV, AR/VR headset and more
We could still see some other 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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