If you think WWDC is packed with new products, you still haven’t seen anything. Apple usually fills the autumn and winter months with new products, and this year could bring in as many as 20 new devices, from four new iPhone 14 models to the new Mac, iPad and possibly a new Homepod.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is about to launch “one of the most ambitious new products in its history,” with almost every product in Apple’s lineup available for update. Here is everything Gurman hopes Apple will launch in the next few months:
As usual, the announcement of the new iPhone will start the fall slate. Apple is planning four new models again this year with one big change: the Mini has moved in favor of a new non-Pro Max model. While this is the biggest change for non-Pro models, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have several new features: an always-on display, new chips, better front and rear cameras and a thinner bezel.
Apple Watch Series 8
The Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to be the same size as the Series 7, 41mm and 44mm, and could introduce a third “rough” or “extreme” model designed for users who have more demand. Gurman says the S8 chip is expected to power the Apple Watch Series 8, much like the S7 chip (which was originally the S6).
Apple Watch SE
The second generation of the Apple Watch SE will have the same screen size as the current model, although it will probably take on an always-on display, new sensors and a new processor.
10th generation iPad
The latest update to Apple’s cheapest iPad is said to come with a larger screen (10.5 inches vs. 10.2 inches), USB-C and 5G. However the same retro design with home buttons is expected to be kept.
The 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad programs could get an upgrade to an M2 processor and possibly even take wireless charging.
The long-awaited update to the first-generation AirPods Pro is finally coming this fall with a new stemless design, lossless audio support and even better battery life. The wireless charging case can also get USB-C for lightning replacement.
Apple also plans to launch a new HomePod, although Gorman warns that it may not arrive until 2023. It will be “closer to the original homepad in terms of size and audio performance” with a new display at the top that can bring multi – touch functionality.
Gurman says Apple TV will receive a minor update, including a new chip and more RAM. But there are also rumors of cheaper models.
In a few years Apple’s first new product segment will make an appearance: an AR-VR headset. Gurman says the device will have an M2 processor with 16GB of RAM to go with a dual 8K display.
Additionally, Apple has several Macs for updates in the coming months, including M2 and M2 Pro Mac Minis, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max processorsAnd a redesigned Mac Pro with M2 Ultra and new M2 Extreme chip. Gurman says M2 Macs can come in “much faster legacy” than M1 Macs.
Apple is expected to launch a “flood” of announcements with the iPhone 14 event in mid-September.