Here’s everything else to come from Apple in 2022
Apple has already had a busy start to 2022 with the announcement of the new Mac Studio, Studio Display, and more. However, there’s still plenty to come throughout the year, including the company’s latest round of new Macs as part of the Apple Silicon transition, iPhone 14, and more.
Apple products coming in 2022
Redesigned details of the MacBook Air
One of Apple’s most anticipated new products is a completely redesigned MacBook Air. The new MacBook Air is rumored to feature a flat-edged design, ditching the iconic tapered design that’s thinner at the front and thicker towards the back.
Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also reported that the 2022 MacBook Air will be available in additional colors, similar to the colors of the 24-inch iMac. Also similar to the iMac, the new MacBook Air would feature white bezels and a white keyboard. There are also rumors that the MacBook Air might feature a notch similar to the new MacBook Pro, but it’s unclear if that will actually happen.
Finally, in terms of processor power, the new MacBook Air would be the first Mac with the next-generation M2 chip. Bloomberg reported that the M2 processor will have the same number of compute cores as the M1 but will run faster.
The new MacBook Air (or potentially just “MacBook”) is due out in mid-2022. It would be “slightly” more expensive than the current MacBook Air, which starts at $999.
In related news, Apple is also working on a new entry-level MacBook Pro powered by the same M2 chip.
Apple Silicon Mac Pro confirmed
Unsurprisingly, the Apple Silicon transition will also continue through 2022 – and could be the year the transition is complete. According to Bloomberg, Apple is planning a new Mac Pro powered by Apple Silicon. This machine could be about half the size of the current Mac Pro in terms of design.
Apple even teased the launch of the new Mac Pro at its special event in March. Apple Vice President John Ternus said, “There’s only one product left: the Mac Pro, but that’s for another day.”
The new Mac Pro is rumored to be available in 20 or 40 compute core configurations, consisting of 16 high-performance cores or 32 high-performance cores and four or eight high-efficiency cores. GPU options would include 64 and 128 core options.
New iMac (but no 27-inch version)
While Apple introduced the all-new 24-inch iMac in April 2021, fans of the larger 27-inch iMac are still waiting. In fact, the 27-inch iMac was pulled from sale following the launch of the new Mac Studio and Studio Display.
While Apple was once said to be working on a 27-inch iMac powered by Apple Silicon, 9to5Mac exclusively recently reported that there is no 27-inch iMac in the near-term pipeline. While the company could certainly launch one in the future, we don’t expect it anytime soon.
That being said, Apple is working on a new version of the colorful 24-inch iMac powered by the new M2 chip. This machine should be released a little later in 2022.
Redesigned iPad Pro
The iPad Pro received a notable update in 2021 with a transition to the M1 chip for power as well as a mini-LED display in the 12.9-inch. Shortly after the 2021 iPad Pro was announced, rumors started circulating about what to expect from the next-gen model.
Bloomberg reported that Apple is developing a redesigned iPad Pro with a glass back. This change would allow the iPad Pro to support wireless charging for the first time, as well as reverse wireless charging.
Reverse wireless charging would allow you to place a wireless charging compatible device, such as an iPhone or AirPods, on the back of the iPad Pro to charge that device. The power would be shared from the iPad Pro to the other device.
More recently, however, 9to5Mac has learned that Apple has scaled back its iPad Pro redesign plans. Instead of an all-glass back, the company is planning a larger glass Apple logo that would support wireless charging.
Another change that would come with the 2022 iPad Pro is an extension of mini-LED display technology to the 11-inch iPad Pro for the first time. This is the display technology that first appeared on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro in 2021.
As for the release date, Apple has started a cadence of launching new iPad Pro models during the first half of the year, usually in the spring.
iPhone 14 without notch details
And, of course, we can’t forget the iPhone 14. The iPhone 14 is rumored to be a major overhaul of the iPhone lineup, with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicting the lineup will consist of two models 6.1-inch and two 6.7-inch models. -inch models.
The 2022 iPhone lineup might look like this in terms of marketing names: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Kuo says the iPhone 14 Max will represent the lowest price ever for a large 6.7-inch iPhone, potentially at around $900.
While some earlier reports suggested that the iPhone 14 might feature a similar design to the iPhone 4, the latest rumors indicate that Apple is planning a more modest redesign instead. In fact, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max should look almost identical to the current iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, however, are expected to ditch the notch.
Instead of the notch, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected to feature a new punch-hole + pill design. It makes sense that Apple would adopt this design with the iPhone 14, with the “punched hole” housing the camera currently located in the notch.
The iPhone 14 will also include dramatic improvements to the front camera, according to Kuo, with autofocus support for the first time. As for the rear camera, Kuo says the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be upgraded to 48MP, an increase from the 12MP sensor in the iPhone 12.
The iPhone 14 lineup is expected to be announced and released in September 2022.
Apple Watch Series 8 with new health features
The Apple Watch line is also expected to be revamped in 2022. Kuo announced that Apple will release three new Apple Watch models in the fall of 2022, including a new high-end Apple Watch Series 8, a new Apple Watch SE and the version robust sport previously mentioned.
In terms of health tech, the Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to add a body temperature sensor, allowing for additional health and fitness tracking.
Unfortunately, we’re still awaiting more details on what to expect from the Apple Watch Series 8 and other models coming in 2022.
AirPods Pro 2 with a new design and new features
Apple also plans to release new second-generation AirPods Pro in 2022. These AirPods Pro 2 are expected to emphasize health and fitness tracking technologies, as well as an all-new design. Apple Vice President Kevin Lynch even mentioned the possibility of using AirPods to “create different data” for health monitoring during an interview last year.
Bloomberg reported that the second-generation AirPods Pro will feature a “more compact” design that removes the stem that protrudes from the bottom stream of the AirPods Pro. It could be similar to the Amazon Echo buds, which feature a stemless design that’s completely round and rests inside the user’s ear.
However, these changes are not guaranteed. Apple reportedly struggled to remove the AirPods Pro stem while including features like Transparency Mode, H1 chip, and noise cancellation. As such, Apple could settle for a less ambitious redesign of the AirPods Pro.
Other: iOS 16, AR/VR, and more
These are just the major new products we expect from Apple in 2022. There are many more possibilities on the table, including iterative updates to the latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, new accessories, and more. Again. Apple is also expected to announce its latest round of software updates — including iOS 16 — at WWDC in June.
While 2022 is set to be the year of Apple’s AR/VR headset, more recent rumors indicate that Apple was forced to delay this launch until 2023 due to design and software issues. It’s still possible that Apple will preview the headset this year, but a release is apparently out of the question.
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