Apple introduces AirTags, refreshed versions of the 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, an updated Apple TV 4K, new iMac models in the April 2021 event. It also launched a purple version of the iPhone 12. Apple held the WWDC in June 2021, where iOS15, iPadOS15, watchOS8, tvOS15, macOS12 Monterey was announced. No new hardware was announced. Apple focused only on software. The software updates are expected to release in the fall.
Many products are expected to release this fall, like MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iPad mini 6, low-cost iPad, iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and AirPods 3. Products like MacBook Air, AirPod Pro, and iPhone SE is expected to release in 2022. Mac Pro Larger iMac, AR Smart Glasses, Foldable iPhone, and Apple Car, which Apple is working on, do not have the release year.
In last year Apple also announced many products like iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard, MacBook Air, Mac mini, Powerbeats, iPhone SE, 13-Inch MacBook Pro, iOS14, macOS Big Sur, iPadOS14, watchOS7, tvOS14, 27-Inch Mac, Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, iPad Air, 8th Generation iPad, iPhone12 and 12mini, iPhone 12 pro and 12 pro max, HomePod mini, MagSafe, M1 MacBook Air, Mi MacBook Pro, M1 Mac mini, macOS Big Sur, AirPods Max, Apple Fitness+.
Apple products that are expected in fall –
As per reports, Apple wants to hold two events in September, but no confirmation is there from the companies side. iPhone 13 is expected to launch in September, which is, as per leaks, the same size as the iPhone 12 and the same design will also be used. As per leaks, it will have 120Hz ProMotion displays, camera improvements, faster 5G, A15 Chip, a smaller notch design, an in-screen fingerprint scanner, better MagSafe, Always-on-display, face cam, integrated Touch ID, the battery will also be improved.
The company is working on a new version of the AirPods, and as per leaks, it will look similar to the AirPods Pro and will not have Active Noise Cancellation with the price on the lower side. It will feature a new case, a shorter stem, and perhaps replaceable ear tips. Leaks suggest it will have pro-like silicon chips. But it’s also possible they’ll have a tipless design. It will have improved battery life and adopt a more compact integrated system-in-package.
The company introduces new Watch models every year. This year there will change in design after many years. As per leaks would feature smaller flat edges and display bezels, bolstered internals, a slightly thicker body, and more advanced health tracking capabilities with advanced sensors, a new lamination technique that brings the display closer to the front cover, screen technology will also be upgraded. This watch will come in new 41mm and 45mm size options.
Each year the company upgrades the processor in the watch, and this new series will also have an upgraded processor. As per leaks, it would include a smaller “S7” chip which will have more room for other components. So reports that the company will use this space for new health sensors or bigger batteries. Improved wireless connectivity and a U1 Ultra Wideband chip will be there.
October or November –
The company is working on 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that are expected to release this fall. The current 13.3-inch model will be replaced by the 14-inch model, while the 16-inch model will replace the existing 16-inch version. It will have the most significant design to the MacBook Pro, introducing a flat-edged design. This new laptop will charge over MagSafe, more ports will be there, and instead of a Touch Bar will have physical function keys as per leaks. It will use upgraded Apple M1X silicon chips with a 10-core CPU and 16-core or 32-core GPU options and support up to 64GB RAM.
A high-end version of the Mac mini Apple is working on. It will have additional ports, a more powerful Apple silicon chip, an improved performance of the M1 chip, a 10-core CPU and 16-core or 32-core GPU options, support up to 64GB RAM, and four Thunderbolt ports, two USB-A ports, an Ethernet port, and an HDMI port, plexiglass-like top. As per leaks, it will use the same chip that the MacBook Pro will use.
A new version of the iPad mini Apple is working on. As per leaks, it could feature an 8.5 to 9-inch display, reduction in bezel size, an all-display design with no Home Button, a Touch ID power button. The company is working on a 9th-generation version of the low-cost iPad and will have features like a 10.2-inch display and a thinner build, 4GB RAM. It will be aimed at students and those who are looking for an affordable option.
Product launching in 2022 –
Apple will come up with a lighter and thinner version of the MacBook Air. As rumours suggest, it will have slimmer bezels than the current model, a faster version of the M1 chip, a pair of USB 4 ports connecting external devices, MagSafe charging technology, a mini-LED display. The new silicon chip will support better graphics with nine or 10 GPU cores.
Apple will come up with a new version of the AirPods Pro. It will feature a more compact design, a new wireless chip, no short stem that sticks out from the bottom, resulting in a more rounded shape closer in design. A new version of the iPhone SE Apple is said to coming up with. As rumours suggest, features include 5G and an upgraded processor, which will release on the 1st of 2022.
Future developments –
Apple is working on smart glasses and will be heavily dependent on iPhones. It is working on reducing the weight of the glasses but will have to manage the hardware with that weight. The company has filed many patents in 2020 that will provide 3D virtual views of a user’s environment with virtual content.
In 2015 the company announced autonomous cars, and lots of leaks are coming out since then. These autonomous cars are expected to be electric cars operating on batteries and, for energy consumption, might even go solar. As per rumours, Apple will have a tie-up with Hyundai to produce these cars. In the coming two years, Apple has been planning to launch an affordable iPhone. This will be two screens connected with a hinge.
Apple is working with two versions Mac-Pro. Both will feature a redesigned chassis that’s smaller in size, high-end Apple silicon chip options, 64 or 128 core GPUs. No date of launch has been announced yet. Apple is still developing a larger version of iMac. It will have a more powerful Apple silicon chip. No date of launch has been announced yet.
Apple events have a great vibe. There are lots of surprises in terms of releases. It is very challenging to find out the exact details of the launched products even though many leaks appear on social media. For their execution and line of products, the events are appreciated.
The products speculated to be released at the end of 2021 and 2022 are still not confirmed by Apple. People will have to wait until the dates of events are announced for clear indications and watch the event for the product list.