According to an article by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is set to launch an array of new products between the end of this fall and the end of 2023. The report from Mark Gurman describes what Gurman says is a “deluge” of products that will likely include the following: four iPhone 14 devices, a collection of iPads with new features as well as 3 Apple Watches, several M2 upgraded Macs and a pair of upgraded AirPods Pro buds, a new HomePod and a spec-boosted Apple TV model.
Even though Apple announced two new Macs featuring its M2 flagship processor during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at the beginning of this month, Gurman anticipates seeing the chip and its variants within a variety of other gadgets. It includes the M2 Mac mini, an M2 Pro Mac mini, M2 Pro/M2 Max 16 and 14-inch MacBook Pros, and an M2 Ultra/M2 Extreme Mac Pro. Apple also has a multifocal mixed-reality headset, which will likely include an M2 processor. If all this doesn’t seem overwhelming enough, Gurman states that the M3 chip is in the development stage and is expected to be included in the next year’s 13- or 15-inch MacBook Air laptops.
We’ve already heard that Apple is preparing for the launch of its iPhone 14 this fall, and Gurman’s report provides an overview of the rumors that have circulated over the last year or at least. One thing to note is that only Pro and Pro Max models and Pro Max versions are expected to get the upgraded and faster A16 chip with support for an always-on display. Pro models of the iPhone 14 Pro are also expected to include an improved camera with a resolution of 48 megapixels, a brand new notch with a “pill-shaped cutout” for Face ID, and a hole-punch selfie camera. Gurman claims that the regular iPhone 14 will have the A15 chip, which is included in iPhone 13. iPhone 13, with a 6.7-inch variant, will replace it with the Mini model.
In the case of iPads, Gurman’s report suggests that Apple will release the M2-equipped 12.9-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models later this year, along with an even bigger iPad that measures between 14 and 15 inches later in “next year or two.” In addition, Gurman confirms the earlier report by 9to5Mac, which suggests an entry-level iPad will include the A14 chip and 5G and USB-C.
Apple is also expected to launch three brand models that are brand new Apple Watch models in the coming autumn: the regular Watch Series 8 as well as an upgraded SE as well as one that is a more “rugged” watch geared towards those who are into “extreme sports.” Gurman says that although the S8 processor in the coming Watch Series 8 is expected to provide the same performance as the prior S7 as well as S6 chips, however, the Watch to be released next year is expected to have the latest processor. Gurman also anticipates Apple ending Series 3 this fall in preference to the new SE that could be equipped with the S8 processor, an upgrade from the S5 processor included in the new 2020 SE model.
Apple did not have much to say about TVOS at WWDC. However, Gurman says the company will unveil an updated Apple TV with an A14 chip and a little more RAM in the season. In addition, the device is set to be ready for “additional gaming capabilities” that will be available in tvOS 16, as Gurman adds.
Apple’s also planning to release an updated HomePod, but only at the end of next year. According to Gurman, the new HomePod will have the same size and degree of performance as the first HomePod launched in 2018. In addition, it’s anticipated to come with the S8 chip, a refreshed display, and could support “multi-touch capabilities .”
It is believed that the AirPods Pro earbuds are due for an upgrade, too, according to Gurman, who is forecasting an upgraded chip and better audio. This could mean support for lossless audio, the supply chain consultant Ming-Chi Wuo was rumored to have earlier in the year.