Whereas the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Sequence 8 are anticipated to be introduced in September as traditional, there are a number of extra Apple merchandise rumored to launch later this yr, together with new iPad and Mac fashions and extra.
Past the iPhone and Apple Watch, we have put collectively an inventory of 5 Apple merchandise which are most probably to be unveiled by the top of 2022.
Second-Technology AirPods Professional
Apple launched the AirPods Professional in October 2019, and practically three years later, rumors counsel an replace to the wi-fi headphones is lastly imminent.
The second-generation AirPods Professional are broadly anticipated to launch later this yr with a number of new options, together with an improve to the H1 chip that powers options like lively noise cancellation, assist for Apple Lossless audio playback, up to date movement sensors for expanded health monitoring capabilities, a brand new charging case that may emit a sound when misplaced, a skin-detect sensor for improved in-ear detection, and extra.
It’s also possible that the charging case for the brand new AirPods Professional shall be waterproof, just like the third-generation AirPods charging case.
Again in 2020, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman and Debby Wu reported that Apple examined a extra compact design for the brand new AirPods Professional that may eradicate the stems that drop under the earbuds, much like Apple’s Beats Studio Buds. Nonetheless, newer rumors counsel that the brand new AirPods Professional is not going to have any vital design modifications.
A sketchy report that claimed the following AirPods Professional would characteristic coronary heart fee detection, listening to help capabilities, and a USB-C charging case additionally seems to be false.
iPad Professional With M2 Chip
Gurman additionally expects Apple to launch new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Professional fashions with M2 chips and assist for MagSafe wi-fi charging later this yr.
The brand new iPad Professional fashions will characteristic the identical chassis design as the present fashions, except new “4-pin connectors” on the highest and backside edges, in accordance with Japanese weblog Mac Otakara. The aim of those connectors is unclear.
Apple final up to date its iPad Professional line in April 2021, with new options together with the M1 chip, a Thunderbolt port, 5G assist for mobile fashions, a brighter show on the 12.9-inch mannequin, and an upgraded 12-megapixel entrance digicam with assist for Apple’s Middle Stage characteristic, which helps preserve you inside the body in video apps like FaceTime.
Entry-Degree iPad With USB-C Port
Apple is anticipated to replace its entry-level iPad later this yr with a brand new design consisting of a bigger 10.5-inch show, a USB-C port, and a flat-edged chassis with a rear digicam bump. Different rumored options embrace an A14 Bionic chip and 5G assist for mobile fashions.
Whereas the Tenth-generation iPad is anticipated to retain a Contact ID dwelling button, rumors counsel the system will not have a headphone jack.
Apple launched the Ninth-generation iPad in September 2021, with key options together with a ten.2-inch show, an A13 Bionic chip, an upgraded 12-megapixel entrance digicam with assist for the Middle Stage characteristic, True Tone, and double the bottom storage.
Apple TV With A14 Chip
Apple plans to launch a brand new Apple TV with an improved price construction within the second half of 2022, in accordance with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. It is unclear if Apple plans to cross on the price financial savings to clients by reducing the worth of the brand new Apple TV.
A brand new Apple TV is in growth with an A14 chip and 4GB of RAM, in accordance with Gurman, nevertheless it’s unclear if this mannequin is similar one which Kuo referred to. Both manner, the inner upgrades would end in sooner efficiency in comparison with the present Apple TV 4K, which is provided with an A12 chip and 3GB of RAM.
Launched in April 2021, the present Apple TV 4K begins at $179 with 32GB of storage, whereas the Apple TV HD stays out there for $149. By comparability, there are lots of streaming sticks from manufacturers like Chromecast and Roku out there for between $25 and $100.
Mac Professional With “M2 Excessive” Chip
After saying the Mac Studio at its March 2022 occasion, Apple teased that an Apple silicon model of the Mac Professional tower was coming later.
Again in 2020, Apple mentioned its transition from Intel processors to Apple silicon chips throughout the Mac lineup would take round two years to be accomplished, so the brand new Mac Professional is anticipated to be introduced by the top of 2022.
The brand new Mac Professional shall be geared up with “M2 Extremely” and “M2 Excessive” chips, in accordance with Gurman. It is doable the brand new Mac Professional shall be smaller because of the swap to Apple silicon, nevertheless it’s unclear if the desktop pc could have any main design modifications in comparison with the present Intel-based mannequin launched in December 2019.
The brand new Mac Professional could be the quickest Mac ever, topping the Mac Studio with the M1 Extremely chip.