Everything We Expect to See in 2022 and Beyond
Here at Active HQ, we do our best to update you on new Apple products that might be on the horizon. For now, these are just rumours but we as usual, we hope to hear more in September 2022. here’s a round up of what we have heard according to Macrumors.
We’re expecting four iPhone 14 models in 2022, including the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. There will be no 5.4-inch iPhone 14 mini. The iPhone 14 Pro models are expected to feature a “hole-punch” design that does away with the notch for a larger display area. The front-facing camera will be located in a small cutout, and Face ID hardware will be in a second pill-shaped cutout. Other possible features include a titanium frame for the Pro models, camera improvements, a faster A16 chip, an always-on display, and a faster 5G modem.
Apple Watch Series 8
The Apple Watch Series 8 could get new health features that include temperature sensing, and sleep apnea detection, and more advanced features like blood glucose monitoring and blood pressure measurements are a possibility, though may not be coming until a later date. The Series 8 could include car crash detection, and there is expected to be a rugged model that will better hold up to extreme usage. Along with the Series 8, we’re expecting an Apple Watch SE to come at the same time.
Apple is rumored to be refreshing the iPad Pro in 2022, and the 11-inch model could get the same mini-LED display introduced in the 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro. A glass back that would allow for wireless charging is also a possibility, as is a reverse wireless charging feature that would let the iPad Pro charge devices like the AirPods.
Apple is working on an updated version of the Mac Pro that could feature an Apple silicon chip with up to 40 compute cores and 128 graphics cores, which would be double the performance of the M1 Ultra in the Mac Studio. We’re not expecting design changes for the Mac Pro, and the update will see Apple completing its transition to Apple silicon across the Mac lineup. Design changes are not expected.
Apple is apparently building a high-end version of the Mac mini, which will feature additional ports and a more powerful Apple silicon chip. It’s expected to use M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, and it could have a fresh design. There’s no concrete word on when it might be released.
Apple is also apparently working on a new version of the AirPods Pro with a more compact design and a new wireless chip. The design is said to eliminate the short stem that sticks out from the bottom, resulting in a more rounded shape closer in design to competing wire-free earbuds from Google and Samsung.
Products With Unknown Release Dates
- Low-Cost iPad – Apple is working on a new version of the low-cost iPad, which is expected to include a larger 10.5-inch display, an A14 chip, 5G, and a USB-C port.
- Larger size iMac – Rumours suggest Apple is working on a larger-screened version of the iMac that will be sold alongside the 24-inch model, and this iMac could be called the “iMac Pro.” It could feature a Pro Display XDR-like design, a 27-inch mini-LED display with ProMotion technology, and M1 Pro/M1 Max chips.
- 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro – Apple is working on updated versions of the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that will use M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. The M2 Max chip will feature a 12-core CPU and a 38-core GPU, and the new machines are currently expected sometime in 2023.
- AR/VR Headset – Apple is working on an augmented/virtual reality headset that is rumoured to feature a dedicated high-end display, built-in processor, and an “rOS” or reality operating system. Input will be via touch panels, voice activation, and hand gestures, and it’s said to have a high price point at around $3,000. The AR/VR headset is likely to be unveiled in 2023.
- Foldable iPhone – Could Apple be following other manufacturers lead with a foldable phone? Apple is allegedly working on a foldable iPhone that might be between 7.5 and 8 inches, with a possible launch date slated for 2023 at the earliest.
- Apple Car – There have been a lot of twists and turns in the saga of Apple’s electric car development, but reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple is still planning on a full autonomous vehicle rather than just an autonomous car software offering, with a launch to happen between 2023 and 2025.
More details coming soon. Watch this space!