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iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, AirPods Pro 2… here are Apple’s next announcements

Apple is about to flood the market with a host of new products. In addition to the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8, the brand should lift the veil on new AirPods Pro, Macs with M2 chip, iPad Pro and a more powerful Apple TV. The HomePod would also make a comeback.

Mark Gurman, journalist at Bloomberg, assures that Apple will launch a plethora of new products between autumn 2022 and the first half of 2023. In his Sunday newsletter, he even believes that Apple is preparing a real “deluge” new devices for the end of the year. According to his information, the Californian giant is “about to embark on one of the most ambitious periods in its history”.

Among the brand’s new products, we obviously find the iPhone 14. Expected at the beginning of September during a keynote, the range will include four different models : a standard iPhone 14, an iPhone 14 Max with giant screen, an iPhone 14 Pro and an iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Read also: Why Apple should reserve the new A16 chip for the iPhone 14 Pro?

Three Apple Watches and new AirPods Pro

As expected, Apple will also announce a new range of Apple Watch. According to Mark Gurman, the Series 8 will be available in three variants. The firm would bet on a more affordable SE edition, a standard version and a more robust model intended for extreme sports enthusiasts. Previous rumors mainly rely on new sensors dedicated to health.

The American brand should also lift the veil on a new generation of AirPods Pro. According to rumors circulating on the web, the headphones will largely resume the design of their predecessors. Apple would bet again on a short rod, which embeds the microphone. This iteration would again have a Lightning port. No USB-C on the program for this generation.

M2 Extreme chip, Mac Pro and new iPads

Gurman also expects several Macs powered by M2 chips. After the 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, Apple is expected to add its new processor to a Mac mini. The journalist also affirms that the group will decline its M2 chip in several versions. Continuing last year’s nomenclature, Apple would announce M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. These processors would make their debut on the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.

An M2 Ultra chip would also be in the boxes. This year, Apple would go even further by offering an even more powerful version of the M2 chip. baptized M2 Extreme, it would power a new Mac Pro. Unsurprisingly, the company is already working on the next generation of chips, the Apple M3s. We can expect to discover them at the beginning of 2023.

In addition, Apple should continue toenrich its range of iPad. The American giant should launch new affordable and high-end references. The journalist corroborates the arrival of an iPad 10 equipped with a USB-C port rather than Lightning. 5G compatible, the tablet would be powered by an A14 Bionic chip. This is the same SoC as the iPad Air 4 and iPhone 12.

For more demanding users, Apple would market two new iPad Pros by the end of the year. The brand will offer two screen sizes: 11 and 12.9 inches. Performance will be provided by the Apple M2 chip. Gurman specifies that the iPads will be compatible with the new Stage Manager function of iPadOS 16. He also prophesies the arrival of a 14 or 15 inch iPad in 2023 or 2024.

New Apple TV and the return of HomePod

Apple does not intend to stop there. The Silicon Valley giant is currently developing a new Apple TV. Powered by an A14 chip and an additional GB of RAM, the case would support Apple’s foray into the field of video games. Thanks to tvOS 16, Apple TV should offer « cadditional play skills »presumably for titles included in the Apple Arcade subscription.

Tim Cook’s firm is also preparing the big return of the HomePod. The enclosure would not come out until next year. It would be powered by an S8 chip, like the Apple Watch, and would benefit from a new multi-touch compatible touch screen. Concretely, you can use several fingers to interact with the slab. For the record, the first version of the connected speaker was released in 2018. Faced with disappointing sales, Apple then focused on the more affordable HomePod mini.

Finally, the journalist confirms the imminent arrival of Apple’s first virtual and augmented reality headset. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the company will announce the accessory in January 2023. Mark Gurman assures that the helmet is powered by an M2 chip accompanied by 16 GB of RAM.

Source :

Bloomberg

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