Apple is expected to reveal a number of gadgets this year, including new MacBook Pro models, AirPods 3, and iPhone 13.
With back-to-back announcements, Apple has had a busy year so far. At its highly anticipated “Spring Loaded” event this month, Apple unveiled a slew of new goods, including the iMac, iPad Pros, and AirTags. The IT giant will conduct its annual Worldwide Developers Conference next month (WWDC). Hardware isn’t the emphasis of the event, despite it being largely a software event. However, the event is the ideal opportunity for Apple to unveil new hardware, particularly Pro-level products. The rumor mill indicates that during this year’s WWDC, we’ll see upgrades to the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro. In the following months, the new iPad mini and AirPods 3 are also scheduled to be released.
14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros
Apple is working on 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro versions, according to reports. Flat edges and smaller bezels will be featured on both versions. The 14-inch model will replace the current MacBook Pro 13.3-inch model, while the 16-inch variant will replace the current MacBook Pro 16-inch model. The rumored M1X or M2 processor will give the new MacBook Pro models a performance bump. The next MacBook Pros are expected to have a 10-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores, as well as a 16-core or 32-core GPU and up to 64GB RAM. The laptops will feature extra connections, including an HDMI port and an SD card slot, and will charge through MagSafe. Interestingly, instead of a Touch Bar, these new MacBook Pros will include traditional function keys. Professional users such as graphic designers and video editors will be targeted by both laptops.
The all-new MacBook Air is coming next. Despite the fact that the current MacBook Air is nearly flawless, Apple is going to introduce a new model in the near future. Jon Prosser, an Apple leaker, has published renderings of the upcoming MacBook Air. It’ll be smaller and lighter than the current MacBook Air, according to reports. Apple plans to offer the new MacBook Air in colours that match the new M1 iMac, according to Prosser. That’s not all, though. White bezels surrounding the display and white keyboard caps are expected on the next MacBook Air. The next version is due later this year or early next year, and it might include a new Apple Silicon processor with improved graphics.
The Mac Pro is one of the Apple gadgets that will undergo a substantial makeover. According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on two Mac Pro models. One will be similar to the 2019 model in appearance and may be equipped with an Intel CPU. The other model, on the other hand, will be constructed of Apple Silicon and will most likely resemble Apple’s Mac Pro G4 Cube, which debuted in the 2000s. To be clear, Apple’s Mac Pro range is geared squarely at professionals.
While the recently released revamped M1 iMac adds some excitement to desktop computing, it isn’t quite up to professional users’ standards. Apple is apparently working on a 32-inch iMac for such consumers. Details are currently limited, although it is rumoured to include a powerful Apple Silicon.
Apple may potentially release a Mac Mini with a higher price tag. This model might include an upgraded M1 processor with a 10-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores, as well as 16-core or 32-core GPU choices. Up to 64GB of RAM and four Thunderbolt connections will be supported by the chipset. In addition, the new Mac Mini will have extra ports for connection. The current Mac Mini is a wonderful way to test out the M1 chipset’s capability, but it appears that Apple has greater ambitions for the popular desktop computer.
If Apple releases AirPods 3 this year, don’t be shocked. According to reports, the third generation of AirPods will be designed in the same way as the more costly AirPods Pro. The next AirPods may include a smaller charging case, a shorter stem, and replaceable tips than the AirPods Pro. Apple’s next-generation entry-level AirPods, unlike the AirPods Pro, may not include active noise canceling. The sound quality of the AirPods 3 should be better than that of the AirPods 2.