Apple’s “California Streaming” occasion was filled with bulletins, from the iPhone 13 and forthcoming Apple Watch Series 7 to a sixth-gen iPad Mini. We anticipated a lot of this, but, there have been a variety of issues we had anticipated that Apple may announce however didn’t, together with new MacE book Pros and next-gen AirPods.
However, it appears to be like like there’s nonetheless hope they might make an look quickly, particularly provided that October is traditionally when Apple will showcase new Macs. According to Bloomberg’s dependable Apple-watcher, Mark Gurman, Apple will probably maintain no less than yet one more on-line occasion inside the subsequent “several weeks,” which implies Apple should still reveal the no-shows from at present earlier than the tip of 2021. Here are a few of the extra noteworthy omissions we anticipate to see within the months forward.
New MacE book Pros
The redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacE book Pros powered by a brand new M1X chip — the rumored title for an enhanced variant of Apple’s M1 chip that made its debut final yr — might make an look as early as subsequent month, Gurman predicts. Rumor has it the brand new laptops will reportedly function a flat-edged redesign and the return of the magnetic MagSafe charger, in addition to the reintroduction of beforehand excised inputs just like the HDMI port and SD card slot.
New Mac Minis, iMacs, and Mac Pro workstations
After Apple unveils the MacE book Pro, Gurman additionally speculates we may even see an upgraded Mac Mini, an even bigger iMac, an up to date Mac Pro workstation, and even a “new low-end MacBook Pro.” Each machine may also be reportedly powered by the subsequent technology of Apple’s in-house chips, which is able to “will greatly outpace the performance and capabilities of the current M1 chips,” according to Gurman’s nameless sources. Still, there’s no assure Apple will unveil these earlier than the tip of the yr.
It was closely rumored that Apple would unveil the third technology of AirPods throughout its iPhone 13 occasion, so it was an enormous shock when the corporate didn’t. It’s attainable, nevertheless, that we might nonetheless see these make their debut earlier than the vacation season begins.
When they do arrive, the brand new AirPods will reportedly boast a few of the most vital adjustments in type since their 2016 debut. It’s probably the brand new pair will mirror the AirPods Pro in design, with a brand new case and shorter stems. However, that could be the place the similarities between the 2 finish — noise cancellation, for instance, might stay unique to the Pro mannequin.
The new AirPods are anticipated to retail anyplace between $150 and $200, and it’s not clear but whether or not Apple will promote two totally different variations — one with and one and not using a wi-fi charging case — prefer it does with the present non-Pro AirPods.
During Tuesday’s keynote, Apple introduced that the subsequent iteration of its smartwatch working system, watchOS 8, will launch alongside iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 on September twentieth. macOS customers, nevertheless, are nonetheless in the dead of night as to when, precisely, they could see the official launch of macOS Monterey, the successor to macOS Big Sur.
macOS Monterey — which was first launched as a free replace throughout WWDC 2021 and has been testing in public beta since July — continues to be presumingly set to reach within the fall, which what’s listed on Apple’s web site. The replace brings enhancements to FaceTime, Safari, and a slew of different apps. Monterey may also introduce options akin to Live Text and Universal Control, a function that means that you can management and rapidly transfer information throughout a number of Apple gadgets.
Given the shortage of Mac updates throughout Tuesday’s occasion, it appears attainable that Apple might announce the discharge date of Monterey in the course of the rumored occasion in October.