We’ve been monitoring the rumors about a spring Apple event for a while now, where we expect to see the long-awaited, a follow-up to Apple’s affordable iPhone SE from 2020. And now we have a very good idea when the next Apple event could happen: The latest rumor, from , where Apple would reveal not only the iPhone SE 3 but also a .
There’s still more we’re waiting to see in 2022, though not necessarily at the rumored March 8 event. Gurman earlier predicted that Apple may show off “” later this year, in the fall. We’re expecting a new flagship iPhone lineup (likely called the ), new , and Macs, among other things. We’re even hoping to see the long-rumored this year.
If the company’s first event of 2022 isn’t in March as predicted, it will still likely be in the spring, but we may have to wait until the summer or fall for most of the devices. In the meantime, we’re collecting all the rumors and reports about event dates and expected products. Read on for everything we know so far about the next Apple event and all the Apple products we’re anticipating for 2022. We’ll update this story as new information becomes available.
When is the next Apple event? Possibly March 8
It’s likely we won’t see Apple host another event until the spring. Gurman initially predicted Apple’s first event of the year happening in March or April, eventually narrowing in on.
Apple typically hosts three to four events every year, usually including a spring event, a summer developer conference and one or two more events in the fall. The fall events are often held in September and October, and tend to feature new iPhones and Apple Watch upgrades, while the October event typically features new Macs and iPads.
With that history in mind, Gurman’s March 8 prediction is highly plausible. However, it’s also possible that whatever products or announcements the company has ready this spring will be announced without the hoopla of a live event, in which case we’re looking at June for Apple’s annual WWDC.
Apple’s event pattern slightly shifted in 2020 due to. 2020’s September Apple event revealed the , and — but no new iPhone. The company later took the wraps off the in October. That event, and subsequent events last year, were also online-only due to the pandemic. A livestream was available as usual through the company’s website.
As the pandemic continues to affect many, we’ll have to wait and see if Apple will return for an in-person event this year or continue to be virtual-only. According to Gurman, the spring event, at least, will be virtual.
New products we expect: iPhone SE 3, faster Mac Mini and more
Apple unveiled a slew of hardware and software upgrades in 2021. But, there are stillthe tech giant to announce this year. Here’s everything we’re hoping to get from Apple in 2022.
iPhone SE 3
Apple showed off its revamped iPhone SE in the spring of 2020, but last year the petite iPhone was a no-show. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts, one for 2022 and the other for 2023. The 2022 model may arrive midyear with 3GB of memory, while the 2023 model is said to sport 4GB of memory and a bigger display, according to the analyst.
Other rumors suggest the 2022 budget-friendly iPhone could arrive in March or April. The phone is said to feature an LCD display, 5G support, a retro design and Face ID, as well.
If you can’t wait until later this year for the new iPhone SE, check out CNET’s review of the 2020 iPhone SE. Plus,?
Midrange Apple display
Apple may also be working on a more affordable version of itsthat was originally released in 2019 for just under $5,000 (not including the $1,000 stand). Bloomberg reported in January that a cheaper Apple monitor was in “ .”
Faster Mini Mac
In 2020, Apple unveiled its. But now that the tech giant has taken the wraps off its M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, when will we see a faster Mac Mini? Gurman speculated in August that a new, more powerful Mac Mini could be coming in the “ .”
Updated 27-inch iMac, MacBook Air and Mac Pro
Apple previously announced, but it was only the smaller 24-inch model. Bloomberg has reported that for the 27-inch iMac.
The August or September, according to analyst Ross Young.and MacBook Air could also be due for an upgrade. The 2020 MacBook Air was the first to sport Apple’s M1 chip. Now, it’s rumored the MacBook Air could get a redesign and the new rumored M2 chip this year. The Mac Pro is expected in the summer, possibly sometime in
New iPad Pro, iPad Air and entry-level iPad
Apple is planning towith a new design and wireless charging support, according to Gurman. He speculates Apple could upgrade the iPad Air and entry-level iPad in 2022, as well. The iPad Air could even arrive , alongside the iPhone SE 3.
Apple released itsin September, and the smartphone’s successor, the iPhone 14, is likely to make an appearance in the fall. The iPhone 14 is , and could house under-display Touch ID. (Here are .)
Apple Watch 8
Apple has announced a new version of its popular Apple Watch every year since the launch of the original in 2014. Gurman predicts Apple could unwrap three new Apple watch models in 2022 with a new Apple Watch SE, an updated standard version, possibly called the, and a more durable model for extreme sports athletes (and people who want to look like extreme sports athletes).
AirPods Pro 2
Apple could also be working on an updated version of the AirPods Pro. The first iteration of the higher-end earbuds debuted in 2019, and Kuo predicts the AirPods Pro 2 will launch in the fourth quarter of 2022 with a new design and chip.
New devices: Echo Show competitor, soundbar with Apple TV, AR/VR headset and more
We could still see some other brand-new devices from Apple, if not this year then some time in the future. This includes a possibleto the that would fuse an entry-level iPad with a speaker, a similar to , an , and an .
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