We’re still a few months away—and at least one more big announcement from Apple—before the calendar flips to 2023. In the latest edition of his Included newsletterHowever, of Bloomberg Mark German detailed some of the hardware announcements he expects from Apple in 2023.
Here is Gurman’s exact wording:
Next year should be quite busy for Apple. Look for a 15-inch MacBook Air, a new M3 iMac, a Mac Pro, an updated HomePod, Reality Pro headphones, and a larger iPad. There’s also the potential debut of the company’s Apple TV, HomePod, and FaceTime camera combo coming later this year.
9to5Mac gives an in-depth look at these upcoming announcements:
This is what Mac users should expect in 2023
There are at least three major Macs that Apple will introduce next year: the 15-inch MacBook Air, a new M3 iMac, and the upcoming Mac Pro.
The 15-inch MacBook Air was first rumored by DSCC Ross Young. According to him, Apple is planning a new variant of the MacBook Air for 2023, which will have a screen size of around 15 inches. The company is also reportedly planning to increase the display on the current 13.3-inch MacBook Air to something that is “slightly larger” but still between 13-inches and 14-inches.
BloombergMark Gurman said Apple skipped the M2 iMac to focus on a new M3 iMac. it is not clear if there will be a design change or just some hardware upgrades.
About the Mac Pro, Apple said at the beginning of the year that it was working on the new high-end Mac device, but nothing else has been heard from the company.
A revamped HomePod is also in the works
Gourmet announced the new HomePod in June. Codenamed B620, this new speaker will be powered by the Apple Watch Series 8 chip, the S8 processor – which has the same speeds as the Series 6 chip. It’s unclear how different it will perform compared to the original HomePod’s A8 chip.
The HomePod mini, it’s important to note, features an S5 chip. The S6 processor is about 20% faster than its previous generation. Here’s what Gurman reported at the time:
The HomePod, codenamed B620, will be powered by the same S8 chip that comes with the watches, and will be closer to the original HomePod in terms of size and audio performance than a new HomePod mini. The new HomePod will have an updated display on top, and there’s even talk of multi-touch functionality.
The Reality Pro Headset will finally be unveiled
The long-rumored Apple Glasses will also make their debut in 2023. After years of waiting, Apple will likely be ready to unveil its mixed reality headset next year. In a DSCC paper, analysts believe Apple’s Mixed Reality headset will feature an “innovative triple-display configuration,” with two micro OLED 4K displays and another AMOLED panel for low-resolution peripheral vision. Not only that, but it will likely feature a powerful mobile CPU and GPU inside the handset.
It will feature a Mac chip and will be very expensive, according to rumours. You can learn more about this upcoming product here.
The larger iPad and Apple TV and HomePod combo could also do the trick
Last but not least, Gurman believes a larger iPad is in the works. It will likely be a 14-inch iPad Pro. He reported nearly a year ago that Apple was exploring future iPad designs with larger screens, saying such a product would be “a few years from now,” then in June, DSCC Ross Young confirms this timeline, offering additional details.
We have confirmed that the 14.1″ iPad Pro is being developed with our supply chain sources. It will have MiniLED and ProMotion. Not sure of the timing, but early 2023 might be more likely.
About the device Apple TV + HomePod + FaceTime Gurman talked about this product for a while. It will likely be a competitor to the Amazon Echo Show, and you can learn more about it here.
Wrap it up
Besides the new iPhones and Apple Watches, these are some of the products being talked about for 2023. Which one are you most excited to see Apple unveil? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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