Every new Apple product coming in the Year 2022, Apple had a remarkably busy in the year 2021. In which Apple announced its latest round of new Macs amid the silicone transition, the new iPhone 13, the long-awaited AirTag item tracker, and more. Looking beyond 2022, there are more new devices to come across all of Apple’s major product categories.
And 2022 could be a big year for Apple. We are not only expecting a general refresh of the iPhone, MacBook, and iPad. Rather, the company is all set to take its first step in a whole new product category with the launch of its AR Glasses.
In this article, we take a look at this. That’s what we expect Apple to launch in 2022. We have scrutinized every rumor and trend to bring you our predictions. Read on to find out what might be in store.
Here’s everything we’re expecting from Apple in 2022.
MacBook Air 2022
One of the most anticipated new products on the way from Apple is the all-new MacBook Air. The new MacBook Air is rumored to feature a flat-edged design, leaving the iconic tapering design thinner at the front and thicker at the back.
Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also told this. That 2022 MacBook Air will come in additional colors similar to the colors of the 24-inch iMac. Just like the iMac, the new MacBook Air will reportedly feature white bezels and a white keyboard. There are also rumors that the MacBook Air may feature a notch similar to the new MacBook Pro. But it is not clear whether it will actually be successful.
Lastly, in terms of processor power, the new MacBook Air will reportedly be the first Mac to be powered by the next-generation M2 chip. Bloomberg has reported that the M2 processor will have the same number of computing cores as the M1 but run faster.
Like the new MacBook Pro, it will reportedly get MagSafe for back charging and could have a mini-LED screen. Or not, but maybe not with a notch.
The new MacBook Air (or potentially just “MacBook”) is expected to be released sometime in mid-2022. It will reportedly be “slightly” more expensive than the current MacBook Air, which starts at $999.
MacBook Pro 2022
The MacBook Pro 14-inch with its M1 Pro chip is just as good. Not everyone needs that much power. And its starting price is $1,999. The good news is the rumor about Apple. That it will release a replacement for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip sometime in 2022.
This prediction comes from Mark Gurman of Bloomberg. Joe reports that Apple is preparing an entry-level MacBook Pro. We don’t know anything about the other specs or design yet. The M2 chip is tipped to have eight CPU cores, similar to the Apple M1 chip. But there is an advanced 10-core graphics processor.
We’d also expect an SD card slot, MagSafe charging, and a 1080p display, but that’s just speculation for now.
Mac mini and Mac Pro 2022
Unsurprisingly, the Apple silicon transition will continue into 2022 — and that could be the year the transition is complete. According to Bloomberg, Apple is planning a new Mac Pro powered by Apple Silicon. In terms of design, this machine could be about half the size of the current Mac Pro.
The new Mac Pro is rumored to come in either 20 or 40 computing core configurations. Which is composed of 16 high-performance or 32 high-performance cores and four or eight high-efficiency cores. GPU options will reportedly include 64-core and 128-core options.
Apple’s modular workstation is due to the Apple silicone treatment. But how this is a matter of speculation. The current system has 12 DIMM slots for up to 1.5TB of RAM and eight PCIe slots for further expansion. Meanwhile, Apple silicon is a fully integrated solution with integrated memory and integrated graphics. So it’s entirely possible that whatever Apple does with the Mac Pro. He will look very different from the current model or other M1-powered devices from the company.
However, according to a Bloomberg report, the future Apple silicon chip could have 40 cores. 30 more than the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips and 12 more than the current top-end Mac Pro with the 28-core Intel Xeon W. Processor noting that the said machine starts at $12,999. It’s safe to say that this won’t be the Mac for your average consumer, mind.
The Mac Mini is less sure of a refresh. But LexApplePro believes a new model is coming next year. Probably getting the same M1 Pro and M1 Max chips for power users. If it does arrive, it is likely to have more ports and a new, slimmer design.
Meanwhile, Apple is also reportedly planning a new so-called “Mac Mini Pro” with a new generation industrial design. John Prosser has reported that the new Mac Mini will feature a new external chassis with a “Plexiglas-like” reflective surface on top, in an otherwise aluminum enclosure.
Whereas Apple introduced the all-new 24-inch iMac in April of 2021. Fans of the larger 27-inch iMac are still waiting. In fact, the 27-inch iMac is one of those few Intel-powered machines. Which are still available in Apple’s Mac lineup today.
Thus, Apple is widely expected to debut a new 27-inch iMac powered by Apple Silicon in 2022. The new iMac is likely to feature a high-end Apple silicon chip. While the rumors also indicate a mini-LED display and promotions. The technology will be coming to the iMac for the first time.
Rumors have indicated that the iMac will have a base model configuration of 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage, just like the new MacBook Pro. Ports on the new iMac will reportedly include an HDMI port, an SD card slot, and multiple USB-C/Thunderbolt connections.
The smaller iMac saw a major update in April 2021 with a new color design and a bigger screen. But what about the bigger iMac?
We think it’s likely that the 27-inch iMac will be succeeded by a model with a larger screen — 30-inch or 32-inch. Although disappointingly, rumors are pointing to a 27-inch display. It may also get the same redesign as the 24-inch model, though the color options may differ.
To differentiate with the 24-inch iMac, Apple may refer to this new iMac as the iMac Pro. At any rate, this will be a pro or high-end iMac and the M1 Pro and M1 Max seem destined for this machine. Maybe a couple of configurations of one of those M1 chips (more on that below).
In 2022, it’s highly likely that the big-screen iMac will get a refresh and a leaker one with an extremely strong track record. Dylandkt – believes it will be replaced by something branded as the iMac Pro. “Why would it be called that? To better differentiate this device from the iMac 24,” the leaker tweeted on AppleTrack with a 75% accuracy rating. This is clearly the M1 Pro and M1 seen in the new MacBook Pros The Max will feature chips and will come with a remarkable list of specifications:
According to Mark Gurman, we can expect a new iPad Pro. In which there will be an updated design and wireless charging support. Given that the current iPad Pro has an M1 chip, what can we expect for the new iPad Pro? Will it achieve the same M2 as the MacBook Air? Don’t expect an M1 Pro or Max – the heat development of these chips is just too much for an iPad.
MagSafe support for the iPad is also said to be in the works and it may even be possible to charge other devices from the iPad.
The iPad Pro got a notable update in 2021 with the addition of an M1 chip for power, as well as a Mini-LED display at 12.9-inches. Shortly after the 2021 iPad Pro was announced, rumors began to circulate about what to expect from the next-generation model.
Bloomberg has reported that Apple is developing a redesigned iPad Pro with a Glass back. This change will allow the iPad Pro to support wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging for the first time. Reverse wireless charging will allow you to place a wireless charging-compatible device, such as an iPhone or AirPods, on the back of the iPad Pro to recharge that device. The power will be shared from the iPad Pro to the other device.
Another change reportedly coming with the 2022 iPad Pro is the extension of Mini-LED display technology to the 11-inch iPad Pro for the first time. This is the display technology that first came to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro in 2021.
As for the release date, Apple has entered a rhythm of releasing new iPad Pro models during the first half of the year, usually in the spring.
iPhone SE 3
Moving on to the iPhone, we expect the first new iPhone from Apple in 2022. There is a new third-generation iPhone SE. This iPhone SE 3 is expected to be similar to the current iPhone SE. But with an A15 chip and 5G connectivity on the side.
In fact, one analyst believes so too. That iPhone SE 3 with 5G could turn a billion Android users into a switcher.
While rumors have suggested that Apple is also working on some sort of iPhone SE Plus with a larger display. It is not clear whether it will be released in 2022. However, the iPhone SE 3 is expected to arrive during the first half of the year. ,
Confusingly, it could be called the iPhone SE Plus despite packing the same 4.7-inch screen size and iPhone 8-like design as its 2020 predecessor (home button and all). Whereas Apple has previously used the word “plus” to denote a larger screen. The logic here is to boost 5G credentials – a first for the iPhone SE line.
Considering that Apple has released a flagship iPhone every year since 2007. No one seriously expects that. That the company will take a break in 2022. The iPhone 14 is almost certainly going to arrive in September. Considering that almost every other flagship Apple handset has been launched.
And, of course, we can’t forget the iPhone 14. The iPhone 14 is rumored to be a major overhaul of the iPhone lineup. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the lineup will include two 6.1-inch models and two 6.7-inch models.
In terms of marketing names, the 2022 iPhone lineup could look something like this. iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Kuo says. That iPhone 14 Max would represent the lowest price ever for a larger 6.7-inch iPhone, potentially around $900.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected to sport a new hole-punch design. If the punch-hole design sounds familiar. This is because it is currently used on many high-end Android flagships. It makes sense for Apple to adopt this design with the iPhone 14. That “punch-hole” housing the camera is currently located in the notch.
According to Kuo, the iPhone 14 will also include dramatic improvements to the front-facing camera. In terms of the rear camera, says Kuo. That the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be upgraded to 48-megapixel, an increase from the 12-megapixel sensor in the iPhone 12.
The iPhone 14 lineup is expected to be announced and released sometime in September of 2022.
Apple Watch Series 8
The Apple Watch lineup is also expected to be overhauled in 2022. Kuo has reported that Apple will release three new Apple Watch models in the fall of 2022. Including a new high-end Apple Watch Series 8, a new Apple Watch SE, and the previously rumored Rugged Sport Edition.
In terms of health technologies, the Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to add a body temperature sensor. Which will enable additional health and fitness tracking.
But for the Apple Watch, it’s what matters on the inside, and a ho-hum design could push Apple toward more bold changes in the internals. It is too early to know for sure what this will be. Apple Watch launches in September alongside flagship iPhones. But we have a compelling early indication that it will include a whole host of new health sensors.
Back in May, SEC documents showed Apple to be the biggest customer of the business called Rockley Photonics. Which happens to specialize in medical sensors to measure everything from blood pressure to alcohol levels. At the time, the CEO said he expected the technology to be in consumer products in 2022. This is extremely exciting — especially given the long-running rumors that Apple hopes to one day make diabetics’ lives easier with non-invasive blood glucose measurements.
Note that we’re also hearing that Apple may have three new Apple Watches launching in 2022. That would include the Apple Watch SE 2 and possibly a new rugged Apple Watch targeting outdoor enthusiasts. This information comes from Mark Gurman of Bloomberg and his Power On newsletter.
Unfortunately, we are still waiting for more details on this. That’s what to expect from the Apple Watch Series 8 and other models coming in 2022.
AirPods Pro 2
Apple is also reportedly planning a second-generation AirPods Pro for release in 2022. These AirPods Pro 2 are expected to have a fresh focus on health tracking and fitness technologies as well as a new design. Apple VP Kevin Lynch also mentioned the possibility of using AirPods to “separate father’s data” for health monitoring in an interview in June.
Bloomberg has reported that the second-generation AirPods Pro will feature a “more compact” design that removes that stem. Which sticks out from the bottom of the AirPods Pro. It could be similar to Amazon Echo Buds. Which has a stem-less design that is perfectly round and stays inside the user’s ear.
However, these changes are not guaranteed. Apple is said to have faced challenges removing the AirPods Pro stem, while still including features like transparency mode, the H1 chip, and noise cancellation. As such, Apple may settle on a less ambitious redesign of the AirPods Pro.
Last but not least, 2022 will also reportedly be the year that Apple releases the first iteration of its long-rumored AR/VR headset.
The first generation of Apple Mixed Reality headset will apparently offer the same computing power as the M1 chipset in Macs and could feature dual 4K micro OLED displays. In other words, it probably won’t be cheap. While Ming-Chi Kuo says it will be a standalone product, others say so. That this would require an iPhone or Mac, as did the first-generation Apple Watch.
A report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said. That the new Apple Mixed Reality headset will have three killer features: gaming, media consumption, and communication. “The gaming machine should have a strong focus, especially given that it will have multiple processors, a fan, extremely high-resolution display, and its own app store,” writes Gurman.
It is very easy to confuse Apple glasses. The rumored Google Glass style eyewear – with the AR headset mentioned above, not least because there’s a lot of crossover of potential patent applications. But for now, Apple Glass isn’t expected until at least 2023, and given current chip shortages, you wouldn’t be surprised if they slip further into the future.
The long-awaited Apple Car is still years away, with Bloomberg predicting a 2025 launch. However, the same report shows. That the car would ship without a steering wheel or pedals. So it may also be overly optimistic, given the regulatory headaches such a product could cause governments around the world.
Apple’s first foldable phone, which is rumored to be called the iPhone Flip. Almost certainly the Samsung Galaxy Z will not compete with the Fold 4.
Ming-Chi Kuo, John Prosser, and Mark Gurman all think. That 2023 is the earliest we will see it, with the latter suggesting that it is still two to three years away.
We think it may just be an evolution of the Apple TV. But there are reports that claim that Apple is looking to sell a game console that will compete with the Switch.
Homepod with Screen
It may not come in 2022, but we have hope. There is some truth to the rumors that Apple is working with a screen on the HomePod. We’ve always said that a screen will make the HomePod infinitely more useful. But maybe we’re the only ones who hate talking to our speaker.
A screen will expand the use of the HomePod into the scene beyond audio. So that you can watch podcasts and news reports and YouTube videos, but most usefully communicate through FaceTime.
Amid reports of a new high-res audio subscription option coming to Apple Music in June 2021, it’s time for Apple to improve the capabilities of some of its audio products.