8 things we didn’t see at Apple’s September event: AirPods 3, new MacBook Pros, and more

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is shown above unveiling iPad upgrades at the company’s September event.

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Apple displayed a large collection of new products on its bumper September event. The company pulled the covers out of its new one Apple Watch 7, iPad Mini 6, updated entry-level iPad and iPhone 13 Installation with standard, Mini, Pro and Pro Max Models. (That’s how it works Compare iPhone 13 versions.) Apple’s new iPhone and iPad operating system, iOS 15 and iPad 15, are also now available for download.

In addition to the last September event, Apple hosted two other events in 2021. In April, Apple released new iPad upgrades, colorful iMacs, AirTags tracker, a purple iPhone 12 and more. (Here’s everything Apple announced this spring.) Then, two months later, the company hosted the annual WWDC Developer event at which we a first look at iOS 15, MacOS Monterey (also known as MacOS 12), WatchOS 8 and iPad 15.

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But what did Apple not announce? Here’s a list of products we’ve been waiting for, including (admittedly) some that are based on the rumor mill rather than any upcoming or expected releases. While we didn’t think most of them would make their debut at Apple’s most recent event, we did get to see a few this fall at an alleged October event. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says he’s expecting new MacBook Pro models and the AirPods 3 Debut at the end of this year. Several other products, including the new AirPods Pro, an updated iPad Pro, redesigned Mac Pros, and MacBook Airs with Apple Silicon, and more, could hit the market in 2022, according to Gurman.

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Leaked pictures of the possible third generation AirPods.

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AirPods 3

Rumors that Apple will release third generation AirPods have been in circulation for some time, with possible delays in publication until the third quarter of 2021 – Speculations that now seem more accurate. Often referred to as AirPods 3, their design is based on possible leaked photos. can share a lot with the AirPods Pro however, does not have noise isolating earbuds (and may not offer active noise cancellation).

16-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 chip

Currently the MacBook Pro with M1 equipment is only available in a 13-inch model and doesn’t do much better than that M1 MacBook Air (which is, admittedly, quite a speed demon). Those waiting for the 16-inch MacBook Pro to be updated with the M1 chip, along with a rumored 14-inch Pro model, will have to wait further. Apple may be waiting for an even better chip (M2? M1X?) To power them. You can see them all latest rumors about the MacBook Pro 2021 here.


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At Apple’s April event, the company gave us new ones M1-powered iMacs with flatter designs and 24-inch displays (previously 21.5 inches). But the larger 27-inch iMacs remain unchanged for now, despite rumors that they’ll have huge 30-inch screens. Maybe they are also waiting for the supposed M1 successor.

Mac Pro M1

We’ve waited years to get Apple’s redesigned high-end desktop computer, the Mac Pro. Now it looks like we’ll have to wait even longer for an updated version of this computer powered by Apple’s Intel alternatives. Again, we expect Apple to wait for an even more powerful M1 successor, so the delay makes sense.

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Mid-range Apple display

Apple sells you its 32-inch 6K Pro display XDR for a boatload of money (it starts at just under $ 5,000, and that’s without nearly $ 1,000). But Mac Minis owners (and now the Thunderbolt-equipped iPad Pro) are still waiting for something a little more affordable.

Apple Echo Show competitor

After Apple discontinued its HomePod, it was rumored that the company was at work on an Amazon Echo Show competitor that would fuse an entry-level iPad with a speaker. Details remain vague and it is unclear when such a product might be released. But there the The new iPad Pro includes an ultrawide camera and the center stage functionthat can dynamically pan and enlarge multiple people speaking in one shot, Apple could contract a little without the articulated arm on the Echo Show 10.


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Apple Soundbar with integrated Apple TV

Another rumored product that makes a lot of sense for Apple is a Soundbar for your TV that has an Apple TV “box” integrated. Roku already offers several Soundbars with its integrated Smart TV apps, and Apple could easily ring the cash register for larger and more powerful models. In addition to amplifying the sound from your TV, this type of TV speaker combo may allow you to add audio to a set of AirPods Pro or AirPods Pro. stream AirPods Max and use Apple’s spatial audio virtual surround feature without disturbing others in your household.

Apple AR or VR headset

OK, nobody seriously expected this long-rumored product to be featured at the latest event. But that’s the kind of thing – like Apple’s silicon chips last year – that Apple could possibly outline months ahead of its release to line up developer support. Add to Apple AR or VR headset to the rumor mill for now, but again: don’t hold your breath either.

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