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. The company pulled the covers out of its new one , , and Installation with standard, , Models. (That’s how it works .) Apple’s new iPhone and iPad operating system, and , are also .
In addition to the last September event, Apple hosted two other events in 2021. In April, Apple released new, , , and more. ( .) Then, two months later, the company hosted the annual Developer event at which we a , (also known as MacOS 12), and .
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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. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says he’s expecting and the 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.
Leaked pictures of the possible third generation AirPods.
have been in circulation for some time, with possible delays in publication until the third quarter of 2021 – . Often referred to as AirPods 3, their design is based on possible leaked photos. however, does not have noise isolating earbuds (and may not offer active noise cancellation).
16-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 chip
Currently theis only available in a 13-inch model and doesn’t do much better than that (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 .
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Larger iMac with Apple silicon chips
At Apple’s April event, the company gave us new oneswith 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. 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 6Kfor 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 atthat 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 that can dynamically pan and enlarge multiple people speaking in one shot, Apple could contract a little without the articulated arm on the .
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Apple Soundbar with integrated Apple TV
Another rumored product that makes a lot of sense for Apple is athat has an Apple TV “box” integrated. Roku already offers several 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 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 toto the rumor mill for now, but again: don’t hold your breath either.