Here’s everything you can expect from Apple in 2022

Apple had a remarkably busy 2021, announcing its latest round of new Macs amid the Apple Silicon transition, the new iPhone 13, long-awaited AirTag topic tracker and more. Looking ahead to 2022, there are even more new devices on the way across all of Apple’s major product categories.

MacBook Air

One of the most long-awaited new products on the way from Apple is a completely renewed MacBook Air. The new MacBook Air is rumored to have a flat-edged design that leaves the iconic tapered design slimmer at the front and thicker at the rear.

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also reported that the 2022 MacBook Air will come in additional colors, similar to the colors of the 24-inch iMac. Like the iMac, the new MacBook Air will reportedly have white frames and a white keyboard. There are also rumors that the MacBook Air could have a notch similar to the new MacBook Pro, but it’s unclear if this will actually turn into anything.

2022 macbook air

Finally, in terms of processing 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 computer cores as the M1 but run faster.

The new MacBook Air (or potentially just “MacBook”) is reportedly slated for a release sometime in mid-2022. It will reportedly be “slightly” more expensive than the current MacBook Air, which starts at $ 999.

Mac mini and Mac Pro

Not surprisingly, the Apple Silicon transition will also continue into 2022 – and may be the year the transition is complete. According to Bloomberg, Apple is planning a new Mac Pro powered by Apple Silicon. This machine can be about half the size of the current Mac Pro in terms of design.

The new Mac Pro is rumored to come in 20 or 40 computer core configurations, consisting of 16 high-performance or 32 high-performance cores and four or eight high-performance cores. GPU settings would reportedly include 64-core and 128-core options.

Meanwhile, Apple is reportedly also planning a new so-called “Mac mini Pro” with a new generation of industrial design. Jon Prosser has reported that the new Mac mini will have a new external chassis with a “plexiglass-like” reflective surface on top, in an otherwise aluminum case.

New iMac

While Apple introduced the all-new 24-inch iMac in April 2021, fans of the larger 27-inch iMac are still waiting. In fact, the 27-inch iMac is one of the few Intel-powered machines still available in Apple’s Mac series today.

As such, it is widely expected that Apple will debut with a new 27-inch iMac powered by Apple Silicon in 2022. The new iMac will likely have an advanced Apple Silicon chip on the inside, while rumors also indicate miniLED display and ProMotion technology will came to iMac for the first time.

Rumor has it that the iMac will have a base model configuration of 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage, just like the new MacBook Pro. The ports on the new iMac will reportedly include an HDMI port, an SD card slot and several USB-C / Thunderbolt connections.

iPad Pro

The iPad Pro got a notable update in 2021 with a transition to the M1 chip for power as well as a mini-LED screen in 12.9-inch. Not long after the 2021 iPad Pro was announced, rumors began circulating 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 would allow the iPad Pro to support wireless charging for the first time, as well as reverse wireless charging. 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 would be shared from the iPad Pro to the other device.

Another change reportedly coming with the 2022 iPad Pro is an expansion of mini-LED display technology to the 11-inch iPad Pro for the first time. This is the screen technology that first came to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro in 2021.

Horizontal iPad Pro Orientation

As for a release date, Apple has entered a cadence with the release of new iPad Pro models during the first half year, usually in the spring.

iPhone SE 3

Moving on to the iPhone, the first new iPhone we expect from Apple in 2022 is a new third generation iPhone SE. This iPhone SE 3 is expected to look like the current iPhone SE, but with the addition of an A15 chip on the side and 5G connectivity.

In fact, one analyst even believes that the iPhone SE 3 with 5G could turn a billion Android users into switches.

Although rumors have suggested that Apple is also working on a sort of iPhone SE Plus with a larger screen, it is unclear whether this will be released in 2022. However, the iPhone SE 3 is expected to come sometime during the first half of the year.

iPhone 14

iPhone 14 hole camera

And of course, we can not forget the iPhone 14. It is rumored that the iPhone 14 is a major overhaul of the iPhone series, where analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the series will consist of two 6.1-inch models and two 6.7 -models -inch models.

The iPhone series from 2022 could look like this in terms of marketing names: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Kuo says the iPhone 14 Max will represent the lowest price ever for a large 6.7-inch iPhone, potentially around $ 900.

Leaker Jon Prosser has also confirmed these changes, suggesting that the iPhone 14 will have a design similar to the iPhone 4.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected to have a new hole-punch design. If the punch-hole design sounds familiar, it’s because it’s currently used on many advanced Android flagships. It makes sense for Apple to adopt this design with the iPhone 14, with the “punch-hole” for the camera currently located in the notch.

The iPhone 14 will also include dramatic improvements to the front-facing camera, according to Kuo. As for the rear camera, Kuo says the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be upgraded to 48 megapixels, an increase from the 12 megapixel sensor in the iPhone 12.

The iPhone 14 series is expected to be announced and released sometime in September 2022.

Apple Watch Series 8

The Apple Watch series is also expected to be revised in 2022. Kuo has reported that Apple will release three new Apple Watch models in the fall of 2022, including a new advanced Apple Watch Series 8, a new Apple Watch SE, and the previously rumored rugged sports version .

In terms of health technologies, the Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to add a body temperature sensor, enabling additional health and fitness tracking.

Apple Watch Series 8

Unfortunately, we’re still waiting for more details on what to expect from the Apple Watch Series 8 and other models coming in 2022.

AirPods Pro 2

Apple is also reportedly planning a new second generation of AirPods Pro for release in 2022. These AirPods Pro 2 are expected to have a new focus on health tracking and fitness technologies as well as a brand new design. Apple’s VP Kevin Lynch even mentioned the possibility of using AirPods to “endanger different data” for health monitoring in an interview in June.

Bloomberg has reported that the second generation of AirPods Pro will have a “more compact” design that removes the trunk as the power protrudes from the bottom of the AirPods Pro. This could look like the Amazon Echo knobs, which have a styleless design that is completely round and rests inside the user’s ear.

However, these changes are not guaranteed. Apple is said to have faced challenges in removing the AirPods Pro strain while still including features such as transparency mode, the H1 chip and noise reduction. As such, Apple can settle for a less ambitious redesign of the AirPods Pro.

AR / VR headset

Last but not least, 2022 will reportedly also be the year Apple releases the first iteration of their long-rumored AR / VR headset.

other options

These are just the great new products we expect from Apple in 2022. There are many other options on the table, including iterative updates to the latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, new accessories and more.

What are you most excited to see from Apple in 2022? Tell us in the comments!

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