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Report: Apple is gearing up to launch a ‘flood’ of new devices starting this fall

Apple’s poised to launch a slew of new devices between this fall and the start of 2023, in accordance to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. What Gurman describes as a “deluge” of merchandise will reportedly embrace 4 iPhone 14 devices, a set of new iPads, three Apple Watches, a number of M2 / M3-upgraded Macs, a pair of refreshed AirPods Pro buds, a new HomePod, and a spec-boosted Apple TV mannequin.

Let’s break down these predictions.

Although Apple introduced two new Macs with its flagship M2 processor at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier this month, Gurman expects to discover the chip — and its variations — in a number of different devices. This contains an M2 Mac mini, M2 Pro Mac mini, M2 Pro / M2 Max 14 and 16-inch MacE book Pros, in addition to an M2 Ultra / M2 Extreme Mac Pro. Of course, there’s Apple’s long-rumored combined actuality headset, which is additionally anticipated to include an M2 chip. If this isn’t overwhelming sufficient, Gurman says Apple’s M3 processor is already within the works, and can doubtless seem within the 13 and 15-inch MacE book Air laptops coming subsequent yr.

We already know that Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 14 this fall, and Gurman’s report affords a roundup of all of the rumors floating round for the previous yr or so. For one, solely the Pro and Pro Max fashions are reportedly set to obtain the new and extra highly effective A16 chip, in addition to assist for always-on show. The iPhone 14 Pro fashions are additionally supposed to include a 48-megapixel digicam sensor, a new notch that includes a “pill-shaped cutout” for Face ID, and a hole-punch-style selfie digicam. Gurman says the usual iPhone 14 could have the A15 chip that comes with the iPhone 13, with a 6.7-inch variation changing the Mini mannequin.

In phrases of iPads, Gurman’s report signifies that Apple will launch M2-equipped 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro fashions later this yr, as well as to a bigger iPad between 14 and 15 inches coming within the “next year or two.” Gurman additionally backs up an earlier rumor from 9to5Mac, which means that a new entry-level iPad will include an A14 chip, 5G, and USB-C connectivity.

Apple’s additionally anticipated to launch three new Apple Watch fashions this fall: the usual Watch Series 8, a new SE, and a extra “rugged” watch geared in direction of folks into “extreme sports.” Gurman notes that whereas the S8 chip current within the upcoming Watch Series 8 will provide the identical stage of efficiency because the previous S7 and S6 chips, the Watch coming subsequent yr will reportedly characteristic an upgraded processor. Gurman additionally expects Apple to discontinue the Series 3 this fall in favor of the new SE, which might additionally include the S8 processor — a bounce from the S5 chip that got here with the 2020 SE mannequin.

Apple didn’t have a lot to say about tvOS at WWDC, nevertheless, Gurman says the corporate is supposed to reveal a new Apple TV with an A14 chip and barely extra RAM this fall. This units the system up for the “additional gaming capabilities” that we might see in tvOS 16, Gurman notes.

Apple’s additionally set to roll out an upgraded HomePod — however most likely not till subsequent yr. According to Gurman, the upcoming HomePod will include a related dimension and stage of efficiency as the unique HomePod launched in 2018. It’s anticipated to have an S8 chip, refreshed show, and potential assist “multi-touch functionality.”

The AirPods Pro earbuds are due for an improve as properly, with Gurman predicting a new chip and improved sound. Hopefully, this means assist for lossless audio, which provide chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo rumored earlier this yr.



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