This year was a very busy year for Apple, with back-to-back launches and a ton of new products. The tech giant last week announced the new MacBook Pro, the third generation AirPods, new colour for the HomePod mini & a new subscription tier for Apple Music: the voice plan (sigh) that sure is a mouthful and handful of products but Apple is not stopping there, it has already geared up for the upcoming 2022 events. We might finally get to see the new iPhone SE 3rd generation which goes without saying will be 5G ready, a ‘pro-level Mac mini, redesigned MacBook Air (a bit more sleek than the previous one as usual), iPhone 14 (maybe with a quad camera – who knows?) & more.
Let’s dig a bit deeper and see what’s coming from Apple in 2022 to claim our kidneys.
- iPhone SE 3 – The iPhone SE 2 was a surprise hit, as the $399 smartphone made its debut in 2020 at the beginning of the global pandemic. Although it (iPhone SE) did lack the modern design – it has bezels which can be annoying for majority of the customers. The phone worked because it gave average consumers the reason to upgrade in the pandemic era. The next SE is most likely coming early next year and it will be an amalgamation between the old and new i.e. the looks of iPhone 8 but with 5G and the computing power of A15 bionic apple’s proprietary processor with new internals.
2. MacBook Air 2022 – Apple released a new MacBook Air with its revolutionary M1 processor in late 2020 (to prevent its reliance on Intel & well to control the cost too).
The notebook’s successor could make its debut in the middle of next year. The MacBook Air is the most popular Mac you can buy in the market, but its design hasn’t changed much in the past years. Rumour has it that the next MacBook Air will have a thin & light design with a flat-edge design & will include the white bezels around the display (why apple, why?) and a redesigned keyboard. In fact, it could be launched in fun colour options just like its elder brother the M1 iMac. However, this time we might see the new MacBook Air with a brand new M2 processor, a 1080p webcam, a mini-LED display and MagSafe. It goes without saying that the new MacBook Air will cost more than the existing MacBook Air (so typical of you Apple).
3. Mac mini Pro – When Apple announced the new MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max processors many were wondering where is the Mac mini Pro (because you know everything these days is well “Pro” with Apple). Interestingly, the next Mac mini won’t get a new processor but a total revamp. Speculations are running wild that the new ‘Mac mini Pro’ will have plexiglass top & a magnetic power cord (saves a ton of labour) as well as 4 Thunderbolt ports, 2 USB-A ports, an Ethernet port & an HDMI port. But the biggest highlight of the new Mac mini Pro will be the M1 Pro processor, the same chipset that powers the new MacBook Pro and this will justify the ‘Pro’ name in the Mac mini. The upcoming Mac mini with M1 Pro will replace the Intel-based Mac mini.
4. iPhone 14 – Indeed Apple will launch a new flagship iPhone next year (because that is the USP of Apple & also what makes Apple astronomically rich & also loved by the customers globally). Expected to debut in the fall of 2022, the new iPhone 14 will reportedly have a hole-punch front-facing camera (Apple you copycat – Samsung!), no camera bump and a titanium chassis. It could also feature under-display TouchID (copycat). It is being said that the iPhone 13 is said to be the last mini iPhone. Instead, Apple will reportedly ditch the mini-sized iPhone in favour of a second regular max-sized iPhone. Expect an A16 next year with more performance improvements as well as a 2TB (now we are talking) storage option.
Last modified: October 30, 2021