Following Apple’s “California Streaming” particular occasion in September, which noticed the revealing of the brand new iPad mini, Apple Watch Sequence 7, and iPhone 13 lineup, the corporate is broadly anticipated to host one other occasion this month, the place it might reveal quite a lot of long-awaited merchandise and key items of data.
Apple’s final occasion passed off on Tuesday, September 14, however the dependable Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, who typically reveals correct insights into Apple’s plans, has mentioned that the corporate has one other occasion deliberate to happen inside the subsequent a number of weeks.
The timing of Apple’s annual Again to Faculty promotion may have hinted at an occasion on Tuesday, October 12, however we cannot know for certain till invitations are despatched out, which might occur inside the subsequent few weeks. Here is what Apple is prone to reveal:
Redesigned MacBook Professional
The most important unveiling of the occasion is anticipated to be the much-anticipated redesigned MacBook Professional fashions. Apple launched a 13-inch MacBook Professional with the M1 chip final November as an entry-level mannequin, however the high-end 13-inch and 16-inch fashions nonetheless have Intel chips and haven’t been up to date for nearly two years.
The brand new machines are anticipated to return in 14 and 16-inch sizes, function new designs with improved thermals, brigher mini-LED shows with increased resolutions and improved distinction, and a extra highly effective variant of the M1 chip referred to as the “M1X” with help for extra RAM.
The MacBook Professional is anticipated to regain a few of its ports, resembling HDMI, an SD card reader, and MagSafe for sooner charging, and restore the bodily operate keys instead of the Contact Bar. There may be different enhancements resembling a 1080p webcam, improved battery raise, and a “Excessive Energy Mode.” For extra info, see our detailed information.
Redesigned Mac mini
Apple is believed to be engaged on a brand new high-end model of the Mac mini to launch this fall. Apple launched an entry-level Mac mini with the M1 chip final November, however it nonetheless wants to interchange the high-end Intel variations which are at present within the lineup.
The brand new Mac mini is rumored to function the extra highly effective “M1X” chip and a brand new design with further ports, a magnetic energy cable, and a “plexiglass” prime.
Apple’s third-generation AirPods have been believed to be prepared for launch for months now, with counterfeit clones first showing approach again in April.
The up to date earbuds are anticipated to function a design that mirrors AirPods Professional, a shorter, wider charging case, a next-generation wi-fi chip, drive sensor controls, a stress reduction system, and Qi charging as normal.
It will additionally not be unreasonable to count on the brand new AirPods to function improved sound high quality and higher battery life, however there have been no rumors about these features to this point. The third-generation AirPods are believed to already be in mass manufacturing and are anticipated to be launched earlier than the tip of the yr.
macOS Monterey Launch Date
With iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 now launched to the general public, macOS Monterey is the final main OS replace Apple has left to launch this yr.
Apple often waits slightly longer to launch new variations of macOS, however following months of beta testing, the preview of macOS Monterey seems to be reaching its remaining variations. The discharge of the brand new OS might line up with the launch of the brand new MacBook Professional and Mac mini fashions, and Apple might announce its launch date on the potential October occasion.
Apple Watch Sequence 7 Launch Date
Whereas Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Sequence 7 at its occasion in September, detailing a brand new design with bigger shows, improved sturdiness, and sooner charging, the corporate didn’t present any details about when the brand new smartwatch is about to go on sale apart from merely suggesting that it might be later this fall.
It was rumored previous to the announcement of the Sequence 7 that Apple was experiencing some manufacturing issues with the brand new gadget that might delay its launch, with mass manufacturing reportedly ramping up on the finish of September. This now seems to have been the case, with no date for the launch of the product having been introduced. With virtually all the particulars concerning the Sequence 7 now revealed, Apple might pin down dates for the Apple Watch Sequence 7’s pre-orders and launch at its subsequent occasion.