In 2021, we saw Apple introduce an expansive lineup of products. We saw upgrades to its in-house M1 chipset, MacBook Pro design refreshes and incremental upgrades to many of its other products. But according to Mark Gurman, a trusted reporter and insider on all things Apple, 2022 could be even bigger for the company.
Augmented reality headset
The long rumored mixed augmented and virtual reality headset from Apple might finally taking center stage in 2022. According to Gurman, it will be focused on gaming, multimedia consumption and communication.
To function, the glasses may run on multiple processors, might sport a fan and could project high-resolution displays.
MagSafe on the iPad Pro
Next year, both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro are expected to come with mini-LED displays. Moreover, the iPad Pro is rumored to come with wireless charging, a MagSafe system and perhaps, even reverse wireless charging. Other than this, we can also expect some changes on the more affordable iPad front. Apple is expected to introduce new iPad Air and entry-level iPad models in 2022.
Design refresh on the iPhone SE
Alongside the expected introduction of the iPhone 14 series in late 2022, a 5G-ready iPhone SE could also be on the cards. This may either flaunt an iPhone 8-like design or one inspired by the iPhone XR.
It will also be interesting to see what chipset the smartphone will be powered by. Apple could either use the iPhone 13’s A15 Bionic chip or the older A14 on the upcoming budget iPhone.
According to Gurman, we can also expect to see Apple unveil a new high-end iMac with an in-house chip. This is something that is hotly anticipated surrounding the recent introduction of the M1 Pro and M1 Max chipset. An M2 powered MacBook Air, a Mac Pro and new models for the Mac mini and entry-level MacBook Pro could also be on the cards.
Major Apple Watch changes
It seems like Apple is also gearing up for some big Apple Watch releases. In addition to the expected Apple Watch 8, which will likely have the features that did not make it to the Apple Watch 7, we will also see two other watches. A new Watch SE and a ruggedized wearable for athletes is on the cards.