Apple’s “California Streaming” event was full of bulletins, from the iPhone 13 and forthcoming Apple Watch Series 7 to a sixth-gen iPad Mini. We anticipated a lot of this, but, there have been quite a lot of issues we had anticipated that Apple would possibly announce however didn’t, together with new MacBook Professionals and next-gen AirPods.
Nonetheless, it appears like there’s nonetheless hope they might make an look quickly, particularly provided that October is traditionally when Apple will showcase new Macs. In accordance with Bloomberg’s dependable Apple-watcher, Mark Gurman, Apple will possible hold at least one more on-line occasion inside the subsequent “a number of weeks,” which implies Apple should reveal the no-shows from at this time earlier than the top of 2021. Listed here are a few of the extra noteworthy omissions we anticipate to see within the months forward.
New MacBook Professionals
The redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros powered by a brand new M1X chip — the rumored identify for an enhanced variant of Apple’s M1 chip that made its debut final 12 months — may make an look as early as subsequent month, Gurman predicts. Rumor has it the brand new laptops will reportedly function a flat-edged redesign and the return of the magnetic MagSafe charger, in addition to the reintroduction of beforehand excised inputs just like the HDMI port and SD card slot.
New Mac Minis, iMacs, and Mac Professional workstations
After Apple unveils the MacBook Professional, Gurman also speculates we may even see an upgraded Mac Mini, an even bigger iMac, an up to date Mac Professional workstation, and even a “new low-end MacBook Professional.” Every machine may even be reportedly powered by the following technology of Apple’s in-house chips, which can “will drastically outpace the efficiency and capabilities of the present M1 chips,” in keeping with Gurman’s nameless sources. Nonetheless, there’s no assure Apple will unveil these earlier than the top of the 12 months.
It was heavily rumored that Apple would unveil the third technology of AirPods throughout its iPhone 13 occasion, so it was an enormous shock when the corporate didn’t. It’s potential, nonetheless, that we may nonetheless see these make their debut earlier than the vacation season begins.
Once they do arrive, the brand new AirPods will reportedly boast a few of the most vital adjustments in type since their 2016 debut. It’s possible the brand new pair will mirror the AirPods Professional in design, with a brand new case and shorter stems. Nonetheless, that could be the place the similarities between the 2 finish — noise cancellation, for instance, could stay unique to the Professional mannequin.
The brand new AirPods are anticipated to retail wherever between $150 and $200, and it’s not clear but whether or not Apple will promote two totally different variations — one with and one with out a wi-fi charging case — prefer it does with the present non-Professional AirPods.
Throughout Tuesday’s keynote, Apple introduced that the following iteration of its smartwatch working system, watchOS 8, will launch alongside iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 on September 20th. macOS customers, nonetheless, are nonetheless at the hours of darkness as to when, precisely, they may see the official launch of macOS Monterey, the successor to macOS Large Sur.
macOS Monterey — which was first launched as a free replace throughout WWDC 2021 and has been testing in public beta since July — remains to be presumingly set to reach within the fall, which what’s listed on Apple’s website. The replace brings enhancements to FaceTime, Safari, and a slew of different apps. Monterey may even introduce options reminiscent of Live Text and Universal Control, a function that lets you management and rapidly transfer recordsdata throughout a number of Apple units.
Given the dearth of Mac updates throughout Tuesday’s occasion, it appears potential that Apple may announce the discharge date of Monterey through the rumored occasion in October.