In the past, I curated a list of Apple products I heard were rumored to come out in 2021. With the new year, I wanted to again curate a list of products rumored to come out. Disclaimer: these are all compiled from various sources and have the complete possibility of being false.
The new MacBook Air is rumored to come out this year with a refresh to the line. According to some sources, it will allegedly look similar to the iMacs that came out in 2021 in terms of having a large color selection. It’s rumored to also have smaller bezels, a mini LED display, a MagSafe charger, and more. Apple last updated the MacBook Air in 2020 with the TouchBar; currently, the MacBook Air 2020 is retailing for $1,000.
The long-awaited iPhone 14 is rumored to come out this September 2022. This new iPhone will come in every size the iPhone 13 came out in— 6.1 inches, 6.7 inches, 6.1 inches, 6.7 inches— except for the 5.4-inch phone. The new phone will feature improved cameras; specifically, big improvements to the front-facing camera. Also, this phone will come with an A16 chip and faster 5G. The iPhone 13 introduced 5G and the iPhone 14 will be sure to improve the 5G modem. The iPhone 13 is starting at $700.
A new AR/VR headset may be coming out in the next year. According to Mac Rumors, this system will have an “ROS”, or a reality operating system. The user will input commands through touch pads, voice activations, and hand gestures. However, this will be a very expensive product because it might start at $3000.
Also, there are a lot of complications with this product, and these complications may lead to the delay of its release.
Apple Watch Series 8/SE
The Apple Watch Series 8 is rumored to feature brand new health features including, but not limited too, temperature sensing and sleep apnea detection. With time there could also be blood glucose monitoring and blood pressure measurements, and with even more time, this update could include car crashes as well. With more users coming from the Apple Watches, we may get a rugged model as well. This means it will better ensure usage and help it stay strong throughout long times of usage. It’s also possible that we will be expecting an Apple Watch SE later this year.
Apple released the newest Apple Watch Series 7 in October of 2021, and it’s currently starting at $400.
The AirPods Pro
Finally, the new AirPods are rumored to have a compact design with a brand new chip. According to 9to5Mac, these new AirPods will introduce health features with an all-new design. Bloomberg reported that Apple is trying to get rid of the stem currently sticking out of the bottom, making it more similar to the Amazon Echo Buds or any wire-free earbuds from Google or Samsung.
Apple last refreshed the AirPods Pro in 2019, and it’s currently selling for $250.
There’s Even More
These are the large products for this year, and they encapsulate what we should be expecting! There are also some products that I have not completely elaborated on, but they’re mostly smaller projects. Some of the other products Apple may refresh include the Mac Mini and the iPad Air.
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The newest available Apple products are featured on GirlSpring. Rpant’s recent article “Apple in 2021” explains what they are and how to buy them.