Apple’s “California Streaming” occasion was full of bulletins, from the iPhone 13 and forthcoming Apple Watch Sequence 7 to a sixth-gen iPad Mini. We anticipated a lot of this, but, there have been quite a few issues we had anticipated that Apple would possibly announce however didn’t, together with new MacBook Execs and next-gen AirPods.
Nevertheless, it appears like there’s nonetheless hope they might make an look quickly, particularly on condition that October is traditionally when Apple will showcase new Macs. In accordance with Bloomberg’s dependable Apple-watcher, Mark Gurman, Apple will seemingly maintain at the least yet one more on-line occasion throughout the subsequent “a number of weeks,” which suggests Apple should still reveal the no-shows from at this time earlier than the tip of 2021. Listed here are a few of the extra noteworthy omissions we anticipate to see within the months forward.
New MacBook Execs
The redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Execs 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 additionally speculates we might even see an upgraded Mac Mini, a much 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 subsequent technology of Apple’s in-house chips, which is able to “will enormously outpace the efficiency and capabilities of the present M1 chips,” in line with Gurman’s nameless sources. Nonetheless, there’s no assure Apple will unveil these earlier than the tip of the 12 months.
It was closely 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 doable, nonetheless, that we may nonetheless see these make their debut earlier than the vacation season begins.
After they do arrive, the brand new AirPods will reportedly boast a few of the most vital adjustments in kind since their 2016 debut. It’s seemingly the brand new pair will mirror the AirPods Professional in design, with a brand new case and shorter stems. Nevertheless, which may be the place the similarities between the 2 finish — noise cancellation, for instance, might 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 completely different variations — one with and one and not using a wi-fi charging case — prefer it does with the present non-Professional AirPods.
Throughout Tuesday’s keynote, Apple introduced that the subsequent iteration of its smartwatch working system, watchOS 8, will launch alongside iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 on September twentieth. macOS customers, nonetheless, are nonetheless at midnight as to when, precisely, they may see the official launch of macOS Monterey, the successor to macOS Massive Sur.
macOS Monterey — which was first launched as a free replace throughout WWDC 2021 and has been testing in public beta since July — continues to be presumingly set to reach within the fall, which what’s listed on Apple’s web site. The replace brings enhancements to FaceTime, Safari, and a slew of different apps. Monterey may even introduce options corresponding to Reside Textual content and Common Management, a function that lets you management and rapidly transfer information throughout a number of Apple gadgets.
Given the dearth of Mac updates throughout Tuesday’s occasion, it appears doable that Apple may announce the discharge date of Monterey in the course of the rumored occasion in October.