Headlines: Five new Macs in 2022, iPhone 14 Pro and AirPods Pro 2 rumors, and more


It’s been another busy week for Apple rumors, with Mark Gurman and Ming-Chi Kuo revealing a slew of details about Apple’s Mac roadmap, the upcoming AirPods Pro, AR / VR headset plans. Apple, and more.

In other news, it looks like the next round of Apple software updates will arrive shortly with iOS 15.2, macOS 12.1, and related versions. The updates will bring several new features like Apple Music voice plane, SharePlay for Mac, etc., but apparently not the long-awaited universal control. Read on for more details on these stories and more!

Apple plans five new Macs for 2022 as part of Apple Silicon transition

Apple’s transition from Intel processors to its own custom-designed chips in Macs is expected to continue with the introduction of at least five new Macs in 2022, according to Bloombergis Mark Gurman.

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In the latest edition of his “Power On” newsletter, Gurman said new Macs will include updated versions of the MacBook Air, an entry-level MacBook Pro, larger iMacs, a Mac mini and a Mac Pro, with some of the machines expected to be powered by Apple’s next-gen M2 chip.

Gurman described several other products he plans to launch in 2022, including a rugged version of the Apple Watch, a redesigned iPad Pro with wireless charging support, and an AR / VR headset focused on games, consumption. content and communications.

The iPhone 14 Pro would have a perforated screen

Apple plans to launch iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models with perforated screens next year, according to Korean website The elec.

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The perforated screen design would allow Apple to remove the notch while still providing a cutout for the front camera, and it’s a design that some Android smartphones have been using for a few years now, like Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and newer. .

AirPods Pro 2 with new design and improved chip set to launch in late 2022

Apple plans to launch second-generation AirPods Pro with a new design in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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The new AirPods Pro are said to feature a more compact, rodless design similar to the Beats Studio Buds, while additional onboard sensors could enable new fitness tracking capabilities and more. Check out our AirPods Pro 2 guide for everything we know so far.

Universal Control should not launch with macOS 12.1 and iPadOS 15.2

Apple this week rolled out Release Candidate versions of several software updates, including macOS 12.1 and iPadOS 15.2, but the release notes do not include any mention of Universal Control.

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Since a release candidate typically reflects the final version of an update, it looks like Universal Control won’t launch with macOS 12.1 and iPadOS 15.2, although Apple has said the feature will be available this fall.

The good news is that macOS 12.1 fixes several bugs related to Tap to Click, playing HDR videos on YouTube, MagSafe charging, and more.

Here is a first look at the launch of Apple Music’s vocal plan with iOS 15.2

iOS 15.2 is expected to be available to all users starting next week, and one of the key new features in the update will be the Apple Music Voice plan, designed to allow users to access Apple Music exclusively through Siri for one. lower price of $ 4.99. per month.

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Before the release of iOS 15.2, we were able to give a first look at the Apple Music Voice plan, thanks to MacRumors contributor Steve Moser.

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