Apple has had a busy year so far, with back-to-back announcements. Last month, Apple announced a handful of new products – iMac, iPad Pro, and AirTags – at its highly anticipated âSpring Loadedâ event. Next month, the tech giant will host its annual Global Developer Conference (WWDC). Although this is primarily a software event, hardware is not the focus. But the event is a great time for Apple to show off some new hardware, especially Pro-level devices. Rumor has it that we’ll likely see updates for the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro at this year’s WWDC. The new iPad mini and AirPods 3 are also expected to launch in the coming months. As usual, the iPhone 13 series and Apple Watch Series 7 will take center stage at the company’s fall event later this year.
Here’s a rundown of all the Apple devices we should see in 2021.
14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro
Apple is reportedly working on 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. Both models will feature a flat rim design and slimmer bezels. The 14-inch model will replace the current 13.3-inch MacBook Pro, while the 16-inch model will replace the existing 16-inch version. Updated MacBook Pro models will benefit from speed acceleration, thanks to the M1X or M2 chipset. The new MacBook Pros will likely have a 10-core processor with eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores, along with 16-core or 32-core GPU options and support for up to 64 GB of RAM. Laptops will charge through MagSafe and have more ports including an HDMI port and an SD card slot. Interestingly, these upcoming new MacBook Pros will have physical function keys instead of a touch bar. Both laptops will target business users such as graphic designers and video editors.
The next step is the all new MacBook Air. Even though the current generation MacBook Air looks nearly perfect, Apple plans to release a new model in the coming months. Apple leaker Jon Prosser recently released renders of the new MacBook Air. It is said to be thinner and lighter than the existing MacBook Air. According to Prosser, Apple plans to release the new MacBook Air in colors that match the new iMac M1. That’s not all. The new MacBook Air will apparently have white bezels around the screen and white-colored keyboard caps. The new version is expected to be released later this year or early next year and may have a new Apple Silicon chip with better graphics.
One of the Apple devices that will see a major overhaul is the Mac Pro. A Bloomberg report claims that Apple is working on two Mac Pro models. One will have the same design as the 2019 model and will be able to receive an Intel processor. The other model, however, will use Apple Silicon and will likely resemble Apple’s Mac Pro G4 Cube, which debuted in the 2000s. To be clear, Apple’s Mac Pro line is squarely aimed at users of Apple. Professional level.
32 inch IMac
While the newly launched redesigned iMac M1 brings fun to desktop computing, it won’t exactly satisfy business users. For these customers, Apple would work on a 32-inch iMac. Details are scarce at the moment, but rumors have it that it features a powerful Apple Silicon.
Apple could also introduce a high-end version of the Mac Mini. This particular model could feature an upgraded version of the M1 chip, which has a 10-core processor with eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores, as well as 16-core or 32-core GPU options. The chipset will support up to 64 GB of RAM and four Thunderbolt ports. In addition, the new Mac Mini will feature more connectivity ports. The existing Mac Mini is a great computer to take advantage of the power of the M1 chipset, but it looks like Apple has bigger plans for the popular desktop computer.
Entry-level iPad Mini and iPad
Apple fans looking to upgrade to the iPad mini may be in luck. The new version of the iPad mini would be launched this year. It looks like we could see a 9-inch screen with thinner bezels. Although the updated model will continue to feature a Lightning port as well as the Home button. The iPad mini is a popular iPad among users who need a compact device for taking notes and enjoying multimedia content. IPad Mini supports Apple Pencil.
What about the entry-level iPad?
Well, a cheap iPad update is also on the cards. Although we don’t talk much about the device. Expect the ninth generation iPad to feature a 10.2-inch screen and a thinner, lighter build. The eight-generation iPad is powered by the A12 Bionic chipset and costs Rs 29,900.
AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro 2
Don’t be surprised if Apple is launching the AirPods 3 this year. It is said that the third generation of AirPods will have the same design as the more expensive AirPods Pro. The new AirPods can have a shorter stem, interchangeable tips, and a smaller charging case than the AirPods Pro. However, unlike the AirPods Pro, Apple’s next-gen entry-level AirPods might not have active noise cancellation. The sound quality of AirPods 3 is expected to improve compared to AirPods 2.
Are we going to see AirPods Pro 2 this year?
We really don’t know. If Apple releases a new version of AirPods Pro, they’ll likely see a bigger change, including a new wireless chip and a new shape and style.
IPhone 13 Series
Apple typically launches its flagship iPhone in the fall. The iPhone 13 lineup might not be too different from the iPhone 12 in terms of design, but it does come with some minor changes. We hear that the iPhone 13 will have a smaller notch but will continue to have a Lightning port. New iPhones are said to get improved camera, 120Hz displays, A15 Bionic, and improved battery performance. The iPhone 13 will include support for 5G, as will the iPhone 12. It seems likely that the iPhone 13 will be available in 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7 screen sizes. inches, which means that we will see four models again: the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 range will run on iOS 15.
Apple Watch Series 7
The big update for the Apple Watch comes in the form of the redesign. The next-generation watch is also expected to feature a flat-rim design. In addition, we can also expect faster performance as well as better water resistance. There is a strong rumor that the Apple Watch Series 7 will be able to measure blood sugar. Apple traditionally reveals a new Apple Watch model alongside new iPhones in September.
In November 2020, Apple added “ iPod touch ” to its Apple Music PR blurb. Well now we know why. This fall, Apple plans to launch the next version of the iPod touch. Thanks to @ AppleLe257 for information and @Apple_Tomorrow for the renderings! pic.twitter.com/ImQQj3hxDc
– Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) May 21, 2021
New iPod Touch?
The company is also reportedly working on a new model of iPod Touch. Since this year marks the 20th anniversary of the iPod, Apple could give the iPod Touch a much needed makeover. If it does launch, expect it to have an iPhone 12-like design, thinner bezels, and a slightly more powerful processor. Right now, the iPod Touch is considered the most affordable Apple device to run iOS – the mobile operating system that powers the iPhone. It remains to be seen whether this is something consumers want to buy – there’s no doubt that we’ll be more than happy to get a revamped iPod Touch in 2021.