After launching the new 2022 iPhone SE, Mac Studio and iPad Air at its “Peek Performance” event in March, Apple is reportedly working behind the scenes on products slated for launch in 2022, further enhancing its product ecosystem. One of the most important products is the iPhone 14 series, which could bring much-needed and long-awaited design upgrades as well as performance improvements. Apart from that, Apple could also announce its next generation of silicon called M2 chip, which will power some Macbooks and iPads, in the coming months. That said, in this article, we have compiled a list of new Apple devices scheduled to launch in 2022.
Launching new Apple products in 2022
Apple would announce tons of devices in different categories in 2022, from iPhones to Macs. Here is a brief overview of all the devices:
- iPhone 14 Series
- Apple Watch Series 8
- Airpods Pro 2
- iPad Pro 2022
- MacBook Air 2022
- 13-inch MacBook Pro
- iPad 10th generation
- mac mini
- Mac Pro
iPhone 14 Series
Every year, millions of people eagerly await new iPhones. The iPhone 14 series, which is expected to arrive later this year, may undergo some profound design and hardware changes. Apple is rumored to be ditching the “mini” model and introducing a 6.7-inch “Max” variant to the iPhone lineup instead. Additionally, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would get rid of the notch and could finally adopt “punch hole” cameras for selfies and Face ID authentication, creating an immersive display experience for users. . Under the hood, both Pro models are expected to come with Apple’s next-generation mobile silicon, namely A16, which will bring tons of performance and connectivity improvements. On the other hand, non-Pro models such as the vanilla iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max can reuse last year’s A15 Bionic and benefit from a high refresh rate.
iPhone 14 series launch date – September 2022 (expected)
Apple Watch Series 8
Besides the iPhone 14 series, Apple might also announce the next generation of Apple Watch during the September event. In order to provide precise and accurate data, the Apple Watch Series 8 could see upgraded hardware and have various sensors to measure blood sugar, blood pressure, body temperature and even better sleep tracking technology. With the Watch Series 7 already getting a refreshed design, don’t expect the Series 8 to get any significant design changes. When it comes to size, the new Apple Watch might come in 41mm, 45mm, and an even larger size variant versus the 2 sizes. A new Apple Watch SE could also debut with the Series 8, which would be a more affordable version with simplified features.
Apple Watch Series 8 launch date – September 2022 (expected)
Airpods Pro 2
The Apple Airpods Pro was announced in 2019 and since then the next iteration has been long awaited for a launch. The Airpods Pro 2 could bring major improvements such as a new built-in wireless chip, support for lossless audio, and better built-in fitness tracking. As for the design, Apple may eliminate the stem from the Airpods for a refreshed look which may also change the shape and aesthetics of the charging case.
Airpods Pro 2 Launch Date – Late 2022
iPad Pro 2022
The iPad Pro is another product in Apple’s device portfolio to get an upgrade this year. The 2022 11-inch iPad Pro will reportedly rock a mini LED display found on the high-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro from 2021. This would mean the screen could produce more vivid colors with higher brightness levels than the previous generation iPad. Additionally, the 2022 iPad Pro is expected to get MagSafe charging with reverse wireless charging, as this particular iPad might have a glass back panel instead of metal. The performance department could be taken care of by the yet to be announced M2 chip, which would bring some serious power and battery efficiency over the existing M1 chip. Finally, there are rumors that an improved version of the Apple Pencil could also make a difference with the iPad Pro.
iPad Pro 2022 launch date – Late 2022
MacBook Air 2022
While Apple is expected to unveil the next generation of its silicon, the M2, there are a few devices that could feature the new chip, one of them being the 2022 Macbook Air. a major design upgrade taking inspiration from the boxy design language of the Macbook Pro while retaining the signature slim form factor. It might also come in more colors than ever before, like green, blue, pink, yellow, silver, orange, and purple. Besides the design, the new Macbook Air could also borrow the mini LED display and 1080p webcam from the Macbook Pro.
Macbook Air 2022 launch date – October 2022 (expected)
Macbook Pro 13 inch 2022
The 2022 13-inch Macbook Pro would be an entry-level Macbook Pro that could be powered by the M2 chip. Since Apple dropped the Touch Bar from last year’s Macbooks, don’t expect this one to have it either. As for the design, Apple could reduce the weight and make it sleeker while implementing an all-black keyboard. Additionally, Apple analyst Marc Gurman suggests that this particular Macbook Pro will feature neither ProMotion nor a mini-LED display and will instead go with the typical Retina display found on the current 13-inch Macbook Pro. As far as colors go, expect it to only come in a few shades such as silver and space gray.
2022 13-inch Macbook Pro launch date – Late 2022
10th generation iPad, Mac Mini, Mac Pro and more (including iMac)
Apart from the aforementioned devices, Apple has a plethora of other products in the works that will be announced throughout 2022. One of them is the 10th generation of the original iPad which might finally get rid of the home and sport an edge-to-edge display, according to leaks. Moreover, we can assume that the 10th generation iPad could be packed in the A14 Bionic since the previous model had the A13 bringing much improved speeds and connectivity capabilities.
As for Macs, the Mac mini and Mac Pro are said to be in the works. Both could be powered by the M2 chip while the Mac Pro could also come with an Intel variant. As for the design, the Mac mini would have a smaller footprint than the 2020 Mac mini and could feature a sturdy plexiglass top panel with an aluminum frame and a magnetic charging connector. As for the design of the Mac Pro, just like the Mac mini, it could also see some design changes by reducing the size for a slim profile. Both of these devices should have a decent amount of Thunderbolt ports, USB-A ports as well as HDMI and Ethernet ports.
Finally, a larger iMac could also debut this year. This iMac is rumored to have a screen size between 27 and 32 inches with mini-LED technology and could feature slim bezels with ProMotion and XDR support.