The year 2021 is drawing to a close, and it is time to take a look at the Apple releases we expect to see in 2022. And according to the latest report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, there’s a lot to expect.
In his latest Power-on newsletter, Gurman outlines what he wants the Mac to do in 2022, and it’s nothing short of a complete line overhaul. According to the well-connected reporter, Apple will complete the transition to its own silicon and update the M1 Macs released in 2020. He expects the following:
MacBook Air: It has long been rumored that Apple is a dramatic overhaul of his cheapest laptop, with M2 processor and iMac-inspired colors. It was rumored to be released in the first half of 2022 and could feature designs similar to the 14-inch MacBook Pro, including a notch, possibly with white bezels and a keyboard.
27-inch iMac: Apple’s high-end iMac is one of the few remaining Intel Macs worth considering (albeit at a steep price) because of its 27-inch 5K display and plethora of ports. We expect them Apple silicone makeover to be based on the 24-inch iMac released earlier this year, but with a Pro range (black bezels and space gray). It will likely die too M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, more RAM and higher graphics options.
Mac mini: Both Mac mini models from Apple are to be revised in 2022. First there is the higher quality Intel model that will likely get the M1 Pro and M1 Max treatment with more ports and a streamlined design. A new version of the entry-level Mac mini with an M2 chip is also likely.
13-inch MacBook Pro: We wondered if Apple would use the 13-inch MacBook Pro after the introduction of the 14 inch notebook last October, but Gurman says Apple actually plans to update the smaller model with an M2 processor too. We assume it will get small bezels and a notch, but we haven’t heard any rumors about it.
Mac Pro: Apple’s high-end Mac is the most interesting of the new models slated for 2022. We have rumors about one. heard half-height Mac Pro and 40-core dual die chips, but we don’t know a lot. We expect the machine to arrive by the end of the year, possibly with a foretaste of WWDC.
In addition to the new Macs, Gurman also expects new AirPods Pro earphones and the Apple Watch SE, as well as the introduction of Apple’s first AR / VR headset.
Michael Simon has been reporting on Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology goes back to his first PC – the IBM Thinkpad with the flip-up keyboard to swap out the drive. He’s still waiting for that to come back in style.