Apple’s iPhone 14 Event Might Be the Last of 2022
If you're waiting for more exciting announcements from Apple this year, you might have to curb your expectations a bit.
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman believes that the Cupertino tech giant "might not have enough fare left" to hold another major launch event. Previously, Gurman reported that the company was looking to host another event this coming October, but now, he claims it's looking more likely that the iPhone 14 event is the last of this year.
He adds that Apple is likely to opt to launch its remaining 2022 products via press releases, direct updates to its website and briefings with the press, considering how they're not huge departures from the products that are already out today.
The products that Gurman expects to launch within the year include new Mac Minis with M2 and M2 Pro chips, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips and 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros with M2 chips. Not much else is known about the devices yet, except that they’ll likely feature more of the same design and features.
Apple has reportedly been conducting internal testing for a range of M2-based Mac models since earlier this year. This is an important step in the development process that seemingly hints that the machines are close to being ready for launch. The company hasn’t touched the Mac Mini and the entry-level MacBook Pro since the debut of the M1 chip almost two years ago, so you can say these are due for an upgrade.
Gurman says there’s a chance that the new Apple TV set-top box could come out this year. The device is said to feature an A14 chip and a boost in RAM memory. The M2-based Mac Pro, meanwhile, likely won’t be ready until 2023.
Apple isn’t the only tech giant planning to launch laptops next month. Microsoft recently announced that it’ll be holding an event to launch new Surface devices on 12 October. Google, meanwhile, will launch its flagship Pixel 7 smartphones on 6 October.
Apple could be skipping its October event this year according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.
The Cupertino tech giant is likely to opt to launch its remaining 2022 products via press releases, direct updates to its website and briefings with the press.
The products rumoured to be announced include new Mac Minis with M2 and M2 Pro chips, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips and 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros with M2 chips.