Last year, Apple hosted three separate fall events: one in September focused on the Apple Watch and iPad, one in October on the iPhone 12 and HomePod, and one in October to kick off the transition to Apple Silicon with a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini.
In the latest edition of his Light up bulletin, Bloomberg Mark Gurman says he “wouldn’t expect” a third Apple event this year, nor should we expect “any other major announcements.” While some reports suggested that Apple would announce a new Mac mini at the October event, Gurman says it will be on record for 2022 alongside a new, larger Apple Silicon iMac, a new iPhone SE and more. ‘a new iPad Pro:
I wouldn’t expect a third event this year or any other major announcements. Apple hosted three events last year because Covid-19 caused delays and disrupted its schedule. If Apple had any other Macs to launch this year, it would have announced them last week, even though they wouldn’t ship until later this year. There’s really nothing more substance left in the roadmap that would be ready for 2021. Instead, look for a bigger Apple Silicon iMac, a new Mac mini, a new iPhone SE, and a new iPad Pro after 2022. .
Gurman also reiterates that we should expect a MacBook Air “M2” in about six to eight months with its “biggest redesign since 2010”. Bloomberg previously reported that the new MacBook Air will feature an increased number of graphics cores paired with the same (but faster) number of compute cores as the M1.
As for the iPad Pro 2022, Bloomberg reported earlier this year that Apple is developing a redesigned model with a glass back and wireless charging. Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also said that Apple also plans to bring mini-LED display technology to the 11-inch iPad Pro in 2022.
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