If you’re an Apple fan, you might be curious about what the company has in store for its future products. Luckily, Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, who has a solid track record of reporting on Apple’s plans, has revealed a list of devices that Apple engineers are actively working on. Here are some of the highlights from his latest newsletter and articles.
iPhone 15 Lineup
Apple is expected to launch four new models of the iPhone 15 in the fall of 2023, following the same size and design as the iPhone 13 series. However, the new phones will have some notable upgrades, such as a hole-punch display that replaces the notch, a periscope zoom camera that offers up to 10x optical zoom, and an under-display Touch ID sensor that works alongside Face ID. The iPhone 15 Pro models will also feature a ProMotion display with an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz and a new matte black color option.
Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra
Along with the iPhone 15 lineup, users can expect the launch of the Apple Watch Series 9 and the 2nd generation Apple Watch Ultra this fall, according to Gurman. The Apple Watch Series 9 will have a new design with flat edges, thinner bezels, and improved health sensors such as blood pressure and glucose monitoring. The Apple Watch Ultra will be a premium version with a titanium or ceramic case, a round display, and exclusive watch faces and bands. The Ultra model will also support cellular connectivity without requiring an iPhone nearby.
Macs with M3 Chips
New Macs with M3 chips will not be released until early 2024, so you can safely buy one of the models on the M2/M2 Pro/M2 Max series expected to launch in 2023. The M3 chips will be based on a new 3-nanometer process offering faster performance and lower power consumption than the current M1 chips. Gurman also claims that the next generation of 24-inch iMacs will skip the M2 series entirely and get M3 chips. At the same time, the company is preparing a completely new monoblock with a screen larger than 30 inches, which may be the successor to the iMac Pro.
iPads with OLED Screens and Updated iPad Air and iPad Mini
Supposedly, iPad Pro models with OLED screens and an updated iPad Air will be released in 2024, and the iPad mini may receive a slight upgrade this fall. The OLED screens will offer better contrast and brightness than the current LCD screens while supporting ProMotion technology. The updated iPad Air will have a similar design to the iPad Pro but with a Touch ID power button instead of Face ID. The iPad mini will have a slightly larger display and thinner bezels than the current model.
Other Early-Stage Innovations
Gurman also mentions some other early-stage innovations that Apple is working on, such as the 3rd generation AirPods Pro, which will have a new design with shorter stems and improved noise cancellation; the new Apple TV set-top box, which will have a faster processor and a redesigned remote; and other innovative home products, such as a HomePod speaker with a built-in screen and camera for video calls. However, these products will likely launch soon, as they are still in development or testing stages.
What Apple Devices Are You Looking Forward to?
According to Mark Gurman, these are some devices Apple reportedly works on for the next few years. Of course, these plans are subject to change or cancellation depending on various factors, such as market demand, technical feasibility, and supply chain issues. But they give us a glimpse into what Apple’s vision for its future products is and how it intends to compete with other tech giants in the industry. What do you think of these devices? Which ones are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!