Apple to release ‘widest array’ of new hardware products this fall: new Macs, AirPods Pro 3 and more

Apple has a number of new products set to launch this year including a redesigned MacBook Air with a slightly faster M2 chip, Apple Silicon Mac Pro, and the iPhone 14 lineup. According to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the tech giant will be launching the “widest array of new hardware products in its history” this fall.

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple’s product lineup for fall 2022 will be extensive

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman says he’s been told the Cupertino tech giant is saving a number of its hardware announcement for fall. These announcements are expected to include new Macs, updated AirPods Pro, new iPads, and more.

To that end, I’m told that Apple is readying the widest array of new hardware products in its history this fall. That makes sense: My back-of-the-envelope list includes four new iPhones, a low-end MacBook Pro, an updated iMac, the new Mac Pro, a revamped MacBook Air, an AirPods Pro upgrade, three Apple Watches, a low-end iPad and iPad Pros.

2021 MacBook Pro

Gurman also reiterates that Apple will be holding its first special event of the year in late March or early April with the iPhone SE being one of the main announcements of the event. As per today’s report, Apple is not likely to announce a redesigned iPad Pro during the spring event. “Given the more significant changes in the pipeline for this year, I’d expect the new iPad to come later than the spring,” Gurman says.

Gurman expects the rumored spring event to focus on the third-generation iPhone SE 3, a new iPad Air with 5G connectivity, and a higher-end Mac. “I’d imagine Apple wants to bring the M1 Pro chip to another Mac in the first half of this year. That could mean a higher-end Mac mini or iMac,” he writes.

Apple was previously expected to launch its long-rumored AR/VR headset this year but last week it was reported that the company is running into problems related to overheating, software and cameras. The issues are said to be forcing a change in Apple’s internal release plans. It is still possible for the device to be announced in 2022 with a release date scheduled for 2023.

Update: Dylan has also posted on Twitter regarding Apple products in 2022. For its Spring event, Apple will be launching a new Mac Mini with M1 Pro and M1 Max, a new 5G iPhone SE, and a new iPad Air. An iMac Pro is also on the cards for a Spring launch, however, production issues could cause a delay.

In another tweet, Dylan says that the M2 iPad Pro will launch in the Fall but MagSafe functionality is not confirmed as Apple is facing some difficulties with it. All iPad Pro models will also feature MiniLED displays this fall. AirPods Pro 2 are also scheduled for the fall.

Apple will also continue with Face ID as the primary biometric authentication mechanism in iPhone 14, while ProMotion will continue to be exclusive to iPhone 14 Pro models. In-display Touch ID will still not be part of any iPhone 14 models this year.

Lastly, the upcoming iMac Pro will have a configuration that will be even more powerful than the current M1 Max chip. This will have a 12-core CPU architecture, while current M1 Max chips have 10-core CPUs. It does not sound like an M1 Max Duo which is expected to ship with the 27-inch iMac with a 20-core CPU configuration. 

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