Intel CFO David Zinsner has teased that a significant “Windows refresh” is coming in 2024. This is widely believed to be a reference to Windows 12, as Microsoft has not announced any other major Windows releases for that year.
“Windows Refresh” might be a reference to Windows 12 expected to release next year
We actually think ’24 is going to be a pretty good year for client, in particular, because of the Windows refresh. And we still think that the installed base is pretty old and does require a refresh and we think next year may be the start of that, given the Windows catalyst. So we’re optimistic about how things will play out beginning in ’24.
This means that Microsoft is potentially releasing a new operating system or a refresh of Windows 11, similar to how Windows 8.1 was a refresh of Windows 8. However, there is no direct mention of Windows 12, and it is uncertain whether a major release would significantly impact Intel’s revenue predictions.
According to anonymous sources, Windows Central recently reported that development of the next Windows update has been significantly accelerated over the past few months. While there has been no official announcement from Microsoft regarding its plans for the update, the report states that it is currently undergoing full development and is expected to be finalized by mid-2024.
It is still too early to say what features and changes Windows 12 will include. However, some of the rumored features include a new user interface with new features and improvements in areas such as security, performance, and user interface. It is also rumored to include deeper integration with AI and cloud services.
I will keep an eye on any further news about Windows 12 and let users know if I learn anything new.