Apples California Streaming Event was full of announcements, iPhone 13 and to come Apple Watch Series 7 has a Sixth generation iPad Mini. We expected a lot of this, yet there were a number of things we had anticipated that Apple might announce but hasn’t, including the new MacBook Pros and next-gen AirPods.
However, it seems there is still hope that they may make an appearance soon, especially since October is historically the time when Apple will introduce new Macs. According to BloombergReliable Apple-watcher, Mark Gurman, Apple will probably hold at least one more event online in the “several weeks” to come, meaning Apple could still reveal today’s no-shows before the end of 2021. Here are some of the more notable omissions that we expect see in the coming months.
New MacBook Pro
The Redesigned 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros powered by a new M1X chip – the supposed name of an improved variant of Apple’s M1 chip that debuted last year – could make an appearance as early as next month, Gurman predicts. Rumor has it that the new laptops will feature a major overhaul and the return of the MagSafe magnetic charger, as well as the reintroduction of previously deleted inputs such as the HDMI port and SD card slot.
New Mac Mini, iMac and Mac Pro workstations
After Apple unveiled the MacBook Pro, Gurman also speculates we can see an upgraded Mac Mini, a bigger iMac, an updated Mac Pro workstation, and even a “new low-end MacBook Pro”. Each machine would also be powered by Apple’s next generation of internal chips, which “will significantly exceed the performance and capabilities of current M1 chips,” according to Gurman’s anonymous sources. Still, there’s no guarantee Apple will reveal them before the end of the year.
Next Generation AirPods
It was highly widespread that Apple would unveil the third generation AirPods at its iPhone 13 event, so it was a huge surprise when the company didn’t. It’s possible, however, that we could still see them make their debut before the holiday season begins.
When they arrive, the new AirPods would brag some of the most significant shape changes since their debut in 2016. It’s likely that the new pair will mirror the design of the AirPods Pro, with a new case and shorter stems. However, perhaps this is where the similarities between the two ends – noise cancellation, for example, may remain exclusive to the Pro model.
The new AirPods are expected to sell for between $ 150 and $ 200, and it’s not yet clear whether Apple will sell two different versions – one with and one without a wireless charging case – as is the case with non-wireless AirPods. Current Pro.
During Tuesday’s keynote, Apple announced that the next iteration of its smartwatch operating system, watchOS 8, will launch alongside iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to September 20. MacOS users, however, still don’t know when, exactly, they might see the official release of macOS Monterey, the successor to macOS Big Sur.
macOS Monterey – which was first introduced as a free update during WWDC 2021 and tested in public beta since July – should always arrive in the fall, which is listed on the Apple website. The update brings improvements to FaceTime, Safari, and many other apps. Monterey will also introduce features such as Live Text and Universal control, a feature that lets you quickly control and move files across multiple Apple devices.
Given the lack of Mac updates during Tuesday’s event, it seems possible Apple will announce the Monterey release date during the rumored October event.