It’s now about two and a half years since Apple revealed, in June 2020, that it would be transitioning all its Macs from Intel processors to its own silicon within two years. Apple’s already updated many of its machines, including the MacBook Air, Mac mini, 24-inch iMac, 13-inch MacBook Pro, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, and launched the Mac Studio. Plus at WWDC in June 2022 Apple introduced the M2 chip in the MacBook Air and 13in MacBook Pro. Read Everything you need to know about the M2.
That still leaves the following Macs in need of an Apple silicon update. Here’s what we’re still expecting to arrive:
In a December 2021 Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman indicated that there will be two new Mac minis coming in 2022. Alongside the M2 Mac mini, which surprisingly didn’t launch alongside the M2 MacBooks, Apple is said to be working on a new Mac mini with M2 Pro that will replace the Intel-powered Mac mini model that Apple kept in the line up. This new Mac mini didn’t arrive in 2022 after all, but it looks certain for 2023.
Rumors of a larger MacBook Air have been circulating for some time and 2023 could be the year we finally see a bigger MacBook Air.
When? WWDC 2023
We got a peek at iPadOS 16 at WWDC and the final version of iPadOS 16 is expected in October (read about what could be coming in iPadOS 16). Here’s the new hardware we expect to arrive alongside the OS update:
A new iPad mini – seventh generation – could be coming in 2023.
This is a long shot, but a few years ago now there were rumors that Apple could launch a bigger version of the iPhone SE Plus – which would mean that those who want a big iPhone and a Home button would have an option.
If Apple was never to innovate away from the products it makes right now it could be left behind as technology progresses. It’s no surprise therefore that the company is working on various new areas. We don’t expect all of these to land in 2023, but rumors suggest that some of them still could arrive sooner rather than later.
This might not arrive in 2022, but we do hope there is some truth in the rumours that Apple is working on a HomePod with a screen. We’ve always said that a screen would make the HomePod infinitely more usable, but perhaps we are the only ones who hate having to talk to our speaker.
A screen would extend the uses of the HomePod beyond audio into visual – so you could watch podcasts and news reports and YouTube videos, but most usefully communicate via FaceTime.