Apple had quite a busy year in 2022. The company launched the affordable iPhone SE 3rd Gen, introduced the new MacBook Air with the M2 chip and MagSafe charging, and even launched the iPhone 14 Pro series with features like Dynamic Island, a primary 48MP camera, and always-on display technology.
As the company has completed all of its 2022 hardware announcements, the company is currently working on a new set of products and is likely to launch at least six new products in 2023 in addition to iPhones and iPads.
Here are some of the most anticipated products Apple is likely to announce next year.
15-inch MacBook Air
The current MacBook Air with M2 is the most capable thin and light mainstream laptop the company has ever produced. According to speculations, the company is likely to announce a 15-inch variant of the same in 2023.
The upcoming 15-inch MacBook Air will likely be powered by the M2 chipset with a similar design to the current MacBook Air. To further improve performance, the larger MacBook Air may even offer an active cooling system.
Reality Headset For VR
Apple is likely to announce its first “Reality Pro” VR headset, which will likely be the world’s most capable standalone virtual reality headset. This could arrive as early as January 2023 and is said to be packed with features that will compete with the Meta Quest Pro.
Mac Pro with Apple Silicon
The Mac Pro is the only product Apple needs to transition from Intel to the Apple Silicon platform. Apple is said to launch a Mac Pro with the Apple Silicon M2 Extreme, which is said to offer a 40-core CPU, 128-core GPU and up to 256GB of unified memory, making it the most powerful Mac Apple has ever made.
iMac with M3
Apple is likely to skip the iMac with the M2 and is expected to introduce an all-in-one iMac with the Apple Silicon M3. Although there is no exact information about the design and aesthetics, it will likely look similar to the current M1-iMac and will likely be available in multiple color options.
HomePod with screen and Apple TV support
Apple’s upcoming HomePod could be inspired by the Amazon Echo Show. It is likely to have a large display with touch input and is also rumored to have a webcam that enables features like FaceTime. In addition, the next-generation HomePod may also offer HDMI output with Apple TV-like connectivity.
This makes the upcoming HomePod a multi-functional product that will allow users to stream movies and shows and even play games with an Apple Arcade subscription. With all these features, it could cost a lot more than the current HomePod.
Next generation HomePod
Along with the HomePod with a display, Apple is said to launch a regular HomePod that will be similar to the recently discontinued HomePod with better audio capabilities. According to Mark Gurman, the new HomePod will be powered by the S8 chip and will likely be officially launched in the first quarter of 2023.