The past few years might have been overshadowed somewhat by the pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped Apple from overhauling most of its product range, including getting almost all the way thorough transitioning the Mac from Intel to its own processors.
In this article we take a look at what we expect Apple to launch in 2023. We’ve investigated every rumour and trend we could find to bring you our predictions. Read on to find out what could be in store.
What Apple has released in 2023, so far
Apple hit the ground running in 2023 with new Macs and a new HomePod in January!
It’s now about coming up for three 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 missed that deadline as the Mac Pro is still running on Intel processors. Nearly every other Mac is now running on the second generation of Apple silicon – with the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro running on the M2, and the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro on the M2 Pro and M2 Max. There’s now a M2 and M2 Pro version of the Mac mini, and a whole new category of Mac in the Mac Studio.
That still leaves the following Macs in need of a second generation Apple silicon update. Here’s what we’re still expecting to arrive:
15-inch MacBook Air
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
A M2 iMac–and we hope an M2 Pro iMac–could/should be in the pipeline at Apple. Perhaps even the revival of the 27-inch iMac Pro. However, it sounds like the next iMac could be a M3 iMac and we might be waiting a little longer for that one.
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.
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.
So far all Apple has done is brought back the full size HomePod that it removed from sale.
A round up of Apple rumors wouldn’t be a complete round up without the latest iCar rumors. This is a rumor that has been going for years–it’s in the same territory as the long-rumored Apple television.
As for whether the Apple is a car or car software nobody is sure, but Apple has definitely had a team working on the project over the years.