Apple's 2022 product lineup could be its strongest yet

Shawn Knight

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In brief: Apple recorded its most successful year ever in 2021 in terms of revenue, but the achievement could be short-lived as the Cupertino-based tech titan has big things in store for 2022. Could this be the year we finally see Apple's mixed reality glasses?

Apple is said to be working on several new Macs including a revised Mac mini, a larger-screened iMac Pro and a MacBook Air that could feature the biggest redesign in the product’s history. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman expects Apple to share plans for finalizing its transition from Intel hardware to Apple silicon as early as WWDC 2022 in June.

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On the iPhone front, most believe we’ll see a 5G version of the iPhone SE debut sometime in the first half of the year followed by the usual main line refresh in the fall. A trio of new Apple Watches are also said to be in the pipeline, including the Series 8, a rugged version for outdoor enthusiasts and a new budget SE model.

Gurman said he further hopes to see Apple launch another external monitor this year at roughly half the price of its existing Pro Display XDR.

A potentially record-setting year could hinge on whether or not Apple unveils its long-rumored mixed reality headset. Codenamed N301, it has the potential to further accelerate the budding industry. There are no guarantees it’ll materialize publicly this year, however, as we’ve anticipated seeing it for a couple of years now with no luck.

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QuantumPhysics

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As far as the VR/ AR headsets go, My guess is that Facebook will release an "Oculus 3" which will be named "Meta" or something. I'm not sure what that will be like, but Apple's had better be close to it or able to interact on "Metaverse" just as well.

As for the rest of their products: the only thing I'm looking forward to is iPhone 14 Pro Max 1TB.

Not sure how they'll change Applewatch, but it's already such a strong product that the Applewatch 6 and 7 will continue to sell well even when 8 is unveiled.
 

Theinsanegamer

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About the only thing they'd be able to make that would intrest me is a mac mini with the m1x max chip, if only because I could convince the company to buy one to manage our random apple devices and I could screw with it and see how well it can do things. Curiosity more then anything.

The actual products I'd want (a macbook pro with replaceable parts and usable ports) will never happen, so meh.
 

Mr Majestyk

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In breaking news, Apple makes the shocking decision to try and improve future products. More detail at 9 tonight.

I wonder how Apple will survive with this crazy idea.
 

Bobbydpue

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They still don't have a mid range computer without an integrated monitor. They have a Mac Pro and a Mac Mini, but no Mac computer.