Apple is reportedly working on the launch of two new Mac models that could launch in the second half of 2022. At the company’s upcoming WWDC event, Apple is also expected to announce upcoming versions of its software – iOS 16 (codenamed Sydney), watchOS 9 (Kincaid). , macOS 13 (Rome) and tvOS 16 (Paris). With the arrival of iOS 16, Apple is advised to make improvements to the user interface and notifications without a new redesign. Meanwhile, watchOS is expected to bring activity and health tracking upgrades later this year.
The Cupertino-based company has yet to officially announce details of what customers can expect from its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event, scheduled for June 6th in the middle of the year or early second half,” said Mark Gurman of Bloomberg in its weekly newspaper Power-On Newsletter. According to Gurman, the company is said to be working on a new MacBook Air model, along with an updated Mac mini, a 24-inch Mac, and a new low-end MacBook Pro model.
Apple previously announced the Mac Studio, which will feature the high-end M1 Ultra chip, suggesting that upcoming Mac models could feature a next-gen chip or the M2 chip. The company has yet to announce any plans to launch upcoming Mac models, including the rumored new MacBook Air model. Last month, Gurman stated that Apple delayed the launch of the MacBook Air until later this year.
On the software front, Gurman notes that Apple could bring “pretty significant” improvements with iOS 16, including notifications and health tracking. Apple previously introduced new notification management features with iOS 15, including focus modes and notification summary. Meanwhile, iPad users may see a new multitasking interface on iPadOS, while Apple Watch owners could get major upgrades for activity and health tracking with watchOS 9. Apple has yet to announce any planned features or enhancements that will make their way to various of the company’s operating systems ahead of WWDC 2022.
Apple is said to be working on an augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset that was originally set to be unveiled at the company’s WWDC conference in June. According to a previous report, Apple was considering delaying the launch of its mixed reality headset until late 2022 or 2023. While the headset may not be seen at WWDC 2022, Gurman says, iOS 16 is reportedly “full” of references to the mixed reality headset and interactions with the iPhone, suggesting it’s coming ahead of next year’s WWDC could debut – while Apple could simply preview AR and VR capabilities and the rumored rOS operating system before the headset launches.