who accompanies the technoblog knows that Apple has been laying the groundwork for a virtual reality headset for a few years now. Well, after much speculation, everything indicates that it can finally be released in 2023. And it doesn’t stop there! Apparently, we can also see: an iMac with M3, a new Mac Pro, and the arrival of a 15-inch MacBook Air. The information is from Mark Gurmangives Bloomberg.
Before him, analyst Ming Chi-Kuo had already bet on a 15-inch MacBook. However, he had said that the device would not be from the Air line and would arrive with the M2 and M2 Pro chips. Now, Gurman corroborates this rumor by stating that Apple may increase the current size of the model to something “a little bigger”, between 13 and 14 inches.
This, however, would not be the only hardware that Apple would be planning for 2023. The journalist claims that the company may launch a new iMac, but with the M3 chip instead of the M2. However, we still don’t know if a redesign on the device is planned.
Who can also gain improvements is the Cupertino giant’s line of tablets, according to Gurman. He tells in the weekly newsletter that a new version of the current 12.9-inch iPad Pro could arrive. According to the analyst, the gadget will come with a 14.1-inch screen. This prediction is in line with that of analyst Ross Youngwhich is also expected to launch in early 2023.
VR headset can finally get off the ground…
Ultimately, Gurman has no doubts: the biggest launch of 2023 won’t be the new MacBook, or even the iPhone 15, but rather Apple’s long-awaited virtual reality headset. According to the bets, this device can arrive with three screens, two 4K microLED and one AMOLED. For this, the device is expected to be equipped with a minimally powerful GPU and CPU.
Last June, some rumors also spoke of a new HomePod — codenamed B620. According to Bloomberg, this updated model may have the S8 chip, the same as the Apple Watch Series 8. In addition, other rumors say that this new device may come with a more powerful display.
…while the iPhone 15 Pro Max may not see the light of day
Gurman also said that Apple can retire “Pro Max” nomenclature of their iPhones and rename it “Ultra”, the same one that named its most powerful Watch.
This, of course, would make the distance between the most basic and the most complete models even clearer – read: more expensive. In addition, the journalist bets that this device will lead the Lightning connector transition to USB-C.
The reason, according to him, would be to bring the device closer to MacBooks, iPads and Android devices, which have already adopted the port as a standard for some good years. It remains for us to wait, however, to find out what steps Apple plans to take next year.
With information: 9to5Mac