Each week I’ll take your most often requested Apple-related questions and reply as many as I can. This week I acquired a variety of questions, so let’s get to it – beginning with the subsequent MacBook Air!
One factor everybody requested me after I posted the M2 MacBook Air CAD files is when it can hit the market. That’s an attention-grabbing query. So far as I do know, there may be at the moment an occasion scheduled for the third week of March, though I doubt Apple will unveil this pc at that occasion.
From what I hear, we’ll solely see the redesigned Mac mini and the brand new 27-inch iMac Pro. As an alternative, I anticipate the M2 MacBook Air to be unveiled someday between June and October 2022. Meaning it might be unveiled at both WWDC or a September/October occasion.
Both approach, don’t anticipate these units to promote for lower than $999.
What About Apple’s VR Headset?
I’ve additionally been requested usually if I do know something concerning the Apple VR headset. I can inform you that I anticipate it by early 2023. I’ve seen some stories speaking about 2022, however 2023 looks like a extra correct date contemplating Apple often likes to delay the launch of latest merchandise like this.
These headsets will likely be costly, not under $2,000, and other people will want an iPhone or sure Mac fashions to make use of them. From what I perceive, the availability is not going to be very massive, as Apple does not plan to sell many units. Apple is aware of it’s an costly system, and as a substitute of focusing on common prospects, Apple needs to focus on those that are most enthusiastic about cutting-edge merchandise and tech devices.
Will the Apple Watch Sequence 8 Get a New Design?
Ever since I posted the Apple Watch Series 8 renders, primarily based on CADs and inner info, many individuals have been asking me a couple of future redesign as a result of the Apple Watch is starting to look a little boring. 12 months after 12 months, Apple retains the identical design. The design has mainly been the identical because the Sequence 4, however there aren’t any plans to vary it in 2022.
I assume Apple has realized that this design has labored properly thus far, and if it continues to promote this properly, Apple is not going to change it. That’s one cause for it, the second is that so long as they don’t change the design, they won’t have to vary the manufacturing traces, which might make the Apple Watch extra worthwhile than in the event that they needed to replace tools and extra yearly or two.
In abstract, I anticipate Apple to vary the design of the Watch when it stops promoting in addition to it does now.
Will the iPhone 14 Professional Characteristic USB-C?
I’ve additionally been requested if I can verify whether or not or not the iPhone 14 Pro will have a USB-C port. I cannot. I’ve seen prototypes with the USB-C port. I’ve additionally acquired inner paperwork confirming this, but it surely’s not even 2022 but. So much can change in a 12 months, so don’t take something as remaining or confirmed in 2021.
Will the New MacBook Air Have a Notch?
The final query of the day is concerning the M2 MacBook Air notch.
A lot of you’ve gotten requested me if we’ll see the notch on this pc, and primarily based on the CAD files I have received and provided to everyone, I don’t assume so. And that is smart too. If the bezels and notch are black, it’s fairly straightforward to cover them, but when they’re white, it might not solely look horrible but in addition could be inconceivable to cover.
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[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]