The Apple 9to5 product roadmap is intended to provide a comprehensive picture of everything we can anticipate from Apple in the short and long term. The dates provided are based on the most current rumours and information we have and are not always exact.
The guide will be the go-to resource to quickly view every upcoming Apple product since we’ll be updating it often. Make sure to click on the links to visit our roundups for additional information on the rumours we have heard about each impending item.
March 8 “Peek Performance” Event for spring 2022
In March 2022, Apple conducted a “Peek Performance” event where the year’s first items were unveiled.
Apple announced the third-generation iPhone SE with 5G and an A15 processor, the fifth-generation iPad Air with an M1 chip and 5G, the Mac Studio mini-Mac pro hybrid, and the Studio Display, a new 27-inch 5K display with a $1,599 price tag.
On Monday, June 6, Apple presented its keynote address for the Worldwide Developers Conference, during which new hardware and software items were unveiled.
The following new versions of Apple’s software were unveiled: iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13 Ventura, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16. All of them are now available for developer testing and will be distributed in the autumn.
The M2 MacBook Air and the M2 13-inch MacBook Pro were introduced by Apple at WWDC, marking the first hardware launch in June in a number of years.
Event on September 7
On September 7, Apple will have a “Far Out” event where it is anticipated that it would introduce the new iPhone 14 models and the Apple Watch Series 8, among other things.
The 6.1-inch iPhone 14, the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max are the four iPhone 14 models that we anticipate will be available in 2022. The 5.4-inch iPhone 14 mini won’t exist.
The “hole-punch” design of the iPhone 14 Pro models is anticipated to eliminate the notch in favour of a wider display surface. The Face ID hardware will be in a second pill-shaped cutout, which will also house the front-facing camera. For the Pro variants, additional features might include a titanium frame, better cameras, a quicker A16 CPU, an always-on display, and a faster 5G modem.
Series 8 Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Pro
New health capabilities for the Apple Watch Series 8 may include temperature sensing and sleep apnea detection. More sophisticated functions, such as blood glucose monitoring and blood pressure measures, are also conceivable but may not be released for some time.
Car collision detection may be a feature in Series 8, and a tough “Apple Watch Pro” model that can withstand heavy use is anticipated. We anticipate an Apple Watch SE to launch along with the Series 8.
Apple is said to be organising an event for October when the 10th-generation low-cost iPad, which is anticipated to undergo a facelift, and updated iPad Pro versions would be unveiled. Updated versions of the Mac Pro and Mac mini are also a possibility.
Affordable 10th-Generation iPad
Apple is developing a new model of the inexpensive iPad that is anticipated to include a bigger 10.5-inch display, an A14 processor, 5G, and a USB-C connection. It’s possible that the iPad may be redesigned to have flat sides like the iPad mini, but the Touch ID Home button is still anticipated to remain.
The 11-inch iPad Pro may have the same mini-LED display as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro when Apple reportedly updates the iPad Pro in 2022. It’s also possible that the iPad Pro will include a glass back that enables wireless charging, as well as a reverse wireless charging function that enables the iPad Pro to charge accessories like the AirPods.
The performance of the M1 Ultra in the Mac Studio would be doubled by the revised Mac Pro, which might include an Apple silicon chip with up to 40 compute cores and 128 graphics cores. We don’t anticipate any design changes for the Mac Pro, and the upgrade will see Apple finish switching all of its Mac products on Apple silicon. A redesign is not anticipated.
Apple is creating a more expensive Mac mini that will have more ports and a more potent Apple silicon processor. It might feature a new design and is anticipated to employ M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. When exactly it could be launched is unknown.
Apple is developing a new set of AirPods Pro that will be smaller and use a new wireless chip. According to the design, the small stem that protrudes from the bottom has been removed, leaving a more rounded appearance that is more similar to competitive wire-free earbuds from Google and Samsung.
Product Release Dates Unknown
According to rumours, Apple is developing a variation of the iMac with a larger display than the current 24-inch model. This device may be marketed as the “iMac Pro” and will be offered alongside the current iMac. It could have an appearance similar to the Pro Display XDR, a 27-inch mini-LED display with ProMotion technology, and M1 Pro/M1 Max processors.
14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models
Apple is developing new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that will employ M2 Pro and M2 Max processors. The next machines are anticipated to arrive in 2023 and will use the M2 Max chip, which will have a 12-core CPU and a 38-core GPU.
An AR/VR headset
A dedicated high-end display, an integrated CPU, and a “rOS” or reality operating system are reported to be included in the augmented/virtual reality headgear that Apple is developing. It is anticipated to cost roughly $3,000 and include voice activation, touch screens, and hand gestures as input methods. The AR/VR headset is anticipated to debut in 2023.
Future in the Further
A foldable iPhone
The earliest possible release date for Apple’s foldable iPhone, which is expected to measure between 7.5 and 8 inches, is 2023.
Despite all the ups and downs in the story of Apple’s electric car development, reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks the company is still intending to produce a fully autonomous vehicle rather than merely an autonomous car software solution, with a launch scheduled for 2023 to 2025.
2022 Product Refreshes and Announcements
Apple has held two events in 2022, with the following products announced:
- March 2022 – 5G iPhone SE
- March 2022 – 5G iPad Air
- March 2022 – Mac Studio
- March 2022 – Studio Display
- June 2022 – iOS 16
- June 2022 – iPadOS 16
- June 2022 – watchOS 9
- June 2022 – tvOS 16
- June 2022 – macOS Ventura
- June 2022 – MacBook Air
- June 2022 – 13-inch MacBook Pro
2021 Product Refreshes and Announcements
We have a list of all the products that Apple released in 2021, which can be a good indicator of the release timelines of 2022 products.
- April 2021 – M1 iPad Pro
- April 2021 – M1 iMac
- April 2021 – AirTag
- April 2021 – Apple TV 4K
- April 2021 – Podcast subscriptions
- May 2021 – Apple Music Lossless and Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos
- June 2021 – macOS 12 Monterey (Announced)
- July 2021 – MagSafe Battery Pack
- September 2021 – iPhone 13 models
- September 2021 – iPhone 13 Pro models
- September 2021 – iPad mini 6
- September 2021 – Ninth-generation iPad
- September 2021 – Apple Watch Series 7 (Announced)
- September 2021 – iOS 15
- September 2021 – iPadOS 15
- September 2021 – watchOS 8
- September 2021 – tvOS 15
- October 2021 – AirPods 3
- October 2021 – 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro
- November 2021 – Beats Fit Pro
- November 2021 – New HomePod mini colors