Big plans: Apple set to launch an iPhone 14 range, Watch Series 8, iPad, Mac models prior to Q2 2023
Next year will see an entire avalanche of Apple products in 2023, including 4 iPhone 14 models, 3 versions of Apple Watch Series 8, several Macs with M2 and M3 chips. In addition, there’s the company’s first mixed-reality headset, and a mix-and-match range of differently priced iPad tablets, as well as improved AirPods Pro, an updated HomePod and Apple TV.
We’ve been hearing about the iPhone 14 since October 2021. Four models will most likely be revealed: two Pro models codenamed D73 and D74, and two non-Pro models - D27 and D28.
The Pro versions are expected to come with an upgraded front-facing camera, an all-new rear camera with an astounding 48 megapixels, as well as an A16 chip, thinner bezels, an oval cutout for Face ID and a hole punch for the camera. The non-Pro iPhone 14 models will sport the A15 chip (previously seen in the iPhone 13. The mini model will go up in size from 5.4” to 6.7”. The Lightning charging port is likely to stay for now, and in 2023 there will be a long-awaited transition to USB Type-C.
Apple Watch Series 8
Next year we may see three different versions of the Apple Watch Series 8: a new budget-friendly SE, a regular Series 8, and a rugged edition for the fans of extreme sports. Apple’s next generation of wearables will probably be powered by the S8 chip – which may be very similar to the S7. The next year's models – part of Series 9 – are supposed to get a new processor. The low-end SE model is expected to preserve its screen size. Meanwhile, the Series 3 Apple Watch could be discontinued in the fall and the current SE could take its place in the market. Among one of the possible new features is satellite connectivity.
iPad tablets: what’s new?
The new 11”and 12.9” models with M2 chips are coming in late 2022 codenamed J617 and J620 for now. An iPad with a 14”-15” display is among the eagerly expected new features that may be released in 2023-24.
A smaller 10.5”-10.9” entry-level iPad with a Retina display sporting the same resolution as the iPad Air may also be in development. It may be equipped with Apple's A14 Bionic processor and a USB Type-C port. Another rumor suggests there is a 14.1” LED-based iPad with M2 SoC and 16 GB of RAM.
MacBooks and Mac PCs
The M2 chip in the latest MacBook series will also be used is other Apple products, such as a Mac mini (one model with M2, another – with M2 Pro), 14” and 16” MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max, and Mac Pro with M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme chips.
M2’ successor M3 is already in the development pipeline, and it may already be used in the 13” MacBook Air (J513), 15” MacBook Air (J515), the new iMac (J433), and a 12” laptop that’s still in the early stages of development.
Apple mixed-reality headset and AirPods Pro
Apple’s mixed-reality headset, to be revealed in January 2023 may also be powered by the M2 chip and have 16 GB of RAM.
The new updated AirPods will also likely support better-quality audio and feature the updated chip.
For your house: Apple TV and HomePod
Last, but not least, Apple is also presumably a new A14 chip-based Apple TV with added RAM. The HomePod smart speaker will sport the same S8 chip as the watches, the design will be similar to the original model and have an improved top display, potentially with multi-touch functions.