At the very least, in terms of any new announcements for Apple 2021 hardware, the year is almost past.
Although Apple's AirPods Max arrived on a whim on the 15th of December this year, we aren't anticipating a similar Hail Mary move this time around, and all eyes are now on 2022.
2022 could be an extremely important calendar year for Apple.
Thus, here we have a list of a few devices that are almost assuredly going to be released in 2020.
Since Apple has been releasing a new flagship iPhone annually since 2007, no one would expect Apple to cease production in 2022.
In 2022, the iPhone 14 is likely to launch in September, which is the month that almost every other major Apple phone has been launched.
It's still early days regarding what we can be expecting, but leaker Jon Prosser did give us an early glimpse of the anticipated design of the iPhone 14 Pro, with the notch removed and a brand new frame made of titanium.
The notch is expected to be able to remain with the standard iPhone 14, which is also expected to get its own super-sized 6.7-inch "Max" version. The mini, a long-running disappointment in sales for Apple, is unlikely to be revived until next year.
iPhone SE 3
It's the iPhone SE 3, which is expected to be released within the first quarter of 2022—likely in March—and will come with the identical Apple A15 Bionic chip that allows the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 family to fly both in terms of benchmarks and everyday usage.
It's a bit confusing that it's labeled the iPhone SE Plus despite having the identical 4.7-inch screen and iPhone 8-like appearance as its predecessor from 2020 (the Home button and the Home button are all).
However, while Apple has used the term "Plus" to denote larger screens, this is to highlight the iPhone SE's 5G capabilities—a first for this model of the iPhone SE line.
Apple Watch Series 8
According to the initial leak based on CAD models, the Apple Watch Series 8 will appear a little similar to that of the Apple Watch 7—which, in turn, appeared similar to the earlier six models of the Apple Watch.
For the Apple Watch, it's what's on the inside that matters, and a basic design may force Apple to make more dramatic modifications to its internals. It's too early to say exactly what this might include, and for now, the Apple Watch tends to launch alongside the flagship iPhones in September.
However, we do have the first indication that it could include a variety of brand-new health sensors.
In May, SEC documents showed Apple to be the biggest client of a company called Rockley Photonics, which happens to be a specialist in medical sensors to measure all sorts of things, from alcohol level to blood pressure.
The CEO claimed that he anticipated the technology being available in consumer products by 2022. That's thrilling, especially in light of the many years-old reports that Apple will one day simplify the lives of diabetics by providing non-invasive blood glucose tests.
We are also aware that Apple may launch the possibility of three different Apple Watches launching in 2022. One may be a combination of the Apple Watch SE 2 and the other may be a new tough Apple Watch targeting outdoor enthusiasts.
This year, Apple's 21.5-inch iMac was transformed into the vibrant, M1-powered 24-inch iMac.
The design of the 27-inch model is identical to that of the 15-inch model, as is the Intel chipset. At present, the huge-screen iMac will likely see a new design as one leaker who has a solid track record—Dylan's believes it will be replaced by something that's branded with the designation of the iMac Pro.
"Why is it called this? To distinguish it from its predecessor, the iMac 24, "the leaker who boasts a remarkable 75% accuracy rate on AppleTrack posted on Twitter.
It is believed to feature the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that are found in the latest MacBook Pros and come with an impressive list of specifications.
Mac mini 2022
The Mac mini is less certain of a refreshed model, but the leaker LeaksApplePro predicts that a brand new model will be released in the next year and could include the identical M1 Pro and M1 Max chips for those who want to be power users.
If it's released with a new model, it will likely have additional ports and a sleeker design.
Apple's modular workstation has received the Apple Silicon treatment.
However, how exactly this will be done is still a mystery. The present system comes with 12 DIMM slots that can accommodate the possibility of 1.5 TB of RAM. It also has eight PCIe slots that allow an additional expansion.
Apple Silicon, meanwhile, is a fully-integrated system that includes integrated graphics and unified memory.
It's possible that what Apple will do in conjunction with its Mac Pro will look very different from the current model or any of the other M1-powered products.
Just like 2021, the year 2022 is another great opportunity for Apple to improve on its already staggering market value.
As for us, we will keep our eyes open for all and any news about the new releases, rumors. For you.