We got to the last Rumorsphere before Christmas, and after the AirPods Max surprise a few weeks ago, we can now fully target 2021. If 2020 was the year of the pandemic, the iPhone 12 with new sizes, the M1 chip, and the iPad Pro and iPad Air … what can we predict for 2021? Let’s talk about it.
Return to logistical normality and continue the transition to Apple Silicon
The good news is that 2021 It is considered a more normal year for the production of devices. In late 2019 and early 2020, Chinese factories were brought to a halt by the first outbreaks of what appeared to be a limited outbreak … which eventually turned into a global pandemic that continues to limit our movements.
But now that China and other Asian countries have controlled COVID-19 infections to some extent and vaccines are starting to flow, production shouldn’t be suddenly delayed. In other words, Everything indicates that the iPhone 13 will arrive on time in September
At the moment we can’t say much more about these iPhones: they will have better cameras, maybe there are models with LPTO screens, there is talk of Touch ID under the screen and at least one model. without charging port. Leaks with more details will arrive next spring. The design will be the same or very similar to that of the iPhone 12, with maybe a notch smaller. He’s already playing.
Another important path will be that of the transition to Apple Silicon, which will take more action after starting with the arrival of the M1 chip on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini. We will see this chip equipped with more computers (perhaps the entry-level iMac) and the arrival of an “M1X” with more power in more professional computers such as the top of the range iMac. range and the MacBook Pro with the larger screen. More towards the end of the year, we’ll start to see an evolution of those same chips, perhaps with the arrival of the iMac Pro and an “M2” successor to the M1 improving on the entry-level Mac. . 2020 has only been the aperitif, 2021 will be the year when we will see the main transitions and in 2022 it will end with computers at maximum performance.
IPads will continue to improve linearly in 2021, with the MicroLED display as the main novelty
IPads will continue to improve in a linear fashionThe iPad Pro and Air will have more power, and the entry-level iPad will have a slightly larger screen. The big news here will be the iPad Pro with MicroLED display and 5G, which will be sold as the top of the range of the tablet. Here maybe the chipa “A15” and learn later what was done with the new Apple Silicon of the Mac.
And finally we will have What’s new in Apple Accessories and Services: The AirTags will arrive, we will have a new sixth generation Apple TV and the Apple TV + catalog will grow with new series chaired by “Foundation”. And maybe, being optimistic, we could see the arrival of services like the Apple Card, Apple News or Apple Fitness + in more countries.
iOS 15, iPadoS 15, tvOS 15, watchOS 8 and a new macOS that optimizes Big Sur
Don’t forget the operating systems, of course. iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to introduce new features that make the update attractive. There is still no data about them, but I think our colleague Javier Lacort is right in saying that iOS 15 can bet on customization because there can be business in it.
We can’t say too much about the rest of the updates. Maybe comment on that Big Sur Successor Focuses Again on Optimizing Performance and Experience Mac with Apple Silicon chip, already begins to “forget” to maintain good performance in Intel chips although they are still compatible. I don’t foresee any good news after the redesign: they will focus on optimization again.
And that may be Apple’s 2021, although, as always, we can’t predict it in detail. There can always be surprises, and like every year in Applesfera, we will comment on them in detail.