Several sources have indicated it and the feeling was common to many: the “Spring Loaded” event was going to be something short, with little news. Typical in the spring for Apple. But no: in the end, Tim Cook and his executives surprised us with a stream of new products and services that kept us busy all week.
So, once the storm has passed, what remains to be done? What can we expect by the end of the summer? Now that we can catch our breath, let’s recap.
Apple Silicon transition must continue
Two more events await us by October. One has already been confirmed: on June 7 at 19:00 (Spanish Peninsula Time) will begin WWDC21, where we will see the new versions of Apple operating systems: iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, macOS 12 and watchOS 8 The others are expected to take place in September and should reveal, at a minimum, the new iPhone 13 (or what you want to call the 2021 phone line) and the new Apple Watch.
Can we see anything else? Yes, and it will probably happen. WWDC21 will be software-centric, but we’ve seen them take advantage of the keynote to reveal new products. Which?
- We have while waiting to see the iPad standard renewal, which would adopt the dimensions of the last iPad Air before its redesign to eliminate frames and the home button.
- We are also talking about a new ipad mini that it would undergo the same overhaul in favor of a larger screen.
- We are still waiting for the High-end MacBook Pro (the more expensive 13-inch models and the 16-inch model), which now join the expectation of High-end IMac with a larger screen. Both machines could bring the same M1 based chip but with better performing cores, something like an “M1X”.
- Some AirPods The third and second generation AirPods Pro are still in the rumor mill.
All of these products can, with some probability, be showcased over the next six or seven months, either at one of the two events I mentioned or maybe another in October. We could also add the Mac Pro, although I see it more focused on 2022 as the last step in the transition before starting to leave behind the Mac with an Intel chip. Before, we could even witness the arrival of an ‘M2’ chip which would reach all the Macs of economical ranges to replace the M1.
From Applesfera we will continue to pay attention to all rumors, because it will be a promising and optimistic 2021 since vaccines herald a return to normal after the pandemic. There is a month and a half left before the next event.