Apple’s WWDC 2022 Keynote is over, and as usual, we’re rumored to have not seen all the products we make. And we’re not just talking about no-brainers like the iPhone 14 and the Apple Watch Series 8, both are expected to be announced in September.
Instead, these are highly rumored products that we expected to get a glimpse of at WWDC this year. Fortunately, Apple still has some product-centric events left in the second half of the year, so many of these products will likely be released before the end of the year.
Apple AR glasses
Yes, Apple’s mixed-reality headset was not at WWDC. This is a bit of a joke at the moment, because before any big Apple event countless leaked leaks start. This time was no different, a report claims that Apple is currently displaying the headset internally.
The headset appears to be ready for a while, but Apple has decided not to show it at WWDC due to overheating issues. Maybe we’ll see it at the next Apple event. Or maybe the latter. Or
Mac Pro and M1 Extreme
At Apple’s Peak Performance event, the company directly confirmed that it was working with Apple Silicon on a new Mac Pro. We’ve heard rumors about Apple’s new announcement Mac Pro in early March of this year. Earlier, Apple reporter Mark Gurman said the company would complete the conversion to its own silicon with WWDC. And as Apple has made clear, the Mac Pro is the last product that needs refresh.
Much of the speculation about a new Mac Pro comes from a rumor about the M1 Extreme processor. Whether it’s called or something completely different, we know Apple is working on a sort of Apple Silicon solution for the Mac Pro. The M1 Extreme will connect the two M1 Ultra chips together, creating a total of four dyes. It should be given 128 graphics cores, 1TB memory and a wonderful 40 CPU cores. For now, though, we’ll have to wait until Apple has something more to share.
A new homepod
We Homepod 2 was not expected at WWDC, but there was still a credible rumor that the show started airing before the show. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Dr. Apple plans to launch a new homepod by the end of 2022 or early 2023.
We’ll see it later this year, but Apple discontinued the original model more than a year ago, so it doesn’t seem to be high on the priority list.
M2 Mac Mini or 27-inch iMac
As usual, there was wild speculation before the show about Apple’s entire Mac catalog. Given that we had one Rumors about the launch of the Apple M2 have been driven crazy by rumors about the Mac Mini and Apple’s seemingly forgotten all-in-one, the 27-inch iMac. Apple has announced the 13-inch MacBook Pro M2, but Apple may not even update the 27-inch iMac. The company said at its Peak Performance event that the Mac Pro was the last device without Apple Silicon, completely ignoring the 27-inch iMac.
The product we will see year after year is the Mac Mini. Coming to WWDC, we saw a report that Apple is testing nine Macs with M2 processors, two of which are Mac Mini. Apple originally leaked the device itself, citing the M2 Mac Mini in the Pro Display XDR’s firmware. This is definitely something to look forward to at the end of the year.
A packed WWDC
Although we didn’t see all the rumors that we would, this year’s WWDC was still full of new announcements. Apple has launched Its new M2 processor, coming in the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro next month. We also saw our first appearance on the MacOS Ventura, which comes with many new productivity features.
This is a microscopic slice that Apple had to share, with the announcement of iOS 16 and some amazing revelations about Mac gaming. For products that haven’t been announced, don’t worry; We still have a long way to go before Apple releases more in 2022.