Apple's spring 2022 event outlined with a new Mac mini, iMac Pro, iPhone SE 5G and iPad Air 5 all up for release
Mark Gurman has released more details about Apple's spring launch event, having last done so two weeks ago. As we discussed at the time, Gurman expects Apple to announce an iPhone SE 5G at the event, a smartphone that has leaked several times in the last few weeks. Typically, Apple hosts spring launch events in March or April, albeit it decided against hosting one in 2020.
Now, Gurman has detailed the devices to expect at this year's event, as has leaker @dylandkt. Excluding the iPhone SE 5G, Gurman believes that a new iPad Air 'also is possible', a fifth-generation model with an A15 Bionic SoC. By contrast, a next-generation iPad Pro may not arrive until the autumn, as we have covered separately. Separately, Gurman asserts that another Mac will receive the M1 Pro in 1H 2022. Purportedly, the SoC could launch inside a 'higher-end' Mac mini or iMac.
While Gurman does not mention the M1 Max, @dylandkt claims it will be available in the revised Mac mini, too. The same leaker adds that an iMac Pro remains 'on track currently' for a spring release as well, although they have been informed of 'concerns with regards to production'. In other words, Apple could delay the all-in-one desktop, which is thought to feature a 27-inch display.
Moreover, @dylandkt states that they have 'received confirmation' of Apple using a more powerful SoC in the iMac Pro than the M1 Max. Reportedly, Apple has tested a 12-core CPU configuration; the M1 Max has 10 CPU cores. There is no word on GPU configurations though, nor other specifications that the iMac Pro may include.