M2 MacBook Air release date and iPhone 14 model details join numerous bite-sized rumors offered by Apple tipster
A considerable amount of tidbits about upcoming Apple products have been posted by LeaksApplePro (via iDropNews). The leaker concentrates on future iPhones before moving on to iMacs, the M2 MacBook Air, an Apple monitor, AirPods, and more. All the information posted below is based on speculation and rumors; however, in some cases, such as that of the demise of the iPhone Mini, other sources have stated similar details.
Starting off with the iPhone, it appears Cupertino hasn’t forgotten about a foldable variant, which could have a design similar to that of either the Galaxy Fold or Galaxy Flip. But there might be still quite a wait for it, as Apple will want to sell a completely finished working product. The source reckons an iPhone Fold might be announced in 2023, but before then there will be the iPhone 14 range – without a mini variant. Four models will make up the series, two at 6.1-inches and two at 6.7-inches.
Apparently Touch ID is off the table for the regular iPhone 14 models, but it appears the Pro versions might get that feature. The Pro iPhone 14 devices will also feature a punch-hole cutout for the front-facing camera, while the notch stays on the regular phones. Apple is also reportedly working on a new monitor, but it won’t be cheaper than the Pro Display XDR. AirPods Pro 2 should make an appearance by the third quarter of 2022 and new Beats-branded headphones could turn up at around the same time.
News about the iMac suggests there will be a 27-inch model and a 32-inch model in the works, with LeaksApplePro opining that the former could be a refresh while the latter may be a new iMac Pro. There’s also a revelation about an M1 Max-powered iMac being prepped for release “around week 12”, which would be somewhere between March 21 and March 27 of 2022.
Last but not least is the M2 MacBook Air. LeaksApplePro reckons the 2022 variant of the MacBook Air will not only come with the M2 Apple Silicon but also with a mini-LED panel (as stated by other Apple commenters). Considering the updated SoC and display, it could be that Apple will keep selling the M1-based MacBook Air as an entry-level model while offering an M2-powered laptop for those with more cash to spare. A US$999 M2 MacBook Air is therefore not likely but there is a possibility the light laptop will turn up in the third quarter of next year.