Apple launched a slew of products in two major events held this year. The Cupertino giant was speculated to host another event around November, but that doesn’t seem to be happening now. Apple was expected to launch the iPad Pro, larger iMac, and other products in November. However, as per reports, the iPad Pro, larger iMac is now scheduled to arrive in 2022. Apple held three launch events in 2020, but this year there will only be two.
Last year, Apple held three separate fall events: one in September focused on the Apple Watch and iPad, one in October focused on iPhone 12 and HomePod, and one in October to kick off the transition to Apple Silicon with a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has now reported that he “wouldn’t expect” a third event from Apple this year. “I wouldn’t expect a third event this year or any other major announcements. Apple held three events last year because Covid-19 caused delays and disrupted its schedule. If Apple had any more Macs to launch this year, it would have announced them this past week—even if they wouldn’t be shipping until later this year. There’s really nothing else left of substance in the roadmap that would be ready for 2021. Instead, look for a larger Apple Silicon iMac, new Mac mini, new iPhone SE and new iPad Pro after 2022 gets underway.”
Gurman also reiterates that we should expect an “M2” MacBook Air roughly six to eight months from now with its “biggest redesign since 2010.” Bloomberg had previously reported that the new MacBook Air will feature an increased number of graphics cores paired with the same number (but faster) computing cores than the M1.