Although during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event, Apple announced a lot of software updates and new devices, according to the well-known Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, the company did not talk about all of its plans – from the fall of 2022 to the first half of 2023, we will see a real stream of product updates.
We are talking about four variants of the iPhone 14, three Apple Watches, several Macs with M2 and even M3 chipsets, the first mixed reality headset, iPads in both entry-level and premium segments, as well as updated AirPods Pro, a new HomePod and an updated Apple TV box.
According to Gurman, perhaps one of the main features of the iPhone 14 will be an updated lock screen. The company has been working on a cutting-edge interface for a couple of years now, and the improved screen will be combined with the always-on display feature, which is finally promised to be introduced in the iPhone 14 Pro. Like the Apple Watch, the iPhone 14 Pro will be able to display weather, calendar, stock and other widgets. Additional features on the iPhone 14 Pro include a significantly improved front camera; a new rear camera system (including a 48-megapixel sensor); thinner bezels around the screen, a new design of the front cutout for the selfie module and sensors; and a fast A16 chipset.
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All models will use the Lightning port for now, but the transition to USB Type-C is likely to take place as early as 2023, although some tablet models will come with it at the end of this year.
As for tablets, Gurman predicts the release of some models with an updated interface; with the Stage Manager function, optimized for multitasking. For example, we are talking about 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions with M2 chipsets (J617 and J620); in addition to two iPad Pro models on M1 and one iPad Air that already support this interface. Apple will release an iPad with a larger display in the next year or two; ranging from 14 to 15 inches. With displays of this size, the Stage Manager is likely to be of real use.