Each year, following Apple’s hallmark iPhone event, tech enthusiasts and Apple fans eagerly anticipate what the tech giant has next in store. This year, the excitement might need tempering. Notable supply chain analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, has indicated that an Apple event in October might not be on the cards. According to Kuo, we shouldn’t be holding our breath for any new MacBooks or iPads making their appearance by the close of 2023.
However, this doesn’t entirely rule out some surprises. While Kuo hasn’t signaled any new desktop Macs, there’s still a slim chance for the much-anticipated iMac featuring an M3 chip to make an appearance, possibly via a press release on Apple’s official website.
But it remains to be seen whether Apple is gearing up to introduce the M3 chip via the iMac, especially with its forthcoming Vision Pro being outfitted with the M2 chip. This may suggest that the M3 chip’s grand reveal might be postponed to post the Vision Pro’s launch slated for early 2024.
For those hoping for updates to the Mac mini, Mac Studio, or the Mac Pro, the reality might be a tad disappointing given their updates earlier this year.
Shifting focus from desktops, Apple’s recent refresh of the iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods Pro lineup implies that significant product updates might be sparse for the rest of the year.
Predictions for the release of a revamped HomePod mini, Apple TV, AirTag, and the AirPods Max are leaning towards 2024.
Even the studio display offerings, namely the Studio Display and Pro Display XDR, seem unlikely to get any updates in the immediate future. On the audio front, the Beats range, including the Beats Studio Buds+ and Beats Studio Pro, is currently updated and fresh.
While the tech world always remains hopeful for unexpected announcements from Apple, the latter part of 2023 might be relatively serene.