Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on June 6th (WWDC). This will be Apple’s third virtual WWDC event in a row. While the WWDC has traditionally focused on software related to Apple’s ecosystem, the company may also announce a couple of new Macs this year.
The WWDC will take place from June 6 to June 10. Apple is expected to announce iOS 16, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Apple is also expected to make announcements about the next-generation Apple M2 chip as well as the long-rumored Apple VR headset. The mixed reality headset is still unlikely to be announced in June, according to a Bloomberg report by Mark Gurman, and Apple may instead announce new hardware at the event.
WWDC 2022: New Mac Announcement?
Apple announced the arrival of its own Apple M series chipset a few years ago on the same stage, and the company may unveil new Macs this year. At least two new Macs will be released in mid-2022 or early in the second half, according to Gurman, implying that new Macs could be announced at the WWDC.
One of the two upcoming Macs is the new MacBook Air. Apple is also working on a new-generation Mac mini, a 24-inch iMac, and a low-cost MacBook Pro to replace the old 13-inch model, in addition to the new Air. There are also plans for new Mac Pro and iMac Pro models.
The new MacBook Air could be powered by Apple’s own M2 chip, which will succeed the MacBook Air M1. The new MacBook Air will have a new design, MagSafe support, and a 13.3-inch display, according to reports. The upcoming machine will have two USB Type-C ports and a white keyboard layout in terms of port options. A ProMotion display and two USB Type-C ports could be included in the MacBook Pro.
Apple is expected to make announcements about iOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS 13, and tvOS 16 in terms of software updates.
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