In the latest newsletter of Bloomberg, Power On, insider Mark Gurman shed light on Apple’s future product roadmap. In addition to the iPhone 15 lineup, which is expected this fall, the company also plans to launch the Apple Watch Series 9 and the second-generation Apple Watch Ultra.
Updates to the Mac lineup, such as the M3 MacBook and MacBook Pro, are not expected until later this year or early 2024. Interestingly, Gurman reports that new iMacs with 24-inch screens are in the works, bypassing the M2 generation entirely. In addition, an all-new iMac model with a screen over 30 inches is in the works, which could potentially be the long-awaited successor to the iMac Pro.
The previous 27-inch iMac Pro was equipped with an Intel Xeon processor for complex and multi-threaded calculations, now it can be replaced by the Apple Silicon Ultra chip used in the Mac Studio and Mac Pro.
However, Gurman did not provide exact specifications for anything larger than the 30-inch iMac, other than that it is in the early stages of development. So it’s unclear whether it will be the M3, M3 Pro or M3 Ultra chip, or an even newer processor.
Gurman also reiterated that iPad upgrades are planned for 2024, including iPad Pro models with OLED screens and an updated iPad Air.
In addition, third-generation AirPods Pro, a new Apple TV set-top box, and other smart home products are reportedly “in the early stages of development.”