Apple is reportedly working on some new smart home devices, along with a new high-end HomePod and an updated HomePod mini, which could arrive in 2023 or 2024.
Like every Sunday, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman sent out the latest edition of his Power Up newsletter, and we have found out many details in it about the upcoming products from Apple, so let’s examine them below.
Apple Might Start Recording September’s Virtual Event
Firstly, let’s discuss about Apple’s upcoming September event, where the company is expected to launch iPhone 14 series, Watch Series 8, and “Rugged Edition” Watch.
According to Gurman, Apple will host this event as a virtual event, and it has started recording the keynotes for the event. Besides, Gurman also detailed the next event, which will be a virtual one.
The October event could bring new Macs and iPads, which the M2 chip’s Pro variant might power.
Mac Mini With M2 and M2 Pro Chips
Gurman also detailed that Apple is still in the preparation phase for the Mac mini, which will come with the standard M2 chip and M2 Pro chip.
And he also suggested that there will be no significant design changes, and the codename of the M2 Mac Mini is J474, and M2 Pro Mac Mini is J473.
We can’t expect it to come with an M2 Max or Ultra chip because there are no details about it, and you can check out this article for more information.
Apple Preparing To Launch New Smart Products
As we already know, Apple is working on a new high-end HomePod and an updated HomePod mini, but now Apple has at least four new smart home devices on the list.
Gurman also gave examples of the two upcoming smart home devices: a kitchen device that combines an iPad and a speaker and a living room device that combines an Apple TV, a camera, and a HomePod.
Their launch timeline is expected to be at the end of 2023 or in 2024.