Usually, Apple releases its updates for products annually, either through new devices or through improvements to existing products, except that there are 5 devices that have exceeded their general age by several months and still have not occurred, which were monitored by “Mac Rumers” during those lines, and they included:
The current model was launched in April of last year 2021, meaning that it is now one year and seven months old
Although there is some disagreement over whether Apple will reintroduce a larger iMac model, the current model with a 24-inch display features an M1 chip which means it is outdated compared to the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the redesigned MacBook Air. Its design, and the iPad Pro.
Apple announced the M2 chip in early June, and since three different devices now have the chip, the iMac is ready for the chip update.
However, reports from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman indicate that the iMac with the M2 chip is not on the horizon.
Following the M2 series of Macs, Gorman said the new iMac will be among the first M3 series of Macs, which will include an updated 13-inch MacBook Air, an all-new 15-inch, and potentially a new 12-inch.
The M3 chip is expected to be built on TSMC’s 3nm process, unlike the M1 and M2, which are built using a 5nm process. The more advanced manufacturing process is expected to lead to significant improvements in performance and efficiency.
The device is expected to be the successor to the current M1 iMac and may not launch until late 2023 at the earliest, according to Gorman, which means it may be some time before a new iMac appears.
It’s not clear why Apple would cut out the iMac from the M2 chip and wait for the M3 chip to become available, especially since that means the current M1 model will be around for a significant amount of time.
The current model was introduced in December 2020, meaning it is about 2 years, 11 months old
AirPods Max were launched nearly two years ago, and are the oldest still AirPods among Apple products.
Despite being the most expensive AirPods at $549, the AirPods Max loses out on a significant number of features that came to the second-generation AirPods Pro earlier this year.
And with the H2 chipset, vastly improved Active Noise Cancellation, Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity, adaptive transparency, skin detection sensors, the U1 chip, and Precision Search, there are a plethora of notable features yet to be introduced in the AirPods Max .
The status of the next-generation AirPods Max is currently unclear.
Gorman said in May last year that Apple is not actively working on the second generation AirPods Max, but it is not known if this is the case. Since Apple seems to release new AirPods every year, the AirPods Max might be next to update.
Mac mini for beginners
The current model was introduced in November 2020, meaning it is now two years old
The Mac mini is the latest generation of the Apple silicon Mac, and like the 24-inch iMac, it could benefit from an upgrade to the M2 chip.
Although adding the M2 chip to the Mac mini should require limited internal changes, Apple has so far neglected to do so.
Reports earlier this year indicated that Apple originally “had plans” to introduce new Mac mini models in 2022, but those arrangements “may have been canceled” in favor of the all-new Mac Studio.
A new Mac mini with the M2 chip is allegedly still in the works to be launched sometime in 2023.
The current model was introduced in December 2019, in other words it is 2 years and 11 months old.
The Mac Pro is one of the latest Intel-based Mac models still on sale and the only remaining Mac line that doesn’t feature Apple’s silicon chip options.
An all-new model that finally brings Apple silicon to the company’s top-tier Mac pros has been anticipated for more than two years.
Apple directly teased the launch of the Apple silicon Mac Pro, saying, “That’s for another day.”
Previous reports about a smaller Mac Pro model sitting somewhere between a “Mac mini and a “Mac Pro” make it difficult to know what to expect from the future of the high-end Mac Pro line, but it’s now clear that Many of these rumors relate to Mac Studio, demonstrating to some extent what to expect from the next-generation Mac Pro.
The Apple silicon Mac Pro is expected to be released next year, and may come alongside a Pro version of the studio monitor with a small LED panel and ProMotion support.
Intel Mac mini
The current model was introduced in October 2018, which means it is over four years old by one month
While the Mac mini M1 offers the entry-level model in the lineup, the high-end Mac mini still features an Intel processor.
The theoretically advanced Mac mini was updated in 2020 when Apple doubled the storage on the device, but otherwise it’s identical to the 2018 Space Gray unibody.
Apple is believed to have been working on a new Mac mini for some time. The possibility of replacing the old high-end model with Apple silicon has been at the center of rumors regarding the new Mac minis, but now it appears that both the entry-level and high-end model may be updated simultaneously. Apple is believed to be working on two versions of the next-generation Mac mini, one with the standard “M2” chip and the second a higher-end model with the “M2 Pro” chip.
The new, advanced Mac mini with Apple silicon could get huge performance and efficiency advantages over the current model, and it features more Thunderbolt ports than the base model. There is also the possibility of re-design. as a machine more than two years ago before Apple began migrating to its own custom silicon chips in the Mac.