Macworld picks up 8 models of “Pro” products that are rumored to be released soon, and predicts the release date and price.
Products and prices that Macworld expects to be released soon
Apple will release the iPhone14 series, including the iPhone14 Pro and iPhone14 Pro Max, in September 2022, and the Apple Watch Pro Series 8 is expected to be released at the same time.
The products and prices that Macworld expects to be released soon are as follows. The estimated price is converted from dollars to yen based on the selling price at the US Apple Store and the selling price at the Japanese Apple Store.
iPhone14 Pro and iPhone14 Pro Max
The iPhone 14 series, including the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, will likely be announced at an event on September 7, 2022 (Wednesday) and released on September 16 (Friday).
It seems that both models will get rid of the notch, adopt an i-shaped punch hole design, and improve the rear camera, but there are disturbing information that the price of the cheapest model will be higher.
Apple Watch Pro Series 8 (expected price: about 132,800 yen to 132,800 yen)
The Apple Watch Series 8 is rumored to be virtually the same as the Apple Watch Series 7 in terms of design, case size, and system-on-chip (SoC).
Under such circumstances, the Apple Watch Pro Series 8, which is newly added to the lineup, is expected to have a large case diameter and a long battery life.
However, this model is also likely to be more expensive.
AirPods Pro (2nd generation) (estimated price: about 38,800 yen)
Macworld expects AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with lossless playback to also be released in September.
The charging case of the same model has a built-in speaker and is expected to support “Search”.
New Mac Pro (expected price: about 662,800 yen ~)
With the start of mass production of Apple silicon on TSMC’s 3nm process, it seems that the new Mac Pro with M2 Ultra or M2 Extreme will be released soon.
Macworld expects it to launch in October and says it will be the most powerful Mac ever.
New Pro Display XDR (estimated price: about 728,480 yen)
If the new Mac Pro is released, it is thought that the new Pro Display XDR that will be combined with it will be released at the same time.
The backlight of the new Pro Display XDR will be a mini LED, rumored to be 7K.
New iPad Pro (expected price: about 117,800 yen ~)
There is information that the system-on-chip (SoC) of the new iPad Pro is M2 and supports MagSafe.
The mini LED backlight will continue to be exclusive to the 12.9-inch model, and it seems necessary to wait until 2024 when the organic EL display will be installed before the display of the 11-inch model will change significantly.
Mac mini with M2 Pro (expected price: about 219,800 yen)
The M2 Pro-powered Mac mini is expected to replace the Intel processor-powered Mac mini.
The product is expected to be announced at an event in October.
New MacBook Pro (Estimated price: about 274,800 yen ~)
The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros currently on sale are powered by the M1 Pro or M1 Max.
With the start of production of the successor SoCs M2 Pro and M2 Max, the SoCs installed in these products are also expected to switch.
The new MacBook Pro is expected to adopt the same design as the current model.
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Source: iPhone Mania