Since 2020, Apple has been on the run to overhaul its entire product range. The company started by transitioning the Mac from Intel processors to its own silicon chip, then there was the toughened Apple Watch Ultra for the adrenaline seekers, the short-lived iPhone 12 and 13 Mini, and the soon-to-be-launched Vision Pro AR headset.
This article is a guide to upcoming products from Apple and will provide you with an overview of what to expect in 2024. The dates listed may not be exact but are based on the most recent rumors and information that we could source.
What Was Released By Apple In 2023?
Let us first take a look at the products that were launched this year to get a better understanding of what to expect in 2024.
- Mac Mini with M2 and M2 Pro
- MacBook Pro with M2 Pro (14-inch and 16-inch)
- 15-inch MacBook Air
- Mac Pro with M2 Ultra
- Mac Studio with M2 Ultra and M2 Max
- iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, and 15 Pro Max
- Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2
- M3 iMac
- M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max MacBook Pro (14-inch and 16-inch)
- Vision Pro headset
What Apple Products Are Coming In 2024?
Did you notice anything missing from the list? In 2023, Apple did not update its iPad lineup, and neither did we get the M3 variant of the MacBook Air or the Mac Mini despite the chips being available.
So let us take a look at what is to come out of Cupertino in 2024.
M3 and M3 Pro Mac Mini
Apple refreshed the iMac and MacBook Pros to the latest version of its in-house chipset on the eve of Halloween. The desktop is now powered by the M3 silicon, while the higher-end MacBook Pros (14-inch and 16-inch) can be specced with M3 and the more powerful M3 Pro. It is only a matter of time before Apple announces a new Mac Mini with those same chipsets.
The refreshed Mac Mini could be announced in Spring 2024.
M3 MacBook Air
Rumors suggest that Apple will also update the MacBook Air along with the Mac Mini. The entry-level MacBook is expected to get the M3, which is also in the latest 14-inch MacBook Pro. However, the M3 Pro is not going to make its way to the Air.
The M3 MacBook Air will be launched alongside the M3 Mac Mini in Spring 2024.
iMac Pro With M3 Pro
It took Apple two whole years to update the 24-inch iMac. But professional customers are eagerly waiting for the comeback of the Pro version of the iMac with the much bigger screen.
Apple is said to be working on an all-new iMac Pro that will come with a 27-inch display. The desktop is rumored to be powered by the M3 Pro. However, no release dates have been confirmed for the product but it could be released in Fall 2024 or early 2025.
Apple is expected to launch the seventh-generation iPad Mini in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. Unlike the iPad Pro and iPad Air, the smallest tablet from Apple won’t be optioned with the M2 or M3 chipsets. Instead, the device is expected to get either the A15 or A16 Bionic that came with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 15.
Rumors suggest that the sixth-generation iPad Air will be bumped to the M2 chip in 2024. The tablet is expected to be launched in Spring 2024.
M3 iPad Pro
The most powerful iPad in the Apple lineup is set to get a beefy upgrade with the recently announced M3 chipset. There are also rumors that Cupertino may introduce a bigger 14-inch iPad Pro alongside the 12.9-inch, but kill off the 11-inch iPad Pro.
The upcoming iPad Pro could be announced in Spring 2024 alongside the iPad Mini and iPad Air.
It almost feels like Apple themselves have forgotten about the budget-friendly iPhone SE that last came out in January 2022. The SE is for iPhone users who miss the small form factor and Touch ID.
There were rumors that Apple could announce a Plus version of the iPhone SE that would resemble the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus models. However, those assumptions are pretty far-fetched as it is reported that Cupertino has no plans to upgrade the smallest and cheapest model in the iPhone lineup before 2025.
Apple’s flagship smartphone will be back for its 17th year running with the iPhone 16. The “most powerful iPhone yet” is likely to arrive, like clockwork, in September 2024. Users can expect the iPhone 16, 16 Plus, 16 Pro, and 16 Pro Max.
AirPods Max and Lite
The AirPods Max is desperate for an upgrade in 2024 and is expected to get one. In the meantime, rumors are strong about an AirPods Lite, which will be the cheapest wireless headset in the Apple lineup and is said to be priced at $99.
There is no timeline for when the AirPods Max or the AirPods Lite will be launched but it could be in the Fall of 2024.
4. Apple Watch
Apple Watch Series 10 and Apple Watch Ultra 3
The Company is expected to launch the 10-generation Apple Watch along with the iPhone 16. The Series 10 will be the most significant upgrade to the smartwatch since it was first launched in 2014. Meanwhile, the rugged and powerful Apple Watch Ultra will be back for the third time.
There are also rumors about a third-gen Apple Watch SE. All three smartwatches will be announced in Fall 2024.
Vision Pro Headset
Apple’s highly anticipated mixed reality headset, the Vision Pro, will be the first product to be launched next year. Despite being officially announced at the WWDC in June 2023, the company said its first-ever augmented and virtual reality headset will arrive in stores in “early 2024”.