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All the products that Apple left out of its iPhone 14 event | Digital Trends Spanish


The Apple’s annual iPhone event has ended, and resulted in some significant announcements, including the entire line of devices iPhone 14the new Apple Watch Ultra and the Second generation AirPods Pro.

Outside of the exciting new iPhone 14 Pro features, the iPhone 14 event was fairly low on surprises. That may have left some people disappointed, especially if they were expecting a specific product to be announced. But don’t worry, an Apple event is still rumored for later this year that could include many of the remaining products.

iPad (10th generation)

The one device most expected to launch at the event that didn’t show up? A new iPad. Rumors say that Apple has an update ready for its cheapest iPad, which would be in its 10th generation generation. The 10th-gen model is expected to get a minor design facelift, along with rumors pointing towards a bump in the A14 Bionic chip and include support for 5G connectivity on the cellular models.

Most importantly, this new iPad is said to eventually replace the Lightning port with a USB-C port. The 9th generation iPad is currently the only iPad to stick with the Lightning port.

Since this new iPad didn’t show up at today’s event, we have to assume it’s destined for an event later this year or a product launch in early 2023.

MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch

The new MacBook Pro seen from the side.

This wasn’t a Mac event, so we shouldn’t have been surprised to see a lack of laptops announced. Still, there’s a lot of anticipation surrounding an update to the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. Apple’s most powerful laptops, these were a major comeback for the brand when they launched in 2021 to highly positive reviews. The M1 Pro and M1 Max were surprisingly powerful, and the design brought back favorite features like more ports and a row of function keys.

The sequel won’t be a dramatic redesign, but rumors have it that the M2 Pro and M2 Max will make an appearance to beef up performance. We’re expecting these new MacBook Pros to still come out later this year, but likely at a Mac-focused event in October or November.

iPadPro

ipad pro 2021

The iPad Pro sits in a similar space to the Macbook pro. There wasn’t room for it at the iPhone 14 event, but a smaller update is still waiting in the wings. Some expect the iPad Pro to upgrade to the M2 chip, which has already launched in both the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. The only other likely change is the Smart Connector, which is rumored to change from a three-pin to a four-pin connector.

Lastly, there’s a chance we could see the notch make its way to the iPad Pro to match the rest of Apple’s lineup. If this rumored update to the iPad Pro is coming in 2022, it will likely show up at an event later this year.

Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR

The 2019 Apple Mac Pro is set against a dark red background.
Alessio Zaccaria on Unsplash

Apple promised the Mac Pro would arrive in 2022 as the final Mac product to be bumped into Apple Silicon, completing the two-year transition away from Intel and AMD that began in 2020. The Mac Pro was even mentioned by name at the event. Apple’s spring this year. So even though it wasn’t announced at the iPhone 14 event, you can almost guarantee it will be shown later this year.

The product design is not rumored to change that much, but an update to some kind of Apple Silicon-based chip is eagerly awaited. The M2 Extreme chip, as it has been named by commentators, would be the culmination of Apple engineering and would represent the most powerful version of these chips the company has ever made.

The Pro Display XDR is on shakier ground, but it would be an obvious companion to the Mac Pro. The high-end display was heralded alongside this version of the Mac Pro in 2019 as a pioneer of what Apple could do with its XDR displays. As amazing as it is, the monitor is long overdue for an upgrade, especially with the release of the Apple Pro Display earlier this year.

reality headphones

A render of Apple's VR headset.
Ian Zelb

Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset has been in the works for years, but we’re finally getting closer to a launch. It may not have shown up at the iPhone 14 event, but there’s still a chance we could see a preview of the product later this year alongside iPads and Macs.

The reality headsets are rumored to support AR and VR, but they will likely need a longer track for developers to come on board. So while an actual 2022 launch seems almost impossible, we’re still expecting a product preview before the end of the year.

Home Pod 2

HomePod speaker in window with city view

A HomePod has been rumored since the initial product launch in 2018. It’s been in limbo since the arrival of the HomePod mini, which has many of the same features in a smaller form factor. But as one of the only products to include support for Apple’s new spatial audio with Dolby Atmos feature, rumors of its sequel have been rampant.

This new HomePod 2 is even rumored to include features like an updated display on top, multi-touch functionality, and a faster S8 chip, which has been used in the Apple Watch. Whether or not the HomePod 2 will arrive later this year is up in the air, especially with how many products Apple has yet to announce in 2022.

iMacPro

Apple iMac Pro News

No one expected Apple to launch an iMac Pro at the iPhone 14 event, but it’s one of the last products we’re hoping Apple will eventually transition to Apple Silicon. Technically, the iMac Pro was discontinued, but for a long time, Apple was still selling a 27-inch iMac powered by Intel. This larger iMac is what we hope Apple will eventually replace, perhaps with an M2 Pro or M2 Max, in 2023.

For what it’s worth, since Apple has started the move to the M2, we’d expect the 24-inch iMac to make its way to the M2 as well sometime in 2023.

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