Leakers have already revealed Apple’s controversial iPhone 14 release strategy, and right now, Apple itself has accidentally exposed its coming extensive hardware upgrades.
In his popular Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that code in Apple’s second iOS15.5 beta release refers to the company’s next generation of unannounced Macs. And they’re coming a lot sooner than you suppose.
Gurman states that the spoilers within the iOS15.5 code are because the update will still add comity for these coming-gen Macs to all supported iPhones (6S and newer). Moreover, iOS15.5 is anticipated to be released as soon as the coming week, showing that Apple feels there’s no time to lose.
So, when and what are these mysterious new Macs? The big date to circle in your calendar is June 6, launching Apple’s annual WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference). Then Apple will provide the first glimpse of iOS 16, watch OS 9, and macOS 13, and it’s the latter which is expected to exist displayed on new MacBooks based on Apple’s eagerly-awaited M2 chipset.
Gurman himself has already broken down the details of the M2 lineup, with new M2- based MacBook Air, entry-level MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini models tipped to debut the chip. Farther M2 Pro, M2 Max, and M2 Ultra chips will follow for a new 14- inch MacBook Pro, 16- inch MacBook Pro and Mac Pro later in the time.
Given the acclaim Apple took for the stunning M1 chip and the global interest in M2, it’s intelligible that Apple wanted to update iPhone support ahead of time — even if it came at the threat of leaking the release in its software.
After all, it’s a gamble Apple has taken already and — with the iPhone 14 range under raising pressure — is very likely to take again.