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Gurman: Apple iPhone 14 series will continue to use Lightning port, transition to USB-C next year

Gurman: Apple iPhone 14 series will continue to use Lightning port, transition to USB-C next year

IT House June 26, Bloomberg technology reporter Mark Gurman said in a June 26 article that Apple will launch a large number of new products between the fall of 2022 and the first half of 2023, including at least four iPhone 14, three Apple Watch, several Macs with M2 and M3 chips, the company’s first mixed reality headset The company’s first mixed reality headset, low-end and high-end iPads, new AirPods Pro, a new HomePod and an upgraded Apple TV.

All new iPhones released this fall will continue to use the Lightning connector, but he expects Apple to transition to USB-C by 2023, and the new entry-level iPads to be released this fall will have a USB-C connector, an A14 chip and 5G support.

Regarding the M2 chip, which was officially announced in June, Gurman said he was told that Apple’s mixed reality headset will come with an M2 chip and 16G of memory, plus Apple is already working on an M3 chip, which it plans to use as early as next year.

He believes that the main updates to Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro series include the most powerful iPhone front camera ever, a new rear camera system featuring a 48MP main camera, thinner bezels, a faster A16 chip and a new “exclamation point screen,” compared to the two basic iPhone 14 models. The upgrades are not insignificant.

In other words, the Pro line of phones, codenamed D73 and D74, will be the main focus of iPhone this year, while the non-Pro iPhone 14 base models (D27 and D28) will be slightly less impressive. After all, these two phones will use the same A15 chip as iPhone 13, but the 6.7-inch Max model is something many people are looking forward to.

iPhone 14 Pro rendering

He also said that Apple iPadOS16’s foreground scheduling (StageManager) feature doesn’t actually meet Apple’s vision of wanting to enhance multitasking capabilities and that Apple needs to provide a more specialized solution for professional users. However, he does see this as an exploration of the future of the iPad Pro.

He believes that Apple will release new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPads with the M2 chip later this year with new iPads that are codenamed J617 and J620. Apple has allegedly said they have five different iPads that support the interface (probably referring to M2), while only three can be seen today (the two M1 iPad Pros and iPad Air).

He expects Apple to release an iPad with a larger display sometime in the next year or two, measuring somewhere between 14 and 15 inches, and he also said that Apple’s iPadOS16 frontend scheduling might make more sense on such a larger device.

It’s worth noting that Apple doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to release the new M2 chip at WWDC, except for the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. He said Apple has several other core products in development, and those new products could arrive sooner than the M1-based Macs.

Here’s what his sources told him about the M2 Mac.

M2 Mac mini.

M2 Pro Mac mini.

The M2 Pro and M2 Max 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.

The M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme Mac Pro.

In addition to the Mac and iPad Pro, he expects the M2 to appear on Apple’s MR headset. The tipster told him that the latest internal version of the device already runs the M2 regular version, along with 16 GB of RAM.

He also said that Apple is already working on a successor to the M2, the M3 chip, which the company plans to bring out as early as next year and will be available on the 13-inch MacBook Air, codenamed J513, the 15-inch MacBook Air (J515), a new iMac, codenamed J433, and a 12-inch laptop that’s still in the early stages of development. notebook currently in early development.