June 27, 2023: Bloomberg stated that even as developers, financial analysts, and select media members get hands-on with Apple’s recent Vision Pro headset, the company will release restored versions of existing offerings.
Apple is expected to stick to a traditional decrease launch for the iPhone 15, but over the coming 12 months, the company will also roll out a slate of upgrades across all its primary product lines.
Bloomberg reported Sunday that a pair of new 24-inch iMacs are slated for launch. Apple has also started before work on an even larger 30-inch iMac, the group’s biggest all-in-one screen size. The iPad Pro and iPad Air are expected to accept refreshes, with the two iPad Pro models, at latest, getting OLED screens.
According to the report, a new Apple Watch Ultra and two next-generation Apple Watch 9 sizes are also desired.
The MacBook Pro will ship in 13-, 14- and 16-inch variants, Bloomberg reported, all featuring Apple’s latest M3 chipset. However, the M3 will not power Apple’s $3,500 headset, which will instead depend on Apple’s current-generation M2 processor. Apple already shipped a new 15-inch MacBook Air at WWDC, but Bloomberg reports that another refresh is already in the works.
Along with the latest products, shoppers and investors watch how the company’s Vision Pro will deal. Apple is the latest entrant to the virtual reality room. While hands-on experiences have been largely positive, some have said motion sickness or an uncomfortable weight from the headset.
Still, specs suggest the Vision Pro is more powerful than nearly all its opponents, with two high-definition screens and custom processors to reduce latency.
Bloomberg reported that Apple is anticipated to slacken its tight controls over who can bring the headset home, expanding the circle from just the most senior engineers and executives. “Select” developers will also be given entry to the headset starting next month, according to the report, as the group looks to flesh out the VisionOS ecosystem.
Work on two unique and bifurcated product streaks, one second-generation high-end model that will resume the original Vision Pro and the other a lower-end version, has already started, according to the report.