Bold (and sometimes boring) Predictions for Apple in 2023
Just for fun, here's a bunch of what I think will happen with most of Apple's product lines in 2023. None of these are crazy, except my HomePod one which I just couldn't stop adding onto 😂
A relatively minor upgrade once again, but USB-C will make it's triumphant debut. The Dynamic Island will also be here.
iPhone 15 Pro
I expect this to get USB-C as well, but otherwise to be a pretty boring upgrade year.
Maybe too bold, but I think this will be the smallest length of time between iPad Pro versions. Forget 18 month upgrade cycles, this is going to be sub-12 months. The 11" model will get the improved display that the 12.9" has had for a couple years, the camera will move to the long side, and we might even get a new keyboard accessory.
Hopefully the camera move will not require a new Apple Pencil, but I think it's worth the hit to move the camera where it belongs on the iPad.
Nothing new, and the old iPad with a home button will remain in the lineup at the same price it is now.
Finally something new! I expect it to be minor, with no physical changes.
Probably just a spec bump update to this weirdo in the iPad lineup.
We finally get a new health sensor, but the design stays basically the same. My wish is that it gets the action button from the Ultra, but I', not holding my breath.
Apple Watch Ultra
No updates at all, Apple says people love their Ultras. Maybe a new Ultra-specific band type.
Those 2021 models are due for processor upgrades, but don't expect any form factor changes, this is a pure spec bump.
Nothing at all, and no price changes.
I'm torn…my gut is that nothing will change here, but another part of me thinks that if the MacBook Pros get an M2 Pro and Max, then of course the Studio will get the Max and Ultra late in the year.
I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm saying it now: an M2 model is released with a new, smaller form factor, and it will also have an M2 Pro configuration.
Nothing, not even an M2 upgrade.
More of a Mac Studio Plus than a direct successor to the current Mac Pro. No third party GPUs, but maybe RAM and storage are upgradable.
Maybe just a dream, but I'm saying it: this is the year we get a new HomePod to succeed to original.
Doubling down, I'm going to say the new HomePod can also act as a docking station for iPhones. Use MagSafe to connect your iPhone and it instantly pairs with the HomePod for audio payback.
Going further, if you have an iPhone with an always-on display, that will go into a new mode specifically for when it's docked to this new HomePod.
Entering Crazy Town, let's also say that new iPad Mini has MagSafe and can be docked to this HomePod as well.
They just upgraded it, so no changes this year to the hardware.
Nothing, the current gen is great.
Nothing, just refreshed a few months ago, so I don't expect anything until at least 2024, probably 2025.
No upgrade, although it would be nice to see them address the folding and case issues from the originals.
Keyboards and Mice
Come on, these suckers aren't changing, although they may get USB-C versions.