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In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said that he doesn't expect Apple to hold another event or make any other major product announcements this year, while turning his attention to what we can expect next year.

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Apple held an event in November 2020 to introduce its first Macs with its custom-designed M1 chip, but Gurman believes Apple has nothing else left of substance on its roadmap that would be ready to launch before the end of 2021.

Gurman believes that a new MacBook Air with an entirely new design and an Apple-designed M2 chip will launch in around six to eight months from now. He believes the upcoming model will represent the biggest redesign of the MacBook Air since 2010, with a rumor earlier this week claiming that the notebook will have a similar design as the 24-inch iMac, including off-white bezels around the display and a variety of color choices.

Gurman also expects a larger iMac with Apple silicon, a new Mac mini, a new iPhone SE, and a new iPad Pro to launch after the calendar turns to 2022.

Following the unveiling of redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with Apple's next-generation M1 Pro and M1 Max chips this week, the only Intel-based Macs remaining in Apple's lineup include a low-end 21.5-inch iMac targeted at the education market, the 27-inch iMac, the high-end Mac mini, and the Mac Pro tower.

Article Link: Gurman: Apple Event in November Unlikely, New MacBook Air With Biggest Redesign Since 2010 to Launch Next Year
 
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zachz

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I’m excited for this. Will likely get a yellow one to match my iMac — although the off white bezels on the iMac are nice, I feel if there is a white notch it’ll stand out too much. I don’t mind the notch on iPhones or the new Pros, so hopefully they change it.

I sold my 2016 MBP and have been using my iPad in its place but I miss having macOS on the go.
 

DHagan4755

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I think it will be harder to hide that notch if bezels are not dark. I would really like a SD card reader on the MBA - save me a dongle.
I think this new Air's base could be almost as thin as the iPad Pro.

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Fundamentally, I think it will look similar in a side profile to the Google Pixelbook from a few years ago.

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psxp

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I think this new Air's base could be almost as thin as the iPad Pro.

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Fundamentally, I think it will look similar in a side profile to the Google Pixelbook from a few years ago.

Now, That design, I like! Imagine being that thin, and if it had thin bezels to match it would look like a nice redesign
 

hajime

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How likely will there be an Air with 16" screen and resolutions of the just released 16" MBP?
 
Now, That design, I like! Imagine being that thin, and if it had thin bezels to match it would look like a nice redesign
I don’t think that’s going to happen anymore. Jony Ive has departed. Expect no more thin designs. Everything will be shifted towards battery life, performance and efficiency.
 

iFan

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Apple has historically hinted that their lineup was set for the holidays and that no further updates were coming. Sometimes this has come at the end of an October event and other times they've mentioned it on quarterly conference earnings calls. There was no such hint given during the event this past week, but we may hear it during the earnings call next week.

It wouldn't surprise me if Apple still had some website-only launch planned for 2021 like a processor update to the Intel Mac Pro (to tide over users until next year) or something else relatively minor. Otherwise, see you all in March! The new larger iMac + redesigned MacBook Air can't come soon enough.
 
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TheWatchfulOne

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Yes sir! Saw him with a notch on his forehead and I was able to get a first glimpse of the new MacBook Pro 16” 😭😭. Apparently he’s sending me a personalized one on Tuesday. Hand picked by him 😂
Cool. Next time you see him, would you please point out that Apple forgot to make Product Red leather cases for the iPhone 13 and Product Red MagSafe wallet? I'm sure those products were just over looked, but maybe if you bring it to his attention he willl remedy the situation? 😉
 

PsykX

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What about the base Macbook Pro? I do hope they would give it some love.
I think it will end up disappearing in favor of the new 14-in.
Maybe they should revive it as a standard MacBook instead.
 
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Boil

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If the M1 Pro / M1 Max-powered Mac minis are pushed too far I might just have to wait on a Jade 2C / Jade 4C-powered Mac Pro Cube instead...!
 

sunny5

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I really think M1 MacBook Pro needs more upgrade in order to distinguish from M1 MBA. So far, it's just expensive than MBA and yet, no other differences. Removing M1 MacBook Pro will create a huge gap between MBA and 14 inch MBP.

Instead, it would be nice if M1 MacBook Pro get some upgrades
- 14/16 inch MBP design
- MiniLED with Promotion
- Up to 32gb of Unified memory, 16GB for MBA
- More ports
- Magsafe for faster charging
- More base storages

Otherwise, I dont see any reasons of buying M1 MBP.
 
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