Don’t spend your money on a new Apple computer until after the Spring Show.
If you were thinking of buying a new Apple laptop or tablet, don’t! At least not until after Apple’s 2022 Spring Show, which is rumoured to be on Tuesday, March 8th.
So far, Apple hasn’t made an official announcement, but I suspect they will any day now.
The Spring show will be another online affair so you can live-stream the event on the day.
Personally, I’m excited to see what Apple has in store. The rumour mill has been in overdrive with speculations that Apple will be releasing a bunch of new and updated products, mostly focused on the Mac line-up.
Here’s a brief overview of the rumours.
Current speculation suggests that Apple will retire the Intel-based Mac minis and replace them with a version that uses the M1 Pro and Max chip.
There was even a suggestion that Apple might use the M2 chip, which would be in keeping with Apple’s strategy of using the Mac minis as a test bed for their latest chips.
Either way, the Mac mini is still a compact powerhouse that’s a perfect desktop replacement.
Next on the rumour list is the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro. This machine is overdue for a performance upgrade, but it won’t include any exterior design changes this time around.
Apple could take this opportunity to launch the M2 chip in the MacBook Pro, but it’s likely that Apple will stick to using the M1 chip and save the M2 chip for the redesigned MacBook Air that’s slated for release later in the year.
As for the recently released 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, both machines will probably get a performance tune-up as will the existing line-up of iMacs (excluding the 27-inch iMac, see explanation below).
In case you’re wondering, according to MacRumours, the much anticipated M2 chip will be more powerful than the M1, but less powerful than the M1 Pro and M1 Max.
In keeping with Apple’s existing strategy, it’s anticipated that there will be a high performance M2 Max and M2 Pro line up for the top-end machines.