Apple is set to hold a special event tomorrow, and while we can expect new iPhones and Apple Watches, there are a few things we shouldn’t get our hopes up for. Firstly, Apple fans hoping for new M3 Macs will have to wait a bit longer. Reports suggest that Apple has been expanding its internal testing of Macs powered by the M3 chip, including updated versions of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac mini. However, they are expected to be announced in October or November, rather than at this week’s event.
Secondly, new iPads are unlikely to be announced at the September event. It has been some time since Apple launched new iPads, and there are reports of a new redesigned iPad Pro and an updated iPad Air in the works. However, these are expected to be announced in 2024 and October respectively. The iPad mini, on the other hand, is rumored to be launching between the end of 2023 and the beginning of 2024, possibly as the iPad mini 7.
Lastly, while the iPhone 15 is rumored to have a USB-C port, it’s unlikely that we’ll see USB-C versions of AirPods 2, AirPods 3, and AirPods Max anytime soon. Rumors suggest that these models may not get USB-C versions until 2024, and it is unclear if Apple will update the wired EarPods with a USB-C connector.
Considering the products we can expect, such as the iPhone 15 lineup, Apple Watch Series 9, and new AirPods Pro with USB-C, it’s not surprising that Apple may choose to save announcements of new iPads and Macs for another event or press release. Apple’s special event will take place on Tuesday, September 12, at 10 a.m. PT, and 9to5Mac will be there to bring us all the news.