With the launch of its regular lineup of iPhones, iPads, Watches, and MacBooks in addition to its last preparations for the release of the Vision Pro mixed-reality headset, 2024 is looking to be a major year for Apple.
Rumours concerning the tech giant’s upcoming products are circulating even before 2023 came to an end and before the new year gets underway. These are a few of the things that Apple is expected to produce or possibly even announce in 2024.
In the autumn of 2024, Apple is expected to reveal the iPhone 16 lineup, following the debut of the iPhone 15. According to trustworthy leaker Unknownz21, the new range is expected to have larger screens—6.3 and 6.9 inches—than the 6.1 and 6.7 inches shown last year.
There are also rumours that the iPhone 16 will have an Action button that can be programmed, just like the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max have. The mute switch was replaced by the Action button on the latest phones, which can now be used to do a wide range of tasks like turning on the torch, opening the Camera app, beginning or ending Voice Memo recording, and more. Future phones are anticipated to have an additional solid-state button beneath the power button.
Additionally, the upcoming devices are anticipated to feature USB-C connections, just as the iPhone 15 series.
Apple Vision Pro
When the Apple Vision Pro was first unveiled in June of last year, it seemed like a revolutionary product. With the use of this wearable headset, users can engage with digital content in their physical environment like a spatial computer, providing a mixed-reality experience.
The Vision Pro is scheduled to launch globally later in the year and in the United States in late January or early February of 2024.
Apple may release a fourth-generation AirPods Pro to update its lineup of earbuds. The new model, according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, will resemble a hybrid between the standard and short stemmed AirPods. It is also rumoured to include a redesigned casing that supports USB-C charging and active noise cancellation.
OLED iPad Pro
Fans of iPads might be in for a treat come springtime. Apple is allegedly planning to introduce a larger iPad Air and an iPad Pro with an OLED display as significant updates to their tablet lineup. The new iPad might possibly include a new Apple Pencil.
Apple Watch Series X
As the tenth anniversary of the Apple Watch’s debut draws closer, Apple has huge plans for the device, including maybe a redesign. Gurman predicted that a watch with a slimmer shell will become available.
It is also rumoured that the tech giant is developing a new method of band attachment for the Watch, possibly utilising a magnetic system.
Regarding functionality, the Apple Watch X might have sleep apnea diagnosis and blood pressure monitoring.
In addition to these, there are additional gadgets including the recently released Apple TV 4K, M3-chip-equipped MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini. In 2024, the company plans to release new software versions, including iOS 18, macOS 15, tvOS 18, watchOS 11, and visionOS 2.