Gurman: iPhone 14 Models Without Notch, Redesigned MacBook Air With M2 Chip, and More to Launch in 2022

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reiterated his expectations for new Apple products in 2022, including the iPhone 14 series, a redesigned MacBook Air with an M2 chip, an iPad Pro with wireless charging, and more.

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Gurman said at least some iPhone 14 models launching later this year will feature a hole-punch display design, as we've heard from other sources like analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. A hole-punch design refers to a display with only a small circular cutout for the front camera, as seen on some Samsung smartphones. This design would result in the notch being removed and the Face ID system would likely be moved under the display.

Apple is planning a redesigned MacBook Air powered by a new M2 chip that will be "marginally faster" than the M1 chip, according to Gurman. He expects the M2 chip to have an 8-core CPU like the M1 chip with a 9-core or 10-core GPU, which would be an upgrade over the 7-core or 8-core GPU options for the current MacBook Air.

Gurman also expects a smaller Apple silicon version of the Mac Pro desktop tower to launch this year with up to a 40-core CPU and 128-core GPU, along with a new Mac mini and a new larger iMac. 2022 should be the year that Apple completes its transition from Intel processors to its own custom-designed chips in Macs, as Apple said the changeover would take around two years to be completed when it first announced its plans in June 2020.

One of Apple's biggest product launches of 2022 would be its long-rumored AR/VR headset, which Gurman said could be announced at WWDC 2022, but he cautioned that the launch timeframe for the product has been pushed back before.

Apple also plans to release a new iPhone SE with 5G, an iPad Pro with wireless charging support, a rugged version of the Apple Watch, and more in 2022, according to Gurman. Subscribe to his Power On newsletter to keep up with his latest thoughts.

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Top Rated Comments

aevan Avatar
26 weeks ago

I hope they get rid of the camera bump. It is atrocious design. I don't believe Steve Jobs would have allowed it and I am surprised if Jony Ive did. Just make the phone a smidge thicker and remove the bump.
First of all, they won't be able to get rid of it - because physics. Not anytime soon, anyway, not if they want to have thin phones and good cameras.

Second, Steve Jobs would have allowed it - again, because physics.

Third, "Steve Jobs would never allow it" became a substitute for "I don't like it" at this point.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AlexESP Avatar
26 weeks ago

I hope they get rid of the camera bump. It is atrocious design. I don't believe Steve Jobs would have allowed it and I am surprised if Jony Ive did. Just make the phone a smidge thicker and remove the bump.
If you have an iPhone 13 Pro, look from the side and visualise how much “a smidge thicker” really is.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PhilMacbook Avatar
26 weeks ago
I hope they get rid of the camera bump. It is atrocious design. I don't believe Steve Jobs would have allowed it and I am surprised if Jony Ive did. Just make the phone a smidge thicker and remove the bump.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aevan Avatar
26 weeks ago

But will the people who hate the notch be satisfied with the hole punch?
No.

Let me put it this way, if Apple put the camera and Face ID under the screen, added a Touch ID sensor under the screen and also had your iPhone recognize you telephatically and unlock as soon as you even had a thought you want to unlock your phone - some people here would not be satisfied.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
26 weeks ago
Hopefully, iPhone 14 is going to look like this.

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Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blackstick Avatar
26 weeks ago
My wife and I are buying a house this year. Gonna be rough. For Freddie Mac.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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