Upcoming Apple Products Guide: Everything We Expect to See in 2020 and Beyond

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The MacRumors guide to upcoming products is designed to provide an overview of everything that we're expecting to see from Apple, both in the near and more distant future. Dates listed are not always concrete, but are based on the most recent rumors and information that we have.

We're updating the guide on a regular basis, so it will be the go-to place to see every Apple product that's on the horizon at a glance. For more detail on the rumors we've heard about each upcoming item, make sure to click on the links to visit our roundups.


Coming in Fall 2020

With Apple's digital WWDC over, the next big planned event is September 2020, and that's when we might see additional product reveals. Every September, Apple refreshes its iPhone and the Apple Watch lineups, and there are also many other products due for refreshes that we could see announced at the same time.

There is a possibility that some products could be refreshed in the summer months ahead of Apple's fall event, but so far, we haven't heard specific rumors.

  • iPhone 12 - Apple's 2020 iPhones will introduce some exciting improvements, based on rumors. 5G wireless chips for much faster cellular speeds are said to be coming, plus Apple is going to add a laser-powered time-of-flight 3D rear camera like the LiDAR Scanner in the iPad Pro for significant improvements to AR experiences. We could also get an all OLED lineup, with Apple finally doing away with LCD iPhones. We're expecting a 5.4-inch iPhone, a 6.7-inch iPhone, and a 6.1-inch iPhone (or possibly two 6.1-inch models), with both higher-end iPhone 11 Pro-style devices and more affordable iPhone 11-style models. A redesigned iPad Pro-style body is expected. iPhones normally launch in September, but this year's launch could be delayed by a month or so.
  • Apple Watch Series 6 - The next-generation Apple Watch expected in 2020 is said to feature faster performance, better water resistance, and improved wireless transmission for faster WiFi and cellular speeds.
  • HomePod - Apple is working on a smaller, cheaper HomePod that is expected to feature the same general form factor but with reduced audio quality and a smaller size. Apple is rumored to be targeting a release date in the second half of the year.
  • High-End Over-Ear Headphones - Apple is rumored to be working on high-end over-ear Bluetooth headphones with an all-new design and superior sound quality and they could be called "AirPods Studio." There may be two versions in development, a premium model with leather-like fabrics and a fitness-focused model with lighter, breathable materials. Detachable ear cups and headband padding may be included, which would allow these components to be swapped out. The headphones are expected to feature Active Noise Cancellation like the AirPods Pro. Apple is targeting a 2020 launch date, perhaps in the second half of 2020, and pricing could be around $350.
  • Low-Cost iPad - Apple is rumored to be working on a new 10.8-inch low-cost iPad that could come in the second half of 2020.

Products With Unknown Release Dates

  • Refreshed iMac - Apple was rumored to be planning to unveil a redesigned iMac at WWDC with "iPad Pro design language" and thinner bezels similar to the bezels on the Pro Display XDR, but that did not happen. An iMac refresh is still in the works for 2020, though, and in July, a new iMac with an Intel Core i9 processor was spotted in Geekbench benchmarks, suggesting a launch is on the horizon.
  • AirTags - Apple in iOS 13 introduced a new Find My feature that lets iOS and macOS devices be tracked even without a data connection by taking advantage of Bluetooth, and rumors suggest Apple could also expand this into a Tile-like Bluetooth tag that could be attached to any item. It may feature AR support for locating an item in a room and leashing to alert you when an item being tracked moves too far from an iPhone. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expected AirTags to launch in the first half of 2020, but that did not happen.
  • Small Wireless Charging Mat - Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that one of the products Apple will release in 2020 will be a "smaller wireless charging mat," with no other context or information. It's not clear if this wireless charging mat will be a scaled down version of the AirPower, which was discontinued, or something else, but Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has suggested that Apple is still exploring ways to make the AirPower work.
  • MacBook Pro - Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple is working on an updated version of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, with a launch that could happen later in the year, perhaps in October or November. The new 16-inch machine could potentially include a mini-LED display. There are also rumors of a 14.1-inch MacBook Pro with a mini-LED display, but it's not clear if that's coming in 2020. Apple's plans to unveil mini-LED devices in 2020 may have been delayed until 2021, however.
  • Apple TV Set-Top Box - Code found in an internal build of iOS 13 references a new Apple TV 11,1 model, suggesting Apple is working on an updated Apple TV. Little is known about the new device, but it could feature an A12 processor. There's no word on when we can expect a release, but it could come at any time given the hints found in iOS 13.
  • 11-inch iPad Air - An iPad Air refresh is rumored to be on the horizon, and one rumor has indicated that it could feature an all-screen display with an under-display version of Touch ID along with an 11-inch size.
  • Mac With Apple-Made Chip - Apple's first Mac with an Apple Silicon chip is expected before the end of 2020, but Apple has not provided a specific date.
  • AirPods 3 - Apple is said to have been planning to release new AirPods in March, but an event didn't take place and the AirPods were delayed. These AirPods could come as early as May, but there's no word on what new features could be included. There is some disagreement over AirPods 3, though, because reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says AirPods 3 won't come out until 2021.
  • Cheaper AirPods Pro? - There have been rumors suggesting Apple is working on AirPods that have the same design as the AirPods Pro, but without Active Noise Cancellation, allowing Apple to sell them at a lower price point. AirPods rumors are a bit confused right now though. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes new AirPods Pro won't come out until late 2021 and has said that rumors of new earbuds launching in the second half of 2020 are actually Beats headphones, suggesting the rumored cheaper AirPods Pro could be Beats instead.

Beyond 2020

  • iPad mini 6 - Apple is rumored to be working on a ne iPad mini with mini-LED display, which could also be available in a new 8.5 to 9-inch size option. This new iPad mini is rumored to be coming in 2021.
  • AR Smart Glasses - Apple is working on augmented reality smart glasses that could come at some point in the next few years. The glasses are said to feature a dedicated display, built-in processor, and an "rOS" or reality operating system. Input will be via touch panels, voice activation, and head gestures, and it's said to support applications ranging from mapping to texting. The first rumors suggested Apple's AR glasses would come in 2020, but now it's sounding like the product will see a release in 2022.
  • Apple Car - There have been a lot of twists and turns in the saga of Apple's electric car development, but reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple is still planning on a full autonomous vehicle rather than just an autonomous car software offering, with a launch to happen between 2023 and 2025.

2020 Product Refreshes and Announcements So Far

Apple in March started releasing new 2020 products, with a list of the new and refreshed devices below.

Apple's 2019 Product Refreshes

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