Apple‘s new products often catch the attention of the market, and products that have not been updated for a long time are often concerned about “is it time to update?” We 5 hardware products that have not been updated for more than 18 months. The newer product is the high-end Mac Mini (4 years and 1 month), which, like the Mac Pro, has yet to switch from Intel silicon to Apple Silicon.
5- iMac (1 year 7 months)
Although most of the discussion in the market now revolves around when Apple will launch a larger iMac, the fact that the model with a 24-inch screen on the shelf is already outdated (with the M1 chip), which means that the existing iMac and the 13-inch MacBook Compared with the Apple Pro, the redesigned MacBook Air, and the iPad Pro, the chips on it are already a generation behind.
Apple launched the M2 chip at this year’s WWDC conference, and the above three different products are equipped with M2, which means that the chip of the iMac should also be upgraded.
However, according to a previous report by Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, the new iMac may be unveiled directly with the M3 chip and become one of the first Macs to use the M3 chip.
4- AirPods Max (1 year and 11 months)
AirPods Max, Apple’s first over-ear headphones, was launched about two years ago and is currently the most expensive of Apple’s headphones.
Although it is the highest price in the AirPods series, because it has not been updated for a long time, AirPods Max also has some functions less than the AirPods Pro 2 launched earlier this year.
It is unclear what new features and appearance the new generation of AirPods Max will have; as early as May 2021, Mark Gurman said that Apple is not actively developing the second-generation AirPods Max, and the current development progress of this product is still unclear. Why is also unknown.
Given that Apple updates an AirPods headset every day, it can be expected that AirPods Max will be the next updated headset product.
3- Entry-Level Mac Mini (2 years)
It was originally rumored that the entry-level Mac mini may be updated in 2022, but now this plan has been canceled internally, and Apple has instead chosen to launch Mac Studio positioned between the Mac mini and Mac Pro, but the new Mac The mini (possibly powered by the M2) is still in the works and could launch sometime in 2023.
2- Mac Pro (2 years and 11 months)
The Mac Pro is the only computer series among all Macs that has not been replaced with Apple Silicon. More than two years ago, after Apple announced that it would replace all Mac computer chips with Apple Silicon, many users are looking forward to the day when Apple Silicon comes to the Mac Pro.
Mark Gurman has also continuously reported in the past about the chip specifications of Apple Silicon Mac Pro and the description of the new Mac Pro; according to his reports, it is also clarified that in the future, users will be able to choose M2 Ultra or M2 Extreme for Mac Pro.
1- Intel Mac mini (4 years 1 month)
Although the entry-level Mac mini has been replaced with the M1 chip, the high-end Mac mini in the same series has not been replaced with Apple Silicon.
The high-end version of the Mac mini is supposed to launch a new product in 2020, but what is on Apple’s official website today is still the choice to launch in 2018 and equipped with Intel chips. It has been announced by the outside world that if Apple wants to update the Mac mini, it may update both the entry-level model and the high-end model at the same time.
Apple is rumored to be working on two different versions of the next-generation Mac mini, one with the M2 chip and the other with the M2 Pro chip.