Many Apple Devices are now more than 18 months old. With new hardware that could make them more valuable, some of it already exists in other devices, five important products seem to be long overdue an update.


Although some devices such as the Pro Display XDR, HomePod mini and HomePod mini may be due, others are arguably equally so. an Update: There are at least five main Apple devices that appear to be overdue a refresh – where a new model could yield substantial improvements. It becomes more difficult to do the same with older models. Apple To justify leaving these devices in its product range without a hardware upgrade.

Refer to the MacRumors Buyer’s Guide For constant updates on the status and age of all, AppleThese are the most recent products as well as updates that can reasonably be expected based on previous year’s models.

5. iMac

Current model, April 2021 (one-year-old and seven months).

There is some debate about whether Apple will reintroduce a larger iMac model, the current model with a 24-inch display features the M1 chip – meaning that it is outdated compared to the 13-inch MacBook Pro, redesigned MacBook Air, and iPad Pro. Apple WWDC announced the M2 chip early in June. Since three devices currently contain the chip the iMac is primed for a chip upgrade.

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Reports from however BloombergMark Gurman of’s Mark Gurman suggests this an ‌iMac‌ with the M2 chip is not on the horizon. Following the ‌M2‌ series of Macs, Gurman said a new ‌iMac‌ will be among the first M3 series of Macs, which will include an updated 13-inch ‌MacBook Air‌, an all-new 15-inch ‌MacBook Air‌, and potentially a new 12-inch notebook that is “still in early development.”

The ‌M3‌ chip is expected to be built on TSMC’s 3nm technology, unlike the ‌M1‌ and ‌M2‌, which are built using a 5nm process. It is expected that the more advanced manufacturing process will lead to significant performance and efficiency gains.

The device is expected to be the successor to the current ‌M1‌ ‌iMac‌ and may not launch until late 2023 at the earliest, according to Gurman, meaning that it may yet be some time before a new ‌iMac‌ emerges. It is not known why. Apple would exclude the ‌iMac‌ from the ‌M2‌ chip and wait until the ‌M3‌ chip is available, especially since this means that the current ‌M1‌ model would be around for a considerable amount of time.

4. AirPods Max

Current model was released December 2020, one year and eleven months ago.

AirPods Max, which were released almost two years ago are the oldest AirPods currently in use. AppleThe product range. Despite being the most expensive AirPods at $549, the ‌AirPods Max‌ miss out on a large number of features that came to the second-generation AirPods Pro earlier this year.

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The H2 chips have significantly improved Active Noise Cancellation and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity, Adaptive Transparency, skin-detect sensors, the U1 chip, and Precision Finding, there are a plethora of notable features that are yet to come to the ‌AirPods Max‌. You could get a refreshed selection in color options, MagSafe and USB-C charging, ConversationBoost, and sweat and waterproof resistance.

The status of the next-generation ‌AirPods Max‌ is not clear at the present time. Gurman stated in May 2021 that the AirPods Max will be released as a new generation. Apple While it was not currently working on the second-generation AirPods Max (it is not known if this is still true). Seeing as Apple seems to launch one new AirPods product per year, the ‌AirPods Max‌ could be next up for a refresh.

3. Mac Mini for Entry-Level

Current model, released November 2020 (two year old).

The ‌M1‌ Mac mini is the oldest latest-generation Apple silicon Mac, and, much like the 24-inch ‌iMac‌, it could benefit from an upgrade to the ‌M2‌ chip.

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Even though it is not necessary to add an ‌M2‌ chip to the ‌Mac mini‌ would presumably require limited internal changes, Apple So far, it has failed to do so. Reports this year suggested otherwise. Apple Original “had plans” to introduce new ‌Mac mini‌ models in 2022, but these arrangements were “probably scrapped” The all-new Mac Studio has been chosen. A new ‌Mac mini‌ with the ‌M2‌ chip is purportedly still in the works for launch sometime in 2023.

2. Mac Pro

The current model was released December 2019, and is two years old.

The Mac Pro, one of the few remaining Intel-based Mac models on sale, is also the only Mac product that does not have no warranty. Apple There are many options for silicon chips All-new model finally brings new life to the industry Apple Since over two years, silicon has been anticipated by the company’s top Mac-aimed professionals. At its “Peek Performance” Event earlier in the year Apple Even directly teased the launch Apple silicon Mac Pro, saying “that’s for another day.”

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Previously, reports about a smaller Mac Pro model placed somewhere between the ‌Mac mini‌ and the ‌Mac Pro‌ made it difficult to know what to expect from the future of the high-end ‌Mac Pro‌ line, but it is now clear many of these rumors related to the Mac Studio, somewhat clarifying what can be expected from the next-generation ‌Mac Pro‌.

Multiple reports Bloomberg‘s ‌Mark Gurman‌ about the Apple silicon ‌Mac Pro‌’s chip options And specifications provide a fairly straightforward picture of what to expect from the new flagship Mac. According to Gurman, users will reportedly be able to configure the new ‌Mac Pro‌ with “‌M2‌ Ultra” and “M2 Extreme” There are many options for chip options.

However, beyond the basic specs, there is little known about the device’s design, ports and performance. There are also no details on its potential modularity or customization. Apple Expected to bring the Apple silicon ‌Mac Pro‌ next year, and it could come alongside a “Pro” Version of Studio Display with a mini LED panel and ProMotion support

1. Intel Mac Mini

The current model was released in October 2018, four years and one months ago.

While the ‌M1‌ ‌Mac mini‌ offers an entry-level model in the lineup, the high-end ‌Mac mini‌ still features an Intel processor. The high-end ‌Mac mini‌ was theoretically refreshed in 2020 when Apple It has doubled the storage, but is otherwise identical with the 2018 Space Gray unibody.

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Apple It has been reported that Apple is working on a new Mac mini. Potential replacement of the high-end older model. an Apple Rumours about the new Mac minis were centered around the silicon machine, but it now appears that both high-end and entry-level models may be updated simultaneously. Apple is believed to be working on two versions of the next-generation ‌Mac mini‌, one with the standard “M2” Chip and a second, higher-end model with the “M2 Pro” chip.

A new high-end ‌Mac mini‌ with Apple Silicon could offer huge performance and efficiency improvements over the current model. It also has more Thunderbolt ports that the entry-level model. Redesigns are possible. It’s a machine that was in use for over two years. Apple began the transition to its own custom silicon chips in the Mac, and two years since the entry-level ‌Mac mini‌ was refreshed, the high-end ‌Mac mini‌ seems to be the Apple The most in dire need of a hardware update is the device.