What Apple Plans To Release This Year


Apple organizes three-four promotional activities in a year. March witnesses a spring event, then comes the Worldwide Developers Conference organized in June, followed by the September event that focuses on iPhone and Apple Watch. Apple hosts an October event as well sometimes, where the showstopper is iPads or Macs. This article explores the upcoming Apple products in 2021. 

March Event

Apple will host its first event of the year in March, where the company will showcase new iPads and Macs long-awaited. The products listed below will be stealing the show:

Refreshed iMac

Using the iPad Pro Design technology and sleeker bezels quite similar to that of the Pro Display XDR, the company is launching a new model expected to come out in early 2021. The device will have a GPU and an Apple Silicon chip. Apple is working on two variants of the same model, out of which one will be 23-24 inches. 

AirPods 3

Apple will release AirPods 3 in the early half of the year with its new variant that might look similar to AirPods Pro but slightly cost-effective. Apple might deduce the Active Noise Cancellation feature from this new version. 

iPad Pro

An upgraded version of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro featuring a mini-LED display with a 5G chip is around the corner. Perhaps Apple could come up with an 11-inch model as well, besides its most-awaited 12.9-inch unit. 

Low-Cost iPad

A ninth-generation, low-cost version is quite similar to that of the third-generation iPad Air (discontinued model), with a display of 10.2 inches and a sleek look (6.3 mm) in the pipeline. 

iPad Mini

The new iPad Mini is an 8.5-9 inch device with a lightning port, a reduced bezel, and a mini-LED display. Apple will release this model and up-gradation of the iPad Mini in mid-2021. 

Apple TV

Apple is designing a brand new version of Apple TV backed up by an advanced processor and an upgraded remote featuring “Find My-Like” that will help you find it when it’s hidden under the pile of cushions or lost in the tight-corners. The model will have two versions with an A14X chip and another with an A12 chip. Apple is working out a console-level gaming feature for Apple Arcade. 

AirPods Pro

AirPods Pro has its advanced product rumored to launch this year in April with a more sleek design and a wireless chip. The new design will compete against Google and Samsung’s wireless earbuds as Apple has deduced the stem that sticks out from the bottom, giving it a round shape. 

June Event- WWDC

Apple hosts the Worldwide Developers Conference every year; this year, we anticipate the company to announce watchOS 8, macOS12, iOS 15, and iPadOS 15. Apple generally uses incremental numbers to update macOS, as experienced with iOS updates. The company hasn’t revealed further information as yet. 

September Event

iPhone 13

Apple is launching 13 iPhone variants, out of which four will be of the same size and overall design as that of iPhone 12. One model could be portless, banking on wireless charging, faster 5G, an A15 chip, Promotion 120 Hz displays, and improvised cameras. 

iPhone SE Plus Series

The company is developing a brand new iPhone SE model supported with a Touch ID power button, a 5.5-6.1 inch screen display, and a full-screen design. 

Apple Watch Series 7

Every year Apple launches new watches. Series 7 has yet to unfold what’s in store for us and how the future of Apple watches look. It may have health sensors, but there are no definitive answers as of today. 

Products With Unknown Release Dates

Apple is anticipated to launch new models in 2021, which include:

MacBook Pro- Apple is developing 14-16 inch MacBook Pro devices that may launch by October 2021. The new gadgets will have a flat edge design, beating its very own MacBook version. The new MacBook Pro models will use MagSafe to charge, and physical function keys will replace a touch bar. 

AirTags- iOs 13 by Apple has a new feature: “Find My” that allows you to track macOS and iOS using Bluetooth instead of internet connectivity. Apple will take Bluetooth technology to the next level by attaching a Tile-like Bluetooth tag to its devices. It may alert the users if the gadget goes beyond the device’s coverage area utilizing the AR support. 

AR Smart Glasses- Apple is exploring augmented reality-based smart glasses that may release by mid of this year, featuring a built-in processor, a reality operating system (ROS), and a dedicated display. The device will have touch panels to key intext, head gestures, voice-activation, and mapping. 

Final Thoughts

Apple keeps its users informed well ahead of time about the upcoming products and live-streams the launch events. The company has given the world the smartest and most sophisticated devices. With the ever-evolving technology, Apple keeps up with it and is very promising in design, features, comfort, and longevity. We are keenly waiting for the company to launch its revolutionary products in the year 2021.