Report: New iMac Pro and AR headset in 2022, foldable iPhone in 2023

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What you need to know

  • Ross Young has announced a few predictions for what to expect from Apple over the next few years.
  • The analyst says that a new iMac Pro and AR headset could be released next year.
  • A foldable iPhone could also be released as soon as 2023.

If this report shakes out, Apple has a lot on the way.

In a new report from Display Supply Chain Consultants, supply chain analyst Ross Young had a number of predictions about what to expect from Apple over the next few years. Among a number of predictions, the analyst says that we should expect a new 27-inch iMac Pro with a mini-LED display and 120Hz refresh rate in the spring of 2022.

That would result in an iMac Pro with the same display technology that currently exists in the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. If true, however, some will be disappointed as a 32-inch display was previously rumored.

In addition to the iMac Pro, Young says Apple may launch its augmented reality headset as soon as next year. However, due to a small number of volume orders for the display technology, the new headset is likely to be expensive.

The analyst also says that we should not expect to see a foldable iPhone or an OLED display in the iPad or MacBook until 2023 at the earliest.

Apple's Launch of the 27" iMac Pro with MiniLEDs, 120Hz Variable Refresh and Oxide Backplanes. Expected in the spring as Apple brings its Pro Motion technology to the iMac.Apple AR Headset Introduction. Lots of rumors about this, but volume estimates look low for next year, so price must be high.Apple Foldable and OLED iPad and MacBook Timing. Not expected until 2023 at the earliest, 2024 more likely.

Even more is anticipated for next year, including the next generation of the iPhone SE.

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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.

2 Comments
  • I think Apple will do well with a foldable as they are currently make the best tablets and tablet OS out of all other vendors. What I would like to see is Apple release a less expensive desktop tower Mac Pro that is more accessible to more people. This would be a boon to try an gain a stronger foothold in the corporate segment as well.
  • Saying that "I think Apple will do well with a foldable as they are currently make the best tablets and tablet OS out of all other vendors.". That be true for many. However Apple has a major app ecosystem problem when it comes to foldable devices. Apple to this day encourages their developers to create separate iPhone apps and separate iPad apps, which is not conducive towards foldable's like the Galaxy Z Fold 3 type devices. But Apple went even further with that separation by making separate iOS operating systems, iOS for iPhones, and iPadOS for iPads. That alone right there means you will NEVER see a foldable that is both an iPhone and iPad in one physical folding device, like the Galaxy Z Fold 3, or other 2 in 1 foldable's. Clearly you are not a developer.