Leakers have already revealed Apple’s controversial iPhone 14 release strategy, and now Apple itself has accidentally exposed its next big hardware upgrades.
In his popular Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that code in Apple’s second iOS 15.5 beta release refers to the company’s next generation of unannounced Macs. They are coming much sooner than you might think.
Gurman states that the spoilers within the iOS 15.5 code are because the update will quietly add compatibility for these next-gen Macs to all supported iPhones (6S and newer). Moreover, iOS 15.5 is expected to be released as soon as next week, showing Apple feels there is no time to lose.
When and what are these mysterious new Macs, you ask? June 6th is the big date you should mark in your calendar. This is Apple’s annual WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference). Here Apple will provide the first glimpse of iOS 16, watchOS 9 and macOS 13 and it is the latter which is expected to be shown off on new MacBooks based on Apple’s eagerly awaited M2 chipset.
Gurman himself has previously broken down the details of the M2 lineup, with new M2-based MacBook Air, entry-level MacBook Pro and Mac Mini models tipped to debut the chip. Further M2 Pro, M2 Max and M2 Ultra chips will follow for a new 14-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro and Mac Pro later in the year.
Given the praise Apple received for its M1 chip and the worldwide interest in M2, it is easy to understand why Apple wanted to upgrade iPhone support before the deadline, even though it meant that it would leak the software.
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