In anticipation of its upcoming 10th anniversary, the Apple Watch is poised for a significant transformation. According to insights shared by Mark Gurman in his latest Apple-focused Power On newsletter, the new Apple Watch X is projected to make its debut sometime between 2024 and 2025. This launch would mark a pivotal milestone for the wearable, which first entered the scene back in April 2015.
Apple introduced several new products this week via press release, skipping a full-on October keynote event. The next generation iPad Pro was joined by the 10th generation iPad, and new Apple TV hardware. Interestingly, all of the products revealed this month feature a USB-C port instead of Apple's own Lightning connector.
Here are more details on the 2022 models:
The Apple Watch may have stolen the show at Apple's keynote event in 2022. In addition to the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple launched an extreme sports version of its wearable called the Apple Watch Ultra. This watch has been engineered and certified to operate in some of the most extreme environments on the planet, while providing the wearer with essential information and connectivity.
Apple has more new devices coming in 2022 than ever before. This is according to Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, who calls the product launches the "widest array" of new hardware launches in Apple's history. The excitement is set to begin this spring, with an event rumored for March or April. Another round of product releases is slated for the fall. As always, there's a flurry of activity leading up to WWDC and this year will be no different.
The Oculus Quest 2 (pictured above) may have some serious competition from Apple starting next year. Apple plans to launch a combined augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) stand-alone headset. The company is likely to reveal the new hardware at WWDC over the summer, giving developers time to create apps. Apple is expected to produce a lightweight, sleek design with swappable headbands.