Apple's controversial iPhone 14 release strategy, and now Apple itself has accidentally announced its next major hardware upgrades. In his popular Power On Newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports that the code in Apple's second iOS 15.5 beta release refers to the next generation of the company's unannounced Mac. And they are coming much sooner than you think.
|The Apple iPhone 14 range is based on multiple leaks|
Gurman says the spoilers in iOS 15.5 code because the update will silently add compatibility with all supported iPhones (6S and newer) for this next-gen Mac. Moreover, iOS 15.5 is expected to be released within the next week, Apple thinks there is no time to lose.
So when and what are these mysterious new Macs? The big circle date on your calendar is June 6, the start of Apple's annual WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference). Here Apple will give the first glimpse of iOS 16, watchOS 9 and macOS 13 and this is the next one which is expected to be shown in the new MacBooks based on Apple's eagerly awaited M2 chipset. Gurman himself has previously broken down the details of the M2 lineup, suggesting new M2-based MacBook Air, entry-level MacBook Pro and Mac Mini models to unveil the chip. More M2 Pro, M2 Max and M2 Ultra chips will follow later this year for a new 14-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro and Mac Pro.
Given Apple's appreciation for the stunning M1 chip and the global interest in the M2, it's understandable that Apple wanted to update iPhone support ahead of time - even if it risked leaking releases on its own software.
After all, this is a gamble that Apple has taken before and - with the iPhone 14 range under increasing pressure - is very likely to take over again.