The MacRumors guide to upcoming products provides an overview of everything that we're expecting to see from Apple in both the near and more distant future, and the products that have already come out in 2024.

What To Expect from Apple 2024 Update
While the dates listed here are not always concrete, they are based on the most recent rumors and information that we have. This guide is updated on a regular basis, and it is the go-to place to see every Apple product that's on the horizon at a glance. For more detailed information, make sure to click on the included links to visit our individual product roundups.

Late March/Early April iPads

Apple is working on new iPad Air and iPad Pro models that we are expecting to see released in the late March or early April timeframe. We are no longer expecting a spring event, so these will likely be introduced through a press release and product videos.

  • OLED iPad Pro - Apple is refreshing both iPad Pro models with OLED screens, bringing a major update in display quality. There will be two models with screen sizes around 11 and 13 inches, and we are expecting design updates. With the switch to OLED, Apple is cutting down on thickness, and the new iPad Pro models will be much thinner. We're also expecting them to adopt the M3 chip for faster performance, and Apple is planning to debut a new Magic Keyboard that gives the iPad Pro a more Mac-like feel and a new Apple Pencil.
  • iPad Air - With the 2024 iPad Air refresh, we're getting two models for the first time. The smaller iPad Air will have a 10.9-inch display like the current iPad Air, while the larger version will have a 12.9-inch display like the current 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The iPad Air models will be more affordable than the iPad Pro models, and won't have "Pro" features like ProMotion refresh rates and OLED displays. Rumors are mixed on whether the iPad Air will get the M2 or the M3 chip, but either option will be an improvement over the M1 in the current model.

June 2024

Apple holds its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, and this is where it introduces new versions of the software that run on Apple devices and which will be officially released several months later. Sometimes WWDC includes new hardware products, but there are no rumors about June 2024 product launches as of yet.

  • iOS 18 - iOS 18 is rumored to be a "groundbreaking" software update with major new features and designs. It could, in fact, be the biggest software update we've seen in the iPhone's history, with a focus on AI features. Apple plans to introduce generative AI technology across much of the operating system, building it into apps like Apple Music and Shortcuts, and using it to improve Siri. Siri is expected to get smarter, with new integration with Messages and better natural conversation capabilities. iOS 18 is also expected to have some design changes and it will introduce RCS for more seamless text conversations between iPhone and Android users.
  • iPadOS 18 - iPadOS 18 is expected to have many of the same AI features that are coming to iOS 18.
  • macOS 15 - We don't yet know much at all about macOS 15 as of yet, but it will be the successor to macOS Sonoma and is also likely to get new AI functionality.
  • tvOS 18 - tvOS 18 is another update that we don't know anything about as of yet, but tvOS is refreshed on an annual basis.
  • watchOS 11 - watchOS is the operating system that runs on the Apple Watch. There's no word yet on what's coming in watchOS 11.
  • visionOS 2 - We'll get our first update to visionOS in June with the introduction of visionOS 2.

September 2024

In September, Apple will introduce the iPhone 16 lineup and new Apple Watch models.

  • iPhone 16 - The iPhone 16 models are getting an Action button, a Capture button for taking video when the iPhone is in landscape orientation, and a new horizontal rear camera that will likely allow for capturing spatial video. We're also expecting the iPhone 16 to adopt a faster A18 chip built on Apple's 3-nanometer process.
  • iPhone 16 Pro - The iPhone 16 Pro models will have larger 6.3 and 6.9-inch displays, but will otherwise look much like the iPhone 15 Pro models. They'll also get the new Capture button for taking video, with the mmWave antenna set to be relocated to the other side of the device. An A18 Pro chip is rumored to be in the works, but it will likely only bring minor speed improvements. An upgraded 48-megapixel Ultra Wide lens is expected, and the smaller iPhone 16 Pro will get the 5x Telephoto lens that was previously limited to the iPhone 15 Pro Max in 2023.
  • Apple Watch X - Apple could have a major Apple Watch update in store for the 10th anniversary of the device. Rumors suggest Apple is planning for a redesigned, thinner Apple Watch X that has a magnetic band attachment system to make it easier to swap out bands and to cut down on the space that bands use up inside the device. New health feature are rumored, including blood pressure monitoring for detecting hypertension and sleep apnea detection.
  • New Apple Watch Ultra - We haven't heard specific rumors about a refreshed Apple Watch Ultra in 2024, but Apple will likely do a minor update to add any new health features that are introduced.
  • AirPods 4 - New AirPods are expected to come out alongside the iPhone 16 lineup. Apple plans to debut two different models for the first time, one that is lower cost and one that has Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), which has previously been an AirPods Pro-only feature. The ANC version will be the more expensive version, but both are said to have a new design with shorter stems and an upgraded USB-C charging case that has a built-in speaker for Find My.

Products With Unknown Release Dates

There are several new products in the works that don't yet have specific release dates associated with them at this time.

  • Apple TV 4K - A new Apple TV 4K with a faster A16 processor is said to be coming in the first half of 2024.
  • AirPods Max - Apple is expected to refresh the AirPods Max with a USB-C port and new colors.
  • iPad mini 7 - The next iPad mini won't have any design updates, but it could have an upgraded A-series chip and new front and rear cameras.
  • Low-cost iPad - Apple is working on an 11th-generation iPad with a faster chip and support for Wi-Fi 6E.
  • Mac mini - The Mac mini is due for an update as it was last refreshed with M2 chips in January 2023, but there's no word on when it will be updated.
  • MacBook Pro - The MacBook Pro was updated with M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips in late 2023. Apple sometimes refreshes the MacBook Pro annually, but the M4 chip isn't expected in 2024 as of yet, so it's not clear if there will be an update.
  • Mac Studio - The Mac Studio was updated with M2 Max and M2 Ultra chips in June 2023, so it could be updated with an M3 Ultra chip at some point in 2024.
  • Mac Pro - Like the Mac Studio, the Mac Pro was refreshed in June 2023 with the M2 Ultra, and a new version with M3 Ultra might be in the works.
  • Home Hub Device - Rumors suggest Apple is working on a smart home display that would serve as a central hub for controlling smart home products, and it could launch as soon as 2024.
  • New Display - There have been multiple rumors of a Pro Display XDR successor, but there's no word on when an update might come.
  • iMac Pro - Apple could introduce a larger 32-inch iMac, replacing the previously discontinued 27-inch iMac. This iMac could be released at some point in 2024, but Apple's plans continue to be unclear.

Further in the Future

  • Foldable iPhone - Apple is allegedly working on a foldable iPhone that might be between 7.5 and 8 inches, with a launch date slated for 2025 at the earliest.
  • Foldable iPad/Mac - Before we ever get a foldable iPhone, Apple will introduce some kind of foldable notebook and perhaps a foldable iPad. Current rumors suggest that Apple is working on a 20-inch MacBook that has a foldable display, but it won't come out for at least three years.
  • Vision Pro 2 - Apple is working on a new Vision Pro, or multiple new models. Rumors are a little mixed right now, but Apple seems to want a successor for the current model and also a lower-cost version that would be closer in price to the iPhone.

What's Already Been Announced in 2024

This is everything that Apple has released in 2024 to date.

February 2024 Vision Pro Debut

In February 2024, Apple released the Vision Pro headset in the United States, marking the company's entrance into its first new product category since 2015 when the Apple Watch came out. The Vision Pro is priced starting at $3,500, and it is equipped with cutting-edge technology like 4K micro-OLED displays, the option to swap between augmented and virtual reality, more than a dozen cameras for gesture and eye-based control, the ability to use it as a display for a Mac, a personal theater-like experience when watching movies, and tons more.

Apple also launched visionOS alongside the Vision Pro. visionOS is the operating system that runs on the headset.

Early March MacBook Air Launch

On March 4, Apple announced the new 13.6-inch and 15.3-inch MacBook Air models. There are few physical changes compared to the prior-generation MacBook Air models from 2022 and 2023, but both machines adopt the 3-nanometer M3 chip. The M3 is approximately 20 percent faster than the prior-generation M2 chip, and it has improved graphics capabilities such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing. Other new additions to the MacBook Air include Wi-Fi 6E, a fingerprint-resistant coating for the Midnight color, and microphone improvements, with details available in our MacBook Air roundup.

2024 Product Refresh Timeline

2023 Product Refreshes and Announcements

We have a list of all the products that Apple released in 2023, which can be useful for predicting 2024 launch timelines.

2022 Product Refreshes and Announcements

2021 Product Refreshes and Announcements

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