Apple’s contentious iPhone 14 release strategy has already been revealed by leaks, and now Apple has unintentionally revealed its next major hardware upgrades.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports in his popular Power On newsletter that code in Apple’s second iOS 15.5 beta release refers to the company’s next generation of unannounced Macs. They’ll arrive much sooner than you think.
According to Gurman, the iOS 15.5 code contains spoilers because the update will quietly add support for these next-generation Macs to all supported iPhones (6S and newer). Furthermore, iOS 15.5 is expected to be released next week, indicating that Apple believes there is no time to waste.
So, when are these mysterious new Macs coming out, and what are they? The big date to mark on your calendar is June 6, when Apple’s annual WWDC kicks off (Worldwide Developers Conference). Apple will show off iOS 16, watchOS 9, and macOS 13, the latter of which is expected to be shown off on new MacBooks based on Apple’s highly anticipated M2 chipset.
Gurman has previously detailed the M2 lineup, which is expected to debut in new M2-based MacBook Air, entry-level MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini models. Later this year, new M2 Pro, M2 Max, and M2 Ultra chips will be released for a new 14-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro.
Given the praise for Apple’s stunning M1 chip and the worldwide interest in M2, it’s understandable that the company would want to update iPhone support ahead of schedule, even if it meant leaking the release in its own software.