There is very little chance of another big Apple event before the new year. Tim Cook said on a recent investor's call that the product line is set for the year. We will have to wait until early next year for any updates to the Mac lineup and other surprises. We will continue to speculate on what's to come from Apple Park in the New Year.

Apple usually hosts three fall events but this year was different. Apple hosted an event in September to announce the new products. Cook broke tradition and spared us the livestream by opting for a low-key series of press releases announcing an M2 iPad Pro, colorful entry-level iPads, and Apple TV in 4K.

Apple usually announces new Macs in November.

All that's left of the company's tentpole products are the new Macs and the XR headset, which were released at the end of the year. We know what to expect from these announcements, but we don't know when.

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M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pros

The new MacBook Pros are expected to be powered by the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. The current 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros come with M1 Pro and M1 Max configuration options, so it would make sense to upgrade these laptops with Apple's second- generation Silicon.

The standard version of the M2 chip is used in the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air, both of which were announced in June of last year.

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M2 Mac mini

A new version of the Mac mini is said to be on the way. The Mac mini is Apple's most affordable device and is popular for its compact design and performance. The product line currently runs on an M1 chip and will be upgraded in two years.

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A headset and a different kind of iPad

Will this be the year that Apple takes a step into the metaverse?

A mixed-reality headset from Apple has been in the works for a long time, and experts think it will be in 2023. The headset was supposed to be released this year but was delayed due to overheating and software issues. Gurman reported in May that it was at an advanced stage. The device, which is considered to be a " game-changer for the headset industry", might come to light early next year.

It's mostly speculation at this point, given Apple's notorious secrecy. According to a report from The Information, Apple's headset might have iris- scanning technology for identity verification and payments, as well as a "ski-goggle" design that's markedly different from Meta's Quest 2 and Quest Pro headsets.

Will the Apple accept the fold? According to reports from The Elec and CNBC, the tech giant will enter the foldable game in a few years. The folding technology will be tested with the iPad line. This would be in contrast to its competitor, which is all in on foldable phones. It's uncommon for Apple to jump on any kind of trendy bandwagon, but the foldable form factor may be the perfect time for the company to try its hand.

Will this be the year that Apple gets back to its roots? It will only be time that tells. I hope it's all worth it.