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Mark Gurman: 86.5% accurate

Feb 18, 2021

Mark Gurman: 86.5% accurate

Since Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman began his career reporting on Apple rumors as a teenager at 9to5Mac, he has leaked countless products and even more features: he’s now widely regarded as one of the greatest Apple leakers of all-time.


Rumor list

2022

iOS 16 public beta releasing alongside beta 3
Software and “other products” coming on June 6
watchOS 9 will be “significant” update
iOS 16 will have “major changes across the system”
Apple working on Lightning to USB-C adapter
iPhone 15 to get USB-C
iOS 15.5 has support for upcoming Macs
AirPods Max refresh happening in 2022
AirPods Pro 2 coming in Fall 2022
iPhone 14 Pro only getting 48MP camera
iPhone 14 satellite feature nearing launch
24-inch iMac with M3 chip coming in late 2023
New Beats Studio buds colors launching April 13
New Beats Studio buds colors are pink, gray and blue
Pro Display XDR 2 will have webcam
Pro Display XDR 2 has 7K resolution
New Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR coming in 2022
iOS 16 Health app has better sleep tracking
iOS 16 Health app getting medicine management
iOS 16 Health app will have new women’s health features
watchOS 9 will have improved atrial fibrillation detection
watchOS 9 getting new low-power mode
watchOS 9 will have many faces updates
watchOS 9 will have new pre-selectable workouts and new metrics
Apple Watch Series 8 temperature sensor will only be for fertility planning
Apple Watch Series 8 to get body temperature sensor
Apple Watch blood pressure sensor coming in 2024/2025
“New Macs coming around the middle of the year or early in the second half”
iOS 16 won’t have a major redesign
iOS 16 will have “significant enhancements”
2022 iPad Pro coming in Fall
Apple will release iPhone subscription service in 2022 or 2023
2022 MacBook Air coming in second half of the year
New iMac Pro is definitely coming
New Apple monitor coming March 8
Apple Studio coming March 8
New Apple monitor is ready to go
Apple Watch Series 3 won’t be sold after 2022
Apple Watch Series 8 will have major activity updates
2022 Apple Watches will have faster chips
Apple is making a iPad/MacBook hybrid
Apple will release new Macs in May/June
Mac mini will have standard and Pro lines this year
2022 will be biggest year of Mac releases ever
2022 MacBook Pro will have lower storage configurations
2022 MacBook Pro will have M2 chip
2022 MacBook Pro won’t have Mini-LED or 120Hz
2022 MacBook Pro will be low-end refresh
Apple will hold event on March 8, 2022
New iPad Air coming in Spring 2022
New Mac mini coming in Spring 2022
iPhone SE 3 coming in Spring 2022
Apple will turn iPhones into payment terminals
Payment terminal feature coming in iOS 15
Apple will release most products in history in Fall 2022
Apple AR/VR headset won’t ship until 2023
Apple holding March/April event
iPhone SE 3 coming in March/April
M2 chip will have faster 8-core CPU
M2 chip will have 9/10-core GPU
Apple’s external display will be a half-price XDR display
Apple will announce all Apple Silicon Macs by June 2022

2021

Apple AR/VR headset will have VR FaceTime
Apple AR/VR headset will have Animoji
Apple AR/VR headset will cost around $2,000
Apple AR/VR headset won’t be about the metaverse
No more Apple events in 2021
2021 MacBook Pro coming in October
2021 MacBook Pro chips will be called “M1 Pro” and “M1 Max”
2022 iPhone will be “a complete redesign”
⛔️Second Apple Fall 2021 event will be for iPad + Mac
Apple Watch Series 7 will launch alongside iPhone 13 but ship later
⛔️All 2021 iMac colors will be in stores
⛔️Apple Watch Series 7 will lave flat screen and edges
Apple Watch Series 7 Modular Max watch face
Apple Watch Series 7 Continuum watch face
Apple Watch Series 7 Atlas/World Timer watch face
Apple Watch Series 7 new Hermès watch face
Apple Watch Series 7 new Nike watch face
Apple Watch Series 7 will come in 41/45mm sizes
2021 iPhones will have portrait mode video
2021 iPhones will have ProRes video
2021 iPhones will have speciality filters
iPhone satellite will allow you to send emergency texts
iPhone satellite will allow you to report emergencies
iPhone satellite connectivity coming in 2022
Apple Glass will be Tim Cook’s final product as CEO
HomePod + Apple TV device coming in 2023
Foldable iPhone still 2-3 years away
All Macs will have Apple Silicon by November 2022
AirPods 3 coming in Fall
Apple September 2021 event will be virtual
2021 MacBook Pros coming by November
2022 iPhone will have even smaller notch cutout
2021 iPhones won’t have Touch ID
2021 iPhones will have smaller notch
2021 iPhones will have “more advanced video recording features”
2021 iPhones will have increased optical zoom
⛔️2021 iPhones will have always-on display
2021 iPad mini looks similar to iPad Air
Apple Pay Later will allow interest over course of months
Apple Pay Later will allow 4 interest free payments
No major Apple announcements happening for several weeks
Apple Watch Series 7 will have thinner display borders
⛔️Apple Watch Series 7 will have better screen lamination
⛔️Apple Watch Series 7 will have upgraded UWB
⛔️Apple Watch Series 7 will have faster chip
⛔️Apple Watch Series 7 will have upgraded wireless
Apple Watch SE 2 coming in 2022
Apple Watch Series 8 will have body temperature sensor
Apple Watch Series 8 will have “explorer” or “adventure” edition
iPadOS 15 will have improved multitasking interface
iOS 15 will have redesigned notification banners
iOS 15 will allow you to set status for notifications
iOS 15 will get privacy control panel for data tracking
iOS 15 Lock Screen redesign delayed
macOS 12 will be a small update
2022 iPad Pro will have redesigned glass body
2022 iPad Pro will have MagSafe
2022 iPad Pro will have reverse wireless charging
2021 iPad mini will have redesigned body
2021 iPad mini will have slimmer bezels
2021 iPad mini will have no home button
2021 iPad mini will launch near the end of the year
⛔️2021 iPad 9 will be thinner
2021 iPad 9 will release near the end of the year
Future iPads will have larger displays
New version of AirPower proper still coming
AirPods Max will get new colors
⛔️AirPods 3 being readied for release
AirPods 3 will have updated charging case
AirPods Pro 2 will have “updated motion sensors with a focus on fitness tracking”
AirPods Pro 2 will release in 2022
Beats Studio Buds coming in June
2021 MacBook Pro will have 10-core CPU
2021 MacBook Pro will have 16/32-core GPU
2021 MacBook Pro will have up to 64GB RAM
2021 MacBook Pro will have improved neural engine
⛔️2021 MacBook Pro will launch in Summer
2022 Mac mini will have 10-core CPU
2022 Mac mini will have 16/32-core GPU
2022 Mac mini will have up to 64GB RAM
2022 Mac mini will have improved neural engine
2022 Mac mini will have 4 I/O ports
Redesigned Mac Pro releasing in 2022
2022 Mac Pro will have 20/40-core CPU
2022 Mac Pro will have 64/128-core GPU
2022 MacBook Air has M2 chip with faster 8-core CPU
2022 MacBook Air will have 9/10 GPU cores
⛔️New MacBook Air will debut near end of 2021
iPadOS 15 will have redesigned Home Screen
iPadOS 15 Home Screen can replace all apps with widgets
iPadOS 15 Home Screen can place widgets anywhere
iOS 15 will have upgraded notifications
iOS 15 will have new notification menu for driving/working/sleeping
iOS 15 notifications toggle in Control Center
iOS 15 will have better auto replies for messages
⛔️iOS 15 will have more iMessage social features
iOS 15 will have new privacy feature for silent tracking
2021 iMac will have bigger display
2021 iMac will have iPad Pro-like processor
HomePod + iPad device will have robotic arm
HomePod + Apple TV combo will include camera for video calls
2021 iPad Pro will release in second half of April
⛔️Apple AR/VR headset will release before the end of 2021
⛔️Apple AR/VR headset will come at in-person event
Apple HomePod mini has hidden temperature and humidity sensor
Apple Watch Explorer Edition is coming in 2021 or 2022
Apple Watch Explorer Edition will be more impact resistant
Apple Watch Explorer Edition will have more rubberized casing
⛔️Apple Watch Series 7 will have new swim tracking features
2021 iPad Pro will have Mini-LED on 12.9-inch model only
2021 iPad Pro will have better cameras
2021 iPad Pro will release in April
⛔️Apple will hold an event in March
No Apple event on March 16
2021 iPad Pro will have chip as powerful as M1
Apple magnetic battery will have white rubber exterior
Apple magnetic battery pack coming for iPhone 12 models
Apple AR/VR headset will focus on gaming, watching video and communicating
Apple AR/VR headset will have some AR functionality
Apple AR/VR headset will have ultra high-res displays
Apple AR/VR headset will have built-in fan
Apple AR/VR headset will have prescription lens option
Apple AR/VR headset will launch in 2022
⛔️2021 iPhone will have a model without Lightning port
2021 iPhone will be an S year
2021 MacBook Pro will lose Touch Bar
2021 MacBook Pro will have MagSafe with faster charging
2021 MacBook Pro will have Apple Silicon with “more cores and enhanced graphics”
2021 MacBook Pro will have brighter and higher-contrast displays
2021 MacBook Pro will have 14/16-inch displays
⛔️2021 MacBook Pro will have minor design changes
2021 iMac will have bezels similar to Pro Display XDR
2021 iMac will have flat rear housing
2022 MacBook Air will be more expensive than $999
2022 MacBook Air will have MagSafe
2022 MacBook Air will have 2 USB 4 ports
2022 MacBook Air will have 13-inch display with thinner bezels
2022 MacBook Air will be “thinner and lighter”
Mac Pro will be updated version of current model with Intel
New Mac Pro will look like Power Mac G4 cube with Apple Silicon
Future Mac will have cellular connectivity
Future Mac will have Face ID

2020

Apple Silicon will have 8, 12, or 16 high-performance cores
Apple Silicon with 32-core CPU coming in half-size Mac Pro
New Apple Silicon coming in Fall and Spring 2021
Next Apple Silicon will have two lines
Next Apple Silicon will have 64/128 dedicated graphics cores
Next Apple Silicon with dedicated graphics coming in 2022
New 13-inch MacBook Pro coming at November 10 event
New 13-inch MacBook Air coming at November 10 event
AirPods 3 will have AirPods Pro-like design
AirPods 3 won’t have noise cancellation
AirPods 3 will have new wireless chip
AirPods 3 coming in first half of 2021
⛔️AirPods Pro 2 coming in 2021
AirPods Pro 2 will have new wireless chip
AirPods Pro 2 will have circular design with no stem
AirPods Max delayed again
AirPods Max won’t have replaceable headband
AirTags not coming in November
Old iPhones will lose headphones and charger in box, too
USB-A Lighting cable replaced with USB-C to Lighting
First Mac with Apple silicon coming at November event
2020 iPhone 12 Pro will have stainless steel edges
2020 iPhone 12 will have aluminum edges
New iPad Air orders going live imminently
iPad will get A14 chip before iPhone
Lower-cost Apple Watch will be called “Apple Watch SE”
Apple Watch SE will be similar to Series 5
Apple One unveil at September 15 event
Apple fitness service coming at September 15 event
2020 Apple Watch will be called “Series 6”
Apple Watch Series 6 will have faster processor
Apple Satch Series 6 will have blood oxygen monitor
Apple Watch Series 6 will have same 40/44mm sizes
No new iPhones coming at September 15 event
New iPad Air coming at September 15 event
New Apple Watch coming at September 15 event
3rd Apple event happening in November
No new Apple products coming week of 9/6
Apple will announce September event week of 9/6
Apple holding event in September 2020
⛔️2020 iPhone 12 will ship ahead of iPhone 12 Pro
2020 iPhone 12 models will have A14 chip
2020 iPhone 12 Pro will have new dark blue color replacing Midnight Green
2020 iPhone 12 Pro will have LiDAR
2020 iPhone 12 Pro will have 6.1 and 6.7-inch models
2020 iPhone 12 will have 5.4 and 6.1-inch models
Lower-cost Apple Watch SE coming in 2020
⛔️Apple Watch SE will replace Series 3
Apple TV 6 delayed until 2021
⛔️Apple TV 6 remote will have Find My
iOS 14 will launch in September
2020 iPhones will run firmware higher than 14.0
Apple charging mat still coming
Apple services bundle will be called “Apple One”
Apple One releasing in October 2020
⛔️Apple One will have 4 tiers
Apple One coming in an update to iOS 14 later in 2020
Apple One will have savings of $2-5
Apple TV will include one year of free Apple Arcade with purchase
Apple Fitness subscription service coming
2020 iPhones debuting in October 2020
Apple TV+ gaining CBS and Showtime bundle for $9.99/month
Apple TV + gaining ^ on August 17
iOS 14 won’t be called iPhoneOS 14
macOS 10.16 will make it easier to port iOS apps
watchOS 7 will have sleep tracking app
watchOS 7 will have kids mode
watchOS 7 will have new watch faces
iOS 14 will have car key feature
iOS 14 will have new translation feature
iOS 14 will have updated tools for making AR apps
iOS 14 will have “updates to the Podcast service”
Apple AR/VR headset will have “ultra-high-resolution screens”
Apple AR/VR headset will have cinematic speaker system
Apple AR/VR headset will have dedicated App Store
Apple AR/VR headset will have Siri + physical control
Apple AR/VR headset will be made of fabric
First ARM Mac announced at WWDC 2020
Apple Card gaining interest-free payments for more products
Apple Card gaining ^ “in the coming weeks”
Apple silicon coming to Mac in 2021
Apple silicon will be much faster than iPhone/iPad chips
Apple silicon will have 8 high-performance cores
Apple silicon will have 4 energy-efficient cores
Apple silicon will have 12+ core processors
Apple silicon will first appear in new laptop
⛔️Apple over-ear headphones will have premium and fitness versions
Apple over-ear headphones will have interchangeable ear pads
Apple over-ear headphones will have “retro look with oval-shaped ear cups”
Apple over-ear headphones will be “convertible from comfort to fitness use”
2020 iPhone 12 Pro will have “flat stainless steel edges”
2020 iPhone 12 Pro will have “more sharply rounded corners like the iPad Pro”
2020 iPhone 12 Pro will have flat screens
2020 iPhone 12 Pro will have triple cameras
2020 iPhones will release weeks later than normal
2020 iPhones will have big chip improvements with AI + AR focus
2020 iPhone 12 will have dual cameras
New HomePod will be “about half the size of the original”
New HomePod will have a similar design to original
New HomePod coming in the second half of 2020
Apple AirTags will have functionality similar to Tile devices
⛔️Apple AirTags will be bundled with leather sleeve
Apple AirTags will have keychain attachment
Apple AirTags are “thin, small, puck-shaped”
⛔️Apple AirTags will release in 2020
New HomePod coming in 2020
New MacBook Pro coming in 2020
New budget iPads coming in 2020
New iMac coming in 2020
3rd-party apps will be allowed over first party versions
3rd-party apps for default web browser
3rd-party apps for default email app
3rd-party apps coming with iOS 14
3rd-party music services coming natively to HomePod
3rd-party music services coming to Siri on iPhone/iPad
3rd-party music services releasing with iOS 14 HomePod update
Apple working on original podcasts
iPhone SE 2 will have A13 chip
⛔️iPhone SE 2 coming in March 2020