So far in 2022, Apple has held two events: the spring event Peak performance, on March 8, in which it launched a new iPhone SE, the iPad Air, the Mac Studio and the Studio Display; and the WWDC event in which news about the operating systems was announced and which took place on June 6.
Read on to find out what events and new product launches Apple might have for the rest of 2022.
When is the next Apple event?
- iPhone 14 event in September – Date to be confirmed
What happens in an Apple Keynote?
Apple used to hold live events where the company unveiled its latest products and plans during a keynote address to a large crowd.
After the pandemic, Apple does not usually do face-to-face events, but it does not stop making an impact by inviting everyone to join the event in a live broadcast.
Apple usually holds four such events a year, but some years there is no spring event and other years Apple will skip the October event as well. Based on previous years, you can expect Apple’s year to look something like this:
- Spring event, usually in March or April (usually includes iPads)
- WWDC event, in June (mainly software or some high-end hardware)
- iPhone event, in September (iPhones and Apple Watches)
- October Special Event (Consumer iPads and Macs)
What time will the next Apple event start?
Apple events usually start at 10 a.m. at Apple headquarters in California, which is equivalent to 7 p.m. in Spain, peninsular time.
September 2022 iPhone Event
- Probably Tuesday the 13th or Wednesday the 14th of September
Who knows what the fall of 2022 could bring, but Apple has released a new iPhone in the month of September of virtually every year in the last decade, so a new iPhone seems almost certain for September.
2020 was an exception to that rule, with the iPhone launching in October, but the company still held an event in September. It’s clear that Apple likes to hold events in September.
On this basis, if you want to pinpoint a potential date for the launch of the iPhone – or at least an event in September – based on the dates that Apple has held previous events in September, we predict Tuesday the 13th or Wednesday the 14th. September 2022.
- 2021: Tuesday, September 14
- 2020: Tuesday, September 15 (Not an iPhone event)
- 2019: Tuesday, September 10
- 2018: Wednesday, September 12
- 2017: Tuesday, September 12
- 2016: Wednesday, September 7
- 2015: Wednesday, September 9
- 2014: Tuesday, September 9
- 2013: Tuesday, September 10
- 2012: Wednesday, September 12
What will Apple announce at the September 2022 event?
- The iPhone 14 seems like a safe bet. By 2022, the lineup is expected to consist of two medium and two large iPhones. There won’t be an iPhone mini in 2022, apparently.
- The Apple Watch 8 is also likely to be released. Perhaps in 2022 we will see the redesign of the Apple Watch that was rumored for 2021, but never appeared.
- Apple released new AirPods in October 2021, but there are new AirPods Pro coming in 2022, according to rumors. The iPhone event seems most likely.
Apple event on the Mac in October 2022
- Prediction: Tuesday, October 12, 2022
In 2020, Apple introduced the iPhone 12 in October. It was an unusual year and iPhones are usually introduced in September. October is usually the month that Apple announces new Macs and new iPads.
If you are wondering when the October event will be in 2022, in the past it has taken place on the following dates (which is why we predict that in 2022 it will be on October 12 or 13):
- 2021: Monday, October 18
- 2020: Tuesday, October 13
- 2019: No October event
- 2018: Tuesday, October 30
- 2017: No October event
- 2016: Thursday, October 27
- 2015: No October event
- 2014: Thursday, October 16
- 2013: Tuesday, October 22
- 2012: Tuesday, October 23
- 2011: Tuesday, October 4
What will Apple release in October 2022?
- In November 2022 it will be exactly two years since the arrival of the first Mac M1, and Apple said it would complete the transition from Intel Macs to its own Silicon within two years. We hope that Apple has released the M-series chips in all of its Macs, but if it hasn’t by now, you can be sure you’ll see them at this fall event.
We still waiting:
- A new iMac Pro. Apple has stopped making the 27-inch iMac model (at least for now), but there are plenty of rumors pointing to a new iMac Pro. Many are expecting an iMac Pro with M1 Ultra at WWDC.
- There is no doubt that Apple will have to work hard to update the Mac Pro, assuming it keeps it in the range. The Mac Pro has to be customizable and upgradeable if it is to meet the demands of its intended market. Also, it should top the already impressive Mac Studio with M1 Ultra. We can’t wait to see what Apple has up its sleeve with the Mac Pro in 2022.
- The launch of Mac Studio makes the future of the remaining Intel Mac minis uncertain, but it’s still possible that Apple will replace the Intel version of the Mac mini with a Mac mini powered by the M1 Pro or M1 Max. If not, a Mac mini M2 is expected by the end of the year.
- We could also see the iPad Pro get an M2 chip at this event, though we expect to see it in Macs first. Read about the 2022 iPad Pro.
Spring 2023 Event
We don’t know when Apple will hold its first event in 2023, but here’s when the last ten spring events have taken place:
- 2022: Tuesday, March 8 (virtual event)
- 2021: Tuesday, April 20 (virtual event)
- 2020: There was no event in March due to the COVID-19 shutdown, but the iPhone SE launched on April 24
- 2019: Monday, March 25
- 2018: Tuesday, March 27
- 2017: No March event
- 2016: Monday, March 21
- 2015: Monday, March 9
- 2014: No March event
- 2013: No March event
- 2012: Wednesday, March 7
- 2011: Wednesday, March 2
- 2010: Thursday, April 8 (there was also an event in January that year)
What will Apple launch in the spring of 2023?
We’ll be able to better predict what’s coming in spring 2023 once we know what Apple doesn’t launch in the fall or 2022, but new iPads are usually a safe bet and perhaps something music or TV related.
WWDC 2023 event
It’s a safe bet that WWDC23 will take place in early June 2023. With the exception of 2020, the conference has been held in the first week of June, with one or two exceptions. These are the dates on which the WWDC has started in previous years. The event lasts a week and the key note It’s always Monday.