Apple intends to reintroduce a few of its discontinued items to the market in an effort to counteract dwindling sales and the impending economic slump. Although the 12-inch MacBook, iMac Pro, and full-size HomePod have all been discontinued, there are rumours that all three products might be brought back at some point in the future.
In March 2021, Apple decided to stop producing the full-size HomePod in order to concentrate on the HomePod mini. The full-sized HomePod was only available for three years in the market. The product received positive reviews at the introduction, however, it was followed by declining sales. Apple made many unsuccessful attempts to relaunch the device by reducing the price.
Apple is creating a new HomePod using the same S8 processor that is expected to power the Apple Watch Series 8, claims Mark Gurman from Bloomberg. The next HomePod, according to Gurman, would feature an “updated display on top” and be “closer to the original HomePod” in terms of size and audio quality than the HomePod mini.
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Apple ceased production of the 12-inch MacBook In July 2019, focusing instead on larger models. A single USB-C connector for data and charging, a new Force Touch touchpad, and a bigger battery were all included with the original 12-inch MacBook’s fanless design. It had a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M CPU at the time of launch, which was bumped up to an Intel i7 processor, in later editions, but Apple was unable to handle the power-hungry Intel processors with the thin and light design.
According to a recent claim by Gurman, Apple is considering releasing a brand-new 12-inch notebook by 2024. It is not yet known if the device will be a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro.
Due to strong demand for a bigger display size, the iMac Pro was dropped in favour of the 27-inch iMac. The 27-inch model is now no longer being produced by the company, leaving the 24-inch model on the market. The company has been indecisive about this particular product for some unknown reason.
According to Gurman, an expanded iMac or iMac Pro is now under development and “may appear as early as next year.” The machine could be powered by the upcoming M2 Pro and M2 Max processors.
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