Was That It for Apple in 2021? What Else Could Be Coming This Year?


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It’s already been a pretty eventful fall for Apple product releases. First we saw the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro lineups landing in September, alongside the Apple Watch Series 7, iPad mini 6, and more. This was then followed by last week’s Unleashed event, with new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips powering the long-awaited high-end MacBook Pro lineup, plus the highly anticipated AirPods 3, and a few other big surprises.

So, with this flurry of new product activity, we’re left with a few questions: Is this all that Apple has to show us this year, or could there still be more products coming between now and December 31? Or even another Apple event?

To be clear, there are still a few big things we didn’t see at last week’s event, and Apple has surprised us with some surprisingly timed product releases in the past.

For example, even though Apple held an unprecedented three fall events last year, it still had one more big product up its sleeve that didn’t get stage time, with the AirPods Max landing in December via press release.

The AirPods Max were Apple’s first-ever set of over-ear headphones, so it’s fair to say that this was a pretty big deal, and if Apple can fail to announce a product like that at three different events and then sneak it out later via press release, we’d say almost anything’s possible for the remainder of 2021.

A November Apple Event?

Well, at least we’d say almost any product is possible. While some have speculated that Apple could hold another event in November, like it did last year, it’s fair to say that won’t be happening.

Even though it’s arguably easier for Apple to hold more virtual events, since it doesn’t have to worry about dragging journalists and other media all the way out to Apple Park each time, last year’s trifecta of Apple product launches were the result of an entirely different fallout from the global health pandemic.

Apple has also never before held three Apple events in the fall. It’s fair to say that 2020 was an aberration, brought on solely by the need to delay the iPhone launch into October. Since that crosses into a new fiscal quarter, Apple didn’t…