There are now 10 Apple products that people should not purchase, and alternative models are about to be released. This is in advance of the tech giant’s events that are anticipated during the next two months.
With at least two special events to introduce new products and the release of significant software upgrades for all of the company’s platforms, the fall is always an extremely busy time for the company.
With big hardware changes reportedly coming to AirPods, iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac lines, this year doesn’t appear to be any different.
The AirPods Pro are now the oldest current-generation product of the firm that’s still available following the retirement of the iPod touch earlier this year.
The AirPods Pro 2 is expected to go on sale in the second half of 2022, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, tech writer Mark Gurman, and a Taiwanese business website. As a result, the next model is probably only a few weeks away at this point.
Customers should wait to purchase AirPods Pro until the new model is released because of their age and apparent impending replacement.
Watch Series 3
Released in September 2017, the Apple Watch Series 3 is now almost five years old. Although it is the earliest device to support watchOS 8, its S3 chip performs noticeably worse than the S5 chip in the Apple Watch SE and the S7 chip in the Apple Watch Series 7.
The previous, bulkier Apple Watch design with wide bezels and sharp corners around the display is also only present on the Apple Watch Series 3.
Potential buyers shouldn’t purchase the device as Apple is slated to stop making it when the new Apple Watch models are released next month and it won’t support the most recent version of watchOS.
In 2020, the Apple Watch SE made its debut as a reasonably priced choice for buyers. Sources like Gurman and Kuo predict that the Watch SE will be replaced by a second-generation model alongside the Apple Watch Series 8 next month as the device approaches two years since its debut.
The “S8” chipset may be present in the upcoming Apple Watch SE, according to Gurman, despite little else being known about it. According to rumors, the S8 chip will have the same features as the S6 and S7 chips, which may help to explain why the company might upgrade the Apple Watch SE to its most recent processor.
Wait until the new Watch SE is released next month if you’re looking for a less expensive Apple Watch because it will likely have more features and improvements and will almost certainly support the most recent version of watchOS for longer. The previous Apple Watch SE was released two years ago.