In his latest Power On newsletter, Mark Gurman predicts that Apple will update the Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Keyboard will arrive alongside the next iMac.
He says they’ll move from Lightning ports for charging to USB-C. Let’s hope that the charging port on the Magic Mouse moves away from the bottom, which is a ridiculous place for the charging port. It means you can’t charge the mouse while using it.
Gurman has previously predicted that we’ll see the 24-inch iMac get an update with an M3 processor, perhaps in October. However, on September 8, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he wasn’t expecting any new MacBook models with an M3 chip this year.
That’s a bummer for anyone hoping to buy M3-equipped 13-inch MacBook Pros or 13-inch MacBook Airs that have been rumored for some time. Kuo doesn’t comment on the possibility of a 24-inch iMac with an M3 processor.
However, if he’s correct and no Mac laptops are coming, that doesn’t bode well for a refreshed all-in-one. Which is too bad as the 24-inch iMac is getting waaaaaay long in the tooth, having debuted in 2021.
Kuo is usually very accurate in his predictions. However, the Sellers Research Group (that’s me) think we will see the rumored M3 chip upgrades before the holidays.