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Compared to Apple’s blockbuster 2021, 2022 has been one of careful deliberation and a series of upgrades that were long expected but not all that surprising. Some might even claim that Apple hasn’t innovated much and resorted back to its iterative ways.

This year, the Apple Silicon-based MacBook Air received a long-expected upgrade in design as well as an all-new M2 chipset. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro was a bit of an oddball with the questionable Dynamic Island and a much-delayed and much-needed higher-resolution camera sensor. Beyond that, the year had a ho-hum spate of updates to accessories like the Airpods. There was also the Apple Watch Ultra, a product that I personally quite like, but it isn’t dramatically different from the Apple Watch Series 8, barring its use of enhanced protective materials and better battery life.