Apple has issued an internal memo this week, telling technicians to be ready for AppleCare-related changes next Tuesday.
MacRumors obtained a copy of the memo from a reliable source. The memo is similar in nature to ones that have gone out before other major hardware releases of late. In the memo, “Apple has advised technicians to prepare for new product SKUs, new/updated product descriptions, and new/updated product pricing.”
The fact that the memo includes information related to new product SKUs and descriptions would seem to indicate new hardware, and not just an update to the AppleCare service itself.
There are a number of possibilities, although our money is on additional M1 Macs, or possibly an update to the iPad Pro. Other possibilities include the rumored AirTags, over-ear AirPods or an update to the Apple TV.