Apple provide chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Worldwide Securities has printed his analysis notice of predictions for Apple’s fall lineup — and it’s a doozy, through 9to5Mac.
It has been 1,364 days since Apple up to date the Mac Mini
Kuo’s notice claims that along with the three new iPhone fashions already rumored to launch, Apple may even replace nearly all of its Mac and MacBook lineup (together with the long-suffering Mac mini). He additionally says that Apple will introduce new bezel-less Face ID iPads, replace the Apple Watch with greater shows, and launch a brand new pair of AirPods and the AirPower wi-fi charger that have been introduced final yr.
That’s quite a bit to soak up, so let’s break all of it down:
- iPhones: The three iPhone rumor for this fall is unchanged. Three new fashions are anticipated: an up to date model of the iPhone X with a 5.Eight-inch OLED display, a bigger 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus OLED mannequin, and a 6.1-inch midrange LCD mannequin that ought to borrow the Face ID and bezel-less design of the iPhone X at a cheaper price level.
- Macs: Kuo claims that the MacBook, MacBook Professional, iMac, and Mac mini (sure, actually) are all slated for upgrades this fall, presumably with Intel’s newest eighth-generation Core processors.
- MacBook Air: Along with the spec boosts talked about above, Kuo says that Apple will lastly substitute the older MacBook Air with a brand new, price range laptop computer mannequin, though there’s no actual details about what that can appear like.
- iPads: New iPad Professional fashions are stated to be within the works, each of which might supply Face ID and an up to date bezel-less design with no Dwelling button (identical to the iPhone X). Kuo says two sizes are deliberate: an up to date 12.9-inch mannequin and an 11-inch model (which can substitute the present 10.5-inch dimension).
- Apple Watch: Two Apple Watch fashions are stated to be getting barely bigger shows: the smaller 38mm mannequin will reportedly leap from a 1.5-inch show to a 1.57-inch one, and the 42mm mannequin will go from a 1.65-inch display to a 1.78-inch one, including enhanced coronary heart fee detection as properly. There’s no phrase but about whether or not Apple will merely put bigger screens within the present physique of the Watch or if this can be a extra radical redesign of the wearable lineup.
- AirPower: It’s apparently delivery this fall, roughly a yr after Apple introduced it.
- AirPods: They’re additionally stated to be getting a brand new replace this fall. It can presumably be a extra modest improve with improved wi-fi efficiency, hands-free Siri, in addition to an AirPower-compatible wi-fi charging case. It most likely gained’t be the extra drastic noise-cancellation and waterproof replace that was rumored for 2019.
If Kuo’s right, it sounds prefer it’s going to be a busy fall for Apple. And if he’s incorrect… properly, it gained’t be the primary time I’ve had my coronary heart damaged by rumors of a Mac mini replace.