Start saving now… Claims Apple will launch new iPhones, iPads, laptops, Mac Minis and Watches in September
- Apple is expected to release a bevy of new products this fall, including new iPhones, iPads, Macs and more, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims
- The iPad is expected to get facial recognition technology, while Apple may release three new iPhone models – including an iPhone X Plus
- Additionally, Apple may bring larger displays to both of its Apple Watch models
Apple appears to have a full product lineup planned for this fall.
The tech giant could launch new iPhones, Macs, MacBooks, iPads and Apple Watches, as well as release a new pair of AirPods, according to longtime Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, 9to5Mac reported.
It’s been rumored for several months that Apple will release three new iPhone models at its annual September event, but if the most recent claims prove true, there will be a whole lot more in store than usual.
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Apple could launch new iPhones, Macs, MacBooks, iPads and Apple Watches, as well as release a new pair of AirPods at its annual September event later this year
Kuo, who has correctly predicted Apple product launches in the past, believes Apple will overhaul its line of Mac computers, MacBooks and the Mac Mini.
Each product is expected to get upgraded chips, which many are speculating to be new Intel eigth-generation processors, while the iMac could see ‘significant display-performance upgrades,’ according to 9to5Mac.
Additionally, Kuo said Apple may release a new low-cost laptop, similar to the MacBook Air, but likely rebranded in a new way.
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This supports earlier rumors that Apple would either update or ditch the MacBook Air altogether.
In what is likely one of the most exciting rumors, Kuo said Apple could release new iPad Pro models that feature an edge-to-edge screen and Apple’s facial recognition technology, FaceID.
Additionally, the home button would be removed to make way for a truly bezel-less screen, just like the iPhone X.
Kuo, who has correctly predicted Apple launches in the past, believes Apple will overhaul its line of Mac computers, MacBooks and the Mac Mini. It may also phase out the MacBook Air
Apple could release new iPad Pro models that feature an edge-to-edge screen and Apple’s facial recognition technology, FaceID. The home button would be ditched to make room
Apple is likely to release the refreshed iPad models in two sizes: a 12.9-inch model and an 11-inch model.
The Apple Watch may also get a noteworthy upgrade, as Kuo believes Apple will introduce larger screens for both its models.
The 38mm model will see its display increase from 1.5 inches to 1.57 inches, while the 42mm version will feature a 1.78-inch screen instead of a 1.65-inch screen.
Doing so would mark the first major redesign of the Apple Watch since it was first launched in 2014.
Additionally, Apple may release a refreshed pair of its AirPods wireless headphones.
The update is expected to include hands-free Siri activation, improved wireless performance, as well as a wireless charging case.
The Apple Watch may also get a noteworthy upgrade, as Kuo believes Apple will introduce larger screens for both its models. Both the 38mm and 42mm versions will get bigger displays
WHAT ARE THE 2018 iPHONE RUMOURS SO FAR?
Apple has yet to unveil the iPhone 8, but the latest rumours of its 2018 smartphone have already hit the web.
In August rumours from the supply chain said the iPhone 9 will be available in two sizes, including one with a massive screen that would be Apple’s biggest yet.
The ‘Plus’ size will reportedly have a 6.46-inch screen and will be sold alongside a smaller 5.85-inch model in a bid to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Note.
The leak came from a source within Samsung Display, the sole OLED supplier for the upcoming iPhones.
The source also said the smaller version was originally going to be a 5.28-inch model but that the firm upped it to 5.85 inches because of growing consumer demand for bigger-screen phones.
In August rumours from the supply chain said the iPhone 9 will be available in two sizes, including one with a massive screen that would be Apple’s biggest yet (stock image, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus)
A recent Apple leak suggested the firm could cancel the iPhone X.
An analyst says the new model’s disappointing sales could lead to the phone being cancelled – with production stopping as soon as this summer.
This could be the first time Apple has cancelled a phone model since the iPhone 5C in 2014.
Experts believe the lack of interest in the phone is largely due to the notch, which many potential Chinese customers believe removes too much space on the screen.
Now, Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities says Apple will release three new iPhone models including a slightly cheaper 6.1-inch phone without 3D touch.
It could also release an updated iPhone X with a 5.8-inch OLED screen and a larger 6.5-inch OLED model, potentially called the iPhone X Plus.
The 6.1-inch phone will feature an aluminium frame similar to the iPhone 8 and the display will be an LCD panel instead of OLED, he predicted.
The 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus will have similar specifications as the current design but an OLED display and 4GB of RAM, he predicts.
That will go hand in hand with the AirPower wireless charging mat, which Apple is expected to finally release this fall – almost a year after it was first launched.
It’s also been rumored that the AirPods will be waterproof and get noise-cancellation features, but that may not arrive until 2019.
Kuo had no new updates for upcoming iPhone models.
He still believes Apple will release three new versions, one being an updated version of the iPhone X with a 5.8-inch OLED screen, a super-size iPhone X with a 6.5-inch display, as well as a 6.1-inch iPhone that has an LCD screen, that will include FaceID and an edge-to-edge screen.
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