Apple’s looking to refresh a ton of its products in the second half of 2018, including new iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches. Top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is on the case, revealing the company’s roadmap for the rest of the year.
First up is the trio of iPhones. Of these, two are OLED models measuring 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch and featuring dual cameras. One is a budget 6.1-inch LCD model with a single camera. Each is getting its own Face ID setup and A12 chip.
iPad Pro, Mac Changes
Next up is the iPad Pro. There are 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions in the making. Both are apparently going to sport a full-screen design, ditch the Home button, and support Face ID. The Mac mini is also getting a refresh, specifically in the processor department.
The device hasn’t been updated for 3.5 years, leaving fans to wonder whether it’ll ever get upgraded. Coming to the MacBook and MacBook Pro, the two are getting SoC refreshes as well. No other details are available at this time.
Apple is supposedly preparing a low-cost 12-inch MacBook to replace the aging MacBook Air. Kuo had originally stated that this laptop would be in the MacBook Air family, but he’s now changed his mind. Moving on to the iMac, the analyst says there’s going to be a significant display performance upgrade, in addition to a processor revamp.
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The Apple Watch is said to be getting its first major change in years. The wearable may be sold in 1.57-inch and 1.78-inch sizes, about 15% bigger than before. The device may even get new heart rate detection features.
Finally, the second-gen AirPods and AirPower are apparently due to go into mass production in Q3 2018, just in time for a fall launch. It’s not clear when all these products will get shown off on stage. The iPhones and Apple Watch are probably coming out in September and the Macs and iPads in October.