TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for his accurate forecasts for Apple products, has published speculations about what the company will present this fall. The note says that in addition to the three new iPhone, which previously had information, the Cupertino giant will release a number of updated Macs and MacBooks, including Mac mini. The company can present a frameless iPad with Face ID and Apple Watch with larger screens, and also launch new AirPods and the AirPower wireless charging station announced last year.
Here are the forecasts for each of the products:
- iPhone. Information about the three smartphones remained unchanged. We are waiting for the updated iPhone X with 5.8-inch OLED-screen, larger iPhone X Plus with 6.5-inch OLED-screen and 6.1-inch model of the middle class with LCD display. The latter should acquire support for Face ID and frameless design.
- Mac. Apple can update the MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac mini, equipping them with the eighth generation processors from Intel. Kuo also says that the company will replace the old MacBook Air with a new budget notebook.
- iPad. Presumably, in the development are new models iPad Pro. Each will be equipped with a Face ID and have a frameless design without a home button. Apple plans two tablets – an updated 12.9-inch version and an 11-inch version that can come in for a 10.5-inch replacement.
- Apple Watch. Two models of “smart” watches can get a little larger displays. The screen size of the 38-mm version will increase from 1.5 to 1.57 inches, the 42-mm models from 1.65 to 1.78 inches. An improved heart rate sensor will also appear.
- AirPower. Deliveries of the charger should begin in the autumn, about a year after the announcement.
- AirPods. Apple’s wireless headphones are also going to improve. This is likely to be a more modest upgrade: the company will improve the stability of the connection, add new features to Siri and will release an AirPower-compatible charging case. Version with noise reduction and protection from moisture, most likely, will have to wait until 2019.
source: The Verge