Apple is planning to launch redesigned MacBook fashions with its in-house silicon within the second half of 2021, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reportedly mentioned in a analysis word. The Cupertino firm began the transition from Intel processors to its proprietary M1 chip with the launch of the brand new MacBook Air, MacBook Professional, and Mac mini earlier this month. Nevertheless, Apple did not deliver any design adjustments to the brand new fashions. There was, although, a whole “fanless design” on the MacBook Air to ship a silent but extra highly effective expertise.
Kuo predicts, as reported by MacRumors, that the extra Apple silicon-powered MacBook fashions coming subsequent yr would function a brand new design. These could be not like the lately launched MacBook Air and MacBook Professional primarily based on the M1 chip that retain the outdated aesthetics.
Though Kuo did not specify within the word which new fashions can be part of the transition happening subsequent yr, he had beforehand instructed that redesigning is in plans for the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Professional fashions.
Along with the brand new MacBook fashions, Kuo earlier speculated that Apple might deliver refreshed Mac desktops. These might embrace the rumoured 24-inch iMac with a brand new design in addition to a smaller model of the Mac Professional.
Kuo additionally said in his word that demand for the new iPad Air “has been higher than anticipated” and the expansion momentum would proceed with the adoption of recent applied sciences together with mini-LED shows and 5G help subsequent yr. He additionally reportedly talked about new low-priced iPad might arrive within the second half of subsequent yr. It could be the ninth-generation iPad.
Other than the extra MacBook fashions and the brand new iPad, Kuo has reportedly predicted that third-generation AirPods might come within the late second quarter of subsequent yr. The brand new AirPods are believed to be just like the AirPods Professional, although they don’t seem to be prone to include lively noise cancellation help.
Kuo earlier famous that the AirPods three would shift to the in-canal match, which is not like the periscope-shaped AirPods and AirPods (2nd Gen). He had additionally talked about in a earlier word that an improve to the AirPods Professional wouldn’t arrive till 2022. This implies that Apple might deliver just one improve to its AirPods vary within the close to future. Nonetheless, we can also count on the over-ear AirPods Studio headphones as a brand new providing within the vary.
The most recent word additionally mentions that the “new Apple Watch cargo’s momentum in 2021 will profit from progressive well being administration features and improved kind issue design”. Kuo, nevertheless, did not make it clear whether or not he is referring to a future Apple Watch Sequence 7 or the Apple Watch Sequence 6.
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