Ming-Chi Kuo has become a real celebrity in the small world of analysts because of the reliability of his predictions. Each of his reports is therefore scrutinized in detail as soon as it is published and the same goes for his last paper . A paper that focuses on all the next Apple products.
The famous analyst has indeed chosen to cast a wide net this time and to focus on all the products that will be introduced by Apple in the coming months.
Caution is of course in order, but the apple brand would have planned a lot of interesting things for this year.
A 16-inch MacBook Pro on the way
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, we should therefore expect the arrival of a new MacBook Pro equipped with a larger screen. The slab on board the machine would in fact turn around 16 or 16.5 inches. These lines should make some smile, especially those who still miss the old 17-inch MacBook Pros.
We should also expect the 13-inch MacBook Pro to be a little better equipped to face our software. A new option should thus be implemented to allow us to reach 32 GB of RAM.
Apple would not however intend to stop there. The company is also reportedly working on a new 31.6-inch diagonal monitor, a monitor capable of displaying 6K definition. There are better, moreover, because the slab of this screen would also be made up of mini LEDs in order to improve the quality of the images returned through it.
Still for the pros, it would also be a question of a new Mac Pro with a completely new architecture, with a modular system better designed than that of the current model. Machine components should indeed be more accessible and easier to change.
A more modular Mac Pro in sight
On the other hand, the analyst does not evoke the exact configuration of the machine.
The iPhone XI should not undergo big changes, however. Apple would have chosen to keep the same screen diagonals with three models offering 5.8, 6.1 or 6.5 inch panels.
On the other hand, we should expect a new version of Face ID, larger batteries and photo modules comprising three optics and three sensors. Kuo also talks about two-way wireless charging, better connectivity and a new glass case. Unsurprisingly, the Max model should be the most successful.
Apple is also set to launch two new iPad Pros later this year, with a 10.2-inch iPad as a bonus. The latter risks inheriting a new design tending more towards borderless. A new generation iPad Mini could also be considered… with an unchanged design and a slightly faster chip.
No big changes for the iPhone… apart from the photo part
Kuo also mentions the AirPods 2 in his report and thus expects the headphones to be compatible with wireless charging while providing better connectivity. The Apple Watch may also be updated with a new option to switch to a ceramic case. The ECG function should also be extended to more markets.
Finally, the analyst expects Apple to launch a new iPod Touch with a much more powerful processor. According to the latest rumors, the latter should put more emphasis on gaming .