Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman ran a story this morning discussing Apple’s fall product flash that reportedly includes a new pair of Apple-branded headphones, upcoming Apple Watch Series 6 models, a redesigned iPad Air tablet and a smaller HomePod smart speaker.
History seems to confirm previous rumors about Apple’s upcoming product launches, but this is the first time we hear that the company will release all of these gadgets before the end of this year. As for the next iPhone, the company reportedly asked suppliers to build at least 75 million 5G-compatible iPhone devices for later this year.
Bloombergs Mark Gurman and Debby Wu:
The Cupertino, California-based technology giant expects shipments of these next-generation iPhones to reach as high as 80 million units by 2020, according to people familiar with the situation. Apple plans to launch four new models in October with fifth-generation wireless speeds, a different design and a wider range of screen sizes.
The 2020 series for iPhone will contain “square edges similar to the iPad Pro”, which we lead before. The LiDAR scanner, which debuted on the iPad Pro update in 2020, will be found on at least the largest of the Pro phones. He refers to a flagship model that is said to have a screen size that measures 6.7 inches diagonally against the current 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Advanced iPhones will reportedly tilt stainless steel edges instead of aluminum sides on the cheaper models, such as the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR. History claims that the Pro models come in a new dark blue color scheme that replaces the current midnight green color. “Among the major improvements of the new handsets are the new A14 processor, upgrade speed and energy efficiency,” the article states.
As for a fourth generation iPad Air, it has an iPad Pro-like edge-to-edge screen. A recent rumor claimed that the next iPad Air would offer a Touch ID power button and a 10.8-inch screen.
The Apple Watch Series 6 series is said to consist of Series 6 models and a cheap alternative that replaces the Apple Watch Series 3 in the series. An over-earphone, which can be called AirPods Studio, plus a smaller and less expensive HomePod smart speaker, is expected to arrive before 2020, according to the recipe.
Apple’s renowned item tracking accessory, called the AirTag, “will be equipped with a leather case”. No launch period was given regarding AirTags. Last but not least, Apple is also working on a next-generation Apple TV with faster chips and an overhauled remote with a Find My-like feature that makes TV accessories easier to find.
However, the next TV may not start until 2021.
Pretty reliable Japanese blog Mac Otakara said yesterday that the next iPhone and Apple Watch models, along with AirTags, will be formally unveiled at a media event in October