In its recent release of two different reports, DigiTimes claims that Apple is planning to launch new iPads and AirPods 2 in the first half of 2019. This is the first major announcement from the Chinese reports after the end of the Lunar New Year holiday week.
The media also claim that TSMC will be the exclusive manufacturer of Apple's A-series chips. The manufacturer will bring the A13 in 2019 iPhones, which will be produced using a 7-nanometer process.
Apple may launch new iPads and AirPods 2 by mid-2019
Earlier, DigiTimes predicted that Apple would redesign its AirPods with more health-centric features. According to a report from MySmartPrice, AirPods 2 will look like AirPods. In addition, AirPods will have a new grippier coating and will be available in black and white colors.
About the manufacturers, DigiTimes says that TSMC is set to be the only manufacturer of Apple-designed processors installed in iOS devices. A year ago, Apple was the first manufacturer to boast 7-nanometer chipset with A1
According to DigiTimes, the A13 chip will continue to be made on a 7-nanometer process in 2019. In the second quarter, volume production will shoot up.
For the first time, TSMC can adopt extreme ultraviolet lithography for its A13 chip production. It has been noticed that TSMC always begins volume production in the second quarter for a fall-iPhone debut.
According to reports, MacBook shipments are likely to decline marginally in 2019 compared to 2018. However, there would be an increase in total units for AirPods and Apple Watch.
Although DigiTimes is a reliable source, Apple always surprises users with something unexpected. There have been many rumors and discussions about Apple AirPods 2 in social media. Before customers lose patience, Apple must launch this product.
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