The new MacBook models equipped with the M1 processor are just the beginning, says Ming-Chi Kuo, the Taiwanese business analyst who is closely following Apple. It seems that the American manufacturer plans to launch new laptops equipped with ARM processors, which, for the first time in four years, could come with a different design, which would differentiate them from the old models with Intel. In fact, next year, including the Apple Watch, it could enjoy a new design.
The new MacBooks will be built specifically around the new Apple Silicon processors
According to Kuo, in the second half of next year, Apple will launch new MacBook models with new design. We are of course talking about new variants in the MacBook Pro range and probably an improved MacBook Air, probably significantly thinner and lighter than the current one. The truth is that the Air variants of the last few years were not much smaller or lighter than the Pro models with 13 ”screen, the notable difference between them being in the performance category.
Kuo also says that the new Mac models with Apple Silicon processors were very well received, even above the company’s expectations. For this reason, the company may accelerate its plans in this direction a little.
As for the Apple Watch, we already have the same design for three generations. Apple Watch Series 4, 5, 6 and SE come with an identical design, and the company has changed the case after the third generation. Thus, an Apple Watch Series 7 is expected with a new exterior shape and new health monitoring functions. The launch is expected, of course, only in the fall of 2021.
Other Apple launches that Kuo is waiting for, with information from Apple component suppliers are a new generation of iPad tablets, probably new Pro models, equipped with mini-LED screens and 5G connectivity, as well as new AirPods headphones. A new generation AirPods 3 will be launched in 2021, but will arrive on the market only in mid-April, between April and June.
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