It was anticipated that to associate with its Apple Silicon chips, Apple would additionally launch redesigned Macs however that didn’t occur. Now, as per Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple shall be launching redesigned Macs in late Q2 or Q3 2021.
The analyst didn’t elaborate on which Macs could be redesigned by Apple. There are rumors of Apple engaged on a redesigned 24-inch iMac with slimmer bezels, Face ID, and different adjustments. There’s additionally a redesigned 14-inch MacBook Professional and presumably a 16-inch MacBook Professional. The prevailing 13-inch MacBook Professional is a powerful candidate for a design refresh which might see Apple add a 14-inch show with slimmer bezels to it. By utilizing its personal customized silicon, Apple now has a higher diploma of management over the design of its Macs.
Due to the wonderful thermals of the M1 chip and presumably all upcoming chips from Apple, the corporate will now have higher management over the ultimate design of its Macs and design them as per its thermal necessities.
Kuo additionally notes that the demand for the brand new iPad Air with the A14 chip has been higher than anticipated. For 2021, he expects iPads to proceed to be in excessive demand, with Apple additionally launching new fashions with 5G and mini-LED show. The analyst additionally expects Apple to launch the third-gen AirPods in Q2 2021. Earlier rumors had presumably hinted at a late Q1 launch for the AirPods 3 which might have a design just like the AirPods Pro.
Lastly, Kuo hints at Apple launching a redesigned Apple Watch with “improved kind issue” and “revolutionary well being administration capabilities” which ought to additional spur its demand. He additionally notes that demand for the Apple Watch Sequence 6 and Apple Watch SE has been higher than anticipated. The identical can also be the case for the M1 MacBooks that are promoting higher than anticipated.
Curiously, Kuo didn’t speak about AirTags, Apple’s Tile-like tracker, that has lengthy been in growth and have been rumored to launch this 12 months. Present rumors point out AirTags ought to launch in Q1 2021 however given the variety of instances the product launch has been seemingly delayed, nothing is obvious as of now.