It is the start of a new month, which means it is time to dissect the latest rumours regarding Apple devices. For March we’re looking at a new report from MacRumors, and noted industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who says Apple will have six new devices to showcase in the latter half of 2020.
Normally that would not be noteworthy news as Apple reveals new hardware almost every September, but Kuo says the devices are set to sport mini-LED displays instead of the standard OLED option that the company has favoured in recent years.
This as Apple is wanting the wider colour gamut, localised dimming and elimination of burn in, that OLED simply is not able to offer.
In terms of the actual devices, they are spread among the firm’s computing and mobile lineups, with two new MacBooks, three iPads and an iMac being rumoured.
Starting with the MacBooks, Apple is said to have new 14.1″ and 16″ Pro flavours on the way, with new processors also claimed to be in the offing for the devices. The former is reported to be a replacement for the 13.3″ model that Apple has retained for some time now.
These will be joined by a 27″ iMac Pro, with all three expected to be revealed in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to Kuo.
Shifting to the smaller devices among the six being touted, there is expected to be a new 12.9″ iPad Pro, as well as 10.2″ iPad and 7.9″ iPad Mini. The Pro is the most interesting out of the trio, especially as it should be interesting to see how it performs as a multitasking device or potential notebook replacement.
In previous generations of iPad Pro, it was iOS that limited the functionality in this regard, but with iPadOS now available, this may change, and offer Apple users an option to rival that of Microsoft’s Surface Pro.
As with all Apple rumours, the firm has not provided any comment, but given the accuracy of past reports from Kuo, these look to be fairly credible.