Apple launches a bunch of new devices every year, it’s going to be no different this year as rumours about new iPhones, MacBooks, iPads, and AirPods have started doing the rounds. The Cupertino-based tech company is expected to launch the iPad Pro 2021 later this month, followed by iPhone SE 3, the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, iPhone 13 series, and Apple AirPods 3. The new Apple devices have been rumoured to come with several updates and improvements over their predecessor. We take a look at some of the products Apple plans to launch in 2021. The information here is based on leaks and rumours, so take it with a pinch of salt.
Apple devices expected to launch in 2021
iPhone 13 series
The highly-anticipated series from Apple, the iPhone 13 series launch is expected later this year. The handsets are widely anticipated to come with smaller notches than we have seen on iPhones so far. The iPhone 13 series specs are rumoured to be headlined by a 120Hz LTPO panel from Samsung, at least on the Pro models, up to 1TB of storage, an upgraded ultra-wide-angle lens across all three models, a larger battery, Wi-Fi 6E, and always-on display functionality. The lineup may include as many as four models, namely iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, much like last year. The upcoming Apple mobile phones could also tout A15 bionic chipset, iOS 15, and support for MagSafe charger.
Apple Watch Series 7
The new Apple Watch Series 7 with new design and colourways is reportedly coming your way this fall. The upcoming flagship wearable from Apple is expected to flaunt a flat edged design – the likes of which you have seen with iPhone 12 series, iPad Pro, and iPad Air. Until now, the Apple Watch featured rounded edges. The flatter design means that the new Apple Watch Series 7 could be slimmer than before, and have a smaller overall profile. Additionally, the smartwatch is said to have squarish dial and advanced health sensors such as the ability to monitor more than just your heart rate and SpO2 levels.
Apple is expected to launch the third generation of AirPods in the coming months. The TWS earphones will allegedly be dubbed AirPods 3. The pair are said to be the first non-Pro audio accessory from the Cupertino-based firm to come with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). The new AirPods will also use a design similar to the Pro version, which includes a shorter stem and relocated sensors/pressure port. It will also reportedly have a semi in-ear design with removable ear tips. The stem on the new Apple AirPods 3 will retain pressure touch inputs but will be longer than that of the AirPods Pro. The charging case of AirPods 3 could be similar to that of the Pro variant, but smaller in size. It will get a charging indicator on the front and support for wireless charging.
iPad mini and iPad 10.2-inch
Apple is working on a new iPad Mini, which will bring with it an all-new design with thinner bezels – similar to iPad Pros. In addition to that, there are reports for a new iPad 10.2-inch as well. The tab is expected to have a sleek design and thinner form factor compared to its predecessors. That’s all the information we can divulge at the moment. There is no word on iPad mini and iPad 10.2-inch specifications at the moment; however, they are said to launch by the end of this year.
iPhone SE 3 or iPhone SE Pro
Apple is reportedly working on a successor to last year’s iPhone SE (2020), and it could be called iPhone SE 3. The handset’s specifications are said to be headlined by A13/ A14 Bionic chipset, a 12MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, and a 7MP/ 12MP selfie camera. Interestingly, the iPhone SE 3 could house the selfie camera in either punch-hole or bathtub-like notch setup. Other features of the handset may include 5.4-inch/ 6.1-inch display, IP67 water and dust rating, and a fingerprint scanner. As for the iPhone SE 3 price is believed to start at around $499, roughly translating to Rs 36,400 in the Indian currency.
New MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models
There have been reports of new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro as well. The Pro models are expected in the third quarter of 2021 with significant design changes, flatter edges, and newer MagSafe charging support. The machine could also pack more ports and will have physical function keys instead of a Touch Bar. As for the 2021 MacBook Air, it’s speculated to be thinner and lighter than the current model. The notebook will also tout a near bezel-less display, MagSafe Charging technology, and a pair of USB ports for connecting devices. The new MacBook Air launch is believed to be in the second half of the year at the earliest.
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