Apple Reportedly Planning Refreshed iPad Pro, Apple Watch 5, AirPods 3, and HomePod Mini

Posted on August 22, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Apple, Apple Watch, Hardware, iPadOS, Mac and macOS, Wearables with 3 Comments

Apple has a plethora of hardware coming up for its fans. Along with the new iPhone 11 Pro, Apple is working on a bunch of new hardware for this year and the next year. Bloomberg reported Apple’s plans for its upcoming hardware on Thursday.

Apple is reportedly working on a refreshed iPad Pro. The company will launch a new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro this year with upgraded cameras similar to the upcoming iPhones. Apple is putting three cameras on the new iPhones, with upgraded video recording capabilities, which could make its way to the iPad Pro as well. The new iPad Pro will feature faster processors and an identical design to the current generation of iPad Pros as well. Elsewhere, Apple is upgrading the low-end iPad for schools with a 10.2-inch screen, getting rid of the traditional 9.7-inch panel.

The company is also working on a new Apple Watch revamp for this year. The new Apple Watch Series 5 will reportedly feature a new design and bigger screens, though the upgrade will be more focused on watchOS 6 software improvements. It could also come in a new titanium finish.

Bloomberg is today confirming the 16-inch MacBook Pro as well, which is expected to arrive this year. The new laptop’s bezels will be slimmer, giving it almost the same size as the current 15-inch models. The new device is also rumored to feature Apple’s new scissor-switch keyboard design, though Bloomberg isn’t saying anything about that.

For the next year, Apple is apparently working on new AirPods and HomePod. The company is working on AirPods 3 with new water resistance and noise cancellation features, and they will cost more than the current model. Cupertino is also working on a new, cheaper HomePod that will only come with two tweeters compared to the current HomePod’s seven tweeters. The device’s cheaper price could allow it to sell better than the current HomePod, which hasn’t sold well.

We will likely get to see the new iPads, Apple Watch, and the 16-inch MacBook Pro along with the new iPhone 11 Pro this September. Apple is yet to officially announce the event, though, which is expected to happen on the 10th of September.

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