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Apple might update the Mac mini this fall and nearly everything else

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After last month’s hardware-free Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), most expect Apple to pull out all the stops this fall and release lots of new goodies. MacRumors says that’s precisely what’s going to happen in just a few weeks.

According to reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Cupertino plans on updating nearly every product it sells before the end of the year. This includes refreshes for iPhone, iPad, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, iMac, and Apple Watch. This fall could also see the release of the long-delayed AirPower charger.

Here’s what Kuo expects we’ll see from Apple this year:

  • iPhone – As he previously speculated, the analyst sees Apple releasing three new handsets this fall, including two OLED models and one low-cost LED model. All three versions should feature Face ID and upgrade A12 processors.
  • iPad Pro – The iPhone X treatment comes to iPad this year as Apple readies new 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. These tablets will ship with a full-screen design and no Home button.
  • Apple Watch – For the first time, Apple’s increasing the size of the display found on its popular wearable device. The two new models will measure in at 1.57 inches (39.9mm) and 1.78 inches (45.2mm), compared to the current 38 and 42mm sizes.
  • Mac mini – Last updated nearly four years ago, the Mac mini is likely to see some type of a refresh this year. Whether this change is on the inside or outside of the device isn’t yet know.
  • New Low-Priced Notebook – This lower-cost option could lead to the retirement of the MacBook Air.
  • iMac – This year’s desktop unit should see “a significant display performance upgrade” and also a processor refresh.

Additional, Kuo expects updates to the specs of the MacBook and MacBook Pro.

Apple’s new products are likely to be announced right after Labor Day, although the company could elect to hold two events this fall. If that’s the case, we’ll probably see new mobile devices announced in September followed by a Mac-focused event in October.

Which new products do you plan on buying this year? Use the comments section below. 

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Bryan considers himself a well-rounded techie, having written articles for MakeUseOf, KnowTechie, AppAdvice, iDownload Blog. When he's not writing, he's being a single dad and rooting for his alma mater, Penn State, or cheering on the Patriots.

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