As we head into March, we could be just days away from Apple’s first new hardware releases of the year. While 2018 has already marked the release of the HomePod, Zac outlined earlier today that Apple still has quite a few new products up its sleeve for this year.
What potential new product are you most excited for this year?
As Zac explained, Apple has a wide-range of new products in the works for 2018 according to recent reports. First and foremost, the company is set to release its AirPower charging mat, which it originally announced alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.
There have also been rumors of new iPads – including new iPad Pro models with Face ID and a new design. A faster, cheaper iPad is also expected as early as March. Elsewhere, we can likely expect a new Apple Watch, though details are unclear at the moment as to what could be new. Zac speculated in his piece:
Apple could introduce an Apple Watch Series 4 in the fall and tout a new design as its biggest feature. Since the original Apple Watch, new features like GPS, LTE, brighter displays, waterproofing, and significant speed boosts have served as upgrades, but Apple hasn’t toyed much with the way it looks.
As for the Mac, Apple is at work on a modular Mac Pro, as well as a new pro display. While the company has its work on those products, it’s unclear if they’ll be released in 2018 or somewhere further down the line.
Reports have also indicated that Apple is developing new Macs with special coprocessors, a new entry-level 13-inch MacBook, and your traditional spec-bump upgrades.
The star of this year, of course, will likely be the iPhone refreshes set to come in the fall. Apple is hard at work on three new devices, including an updated 5.5-inch ‘iPhone X 2’, as well as a larger ‘iPhone X Plus’ with a 6.5-inch screen, and a 6.1-inch model targeted towards entry-level customers.
As for the iPhone SE, we’ve seen contradicting reports, though the most reliable claimed that a processor update would be the only change this year.
AirPods 2 are also reportedly in the works, as is Apple’s first pair of branded over-ear headphones.
As you can see, it’s obvious Apple has a big 2018 planned. Be sure to check out Zac’s full roundup right here and tell us what you’re most excited for down in the comments and in the poll!