AirTags, iMac redesign, MacBook Pro 14, new MacBook Pro 16 and more Apple hardware refreshes due by Q4 2020
Apple is planning to release a bevvy of new hardware, according to Mark Gurman. Summarised in the graphic below and by MacRumors, Gurman has given credence to multiple rumours about upcoming Apple hardware that have been floating around for a few months now.
Additionally, Gurman stated that Apple remains committed to releasing AirPower, as Jon Prosser has also reported. Contradicting Prosser though, Gurman does not believe that Xcode is coming to iOS. Similarly, Gurman disavowed claims that Apple will be bringing under-screen fingerprint scanners to the iPhone in 2020.
AirTags, the Watch Series 6 and over-ear headphones remain on track though, as does the upcoming MacBook Pro 13 refresh. Expected to be upgraded to a 14-inch display, Gurman claims that Apple will also be bringing its Magic Keyboard to the smaller MacBook Pro. Moreover, Apple is planning to release a MacBook Pro 16 refresh in early Q4 2020.
There are plans to release an upgraded Apple TV this year too, while Apple's vehicle development division remains committed to self-driving technology. A smaller HomePod is also in the works, which Apple hopes will rejuvenate its underwhelming smart speaker sub-division.
Finally, Gurman believes that Apple will be bringing four iPhone 12 models to market. The company will continue to offer two Pro models, which Gurman expects to feature LiDAR sensors and possibly 120 Hz ProMotion displays, along with two successors to the iPhone 11. Apparently, Apple will complement a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 with a 5.4-inch model. All should feature a slimmer notch too, on which we have previously reported. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, we should expect Apple to release the iPhone 12 series in October, but the company may stagger the release of the four devices because of production issues.