Upcoming Apple Products 2020 & 2021
Let’s look at some of the cool gadgets – the new Macbooks, iMac, and the iPhone 12 line-up.
There are many new exciting products in the pipeline for the Cupertino giant. They are keeping a tight lid on the leaks, but here are all the details that are available so far.
Apple is doing great with the launch of the new iPhone 11, 11Pro, and 11 Pro Max. Apple is dominating the premium mobile market with high-quality products, excellent after-sales service, and timely software updates, which most Android manufacturers fail to do.
Further, Apple is anticipated to be planning big this year to help increase the market share and take back some lost glory from Samsung/Huawei and other Android rivals.
Let’s look at some of the cool gadgets and mobiles that Apple will launch in 2020.
Like every year, Apple promises to deliver some cutting-edge mobiles in October. With the growing 5G trend, new iPhone releases sare expected to deliver 5G technology.
Apple is likely to launch 4 new Phones at the October 13 event.
- iPhone 12 Mini (5.41 Inch )
- iPhone 12 (6.1 inches)
- New iPhone 12 Pro (6.1 Inch)
- iPhone 12 Mac Pro (6.7 Inch).
Notably, Apple is likely to shift to the OLED panel for the new iPhones offering a much better display.
Apple’s first shipment of final iPhone 12 units is going out to distributers on October 5th
The shipment includes:
iPhone 12 mini 5.4
(Definitely the final marketing name)
iPhone 12 6.1
Event on October 13, as I mentioned before.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) September 29, 2020
Apple iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Mini
We are expecting the iPhone 12 series to launch in 3 different screen sizes and four different variants.
A smaller notch or a notch-less display with flat metal edges will make it look more elegant.
The iPhone 12 series is said to possess larger and slimmer displays than iPhone 11.
It has a 6.1 inch OLED display with 1125*2346 pixels screen resolution and a pixel density of 495ppi. Whereas the iPhone 12 Mini will be available with smaller 5.41-inch screen size.
Both the devices will run on the latest iOS v14.0 Operating system powered by A14 Bionic Chipset.
This variant has a 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory on the base variant.
There is a 3210 mAh Li-ion Battery embedded, and both wireless and fast charging are made available to its buyers.
Like every year, we will see some upgrades to the iPhone cameras; a Time-of-Flight sensor along with 3D sensing can improve imaging.
Also, it will feature enhanced augmented reality capabilities.
A triple camera set up with a primary lens having 12 MP is likely on the iPhone 12 and the Mini can have a dual rear camera setup.
Also, for taking better selfies Apple may bump the camera resolution of the Selfie camera from 8 MP to 12 MP on the upcoming line-up.
Further, the primary camera offers optical zoom, and the other two are ultra-wide-angle and telephoto lens.
The iPhone 12 mini will launch for $699 and the iPhone 12 for $799.
The expected price is approximately Rs 74,900.
iPhone 12 Pro and the 12 Pro Max
Another variant of the iPhone 12 series is the iPhone 12 Pro. Roughly 6.1″ OLED screen and a pixel resolution of 1125*2436 with 443 ppi; it offers a great display.
Also, the new phones can have a120 Hz screen refresh rate and an even better display with Super Retina XDR with ProMotion technology and 10 Bit color depth.
With onboard storage set to 128 GB, 6 GB RAM for the base variant.
Apple can have a slightly better camera setup on the Pro variants to justify the price difference.
On the camera front is a 13MP camera with a Retina flash. The rear is a 13MP + 13MP + 13MP trio-camera set up as main, wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, and telephoto lens.
Along with PDAF and OIS also come digital zoom, face detection, and touch to focus.
The iPhone 12 Pro can launch for $ 1049 and the Pro Max will be available for $100 more.
We can expect the starting price in India to be Rs 109,990.
Upcoming Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro (Apple Silicon)
The biggest update to the Apple Macbook line-up is coming this fall and it is going to the be Apple Silicon. The Apple Silicon will be the new processors made by Apple like the A13 or A14 that powers the iPhone and the iPad.
Apple has already announced during the WWDC that it will no longer use the Intel processors for Macbooks and iMac.
In June 2020 at the WWDC developer conference, Tim Cook announced that Mac would transit from Intel-based CPUs to its self-developed ARM-based Apple Silicon chipset from now onwards.
According to the reports from various websites and Bloomberg – Presently, Apple is developing three Mac processors that will be made on the smallest 5nmprocessor, a similar processor will be used in the upcoming iPhone 12.
The first Mac processor will have 6 cores – 2 for high performance, while the four will work as an energy-efficient core.
It will take two years for the company to transition fully from Intel processors to the new Apple Silicon. Also, it is unclear for how long the company will support the existing Intel-based Macs in the future.
Apple is planning to launch new MacBooks in November 2020 and we are expecting the company to launch the new Macbook 14 inch and Macbook 16.
It is not clear if Apple will continue with the MacBook Air or will discontinue it in the future.
These new MacBooks will be running on ARM-based macOS, which will use an A14x processor ( codenamed Tonga).
According to Apple’s supply chain, it stated that the expected MacBook will have a Retina display with thinner bezels.
It rumored in June that MacBook 12 would be the first to have an ARM-based chip, but in the current report, it is confirmed by the Apple Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that the 13.3 inches MacBook Pro will be the first device to carry the Apple’s self-developed chip on MacOS Big Sur.
It is hard to say how much faster will be the Apple Silicon, but my best guess is at least 40% faster than the 10th Gen Intel Processors. Also, it will have at least 2X the thermal efficiency of the Intel processors due to the 5 Nm manufacturing process.
Resultantly, the Macbooks will have a much better battery life, lower temps, and superior performance.
We have seen the A14 can do wonders even with passive cooling and once you add a fan-based cooling solution we are sure these new processors will blow the Intel or AMD-based chips out of the water.
Most of the features will remain the same as that of the current MacBook pro. The MacBook will be uncovered at the Apple October or November event.
As Tim Cook said at the WWDC keynote event that they will not end using Intel completely, but the buyers will get two choices for MacBook 13 Pro.
Further, the Macbook Pro will come with a Backlit bright LED plus P3 sRGB display panel and will have the True Tone Technology. It has a 2560 * 1600 pixels resolution, 227 PPI, and 500 nits brightness.
Macbooks still come with one of the most color-accurate displays with incredible clarity. Recent iMacs got an update for the webcam and we think that the upcoming MacBooks will also have a better 1080P camera.
Also, It will carry the magic keyboard. It has a Touch ID and Touch Bar.
As said by the reports, many of the features will remain the same that also includes memory. The laptop will have variants of 8 GB LPDDR4 RAM (up to 32 GB) with 3200+ MHz and upto 2 TB SSD storage.
The new MacBooks are expected to be cheaper due to the cost-saving from the in-house processor.
Both the MacBook and the Macbook Pro can be $100 cheaper than the existing models even if they are not consumers are getting a better product for the price.
The company launched the MacBook Pro 16, which comes with a power Core i9 Processor with upto 8 Cores and 16 GB of DDR4 ram.
Upcoming iMac – Apple Silicon
This year Apple has done a refresh for the iMac and these AIOs now come with the latest 10th Gen Intel processors with up to 10 Cores. Also, there is a new webcam that is much better than last-gen.
Apple has also stopped shipping the iMac with the slower fusion drive and has moved to the SSDs to offer better performance.
However, iMacs will have the biggest upgrade when Apple shifts to Apple Silicon and stop using the Intel-based processors. The iMacs (Apple Silicon) are not expected to launch in 2020 but we can expect them to launch next year.
Also, the iMacs currently have very large bezels and the design itself is dated. The new iMac is expected to come with a bezel-less design and will look futuristic.
It is hard to say how much faster these new iMacs will be and will they use the Apple Graphics processors or will continue with the AMD graphics cards.
Intel is definitely out of the equation but we will have to see if Apple dumps AMD as well for the Graphics card or continue with them.
Co-Author – Heena Makwana