THE Bloomberg may be in the middle of a huge mess with Apple and other tech giants, but Mark Gurman it has nothing to do with it: the guy remains one of the most respected journalists in the industry, with an almost impeccable hit rate for rumors. Now, he is back “confirming” several of the rumors we saw about what Apple will present at next week’s event.
According to him, updating the iPad Pro it will be the most significant in the product’s history – and the one that will finally put Apple’s professional tablet on an equal footing with Microsoft Surfaces. The journalist’s sources confirmed the recent rumors, pointing to new models with a USB-C port replacing the Lightning port, significantly reduced edges, extinction of the Home button and the arrival of Face ID (which will work both horizontally and vertically).
We can also expect a different design, with more “square” sides (think of the first iPad or iPhone 5 / 5s / SE) and the presence of an even more powerful variation of the A12 Bionic chip, accompanied by a special Apple graphics chip. THE Apple Pencil, according to Gurman, will also be updated.
As for the Macs, Gurman pointed to the introduction of a new MacBook entry, which would replace the MacBook Air – we still don’t know if it would receive the nomenclature “Air”, an unprecedented suffix or simply enter the MacBook line as a new device. The machine, according to the journalist, will have a 13-inch screen with a higher resolution than the current MacBooks Air, with smaller edges.
An update of the Mac mini – something that hasn’t happened since 2014! The new version of Apple’s smallest computer is expected to have new processors and features focused on professional users, possibly at the expense of a price increase. We don’t know if there will be changes in the design, either.
Gurman also mentioned that Apple is working on updates for iMacs, iMacs Pro and MacBooks, with new processors. According to him, “some of these updates” may be ready for launch as early as October.
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