It's going to be a few months before Apple reveals what all it has planned for the immediate future. Though rumors have been circulating, their annual Worldwide Developers Conference is where we normally officially learn what's coming, and that won't take place until early June.
While the conference, which will be held in San Jose, California from June 4 to June 8 is hosted so that the developer community can get together and share perspectives, the most exciting part of it for the rest of us is the chance to learn about what Apple has in store. I mean, who doesn't like fun new gadgets?
While we do not know for sure what is going to be revealed, there is plenty of speculation on what we can expect. Some things are exciting, while others are necessary. Regardless, here are five announcements we are expecting to hear this summer.
Updated versions of iOS and MacOS
We are used to getting excited about amazing new features, though talk of Apple's desire to improve security and performance has kind of muted our expectations of the new operating systems. Yet while that may be the case, there are still some fun things to look forward to.
Like, for instance, new Animoji for the iPhone X that will also be available for FaceTime calls. That should be fun. Also expected is more control over "do not disturb" and Siri integration in the photos app.
A newer, better iPad
When the iPhone X came out, one of the first things we noticed was its design. Well, the unique look of Apple's newest phone is probably going to make its way to the even larger iPad.
The newest group of iPad Pros may share some traits with the X, including the lack of a physical "home" button, narrower bezels and the True Depth Camera (used for FaceID). It will likely contain an upgraded processor, which should make it run much smoother with even better graphics than what iPhones can offer.
Finally, an updated MacBook Air
Popular since it was first introduced 10 years ago due to its combination of ability and portability, the MacBook Air has not been retooled since 2015. Things appear to be different this year, however, as instead of scrapping the model it looks like Apple is going to improve it.
How are they going to do it? Well, you can expect a faster processor than the 1.8 GHz or 2.2 GHz models currently available, and the display should be updated to look more like what we get with the MacBook Pro. The price, by the way, is expected to come down from what we've seen in the past.
A Macbook Pro that will make you swoon
While freshened up a bit more recently than the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro hasn't seen any real change since 2016. That year, the OLED TouchBar, a Touch ID sensor and Thunderbolt 3 were introduced.
The feeling now is that since Apple is offering a high-end iMac Pro line of computers, the MacBook Pro will see similar upgrades. What could that mean? Details are a bit light for now, but it seems pretty certain that the processor and memory will receive a nice boost.
For those who want a desktop, a high-end Mac Pro
Are you sensing a theme here? This year seems less about the new and more about the improved. Given the introduction of the stylish and expensive iMac Pro line of computers, it would make sense for Apple to release a better version of the Mac Pro.
It was last year when Apple said it was working on a Mac Pro that would be expandable and modular, which would be a nice option for people who would like the customization not available on the iMac Pro.
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