Bloomberg: iPad Air, Affordable Apple Watch, ‘AirPods Studio,’ Small HomePod to Begin This Fall


Apple is reportedly preparing a bevy of new products for its annual Fall iPhone event, including a refreshed iPad Air with an edge-to-edge display, affordable Apple Watch entry and a pair of branded luxury headphones.

Quoting sources familiar with the case, Bloomberg The company has placed orders for at least 75 million 5G handsets this year. According to the report, the figure could reach 80 million units in 2020.

The echo of the rumble revolving since last December Bloomberg Apple says that this fall will introduce four new models of the iPhone, each with OLED screen technology and 5G connectivity. The standard “iPhone” variant will come in 5.4- and 6.1-inch sizes, while the “Pro” lineup has 6.1- and 6.7-inch options, the latter of which will be Apple’s LiDAR scanner.

Employees testing the new devices say the 6.7-inch screen is one of the “most notable improvements” of the year, sources said, while other Note 5G networks are not improving data speeds. The report confirms recent rumors that the dark blue option will replace last year’s Midnight Green.

Apple also plans to launch a new iPad Air model that borrows its design from the company’s iPad Pro lineup. Although the report fails to offer details on the device, an alleged leak last week suggested switching Touch ID to Power ID, denying the need for a home button. Those claims follow the predictions of analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who in May asked Apple to debut the 10.8-inch iPad version, as well as a revised iPad mini later this year.

Bloomberg Sources also said that Apple’s first branded over-the-year headphones were dubbed by the media as “AirPods Studio”, which will launch this fall. Again, Kuo first distributed word of the device in the year 2018, stating that the product would benefit from a new design and higher-end audio components. Later rumors claimed that the headphones would cost around $ 350.

A pair of new Apple Watch lines are also on the way, the report said. As usual, Apple is preparing a successor for the current Apple Watch Series 5, but at the same time working on low-cost hardware that could replace the Apple Watch Series 3. The more affordable variant, previously rumored to integrate a plastic chassis, is said to have a play in the Fitbit currently on the market.

As per functions Bloomberg, Is a cheaper, smaller version of the HomePod that will be based on the audio and Siri capabilities of existing smart speakers. Airtag also puts tile-like location trackers like Apple in the dock.

Finally, a next-generation Apple TV with a fast processor for gaming and high-quality video. Interestingly, the report claimed that the company is developing a feature similar to Find My iPhone that will help users locate the new remote of the set-top. The report does not clarify when the new Apple TV will ship, saying only that it could launch in 2021.

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