Apple may be planning to launch a new line of MacBook models in the second half of 2021. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has stated that the company’s new products will include Apple silicon, strengthening the transition away from Intel’s processors.
According to a new research note obtained by MacRumors, TF International’s Kuo has concluded that Apple’s two-year plan to move away from Intel’s silicon continues into the new year with additional MacBook models. Kuo has not specified which models this will include. Previously, it’s been rumoured that a 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro model would launch in 2021. As for what the redesign entails, previous reports have pointed to Apple developing MacBook Pros with a mini-LED display for 2021.
Additionally, Kuo’s notes highlight that demand for the latest iPad Air has been higher than expected. The analyst predicts that demand will continue to grow since the advent of 5G support and mini-LED displays. Kuo expects a lower-priced iPad to be released in the second half of 2021.
Furthermore, in late 2021, Kuo claims that Apple will release its long talked about third-generation AirPods. It’s been said that the new model will be closer in design to the AirPods Pro. However, based on previous murmurs, the new wireless earbuds will not feature active noise cancellation.
Finally, Kuo touches on Apple Watch in his latest research note. The analyst claims that the Apple Watch Series 6 has gotten positive reception. He expects “innovative health management functions and improved form factor design” with new models releasing next year.