We are just days away from Apple’s ‘Gather Round’ iPhone event, which will be taking place on September 12. While we prepare for the massive announcements from the company, reliable supply chain analyst Ming Chi Kuo has published his last minute predictions about the upcoming Apple devices.
Lets talk about the iPhones first. According to the analyst Apple’s 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will see a slightly delayed September to early October release due to quality issues of assembly and display. The analyst has also revealed that the Apple Watch Series 4, which is expected to feature a bezel-less design and a larger display will come with ECG support. Apple will also offer an all ceramic back on the device.
Perhaps the biggest revelation about the upcoming Apple products comes for the devices that might not even launch at the September 12 event. According to the analyst the company will launch the new iPad Pro with a USB-C port and a new 18W adapter. If true, then it is a big news considering the new iPad Pros will be the first ever iOS devices to ditch the Lightning port in favor of the USB-C port. The same treatment is not expected for the iPhones however, so we suspect that USB-C will be coming to the iPhone lineup by next year.
Kuo has also talked about the new and more affordable MacBook. According to the analyst this particular MacBook will feature Touch ID authentication. This is also significant since this low-cost MacBook is not expected to feature Touch Bar, which means it will be the first ever MacBook to feature Touch ID but not Touch Bar at the same time.
Despite Kuo’s predictions about iPad Pros and MacBook, we are not sure if Apple will be announcing these products at its September event. The company might want to save these announcements for a separate event to make sure they are not shadowed by the iPhone launch.