The Refreshed MacBook Air
The entry-level MacBook from Apple hasn’t seen an upgrade since the last three years. It’s expected that Apple will refresh it this year in order to boost its sales and take back the market share of laptops like the Surface laptop from Microsoft or the high-end Chromebooks like the PixelBook from Google.
The design is expected to stay the same but with the upgraded internals to the current 8th Generation Intel chips and (Finally) a Retina display.
The Second Gen iPhone SE
The iPhone SE took the sales of Apple to new heights in the emerging markets of the developing countries like India and thus, it’s expected to upgrade the device for its 2018 iteration.
The chassis is expected to be the same with a 4” display but would have an upgraded resolution and a wider Gamut display. The internals is also expected to be upgraded to Apple’s A10 Fusion chip (which powers the iPhone 7 and the new iPad). The device is also expected to have a glass back which also indicates wireless charging. But the Touch ID would still remain a part of the device which would be upgraded to its second Generation.
Other specifications include a 12MP rear camera, with a 5MP front camera, around 1700MaH battery and 32&64GB storage capacities.
The Apple Watch Series 4
The newer iteration of the Apple Watch would be more of a design upgrade owing to Apple currently going for Micro LED displays. This would greatly enhance the look due to the way slimmer bezels as well as improve a lot upon the battery life of the device.
The MacBook Pro 2018
MacBook Pro’s 2018 refresh would be a much-awaited upgrade owing to Intel’s new Coffee Lake architecture and huge performance upgrade through a higher core count.
The 13” model is expected to have Quad core i5 and i7 models for the first time with a slight chance of a discrete GPU in the form of AMD’s Vega M while the 15” model might get the Hexa-Core chips for the first time with the updated discrete GPUs too.
Intel’s new processors reportedly offer a 30% boost in performance over the processors in the 2017 models. We may also see better battery life come from efficiency improvements. This also paves the way for LPDDR4 RAM, which means we may finally see the 32GB RAM option.
This indicates towards a huge performance difference in the multi-core department with way better power management.
The much-awaited AirPower Wireless charging mat as well as the wireless charging case for the AirPods might be unveiled along with the devices.
This time the focus would be more towards stability and fluidity instead of adding new features which are most probably delayed until iOS 13.
The Focus would be on performance improvements, Support for cross-platform iOS and Mac apps, Improved parental controls, AR improvements, New digital health features and FaceTime improvements
The biggest change coming in iOS 12 may be cross-platform apps. The update, along with macOS 10.14, will allow developers to design a single app that will work on iPhones, iPads, and Macs, a stark change from the separate Mac and iOS apps available today.
Other expected features could be a redesigned Stocks app, deeper Siri integration in Photos for search purposes, an enhanced version of Do Not Disturb that will offer users more options to automatically reject calls and silence notifications, a revamped interface for importing photos into an iPad, and multi-person augmented reality games.
iOS app support to be included which through the new MacBook Air could give a huge competition to the Surface Laptop and high-end Chromebooks owing to a way broader app environment compared to the Windows store and Chrome OS’ PlayStore.