What you need to know
- Apple is rumored to be announcing three refreshed products during a spring event.
- A new iPhone SE, iPad Air, and Mac mini are expected to be announced within the next few months.
- Previous rumors point to an event around April time.
Apple is heavily rumored to have some refreshed products in the works with a new iPhone SE with 5G connectivity set to get top billing. But rumors of a new iPad Air continue to swirl and now a new Mac mini is being thrown into the mix as well.
In a Tweet this weekend the leaker pointed to all three products being announced while an announcement of a new iMac Pro is also possible — although not guaranteed given "concerns with regards to production."
That new iPhone SE is something we've been hearing a ton about of late and it's set to become the best iPhone for a whole ton of people. That iPad Air refresh is likely to give us a new processor and perhaps upgraded camera systems, while the Mac mini is also now expected to get a refresh both internally and externally.
That iMac Pro is perhaps the most interesting of the new products given our expectations that it will offer a display considerably larger than the current 24-inch iMac. 27 inches or more should be expected, with a 32-inch panel not beyond the realms of possibility. It isn't clear what concerns Apple has in relation to its production, but the use of a large ProMotion display could be part of the issue.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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