FaceID iPad, MacBook, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, 11-inch iPad Pro in Apple's 2018 product lineup

Nearly a whole Apple product line including a iPhone, iPad Pro, initial new Mac mini in scarcely 4 years, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, second-generation AirPods, and “Series 4″ Apple Watch seem to be on a fork of release, if Ming-Chi Kuo’s latest predictions are accurate.

TF International Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo released a new news today, travelling a whole breadth of Apple’s product line. In a note seen by AppleInsider, Kuo maintains his predictions about a iPhone lineup as he has for a final several months, and a researcher expects distant some-more coming.


Kuo is awaiting a new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro refresh. Details are brief on both, yet a 11-inch indication is a important boost from a 10.5-inch model, and not formerly predicted.

Both are approaching to have “full screen” presumably definition edge-to-edge, and a “removed symbol design” once again implying FaceID will be incorporated on a line.


A new iMac is apparently expected. The new indication is likely to have a “significant display-performance upgrade” in further to a processor upgrade. It’s not transparent what a researcher is referring to as distant as an upgrade, yet a 120Hz modernise rate is a possibility.

Apple’s laptops

Kuo also predicts a processor ascent for a MacBook and MacBook Pro. While he primarily likely that a MacBook Air line would see a refresh, a researcher has “changed a prior expectation” and no longer believes that a still-expected low-cost indication will be branded accordingly.

Questionable benchmarks have popped up, display what alleges to be a six-core MacBook pro with a i7-8750H processor with 32GB of RAM. The MacBook Pro was final updated during a 2017 WWDC.

Mac mini

Specifically spelled out is an refurbish to a processor for a Mac mini. This is a initial time that a researcher has oral about a Mac mini in any regard.

No other sum on a probable Mac mini refurbish were provided. The line was final updated in Oct 2014, and is overdue for a refresh by each account.

Apple Watch and AirPods

Kuo reiterated prior predictions, claiming that a Apple Watch would boost to 40 mm contra 38mm, and 45mm contra 42mm. Both new sizes are approaching to have extended heart rate showing technologies.

Whether a lengthened screens will means some-more inner headroom for additional components is unknown, yet Kuo believes a updated models will underline extended on-wrist life interjection to increasing battery capacity. Barring a breakthrough in battery technology, extended wear time equates to a incomparable lithium ion cell, again suggesting “Series 4″ will competition a incomparable form factor.

Kuo mentioned enhancements to Apple Watch’s built-in health sensors in a past, yet still fails to fact what changes Apple has in store for a fourth-generation device. As it stands, Apple Watch incorporates a heart rate monitor, accelerometer, barometer and gyroscope to lane a operation of biometric information and user movement.

Also steady is a expectancy that new AirPods and a AirPower charging pad would enter mass prolongation in a third calendar entertain of 2018.


The three iPhone models now speculated to arrive this tumble embody dual models with OLED screens measuring 6.5 inches and 5.8 inches, while a third is versed with a 6.1-inch TFT LCD. Most sources now explain that all 3 will have a TrueDepth camera array and use Face ID, yet a LCD indication will be singled out as a cost-effective indication while a OLED versions will have some-more reward pricing and specifications.

There is some conjecture that a LCD indication will be delayed, due to prolongation produce issues surrounding a touchscreen functionality, yet a conditions is apparently improving. Bottlenecks in integrating a TrueDepth camera array into a LCD shade are also pronounced to be easing, stealing another jump that could means production delays.

Foxconn will continue to be a categorical iPhone assembler this year, with it pronounced to hoop all 5.8-inch OLED units and 80 to 90 percent of a 6.5-inch OLED version, as good as 30 percent of LCD indication orders. Pegatron is identified as holding 60 percent of a LCD orders and between 10 and 15 percent of a 6.5-inch OLED indication orders, while Wistron creates adult a remainder.

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