Apple rumoured to refresh Mac line-up

New Mac Mini may also debut, according to analyst

Apple Mac mini

Apple may be launching a slew of new Macs in the autumn, according to a noted supply-chain analyst.

As reported by 9to5Mac, Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities, claims there will be several Mac updates, including processor upgrades for the MacBook and MacBook Pro.

In addition, the iMac will have "significant display-performance upgrades" and a new Mac Mini will be unveiled, too, although, there were few details of what would be in this computer other than a better chip.

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There are also rumours of a new budget MacBook to replace the MacBook Air, but Kuo believed this may drop the "Air" moniker.

Kuo also suggested there would be new near-bezel-less iPad Pro models incorporating FaceID (dropping the Home button) and a cheaper 6.1in iPhone (with a notch) and LCD display. There will also be two other iPhones, including an updated 5.8in OLED model and a new 6.5in OLED model.

The Apple Watch is also slated for an update. This looks set to get a bigger display, rolling back the bezel to give users the choice between a 1.57in display and a 1.78in screen. (Current screen sizes are 1.32in and 1.5in. This suggests the same size casings as before.

Also potentially scheduled for release is Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat (a year after it was announced) and an updated version of Apple's AirPods. The 9to5Mac article referenced another report from Bloomberg, which said these new AirPods would feature "Hey Siri" voice activation and improved wireless performance, but possibly not noise cancellation or waterproofing.

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The new products are likely to be debuted at Apple's traditional launch sometime in September this year.

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