Apple will soon release two Apple Watches and a new iPad Air: Report

Apple is planning to ship between 75 and 80 million 5G iPhones this year, according to a new Bloomberg report. The figure is in line with or slightly higher than iPhone launch shipments for the last couple of years, suggesting that Apple doesn’t expect the coronavirus pandemic to reduce demand — even though the company has already said the phones will be delayed into October.

A new iPad Air model with slim bezels, similar to the iPad Pro. This is likely the 10.8-inch iPad that analyst Ming-chi Kuo mentioned earlier this year, although there’s no mention of the updated iPad mini that Kuo also predicted. Unverified images of a pamphlet for a new iPad Air, with slim bezels and a Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the power button, appeared on Twitter last week.

Two new Apple Watch variants: a straight successor to the Series 5, and a lower-end Series 3 replacement.

A smaller, cheaper HomePod smart speaker.

Apple-branded (i.e. not Beats) over-ear headphones.

A new Apple TV with an updated processor and new remote control is also said to be in the works, although it might not be ready this year. Finally, Bloomberg expects Apple to make iOS 14 available in September, despite the delayed iPhone releases.

Source: The Verge

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