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Apple’s Potential Fall Lineup
iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus In September, Apple should unveil two new smartphones, successors to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. If Apple’s history is an indication, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are likely to resemble their predecessors, but should differ internally. In recent months, a variety of supply chain leaks have hinted at some possible improvements.
iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus Specs A8 Processor 1GB RAM 8 megapixel camera No Force Touch Silver/Gold/Space Gray Possible iPhone 6S/iPhone 6S Plus Specs A9 Processor 2GB RAM 12 megapixel camera Force Touch Silver/Gold/Space Gray/Rose Gold
New iPads Sales of Apple’s tablets have declined in each of the last six quarters. In an effort to boost demand, Apple has built some additional productivity enhancements into iOS 9, including the ability to use two apps simultaneously. Unfortunately, only owners of Apple’s iPad Air 2 can take advantage of this feature, but that should change when Apple unveils new tablets this fall.
New iPads The iPad Air 3 and iPad Mini 4 should boast faster processors than their predecessors -- the Air 3 could sport the A9, while the Mini 4 may be equipped with the A8 and 2GB of RAM. Force Touch has not been widely rumored, but seems likely, given that Apple has been working to bring the feature to all of its products. Most interesting could be the introduction of an entirely new model, the long-rumored iPad Pro. A recent report from AppleInsider claims that the iPad Pro will boast a 12.9-inch screen, USB-C connector, and all-new Bluetooth stylus.
A Mac With a 4K Display Apple has been steadily improving the screen resolution of its various Macs, releasing Retina versions of the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and 27-inch iMac in recent years. But the 21.5-inch iMac still sports a standard 1080p screen. That could change later this year.
A Mac With a 4K Display Code found in Apple’s next operating system, OS X El Capitan, hints at a 4K Mac. While this resolution could make its way to any of Apple’s computers, the 21.5-inch iMac seems like the most likely candidate.
An Updated Apple TV Apple has not meaningfully updated its Apple TV set-top box since 2012, and the device is in need of a refresh. Although it still works well for streaming video, Apple’s rivals in the space have surpassed it -- both in sales and in features.
An Updated Apple TV It’s been widely rumored for several years, but a new Apple TV could finally make an appearance this fall. In addition to a faster processor and more storage, the new Apple TV could be defined by a new remote -- one that may come equipped with a touchpad and fingerprint scanner. It could also offer access to Apple’s upcoming streaming video service, and apps downloaded from an app store.
New Apple Watch Color Combinations Finally, while there’s no indication that Apple will release a new version of the Apple Watch this year, the company could be preparing to unveil new color options. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will soon offer gold and rose gold versions of the Apple Watch Sport.
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