Redesigned Apple Watch and Apple Silicon MacBooks coming next year, says Kuo

Joanna Estrada
November 26, 2020

The brief Tweet came in response to a MacRumors article from earlier today, which outlined a report from Ming-Chi Kuo claiming that Apple plans to release redesigned MacBook models with ‌Apple Silicon‌ in the second half of 2021. It's believed that this increase follows the use of these modules in the iPhone 12 and, presumably, the success of that device.

For the time being, Apple is expected to use direct backlight LCD panels for the iPad Pro that will be launching in the first half of 2021. However, the new lineup of M1 Macs looks exactly the same as previous models. But new form factors are coming, Kuo says.

Apple's next lineup of machines is expected to ship with fresh industrial designs.

There's also a new Touch ID button on the side, which is a really handy way to get around the lack of Face ID, while the screen size is just right for most people, in our opinion. Kuo also reportedly mentioned in his note that the initial demand for the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro based on the Apple M1 chip was better than expected. In addition to redesigned form factor, the new Apple Watch is also said to offer "innovative health management functions", according to a report by 9to5Mac.

Before a new Apple Watch arrives, Apple will start debuting its next-generation iPad lineup, Kuo said. Specifically, two separate reports claim that 5G systems are expected, and that Apple's may use its own 5G modem in the iPad Pro.

The new Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon are also thought to be selling well so far.

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