Apple has been busy this summer, and we’ve seen a little bit of everything. From WWDC back in June to the release of new MacBook Pro computers in late July, we’ve kept you updated right here on our blog.
A quick recap of the summer:
Apple Worldwide Developer Conference
At Apple’s annual developer conference, we saw the announcement of iOS 12, MacOS Mojave, WatchOS 5 and tvOS 12. There were no hardware announcements, but as the summer went on we started to hear more and more about upcoming releases.
Additionally, Apple announced its support of a universal Augmented Reality file format, USDZ. Pixar and Adobe are also backing this AR file format. Read more in our WWDC blog post here.
MacOS Mojave and iOS 12 Betas
Shortly after WWDC, betas for the upcoming operating systems came out. Mac OS Mojave has tons of great new features to help you streamline your workflow. iOS 12 comes with a new notifications system, a smarter Siri, and a focus on setting healthy limits for phone and app usage. You can read more about Mojave here, and download the MacOS and iOS betas here.
New MacBook Pro Release
An updated version of the MacBook Pro was released in mid-July. Complete with a better processor, higher speeds and a slightly upgraded keyboard, Apple has made it easier than ever to run pro apps without sacrificing speed or battery life.
Check out our in-depth blog post for more details on the specs for these computers.
Looking Forward to the Fall
As fall is right around the corner, we’re looking forward to the new operating systems and device releases. Obviously, we will see a new iPhone this fall, but it sounds like there are some other releases in the works.
Apple seems to have a wave of new hardware releases ready to go for the fall, but nothing has been confirmed at the moment. Rumor has it that we might see three new iPhones, two new iPads, updated MacBooks and Mac Minis, a new Apple Watch, new AirPods and a new HomePod speaker.
Again, none of these releases are confirmed by Apple yet, but these are what we think we’ll see (and what we hope to see) this fall.
Based on the way Apple has released iPhones in the past, we’re thinking we’ll see an iPhone 9 and and iPhone XI. Aside from that, there is talk of Apple putting out a third iPhone. A 6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD display will make this the more affordable iPhone model, and it may even come in a variety of different colors.
This fall, we might see two new iPad Pro models. One will be the 11-inch model, and the other will be the 12.9-inch model. Both will most likely have reduced bezels and Face ID, much like the iPhone X does.
The new MacBook Pro models came out in mid-July, but there may be a few more devices in the works.
Apple’s MacBook Air seemingly has run its course. There hasn’t been an update for a while, and Apple is likely looking for something to replace it with. From what we’ve heard, Apple may come out with a new model to fill that space in their product line. All of the new releases would have updated Intel processors like the new MacBook Pro models.
For you Apple Watch users, there might be a new Apple Watch model coming out this fall. This series would most likely have a larger face. Remember that Series 1 watches won’t be able to update to WatchOS 5 on its release, so it may be a good time to upgrade.
AirPods and AirPower
Apple may upgrade AirPods to have hands-free Siri support and a charging case that is able to charge wirelessly. With that, Apple also may be releasing its first wireless charging station, the AirPower charging station.