Beyond the new 'iPhone Xs,' what to expect from Apple's Sept. 12 'Gather round' special ev...

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Now the invitation is out, you could brace yourself for speculation, wild predictions, a lot of wishful thinking, and a few Apple leaks. AppleInsider examines Apple's hardware lineup, detailing what we might see -- and exactly why.




The days between Apple's invitation and the event happening are a grace period where every analyst, every pundit and really everyone will be calling the odds on what will be announced. We didn't expect Apple itself to slip up, though. Here's how to judge for yourself what's based in fact and what's based on fancy.

If you think that we last talked about this on Aug. 20 when we predicted the Sept. 12 event date, you'd be right. There's been some changes since then, though.

New iPhones

What says yes: Six years of iPhone releases at this time plus leaks from the chain of companies making and supplying parts say yes. Also Apple's last financial earnings call specifically spoke of an expected increase in sales at this time. And apparent leaks from Apple itself. They should know -- though they should also know better.

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Based on recurring information from these sources, it appears we will see three new iPhones of which two will sport OLED screens. This is the technology Apple brought with the iPhone X last year so it's reasonably to assume that the sequel to that phone will be one of the two. Then given the sizes being mooted, the second OLED model is probably going to be a Plus version of the iPhone X.

That size is believed to be 6.5 inches as opposed to the iPhone X and its sequel's 5.8 inches. The third phone is expected to have a 6.1 inch screen. If it lacks the OLED display then it's likely to be the replacement for this year's lower-priced iPhone 8. However, that phone had a significantly smaller screen size of 4.7 inches.

An apparent marketing leak from Apple itself on the day it released the invitation seems to confirm much of this. The leak shows two OLED phones and reveals the name iPhone XS for both. It also shows a new gold color which had been rumored in a report by analyst Ming-Cho Kuo.

Kuo also suggested that the 6.1 inch iPhone will ship in a large variety of colors.

It's possible that all three phones will feature the depth-sensing system that powered the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera array last year. This is based on an earnings report from TrueDepth parts supplier Lumentum which showed a increase in profits in June and an expected acceleration of orders.




Backing that up is an announcement from similar supplier Finisar of it buying a new manufacturing plant of 700,000 square feet. Plus that purchase was made with the help of a $390 million grant -- from Apple.

What says no: Nothing, other than they haven't actually been announced yet. There is a curious lack of anything approaching evidence regarding the iPhone SE -- but if it isn't updated then it's likely to stay in the product line at a lower price.

That would mean, though, that for the first time, all of Apple's most powerful phones are large ones.

New Apple Watch

What says yes: Documentation filed with the Euroasian Economic Commission. That's pretty compelling: it's not a leak, not speculation, it's actual documentary evidence. It's just a shame that it's so vague. The sole detail from it is that there are going to be multiple models of the Apple Watch.

Still, it confirms what the same apparent Apple leak about new iPhones has also shown. It features a new design for the Apple Watch and reportedly its name: "Series 4."

You can buy Apple Watch now in multiple models: there are two sizes of it plus versions with LTE. The reason to believe that this filing represents something further, even before the Apple leak, was that it is a new filing. If there had been no changes to the Watch then there would not be a need to file documentation. Apart from patents, Apple never files anything that would give away information unless it has to.

What says no: It may be presumptive to assume that models we know are coming must therefore be unveiled at this event.

New iPads

What says yes: Supply chain rumors, and the age of the existing iPad Pro models. Speculation from the supply chain suggests a reduction in size for both models of the iPad Pro.

Specifically, the report is that the 10.5 inch iPad Pro will be reduced from 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 millimeters to 247.5 x 178.7 x 6. Similarly, the 12.9 inch is said tochange from 305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9 millimeters to 280 x 215 x 6.4.

It's unlikely, though not impossible, that Apple will reduce the size of the displays in these iPads. So it's more likely that what's happening is a reduction in the bezel area around the screen as in this mockup.




If so, it's reasonable to infer that the iPad Pro models will be getting a similar design to the iPhone X -- and that suggests FaceID is probable.

That same report says that the iPad Pro will lose its headphone jack. There's more room in an iPad than in an iPhone so the pressure to save space has been less -- but it would fit with the desire to bring the iPhone X design to the larger devices.

While we're concentrating on Apple hardware here, you will see rumors based on designs from other companies. One says that a manufacturer has leaked a design for a new cover case meant for the iPad Pro. It shows the Smart Connector moving to a new position on these models, which is something that has previously been rumored separately.

However, the market for cases for Apple devices is so big that companies have routinely gambled on going into production based on speculation. It sounds insane but it happens. If you're first to market and you have a case that fits, you win big. So this iPad Pro case could be fake, could be a company gambling or it could be true.

What says no: Only the fact that this is an iPhone event. However, while last year's event didn't include any iPads, it did include updates to both the Apple Watch and Apple TV. These are all based on iOS but then so are the iPads.

Release of macOS Mojave, iOS 12, tvOS 12 and watchOS 5

What says yes: Absolutely everything. This is certain and perhaps it is the sole absolute certainty. Apple has explicitly revealed the details and the timescale for all of these major operating system updates and it did so back in June at this year's WWDC event.






There have been changes since then, however. Through a series of developer and then public beta tests of iOS 12, for example, we've seen refinements -- and a removal. The highly touted Group FaceTime feature won't be included in the version of iOS 12 released on September 12 but it will follow later this year.

What says no: Nothing whatsoever. The iPad Pro hasn't seen an update since the 2017 WWDC.

New Macs

What says yes: There's little to suggest that we'll see any Mac hardware at this event but Bloomberg reports that a new Mac mini is on the way, soon.

It's believed that the update will turn the machine into more of a pro tool than a consumer one. If so, it'll be being aimed at companies running server farms with dozens or thousands of them and is likely to be priced for business.

The same report is the origin for the rumors about a new low-cost MacBook arriving to take the place of the ageing MacBook Air.

What says no: This is Apple's iPhone event. The company is very, very good at creating events that garner the most attention and it never dilutes or wastes that. It is more likely that the Mac mini will be released after this event, possibly in October like when the company has rolled them out in the past.

Other hardware

What says yes: Apple's own announcement this time last year suggests that the AirPower charging product will be coming. It's surely not going to be just teased again, but equally Apple is not going to remove wireless charging from its phones so its absence would be odd.




We do also know for certain that a new Mac Pro is on its way -- but Apple has stated that it will be released in 2019.

What says no: Apart from the AirPower, everything says that there will be no other hardware at all. Rumors of a mini HomePod, for instance, are wishful thinking, given that the HomePod has yet to see a holiday sales season.

Mind you, we're assuming that Gather Round invitation graphic is an image of Apple Park: it could be the top of a HomePod too.

Where to find out more

Right here. AppleInsider will be bringing you all of the facts and testing the rumors up to the September 12 date itself. Then of course on the day you'll be able to follow every detail as Apple unveils it.

You can of course also watch Apple unveiling everything. As is now normal, the entire event is going to be streamed online and on Apple TV.

This time, though, it's rumored that Apple will also stream the event via Twitter -- but we'll see about that part.


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  • Reply 1 of 74
    I’m most interested in the A12X.

    Apple has been challenging Intel at the low end for some time. I really want to see just how far they can take their A Series processors and how they match up against Intel for mobile. 
    christopher126
  • Reply 2 of 74
    A phone company announces its annual event for its latest phones. It also announces it will no longer make computers as they are a sideline business, and takes up too much time, few sales, and have lost interest in making the best computers. Making phones is easier and more profitable. The software division that made iWork, Final Cut, Aperature, Mac Server etc will also be disbanded, as they haven't done anything in years anyway. No one will miss them. No professional laptops (15" are just toys), no pro desktop Mac worth buying since 2013, no 17" laptop since 2012, no new Mac Mini, since ...I forgot it was so long ago. Old computers with old processors, old graphics cards, no user upgradable RAM, tiny RAM limit of 32Gb, same old high prices. Apple should give 5 year warranties. After 25 years as a Mac user, I am considering those PeeCees sadly. Cheaper, faster, 17" laptops, powerful desktop models.
    philboogiewilliamlondontyler82
  • Reply 3 of 74
    What's kinda funny is that this is an "iPhone event" but you say iOS 12 is more of a certainty than new iPhones.  :smile:
  • Reply 4 of 74
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 2,893member
    "Specifically, the report is that the 10.5 inch iPad Pro will be reduced from 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 millimeters to 247.5 x 178.7 x 6. Similarly, the 12.9 inch is said tochange from 305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9 millimeters to 280 x 215 x 6.4."

    If they can keep this up, eventually, they'll get it to the best iPad ever -- the iPad Mini!

    Come on Apple!   You can do it!   Shrink that monster!

    Well, ok, that was snark.   But it also points out that Apple is aware that form factor size matters.)
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 5 of 74
    eightzeroeightzero Posts: 2,157member
    A phone company announces its annual event for its latest phones. It also announces it will no longer make computers as they are a sideline business, and takes up too much time, few sales, and have lost interest in making the best computers. Making phones is easier and more profitable. The software division that made iWork, Final Cut, Aperature, Mac Server etc will also be disbanded, as they haven't done anything in years anyway. No one will miss them. No professional laptops (15" are just toys), no pro desktop Mac worth buying since 2013, no 17" laptop since 2012, no new Mac Mini, since ...I forgot it was so long ago. Old computers with old processors, old graphics cards, no user upgradable RAM, tiny RAM limit of 32Gb, same old high prices. Apple should give 5 year warranties. After 25 years as a Mac user, I am considering those PeeCees sadly. Cheaper, faster, 17" laptops, powerful desktop models.
    bye
    delreyjonesdewmeericthehalfbeeStrangeDaysfastasleepguscatshark5150pscooter63patchythepiratewilliamlondon
  • Reply 6 of 74
    I don't think the new iPads are going to have a notch. Besides the leaked icon from the beta not including one, it just doesn't make sense. These aren't single-handed devices that you can hold by the edge, so some degree of bezel is going to be needed to prevent accidental presses.
    deegee1948fastasleepredgeminipa
  • Reply 7 of 74
    bonobobbonobob Posts: 129member
    "Specifically, the report is that the 10.5 inch iPad Pro will be reduced from 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 millimeters to 247.5 x 178.7 x 6."

    250.6 x 174.1 = 43,629.46
    247.5 x 178.7 = 44,228.25

    That's a reduction in one dimension and an increase in the other, resulting in a net size increase by area, if not (barely) in volume.
  • Reply 8 of 74
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 29,891member
    Think I’ll finally buy an Apple Watch. I like the thinner profile.
    guscatTomEcornchip
  • Reply 9 of 74
    eightzeroeightzero Posts: 2,157member
    other indicia of yes/no can be the proliferation of sales. Apple of course never telegraphs coming products before a launch event (or simply updating their store) but I'm seeing lots of AW3 ads for deals from other retailers. Same for iPads and HomePod too. 
  • Reply 10 of 74
    sumergosumergo Posts: 183member
    eightzero said:
    A phone company announces its annual event for its latest phones. It also announces it will no longer make computers as they are a sideline business, and takes up too much time, few sales, and have lost interest in making the best computers. Making phones is easier and more profitable. The software division that made iWork, Final Cut, Aperature, Mac Server etc will also be disbanded, as they haven't done anything in years anyway. No one will miss them. No professional laptops (15" are just toys), no pro desktop Mac worth buying since 2013, no 17" laptop since 2012, no new Mac Mini, since ...I forgot it was so long ago. Old computers with old processors, old graphics cards, no user upgradable RAM, tiny RAM limit of 32Gb, same old high prices. Apple should give 5 year warranties. After 25 years as a Mac user, I am considering those PeeCees sadly. Cheaper, faster, 17" laptops, powerful desktop models.
    bye
    Hey eightzero, you could cut Macman1993 a little slack - he has a lot of valid points.

    Apple IS apparently reducing it's commitment to Macs, Displays, Airport . . .  in favour of services and phones.  They know what sells and what doesn't - we don't.
    Yes, it is sad, from another long term Apple user's perspective, that the market is encouraging Apple management and the Ive "design team" to focus their development and product delivery in the way they are currently doing.

    It may be tough for us, who might prefer a different business model, but just check out AAPL stocks to see what Wall Street might finally be getting about Apple's business competency . . .
    MacMan1993guscataknabiwilliamlondon2old4fungrifmx
  • Reply 11 of 74
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 6,400member
    sumergo said:
    eightzero said:
    A phone company announces its annual event for its latest phones. It also announces it will no longer make computers as they are a sideline business, and takes up too much time, few sales, and have lost interest in making the best computers. Making phones is easier and more profitable. The software division that made iWork, Final Cut, Aperature, Mac Server etc will also be disbanded, as they haven't done anything in years anyway. No one will miss them. No professional laptops (15" are just toys), no pro desktop Mac worth buying since 2013, no 17" laptop since 2012, no new Mac Mini, since ...I forgot it was so long ago. Old computers with old processors, old graphics cards, no user upgradable RAM, tiny RAM limit of 32Gb, same old high prices. Apple should give 5 year warranties. After 25 years as a Mac user, I am considering those PeeCees sadly. Cheaper, faster, 17" laptops, powerful desktop models.
    bye
    Hey eightzero, you could cut Macman1993 a little slack - he has a lot of valid points.

    Apple IS apparently reducing it's commitment to Macs, Displays, Airport . . .  in favour of services and phones.  They know what sells and what doesn't - we don't.
    Yes, it is sad, from another long term Apple user's perspective, that the market is encouraging Apple management and the Ive "design team" to focus their development and product delivery in the way they are currently doing.

    It may be tough for us, who might prefer a different business model, but just check out AAPL stocks to see what Wall Street might finally be getting about Apple's business competency . . .
    Hell hath no fury like a Mac user scorned. No place to go but down to the abomination that is the Windows PC. Using the bland and colorless platform the rest of the world uses, the true lemmings. No more elegance, no more ease of use, a descent into the Hades of drivers and registry conflicts. Most pathetically, the groveling pleas for Apple not to abandon the loyal Mac users who made it what it is today. Guess what? Those loyal Mac users didn't make Apple what it is today. The iPhone did. 
    williamlondonjcs2305
  • Reply 12 of 74
    A phone company announces its annual event for its latest phones. It also announces it will no longer make computers as they are a sideline business, and takes up too much time, few sales, and have lost interest in making the best computers. Making phones is easier and more profitable. The software division that made iWork, Final Cut, Aperature, Mac Server etc will also be disbanded, as they haven't done anything in years anyway. No one will miss them. No professional laptops (15" are just toys), no pro desktop Mac worth buying since 2013, no 17" laptop since 2012, no new Mac Mini, since ...I forgot it was so long ago. Old computers with old processors, old graphics cards, no user upgradable RAM, tiny RAM limit of 32Gb, same old high prices. Apple should give 5 year warranties. After 25 years as a Mac user, I am considering those PeeCees sadly. Cheaper, faster, 17" laptops, powerful desktop models.
    What is this nonsense? iMac Pro is too slow for you? new MBPs are too slow for you? Didn’t hear about the new MP coming? 15” notebooks are “toys”? Oh, and you’re a longtime fan. Yep, great troll tropes, bro. 

    Just get a Dell and stop.
    fastasleepguscatpscooter63williamlondonPickUrPoisonmwhitecornchipbrucemc
  • Reply 13 of 74

    Think I’ll finally buy an Apple Watch. I like the thinner profile.
    While I would like and expect it to get thinner, this photo doesn’t really establish that.
    GeorgeBMac
  • Reply 14 of 74
    sumergosumergo Posts: 183member
    lkrupp said:
    sumergo said:
    eightzero said:
    A phone company announces its annual event for its latest phones. It also announces it will no longer make computers as they are a sideline business, and takes up too much time, few sales, and have lost interest in making the best computers. Making phones is easier and more profitable. The software division that made iWork, Final Cut, Aperature, Mac Server etc will also be disbanded, as they haven't done anything in years anyway. No one will miss them. No professional laptops (15" are just toys), no pro desktop Mac worth buying since 2013, no 17" laptop since 2012, no new Mac Mini, since ...I forgot it was so long ago. Old computers with old processors, old graphics cards, no user upgradable RAM, tiny RAM limit of 32Gb, same old high prices. Apple should give 5 year warranties. After 25 years as a Mac user, I am considering those PeeCees sadly. Cheaper, faster, 17" laptops, powerful desktop models.
    bye
    Hey eightzero, you could cut Macman1993 a little slack - he has a lot of valid points.

    Apple IS apparently reducing it's commitment to Macs, Displays, Airport . . .  in favour of services and phones.  They know what sells and what doesn't - we don't.
    Yes, it is sad, from another long term Apple user's perspective, that the market is encouraging Apple management and the Ive "design team" to focus their development and product delivery in the way they are currently doing.

    It may be tough for us, who might prefer a different business model, but just check out AAPL stocks to see what Wall Street might finally be getting about Apple's business competency . . .
    Hell hath no fury like a Mac user scorned. No place to go but down to the abomination that is the Windows PC. Using the bland and colorless platform the rest of the world uses, the true lemmings. No more elegance, no more ease of use, a descent into the Hades of drivers and registry conflicts. Most pathetically, the groveling pleas for Apple not to abandon the loyal Mac users who made it what it is today. Guess what? Those loyal Mac users didn't make Apple what it is today. The iPhone did. 
    Oops did I touch a scab or was that just satire Lkrupp?

    You are sending mixed messages - be more explicit.

    I agree that the iPhone has made Apple what it is today, but it's still possible to consider Apple's contribution to the usability of "home computers" to be something of value - isn't it?  "No more elegance, no more ease of use, a descent into the Hades of drivers and registry conflicts" - yes that IS something to be mourned when lost.
    muthuk_vanalingamwilliamlondoncornchip
  • Reply 15 of 74
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 1,791member
    sumergo said:
    eightzero said:
    A phone company announces its annual event for its latest phones. It also announces it will no longer make computers as they are a sideline business, and takes up too much time, few sales, and have lost interest in making the best computers. Making phones is easier and more profitable. The software division that made iWork, Final Cut, Aperature, Mac Server etc will also be disbanded, as they haven't done anything in years anyway. No one will miss them. No professional laptops (15" are just toys), no pro desktop Mac worth buying since 2013, no 17" laptop since 2012, no new Mac Mini, since ...I forgot it was so long ago. Old computers with old processors, old graphics cards, no user upgradable RAM, tiny RAM limit of 32Gb, same old high prices. Apple should give 5 year warranties. After 25 years as a Mac user, I am considering those PeeCees sadly. Cheaper, faster, 17" laptops, powerful desktop models.
    bye
    Hey eightzero, you could cut Macman1993 a little slack - he has a lot of valid points.

    Apple IS apparently reducing it's commitment to Macs, Displays, Airport . . .  in favour of services and phones.  They know what sells and what doesn't - we don't.
    Yes, it is sad, from another long term Apple user's perspective, that the market is encouraging Apple management and the Ive "design team" to focus their development and product delivery in the way they are currently doing.

    It may be tough for us, who might prefer a different business model, but just check out AAPL stocks to see what Wall Street might finally be getting about Apple's business competency . . .
    Bullshit, the both of you. There's nothing wrong with the current Macs, the mini should be coming soon, the Pro next year, and they said they're working on displays alongside it. The iMac Pro doesn't show dedication to the platform? Okay. The fastest MacBook Pros ever with 32GB of RAM and 4TB of the fastest storage not good enough for you? Sure. I'm saving up for the top of the line $6500 "toy", to do work on.
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ 

    Airport, sure, but let's not just make up stuff. Aperture was discontinued over 3 years ago. 

    Enjoy your PC.


    edited August 30 guscatpscooter63williamlondonPickUrPoisonmwhiteRayz2016
  • Reply 16 of 74
    A phone company announces its annual event for its latest phones. It also announces it will no longer make computers as they are a sideline business, and takes up too much time, few sales, and have lost interest in making the best computers. Making phones is easier and more profitable. The software division that made iWork, Final Cut, Aperature, Mac Server etc will also be disbanded, as they haven't done anything in years anyway. No one will miss them. No professional laptops (15" are just toys), no pro desktop Mac worth buying since 2013, no 17" laptop since 2012, no new Mac Mini, since ...I forgot it was so long ago. Old computers with old processors, old graphics cards, no user upgradable RAM, tiny RAM limit of 32Gb, same old high prices. Apple should give 5 year warranties. After 25 years as a Mac user, I am considering those PeeCees sadly. Cheaper, faster, 17" laptops, powerful desktop models.
    I just bought an iMac last year, and I couldn't be happier. The personal computer market has really receded, and Apple is paying it roughly the same amount of attention the rest of the world is. If you're that unhappy with Apple, you're more than welcome to go somewhere else where kids don't play on your lawn. You won't be missed.
    fastasleepwilliamlondon
  • Reply 17 of 74
    sumergosumergo Posts: 183member
    Hey Fastasleep, don't snooze so much, just try to read the posts.

    lkrupp was right when he dissed me for being a loyal Mac user.  I do miss the quality and usability of the Apple line since Ives, an industrial (not software or usability) designer took over.

    I was merely saying, and you both missed it, that Apple has taken a different (iPhone/services) direction - and it seems like people - and the market like it.

    We don't have to - we just have to put up with lesser than "it just works" quality, thinner products ;-(
    muthuk_vanalingamwilliamlondonanantksundaram
  • Reply 18 of 74
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 1,791member
    sumergo said:
    Hey Fastasleep, don't snooze so much, just try to read the posts.

    lkrupp was right when he dissed me for being a loyal Mac user.  I do miss the quality and usability of the Apple line since Ives, an industrial (not software or usability) designer took over.

    I was merely saying, and you both missed it, that Apple has taken a different (iPhone/services) direction - and it seems like people - and the market like it.

    We don't have to - we just have to put up with lesser than "it just works" quality, thinner products ;-(
    Yeah, reading is hard.

    There's no evidence to support your assertion that Apple "IS apparently reducing it's commitment to Macs", in fact the opposite seems to be true at this point in time. I don't have a problem with the usability of macOS despite Ive being in charge of design, and am rather excited for the advances in Mojave, so much that it's a factor in motivating me to upgrade my Mac this year so I can use it. The iPhone has been Apple's gravy train for a decade now, yet Apple appears to be doubling down on Macs this year.

    To be clear, the PC comment was aimed at MacMan1993.
    williamlondon
  • Reply 19 of 74
    sdbryansdbryan Posts: 312member
    sumergo said:
    eightzero said:
    A phone company announces its annual event for its latest phones. It also announces it will no longer make computers as they are a sideline business, and takes up too much time, few sales, and have lost interest in making the best computers. Making phones is easier and more profitable. The software division that made iWork, Final Cut, Aperature, Mac Server etc will also be disbanded, as they haven't done anything in years anyway. No one will miss them. No professional laptops (15" are just toys), no pro desktop Mac worth buying since 2013, no 17" laptop since 2012, no new Mac Mini, since ...I forgot it was so long ago. Old computers with old processors, old graphics cards, no user upgradable RAM, tiny RAM limit of 32Gb, same old high prices. Apple should give 5 year warranties. After 25 years as a Mac user, I am considering those PeeCees sadly. Cheaper, faster, 17" laptops, powerful desktop models.
    bye
    Hey eightzero, you could cut Macman1993 a little slack - he has a lot of valid points.

    Apple IS apparently reducing it's commitment to Macs, Displays, Airport . . .  in favour of services and phones.  They know what sells and what doesn't - we don't.
    Yes, it is sad, from another long term Apple user's perspective, that the market is encouraging Apple management and the Ive "design team" to focus their development and product delivery in the way they are currently doing.

    It may be tough for us, who might prefer a different business model, but just check out AAPL stocks to see what Wall Street might finally be getting about Apple's business competency . . .
    Bullshit, the both of you. There's nothing wrong with the current Macs, the mini should be coming soon, the Pro next year, and they said they're working on displays alongside it. The iMac Pro doesn't show dedication to the platform? Okay. The fastest MacBook Pros ever with 32GB of RAM and 4TB of the fastest storage not good enough for you? Sure. I'm saving up for the top of the line $6500 "toy", to do work on.
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ 

    Airport, sure, but let's not just make up stuff. Aperture was discontinued over 3 years ago. 

    Enjoy your PC.



    The guy seems to be a troll or at least playing one. Apple continues to invest in the Mac and sell a hell of a lot of powerful laptops (just look around). As long as XCode is the only way to really develop for the immense iOS market, Apple will continue to sell elegant, powerful Macs. Also, if one only goes back to the early 90’s, that is not an old timer. Never programmed in 6502 assembly? Newbie!
    fastasleep
  • Reply 20 of 74
    I don't think the new iPads are going to have a notch. Besides the leaked icon from the beta not including one, it just doesn't make sense. These aren't single-handed devices that you can hold by the edge, so some degree of bezel is going to be needed to prevent accidental presses.
    Exactly what I’ve been saying! How are you supposed to hold a bezel-less iPad? And there is no reason for a notch on an iPad. You’re not trying to save space like on a phone. It’s an iPad, it’s supposed to be big! Leave at least some bezel on there. 
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