“In the weeks leading up to WWDC 2016, multiple reliable sources indicated the opening keynote would be a no-hardware affair. And as it turned out, the focus of the event was unsurprisingly on software, including iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3,” Joe Rossignol writes for MacRumors. “So, when can we expect new Apple hardware?”
“When will the 2016 MacBook Pro be released? Most rumors point towards a launch in the second half of 2016,” Rossignol writes. “Apple’s desktop Macs are also candidates for updates in the second half of 2016.”
“reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a research note in April that said the Apple Watch 2 will enter mass production in the third quarter of 2016, in line with a fall launch alongside the iPhone 7. He said the Apple Watch 2 will mainly feature spec improvements, akin to an “S” model iPhone, with larger changes to the form factor design not occurring until 2017,” Rossignol writes. “pple is widely expected to announce the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in September… Apple sometimes debuts new iPads in October… There is also an outside chance of a next-generation Apple TV with a faster CPU and heat-dissipation solution. The updated model could be positioned as an Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor with upgraded Siri capabilities.”
Much more in the full rundown of busy days ahead for Apple here.
MacDailyNews Take: We’re already getting “new” Apple Watches with watchSO 3, so how about a new 4K-capable Apple TV with streaming bundles in time for this Christmas, pretty please?