According to Apple’s usual update rhythm, the appearance of this generation of new phones is about to change, but can you accept it if you remove the bangs and switch to a perforated screen? According to the latest foreign media reports, the iPhone 14 series that Apple will launch this year will use a perforated screen design instead of continuing the “notch.” This is the same as previously predicted by analyst Guo Mingchi.
The so-called perforated screen means that the screen has only a circular cutout for the front camera, just like most Android phones today. This design means that many sensors will be removed, such as Face ID (Face ID), which may be moved under the screen.
Some industry insiders said that Apple plans to redesign the MacBook Air, which will be equipped with a new chip M2 developed by Apple. The speed of this chip will be “slightly faster” than the M1 chip. It is expected that the M2 chip will have an 8-core CPU, and the GPU will have a 9-core or 10-core, just like the M1 chip, this is an upgrade to the current 7-core or 8-core GPU of the MacBook Air.
The report also pointed out that this year Apple will launch a smaller Mac Pro desktop, equipped with 40-core CPU and 128-core GPU, as well as a new Mac mini and larger iMac. In 2022, Apple will complete the transition from Intel processors to self-developed chips. Apple first announced its plan in June 2020, stating that this transition will take about two years, and the progress is just right now.
Another new product surprise is that Apple also plans to release a new iPhone SE with 5G in 2022, an iPad Pro that supports wireless charging, a rugged and durable Apple Watch, and so on.