It’s almost a guarantee that Google is working on a new Pixel phone (or phones) that they plan to launch this year, but the question is when? According to leakster Jon Prosser, he believes that a new Pixel announcement is slated for the 11th of June, 2021, which is admittedly a rather odd date.
Apple is rumored to be launching their new AirTags accessory possibly this month. For those who are hearing about this for the first time, the AirTags are a tracking accessory similar to Tile, but instead of regular Bluetooth, it will reportedly use UWB that is meant to be more accurate when it comes to pinpointing the location.
Right now, the only OLED devices from Apple are the iPhones and the Apple Watch. However, there have been rumors suggesting that Apple could actually make the jump to mini LEDs for its other products, which is why we have to say we are a bit skeptical to learn about a new rumor from DigiTimes who claims otherwise.
Apple’s current iPad lineup consists of several models. There is the smallest iPad mini, the iPad, the iPad Air, and the iPad Pro. However, there could soon be a fifth iPad model, or at least that’s what a post on Korean blog Naver seems to suggest where they claim that Apple could be working on an alleged iPad mini Pro.
While Nintendo has denied that they have plans to launch an updated Switch model, it would make sense if they did. After all, there are new entrants to the console market in the form of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, and it would be smart of Nintendo to keep the attention on themselves by launching an updated console.
Ever since Apple ditched its own proprietary Lightning port for the iPad Pro in favor of a more universal USB-C connection, many have wondered if a similar change could be making its way to the iPhone as well. Unfortunately, it seems that we shouldn’t get our hopes up just yet, at least according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
A rumor from earlier this year suggested that Apple could be working on a “higher-end” Macbook Air. The MacBook Air has been praised by many as being an affordable and somewhat value for money entry into Apple’s ecosystem, but we suppose there are some who might be seeking a bit more power.
There have been persistent rumors that claim that Apple could be working on a foldable iPhone. Some have suggested that the device in question could launch in 2023, while others claim that it will launch in 2024. However, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seems to be leaning more towards 2023.
Recently, there was a rumor suggesting that one of the new accessories that Apple could be working on is a MagSafe power bank for the iPhone. It feels like this shouldn’t really come as a surprise since we’ve already seen a couple similar third-party accessories, but according to Jon Prosser who spoke on the Genius Bar podcast, it could come with a cool feature.
For Apple’s iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, the company uses its A-series of chipsets. This has been that way for years now, but apparently with the upcoming iPad Pro refresh, that could change. This is according to a video from Mark Gurman over at Bloomberg who hinted at a processor change for the iPad Pro refresh.
While other handset makers have transitioned away from the notch design, Apple has continued to use it in their iPhones. However, it seems that the notch won’t be going away anytime soon. In fact, in 2022, Apple is still expected to continue to use it but they might change its design to the hole-punch camera cutout.
We have been hearing rumors that Apple could be looking to develop a portless iPhone. Such a device would be interesting as it would mean that all connections to it would be wireless, such as connecting headphones and also charging. It would also make the phone more water-resistant as there would be one less port for water to get into.
It is largely expected that in the coming weeks, OnePlus will be launching their new flagship phones for 2021 in the form of the OnePlus 9 series. The series will most likely include the regular OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro, but apparently for this year, that will be a bit different, according to tipster Ishan Agarwal who shared the information with 91mobiles.
For a while now it has been rumored that Apple could be working on a 14-inch MacBook Pro and according to the latest rumors from DigiTimes, it seems that the 14-inch MacBook Pro could be coming later this year. It is expected to be launched alongside the refresh of the 16-inch model where both models could sport mini LED displays.
Apple’s products tend to go for a more monochromatic look. This has helped their products stay relevant in terms of design for long periods of time, but some have criticized it as being a bit boring and drab. However, the good news is that Apple could be looking to bring some of their old design languages back.
With Apple slowly updating its Mac computers and introducing new Apple Silicon powered variants, it did not come as a surprise to learn that Apple could be planning something similar for the Mac Pro as well. We heard rumors that the use of the Apple Silicon meant that Apple could shrink down the computer.
Ever since Apple introduced USB-C and Thunderbolt ports to its MacBook laptops, they did so at the expense of other ports. As much as many had hoped to see the market flooded with USB-C devices, it isn’t necessarily that case even today, and many users are still having to use dongles and docks.
A couple of years ago, it was suggested that Google could be working on their own foldable Pixel phone. This was based on a patent, although not too long after that, the company did confirm that they were exploring the idea. Whether or not such a device will materialize remains to be seen, but now there seems to be a chance that it will.
At CES earlier last month, LG revealed that they are working on a phone with a rollable display. The phone was expected to launch later this year, but now it seems that there is a chance that may no longer be happening. This is according to a report from Yonhap News who claims that LG has put the project on hold.
Apple’s AirPods lineup currently consists of the regular AirPods and the AirPods Pro that comes with noise-cancelling technology. However, there have been rumors suggesting that Apple could actually be developing a third model that would sit between the regular AirPods and the Pro model and has been tentatively referred to as the AirPods Pro Lite.