DigiTimes Predicts Apple's First New Products of 2018 Could Debut Starting in March Like Last Year

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    Apple refreshes much of its product lineup on an annual basis, and a new report reveals when that process may begin this year.

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    Taiwanese website DigiTimes first claims some suppliers are poised to benefit from new or increased orders from Apple to help produce next-generation iPad, MacBook, and Apple Watch models at some point in 2018:
    The report then replaces Apple Watch with iPhone in the sentence, and says the new products are slated for debut starting in March:
    The timeframe could simply be a guess based on Apple's new product releases last year. In 2017, the company announced a lower-cost 9.7-inch iPad in March by way of press release, alongside (PRODUCT)RED edition iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models, and larger 32GB and 128GB storage capacities for iPhone SE.

    As a boilerplate disclaimer, DigiTimes does not have a perfect track record. The publication has shared inaccurate information about both what is coming and when on Apple's roadmap, including last year's prediction that Apple would unveil its 10.5-inch iPad Pro at an April event that never transpired.

    If the report is accurate, the iPad lineup is likely the most ideal candidate for product refreshes as early as March. The launch of new iPhone and Apple Watch models now seems tied together in September, while Apple hasn't unveiled new notebooks in March since the Early 2015 model 13-inch MacBook Pro.

    Apple could also unveil a second-generation iPhone SE in March, which marks the two-year anniversary of the budget device, but KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently cast some doubt on this possibility.

    Article Link: DigiTimes Predicts Apple's First New Products of 2018 Could Debut Starting in March Like Last Year
     
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    Digitimes really scouring their sources to figure that out yeah?

    Tell you what "dannys1" thinks Apple could start refreshing products in March, like they did last year. :rolleyes:
     
  3. chucker23n1, Feb 5, 2018
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    I still feel like MR should launch a trackrecord.macrumors.com, where folks like DigiTimes, Ming-Chi Kuo, Gene Mueller, Mark Gurman, etc. get introduced with their affiliations, their past predictions, etc.
     
  4. HerbertDerb, Feb 5, 2018
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    Hopefully, the "macbook" includes MBP(?)

    Probably not tho.
     
  5. leman macrumors G3

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    It makes sense, a Cannonlake MacBook is a very real possibility for march. I hope that the rest of laptop chips are available by that time as well.
     
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    Miniminiminiminiminiminiminiminimini...

    And an iPhone SE2.

    Please and thank you.
     
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  8. argentum47 macrumors regular

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    The 3-year old Non-TB 15" MBP could use some updates.
     
  9. leman macrumors G3

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    You mean you want it discontinued? Its certainly not going to get any updates, its an obsolete model.
     
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    Not sure why it needs to be obsolete when they have up-to-date Non-TB 13" in their lineup.
     
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    This would be great. Just a simple: 3 for 56 DigiTimes predicts...

    Although then we'll get more like today's predictions: DigiTimes predicts Easter candy saled to be up this Spring...
     
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    The last refresh was only June, it's no where near. There isn't even a CPU upgrade available from Intel announced yet let alone available and shipping - and even then it won't make any difference to end user performance.
     
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    If only.

    Been asking for this for the better part of almost 3 years. Apple don't care. We're not getting a mini.

    <sadly leaning on reverse psychology>:oops:
     
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    I wish they would stop doing this yearly-cycle and focus on reliability and dependability of their products. They are creating themselves the mess they're in. iOS is buggy because there are too many devices. It is not thought-through in ease of use, because they push themselves every year. This is Apple, they can take a year off - granted, in case of the Mac Pro, they did it for years - the next iteration must be a diamond.
     
  17. LovingTeddy macrumors 65816

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    Need a iPad 2017 for my mom. I guess I will buy it in Costco with 90 days return window. If Apple release new iPad in March, I will make a return and purchase the new iPad
     
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    Excellent idea!
     
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    "new-generation iPhone, iPad and MacBook devices, slated for debut starting in March 2018." All three in one go? Something BIG is coming our way, we dont see iOS and MacBook refresh together in one event. There has always been a separate iOS and Mac events.
     
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    Time between Skylake and Katy Lake tbMBPs: 221 days. Time since: 245 days.

    They could move to Kaby Lake-G for power usage improvements and a newer GPU generation.

    And Coffee Lake-H is probably around the corner; there were leaked specs a few weeks ago. It’ll move it to six cores.

    (Alas, still no 32 GB RAM.)
     
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    like to see a modernized SE, slimmer body, no home button
     
  22. pankajdoharey macrumors 6502

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    I dont think this event is about Kaby Lake. If you couple the information that Apple is trying to produce a single app for both Mac and iOS for 2018 coupled with a single new product event for iOS and Macbook, we might finally witness a ARM based MacBook in all probability.
     
  23. citysnaps macrumors 601

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    OK... So you're not into cpu/gpu/ram/ssd/keyboard updates, apparently feeling it would still be "obsolete."

    What exactly are you looking for?
     
  24. Aston441 macrumors 65816

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    MacBook with ONE MORE PORT would give Apple a sale. I don't do dongles, thanks.

    Patiently waiting since 2011 to replace my MBA.
     
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    I doubt that. Marzipan, if it ships at all, is more likely to be improvements to make AppKit more UIKit-compatible, to wrap it (like UXKit), or to replace it altogether. I don’t see why it would have anything at all to do with CPU architecture, given that UIKit already runs on x86 and always has (cf. iOS Simulator).
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    So buy a MacBook Pro without Touch Bar.
     

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