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Leaker: Apple Planning iPad Air With Under-Screen Touch ID, ARM MacBook, Game Controller, and More


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Apr 12, 2001

An anonymous Twitter account with a fairly accurate track record has shared details about several Apple products that are supposedly under development.

Some of the products mentioned by the account have not been extensively rumored until now, including a new iPad Air with under-the-screen Touch ID, an ARM-based 12-inch MacBook, and an Apple game controller by 2021.

On March 12, the account claimed that Apple is developing so-called "AirPods X" headphones, as leaker Jon Prosser later mentioned on April 7.

Corroborating existing rumors, the account also claims that Apple plans to release third-generation AirPods, refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro and iMac models, a low-cost iPad with an A12 Bionic chip, a smaller HomePod, a new Apple TV, a small wireless charging pad for a single device, and four iPhone 12 models with an A14 chip, 5G support, smaller notch, a ProMotion refresh rate of up to 120Hz, and a new Navy Blue color option.

In recent weeks, the account has noted that some products and components have been delayed, including the new iMac models and the A14 chip.

The same Twitter account accurately revealed several details about the new iPhone SE before any other leakers that we know of, including that the device would launch in the second week of April and come in three storage capacities. Likewise, the account accurately claimed that new iPad Pro models would launch in the third week of March.

The account has had a few small misses, including that iOS 13.4 would be released on March 25. The software update arrived one day earlier.

Given the account's accuracy so far, several of these rumored Apple products could be legitimate.

Article Link: Leaker: Apple Planning iPad Air With Under-Screen Touch ID, ARM MacBook, Game Controller, and More
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Aug 12, 2011


macrumors 603
Mar 18, 2008
Been waiting for the iPad Air to finally adopt an all screen display! Hope this is true!
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macrumors 68040
Nov 16, 2010
The iPad Air rumor seems very sketchy at best, unless this is the new iPad Pro max with larger screen that has been rumored. Under screen Touch ID and mini LED seems like way too high end tech to bother putting in a mid range 499 device which is where the iPad Air is currently placed in the lineup. Also Apple is all in with Face ID too so all this under screen Touch ID stuff seems like total nonsense especially with new iPhones 12 getting smaller notch.
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macrumors 604
Oct 5, 2008
With so many people working on future Apple products and with how big social media is nowadays, I'm not surprised by the leaks. It is what it is.
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macrumors newbie
Jun 11, 2016
Mexico City
the Macbook 12 is the best portable macbook even better than the Air which is close to the size of the Pro.

Macbook 12 with a another USB-C, extra touch id/face id, would be the best for people who travel a lot and work on the go.
But the ARM architecture may limit the Mac in many ways... Like the current programs been written in x86-x64 & even the BootCamp feature for those working with Windows-only programs...
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