What to Expect From Apple in 2018: Three New iPhones and iPad Pro With Face ID, HomePod, Refreshed Macs, and More

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  1. Shalev macrumors member


    Jul 18, 2015
    its gonna be busy for apple in 2018!... my hardware for sure for this year will be the iPhone 6.1, apple external 5K display (Soo waiting for 2 years now...) , apple pencil gen.2(hope it will work with the 10.5 pro)
  2. dampfnudel macrumors 68030

    Aug 14, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    The delay is most likely related to the hardware not being as good as the competition, primarily newer speakers from Sonos. Apple probably should’ve purchased Sonos.
  3. e1me5 macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2013
    Not actually, I've manage to save up enough to buy the top spec 15" MBP & the 256GB wifi iPad Pro with Apple Care for both, so my wallet is waiting for Apple to deliver!
    --- Post Merged, Dec 30, 2017 ---
    Ah bugger, I really need the 32GB to future proof the MBP for the next 6-7 years. But i don't mind waiting one more year!
  4. michael31986 macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    Maybe. We will see X came out so late in year. I would think an XS type upgrade.
  5. eatrains macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2006
    You're never forced to use FaceID, or TouchID for that matter, or a passcode for that matter. Have you never used an Apple product before?
  6. PickUrPoison, Dec 30, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2018

    PickUrPoison macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    I expect an X.2 and an X.2 Plus in September. And also that rumored 9 Plus (6.1” LCD). Apparently no smaller version of the 9 will be offered, only a Plus size.
  7. vailr macrumors regular


    Oct 22, 2009
    This article refers several times to "8th-generation Kaby Lake Refresh processors from Intel".
    AFAIK: Coffee Lake is actually Intel's "8th-generation" CPU and chipset.
    Kaby Lake is their "7th generation", no?
  8. tubular macrumors 6502


    Oct 19, 2011
    This was a pretty Apple-ish year for me, with a couple of new iPads, a new iPhone SE and a MacBook Pro Reality Edition (i.e. no touchbar, no usb-c and an actual keyboard, which I'm frightened will be the last of its breed).

    I'd gladly add another Mac Mini to my stack (2 so far) if they ever make one better than the 2012 model I'm typing on. And the HomePod makes sense for me both as a speaker and as an always-on HomeKit pod. I don't watch enough TV to make the alternative HomeKit pod, the AppleTV, worth it to me, but I shore do listen to that there music.
  9. pat500000 macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2015
  10. MacLawyer macrumors demi-god


    Aug 1, 2009
  11. Jcxa macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2016
    Athens, GA
    I don't really understand why people are not holding Apples' feet to the fire concerning the modular MBP. The new design should be ready for release this June. It's not rocket science. Perhaps Apple is waiting in vain for an Intel chip release. If so, Apple needs to induce Intel to release early. Their only other option is to design and have their own chips manufactured, therefore, bypassing intel completely or have some hybrid system that uses intel chips only for backward comparability. Reliance on intel has become a major problem. I am intrigued about an earlier posting concerning the ability of adding modules to a base system to gain increased system resources. (Speed/Power/Ports/Thru put)
  12. 98winds macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2016
    An ipod Touch 7th G, with the 2018 iPhones screen sizes...


    adding Safari to the Apple TV.
  13. Macintoshrumors macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2016
    Get real. It ain’t happening
  14. sparkie7 macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2008
    No Apple Car or Apple spaceship in 2018, WTFrank?
  15. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
    How about a phone with FaceID and TouchID for dual-layer security?
  16. Dobbs2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    The Echo show is still cheaper at $229 with a screen to see baby monitors, security cams, and doorbell cameras. It will let you control lighting etc. You can make house calls and drop in instant video calls on your grandparents who may need some supervision. It does the same as the Homepod, and much more for cheaper.
  17. zeesix macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2012
    I think the point is to have a better UX with newer products and not got backwards. Same is true for the macbooks and magsafe.
  18. Bacillus, Dec 31, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2017

    Bacillus macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009
    Euhhhhh... because they haven' released either (and don't meet targets)
    --- Post Merged, Dec 31, 2017 ---
    Could very well be that the category of WouldbePro's - that prioritise a fancy spacegrey AIO machine on their desk over functionality - is bigger than (media-)Pro's that prefer modular & functionality
  19. MacBH928 macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    No one forces you to lock your house's door at night either but you have to, to stay safe. TouchID makes a lot of things simple and quick like downloading apps, buying, unlocking software(1password), and the phone. Instead of having to punch in the lock code for each of those.
  20. Centris 650 macrumors 6502a

    Centris 650

    Dec 26, 2002
    Near Charleston, SC
    That would be awesome!! I could see them having tiers like :
    Mac Mini- low end consumer.
    Mac-mid range prosumer Mac.
    Mac Pro-decked out power horse.

    All using the same case/design but the innards are exchangeable.

    It’s the simplicity of the product line up that I really like.
  21. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
  22. MarkB786 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2016
    Rocky Mountains, USA
    At the $350 price tag, Apple appears to be taking advantage of the fact that folks are hostage to the Apple ecosystem. I can get a very functional google home mini for under 30 bucks and it does a ton of stuff. What in the world will Apple's $350 offering do that is worth another $320? Maybe $320 worth of curves and design? And who is in charge of this product?
  23. Johnny907 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2014
    Well, if they follow 2017 trends, they’ll call it the “2018 iPhone.”
    Apple doesn’t get very creative with their “low cost” offerings.
  24. amegicfox macrumors 6502


    Apr 19, 2016
    people do not want their face to be scanned

    bring back fingers authentication

    I'll keep my iPhone 6s running for the next 20 years
    so I can charge it and have a headphone plugged in at the same time

    I don't want to keep charging AirPods every 2 hours
  25. PickUrPoison macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    You think it’s going backwards, Apple disagrees.

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