Apple launched a lot of new phones and computers in 2017, propelling the company to its biggest year — selling 322 million individual gadgets, according to one estimate.
But that was last year.
Right now, in Cupertino, California, Apple engineers, designers, and marketers are working on the iPhones and iPads that will launch this year.
Apple never comments on future products, but thanks to a robust ecosystem of journalists, analysts, and rumormongers, we can put together a pretty good preview of what to expect from Apple in 2018. Of course, release dates and details can change.
Here’s what you can expect Apple to launch this year:
Three new iPhones.
Apple released the biggest redesign to the iPhone in years in 2017. The iPhone X loses the home button in favor of a facial-recognition scanner and a nearly edge-to-edge screen.
In 2018, Apple will bring that iPhone X design to other iPhone models, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
In a November 2017 note, he predicted that Apple will launch three new iPhone models this year.
One of the phones could feature an edge-to-edge LCD screen and TrueDepth facial recognition that costs between $649 and $749.
Kuo also said he believes Apple is working on a 6.5-inch iPhone with a design like the iPhone X but with a bigger OLED screen.
And Apple will likely give the iPhone X some improvements as well.
We don’t know when these new phones will launch, but for the past five years, Apple has announced new iPhones in September.
New iPad Pro hardware with facial recognition.
Apple is also said to be working on new iPads that take the facial recognition capabilities from the iPhone X and put them into a tablet.
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