How about an Apple TV with a dedicated physical game controller?

How about an Apple TV with a dedicated physical game controller?

New iPhones, new iPad Pros, and new Apple Watches are definitely coming (probably in September). A 16-inch MacBook Pro is rumored. The modular Mac Pro and the Apple Pro XDR display will arrive before the holiday season — and an upgraded iMac Pro could, as well. But what of the Apple TV set-top box?

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Look for 16-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR, iMac Pro, new Apple displays in October

Look for 16-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR, iMac Pro, new Apple displays in October

Previously, I predicted that Apple will unveil its new iPhones, iPad Pros, and Apple Watches in a special September event (which I still think will happen), but forecast that new laptops would be unveiled in October. Now I think October will be the month that Apple will make available its high-end, pro Mac line-up.

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Prediction: new Mac laptops with traditional scissor-based keyboards will debut in October

Prediction: new Mac laptops with traditional scissor-based keyboards will debut in October

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will release a refreshed version of the MacBook Air later this year, switching out the controversial butterfly keyboard design for a more traditional scissor-based version.

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Could we see a new Mac display at the Oct. 30 event?

Could we see a new Mac display at the Oct. 30 event?

Apple’s $999 Thunderbolt Display was discontinued in 2016, so it’s time for new Apple monitors. The Oct. 30 “There’s more in the making” event would be the perfect time to unveil such displays, especially if the tech giant unveils updated iMacs, MacBooks, and Mac minis, as expected.

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Cross your fingers that a new Apple Thunderbolt Display is coming soon

Cross your fingers that a new Apple Thunderbolt Display is coming soon

AppleInsider notes that the online Apple Store is no longer offering in-store pickup for the LG UltraFine 5K Display for a large number of outlets, indicating that the screens may be replaced by a new model, “potentially even the anticipated Apple-produced displays.” Let’s hope it’s the latter, which would make Mac laptop owners like me very happy.

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