The latest rumors about Apple says that the company might be developing a new product which would be able to complement its new Mac Pro lineup. The product is touted to be a brand new 31.6-inch display with a whopping resolution of 6K. New versions of iPad and the MacBook Pro laptops are also in development under Apple.
The company had a history of selling external displays, but stopped this practice in the year 2016, when they discontinued their external displays. When Apple told the media that it would develop a new version of the Mac Pro, the company also confirmed that there would be also a need to develop a new external display.
The SVP of Apple of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller recently stated: “We want them to know we are going to work on a display for a modular system.”
Rumors are rife that Apple may release this external display very soon. The company is expected to announce its latest product lineup at the second or third quarter of this year. The next major announcement from the company will come at the WWDC event on June 3, and the announcement about the new Mac Pro could come as early as that.
Apple is also working with mini-LED technology to improve the color gamut, picture quality and contrast ratios of the new iPad and MacBook Pro models. This latest technology will also improve the battery life of Apple’s new products which will consume less power when compared to systems that use the traditional LED display technology.
The new devices that will sport the mini-LED technology might come as early as 2020, or in early 2021. Apple is still hazy on the details about whether they will release an updated version of the new MacBook Pro before then.
Apple is currently battling growing pains as the company has seen a sharp decline in its iPhone sales. The iPhone XR that it released in 2018 did not do so well in the retail outlets across the US, and as the company prepares to launch a new lineup of smartphones for 2019, it will need to innovate and introduce better features in order to compete with the likes of Huawei and Samsung.
Apple has lost a lot of market share in the US and China to Android OEMs such as Huawei and Oppo over the years as it has gradually started to increase the price point of its flagship smartphone. The company is also working on a foldable phone concept to be released in 2020 that will compete against the foldable smartphones of Samsung and Huawei. As the company takes a hit in the hardware business, it is focusing on improving its software business as the lion’s share of the profits of the company come from its software business now.