The first crop of new Apple products for 2018 could arrive as early as next month, according to supply checks from Taiwan’s DigiTimes.
According to the Monday report, “new-generation iPhone, iPad and MacBook devices” are “slated for debut starting in March 2018.”
Keeping in mind DigiTimes reports aren’t always accurate, this one does make sense.
The most likely candidates for receiving an update next month include the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad. The first arrived in March 2016 with a minor update announced one year later. The budget iPad (officially the fifth-generation iPad) made its debut in 2017.
Less likely to be announced next month are next-generation Macs and new iPad Pros. There hasn’t been a new Mac announced in the spring since the Early 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro launched. Meanwhile, last year’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro and second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro weren’t announced until June.
On Friday, the Apple HomePod makes its debut in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The smart speaker was first announced last June.