That is the brand new Mac Professional.
And here is a rear view.
Let’s zoom in to see a few of the ports on this configuration.
There’s extra to see on the backside.
On high, you will discover a pair extra ports, an influence button, and this deal with. Whenever you seize it, you may twist and pull the whole cowl off in a single movement for 360-degree entry to the internals.
That is what the body seems like with nothing in it.
These stands can optionally get replaced with wheels.
The cheese-grater design serves a cooling operate, but it surely’s additionally a deliberate nod to the previous.
OK, from this angle, it actually does appear like an ultra-shiny cheese grater.
Apple has already had a busy yr with the launch of the Apple Card and the reveal of the above-pictured Mac Professional, but it surely’s about to get a lot, a lot busier. A brand new report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Debby Wu—who’ve reported reliably on Apple’s plans previously—particulars quite a few upcoming product bulletins from Apple.
Citing folks acquainted with the state of affairs, the report mentions three iPhones, a MacBook Professional, an Apple Watch, iPad Execs, an entry-level iPad, a higher-end iteration of AirPods, and a extra reasonably priced different to HomePod.
And people are simply the as-yet-unannounced merchandise: Apple has already acknowledged its intentions to launch a brand new Mac Professional, an ultra-high-end show for inventive professionals, the Apple TV+ streaming service, the Apple Arcade video games subscription service, and new variations of its iOS and iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS software program—all earlier than the tip of the yr.
The report does not specify whether or not Apple will announce all the new merchandise on the rumored September 10 occasion. That appears unlikely; final yr Apple held two occasions, one in September and one in October. The September one targeted completely on the iPhone and Apple Watch, whereas the October one coated new Macs and iPads.
The brand new iPhones, iPads, MacBook Professional, and Apple Watch are all anticipated by the tip of 2019, the report mentioned, whereas the revised AirPods and HomePod might come later.
The iPhone lineup
In accordance with Bloomberg’s sources, Apple will launch direct successors to all three present iPhones: the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.
Successors to the 2 XS fashions will carry a “Professional” label—maybe iPhone 11 Professional. Their flagship function shall be a completely new rear-facing digital camera system that features an ultra-wide angle lens that might “let customers zoom out and seize a bigger subject of view.” The sensors would seize three completely different photographs to do that and mix them utilizing synthetic intelligence.
The report additionally claims the brand new iPhones will take high-resolution photographs that might rival “some conventional cameras” and that low-light efficiency will get higher. The rear array will reportedly embody new 3D digital camera parts to enhance augmented actuality experiences.
Video recording capabilities may also enhance; a brand new function will permit customers to tweak movies whereas they’re being recorded reside—cropping, coloration alterations, results, and so forth.
In the meantime, the iPhone XR successor will get one further rear digital camera for optical zoom. All the brand new iPhones may also have an up to date model of the front-facing TrueDepth sensor array, the report says, permitting the telephones to establish customers’ faces for Face ID authentication at new angles akin to when the telephones lay flat on a desk. This could deal with a typical grievance by customers and reviewers about present Face ID-equipped iPhones.
All new iPhones may also embody Apple’s new A13 processor, which is able to add a brand new element known as both the AMX or the matrix coprocessor. This new silicon will assist with laptop imaginative and prescient and augmented actuality duties.
The three new fashions will provide a reverse wi-fi charging function, permitting customers to cost their AirPods from their telephones, offered they’ve the AirPods’ wi-fi charging case launched this yr. Samsung additionally launched an analogous function to its telephones not too long ago.
As long-rumored, 3D Contact shall be discontinued within the new iPhones. It will likely be changed throughout the road by Haptic Contact, as beforehand seen on the iPhone XR. Lastly, Bloomberg claims that water resistance will enhance on the brand new telephones and that every one three fashions will ship with OLED shows.
Bloomberg expects the brand new iPhones to ship to prospects by the tip of September.
The MacBook Professional
Much less is understood concerning the new MacBook Professional Apple plans to unveil, however it’s more likely to be essentially the most main redesign because the introduction of the Contact Bar and butterfly keyboard to the road in 2016.
The Bloomberg report joins a choir of provide line voices claiming that the brand new MacBook Professional will embody a 16-inch display screen, however in a kind issue related in dimension to the present 15-inch mannequin. It is because the brand new MacBook Professional could have considerably smaller bezels round its display screen.
iPad Professional and iPad
Apple will refresh each the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Professional fashions this fall, Bloomberg’s sources say. Nonetheless, it is not going to be a radical replace. The cameras shall be upgraded, although the report does not specify how, and quicker processors shall be launched.
We’ll additionally evidently see a refresh of Apple’s entry-level iPad—the one positioned for educators, amongst different issues—with a 10.2-inch display screen.
Apple Watch, AirPods, and HomePod
Lastly, the report included tiny particulars about three different upcoming merchandise. The Apple Watch will see a really small replace targeted on the brand new watchOS 6 software program and new case finishes—that is anticipated to launch this yr.
A pricier improve to AirPods with noise-cancelation and water resistance could also be introduced this yr, however the gadget will doubtless ship in 2020. The identical goes for a less expensive model of the poor-selling HomePod good speaker, which is able to reportedly include two tweeters as a substitute of the seven within the present mannequin.
As beforehand leaked, Apple’s first occasion of this yr will doubtless happen on September 10. We’ll cowl all of the bulletins as they occur when the day comes.
Itemizing picture by Samuel Axon