What is Apple’s three-year plan? A slew of new rumors suggest that the iPad Mini 6 will launch later this year, that the Apple Watch 2022 could acquire sensors for blood sugar and alcohol, and that a foldable iPhone could arrive in 2023.
The iPad Mini 6 was nowhere to be seen during Apple’s Spring Loaded event, despite various leaks and rumors. According to the coverage of MacRumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple has delayed the iPad Mini 6 due to supply constraints and will launch the budget tablet later this year. While there aren’t many details on the iPad Mini 6, it may have a Liquid Retina XDR (mini LED) display, just like the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
A new report from Telegraph diary suggests that the Apple Watch 2022 will be equipped with blood sugar and alcohol sensors, providing new (and affordable) ways to monitor your health. Second documents filed with the US SEC, Apple is the largest customer of Rockley Photonics, a British startup focused on next-generation blood sensors. Rockley Photonics CEO Andrew Rickman said he expects the company’s blood glucose and alcohol sensors to arrive in a wearable device next year. It did not confirm that the technology would be released on an Apple device.
And while you shouldn’t hold your breath, Apple may launch a foldable iPhone in the near future. In conversation with investors, analista Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that an 8-inch foldable iPhone could arrive in 2023. It also suggests that Apple will supply iFold’s QHD + flexible OLED display and Samsung’s DDI display drivers, a realistic prediction given that Samsung already supplies display hardware for the iPhone. and it is one of the only manufacturers of folding screen technology.
Although these are just rumors, they are likely to come true one way or another. An iPad Mini update is long overdue, a blood sugar sensor would help Apple Watch become the great “health and wellness” device what Tim Cook is aiming forAnd unless something better comes along, folding screens are the future. Just don’t put all your eggs in one basket, because we don’t know when (or if) these devices will actually launch.