Friday, November 4, 2011

Apple to 'overhaul' most products in 2012, report says

Apple's MacBook Air, and iPad, both of which are said 
to be getting an "overhaul" next year. 
(Credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET)

Apple’s product line is set to get some big makeovers next year, if a new report is to be believed.

Citing sources in “the upstream supply chain,” tech news site Digitimes says that Apple plans to “overhaul” its iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air and iMac during the course of next year.

Presumably that means brand new designs of those products, whereas most of the company’s additions during the past year could be classified as tweaks to existing models.

As far as timing goes, Digitimes offers that Apple will roll out a new iPad in March, with new versions of the iPhone and iMac coming in “the second half of 2012.”

Missing from the list is Apple’s Mac Pro, the company’s most expensive product, and the highest end of its desktop class, a type of computer that’s been diminishing in popularity with consumers who crave portability. A report earlier this week suggested that its future was in limbo, and its absence from this list is telling.              More