Here are all of the new products Apple is still expected to launch this year

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Apple’s iPhone 12, left, and iPhone 12 Pro. Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider
  • Apple already launched the iPhone 12 lineup, three new iPads, and two new Apple Watches this year, but it may have a few other products in its pipeline.
  • Rumours and reports suggest that Apple may launch a new Apple TV and a Bluetooth tracking accessory.
  • Apple also said we can expect the first Mac computer powered by Apple’s own processor, Apple silicon, to launch by the end of the year.
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This year has already been an eventful for Apple. The company launched the iPhone 12 lineup, a new iPad Air and iPad Pro with sensors for augmented reality, the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, and a new $US400 iPhone called the iPhone SE, among other gadgets.

But Apple may have more left in its pipeline for 2020: most notably the first Mac computer to run on its new Apple silicon processor, the company’s first chip designed for its laptop and desktop line.

Apple CEO Tim Cook also teased during the company’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings call that the company has more announcements to come in 2020.

“Without giving away too much,” Cook said, “I can tell you that this year has a few more exciting things in store.”

Here’s a look at some of the new Apple gadgets we’re expecting to see in 2020.


New Mac computers running on Apple silicon

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Apple in June unveiled its initiative to design its own Mac chips rather than relying on Intel’s processors, saying that the first devices running on these new chips would arrive by the end of 2020.

The company didn’t reveal any other details about these new Mac computers, but Apple is rumoured to be working on a new 14-inch MacBook Pro.


An accessory to help you find lost items with your iPhone

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Apple is reportedly working on an accessory that can help you find lost items by using your iPhone, according to reports from9to5Mac and MacRumors.

The device would be similar to the Bluetooth tracker Tile, and would likely consist of a small tag to be placed on easily misplaced items like keys and wallets, the reports noted. It would work with the iPhone’s “Find My” app.

It’s unclear when Apple intends to launch the accessory, if at all, but 9to5Mac and MacRumors have discovered references to the product in Apple’s iPhone software.

TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in January in a note reported by MacRumors that he predicted it would launch in the first half of 2020, but the product has yet to debut 10 months later.

The earlier reports also suggest that the device could be called AirTags, and it may even use augmented reality to point users toward their lost item.


A pair of over-ear premium headphones

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Apple’s AirPods earbuds are already popular, but the company could be working on new premium over-ear headphones to rival Bose and Sennheiser as well, according to reports from Kuo, Bloomberg, and 9to5Mac.

The headphones would be positioned as a high-end alternative to Apple’s Beats brand, according to Bloomberg. The headphones may also be customisable like the Apple Watch, according to another report from Bloomberg.

The new headphones are expected to debut this year, Bloomberg previously reported. But the company has pushed back production after facing some development challenges, according to a separate report from the publication.

Like Apple’s AirPods, the new over-ear headphones may be able to automatically play and pause music depending on whether you’re wearing them, according to 9to5Mac. But instead of detecting when you place the headphones on and off your ears, the new premium headphones would be able to tell whether they’re on your ears or hanging around your neck, the report says.


A new Apple TV with faster performance

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Apple could be preparing to launch a new version of its Apple TV set-top box with faster performance.

In February, 9to5Mac found files in the developer beta of tvOS 13.4, the latest version of the Apple TV’s software, which referenced what may be a new hardware model. The software indicated that Apple could be developing an Apple TV with a chip based on the same architecture as the company’ A12 Bionic and A30 Bionic processors, which power the company’s recent iPhones.

Apple hasn’t released a new Apple TV since it launched the 4K-enabled model in 2017. That version runs on Apple’s A10X processor, the same chip in the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro from 2017.


A new iMac with ‘substantial’ upgrades

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Apple may also have a new version of its iMac all-in-one desktop in the pipeline for this year, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Little is known about what the update would entail, but Gurman said in a question-and-answer session on Periscope that it could be a “substantial” refresh.

Apple launched a new iMac in August with improved processors, a better camera, more storage and memory, and the same nano-texture coating option available on the Pro Display XDR.

But it’s unclear if this is the “substantial” refresh that the previous reports had referred to, since this model doesn’t feature any major design changes.