Tuesday, Mar 01, 2022, 16:31 Hardware

Is Apple Working On A Hybrid iPad/Mac? & Apple Watch Series 8 With Better Activity Tracking

If the normally rather well-informed journalist, Mark Gurman, from Bloomberg is correct – Apple is working on a few new product ideas which should arrive on the market over the course of the next few years. Additionally, the company could also release a quite competitively priced iPhone SE for only US$199. In the latest edition of his "PowerOn" newsletter, Mark Gurman responded to some of the statements made by Ross Young, who claimed that Apple is working on a 20" notebook with a foldable display. Bloomberg's infamous tech journalist also discussed some of the upcoming models of the Apple Watch – and indicated that the Series 3's time to leave the shelves forever may have finally arrived.

Gurman – Apple Is Working On An iPad/Mac Crossover
Ross Young's recent remarks resulted in a great deal of speculation and various reports have detailed several possible concepts concerning the appearance of such a device. Gurman has picked up on Young's statements and confirmed them. Accordingly, Cupertino is developing an iPad/Mac hybrid device, which will be equipped with a dual screen display. However, there will be no keyboard or touch pad, the device will be controlled entirely via its touchscreen. Gurman is not yet convinced that the device will ever hit the market, however – Gurman doesn't think that Young's prognosis of 2026 or 2027 wouldn't be unrealistic, should Apple be set upon releasing the device.

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Apple Watch Series 8 To Measure Body Temperature – Series 3 On The Way Out
Gurman is confident that Cupertino will release a new Apple Watch SE alongside the Apple Watch Series 8 this year – all in addition to a variant intended solely for athletes. In addition to improvements to performance, there should also be a broad spectrum improvement to the device's activity tracking. Gurman, however, rejects the idea that new health sensors would be used for the smartwatch – although a feature that measures the wearer's body temperature could be conceivable. The current entry level Apple Watch, the Series 3, could also be discontinued come the release of the Apple Watch 8. The Series 3 is already technically aged by today's standards. It has also run into some problems during updates due to its relatively low storage capacity.

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