It’s been a busy few weeks for Apple product releases, with all the pieces from new iPhones to new iPads hitting cabinets.
I’ve spent the previous couple of weeks working my approach by evaluations of all the brand new Apple tech, and some have actually stood out.
Whereas the iPhone 13 Professional Max is the very best of the bunch technically, the iPhone 13 Mini and iPad 6 Mini have stood out as a consequence of their smaller nature.
Utilizing these merchandise obtained me considering: what different Apple tech could be made higher by the addition of a smaller model?
Right here’s my wishlist.
The Professional Show XDR
The Professional Show XDR is a high-end, high-performance monitor that’s designed, sized and priced for the Professional market. That places it out of attain for a lot of. This can be a disgrace, as a extra consumer-focussed monitor from Apple could be very welcome.
One thing akin to the 24-inch iMac, however with all the pc bits eliminated, makes an entire heap of sense. A vibrant show that options USB-C ports for connecting up a laptop computer, a high-end webcam and, ideally, an SD card slot.
I’ve written earlier than about how a lot I might like to see a Professional model of the iPad Mini. Assume the dimensions of the present Mini, however with the mini-LED show, Thunderbolt 4 and 120Hz ProMotion.
I’ve been spoilt by the HDR efficiency on the 12.9-inch iPad Professional, with the deep blacks and wonderful distinction, and would like to see this tech transferred throughout to the smaller Mini show.
When the AirPods Max launched, there have been rumours of a sporty pair too. This may make plenty of sense, because the AirPods Max are somewhat massive headphones that take up plenty of room in a bag.
A smaller ‘Mini’ pair of over-ear headphones makes plenty of sense. Ones that may very well be folded up small, just like the Bose QC45, and made an entire lot lighter.
The Apple TV field feels quite a bit much less related than it as soon as did, particularly because the Apple TV app is now so widespread on TVs. The field can also be fairly costly and one of many bigger streaming units round.
What would make plenty of sense is that if Apple took a web page from Roku, Amazon and the like and made an Apple TV Mini. As an alternative of a field, it may very well be a stick that’s much more transportable and plugs straight right into a TV’s HDMI port. This might additionally make it quite a bit cheaper, and extra of a rival to the Hearth TV Stick.