New Apple Watch, iMac, and iPad models predicted later this year

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Tommy Klumker

Come this fall, it's no secret that all eyes will be focused on Apple's revamped iPhone lineup. And though the iPhone continues to account for the vast majority of Apple's revenue, the company is hardly ignoring other products in its lineup.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a rather impeccable track record with respect to Apple rumors, recently issued a research report relaying that Apple has plans to introduce a bevy of new products this fall.

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First off, we have the Apple Watch. Though Apple still hasn't disclosed official sales figures, Tim Cook during the company's earnings conference call yesterday indicated that sales thus far have exceeded expectations. Sales aside, Kuo writes that Apple is planning to introduce new Apple Watch Sport color options this fall, with yellow and rose gold reportedly being considered. Note, though, that the new color options aren't in relation to the band, but rather to the anodized aluminum casing.

Next, we have Apple's tried-and-true iMac. It's been quite a while since Apple refreshed the iMac with substantial upgrades, but that may be about to change in the coming months. According to Kuo, Apple is hoping to release new iMacs either in late September or sometime in early October. While Kuo didn't touch on what type of enhancements Apple might bestow upon the iMac, previous reports have pointed to a 21.5-inch model with beefed-up internals and an eye-popping 4K display.

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Third, we have the iPad. Sales of Apple's tablet have cooled down considerably in recent months, but Tim Cook has emphasized over and over that he believes in the long-term potential of the tablet market. That said, Kuo believes that Apple next quarter will release a smaller version of the iPad Air 2, though he doesn't quite clarify if this will come in the form of a revamped iPad Mini. Interestingly enough, Kuo didn't touch on the iPad Pro, the long-rumored 12.9-inch iPad that Apple is reportedly hoping to bring to market sometime before the busy holiday shopping season.

via AppleInsider

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