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Is Apple preparing a massive hardware refresh?


If you've been patiently waiting for Apple to refresh some of its aging hardware, you might not have to wait much longer before being able to put down some serious cash in exchange for some shiny new hardware. Must read: Don't buy these Apple products (July 2018 edition) According to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and as reported by 9to5Mac, Apple has some a big hardware refresh on the way spanning many devices coming by the end of this year. Is Apple preparing to release updated iPhones, iPad Pros, Macs, Apple Watches, and AirPods? Here's a rundown of what Kuo says is incoming on the hardware front: Will all this hardware be unveiled at the same time as the new iPhone - which will probably be in September - or will Apple spread them out over multiple events in the run up to the holidays?


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