Leaker: Apple Planning iPad Air With Under-Screen Touch ID, ARM MacBook, Game Controller, and More

An anonymous Twitter account with a fairly accurate track record has shared details about several Apple products that are supposedly under development.

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Some of the products mentioned by the account have not been extensively rumored until now, including a new iPad Air with under-the-screen Touch ID, an ARM-based 12-inch MacBook, and an Apple game controller by 2021.

On March 12, the account claimed that Apple is developing so-called "AirPods X" headphones, as leaker Jon Prosser later mentioned on April 7.


Corroborating existing rumors, the account also claims that Apple plans to release third-generation AirPods, refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro and iMac models, a low-cost iPad with an A12 Bionic chip, a smaller HomePod, a new Apple TV, a small wireless charging pad for a single device, and four iPhone 12 models with an A14 chip, 5G support, smaller notch, a ProMotion refresh rate of up to 120Hz, and a new Navy Blue color option.


In recent weeks, the account has noted that some products and components have been delayed, including the new iMac models and the A14 chip.


The same Twitter account accurately revealed several details about the new iPhone SE before any other leakers that we know of, including that the device would launch in the second week of April and come in three storage capacities. Likewise, the account accurately claimed that new iPad Pro models would launch in the third week of March.


The account has had a few small misses, including that iOS 13.4 would be released on March 25. The software update arrived one day earlier.

Given the account's accuracy so far, several of these rumored Apple products could be legitimate.

Related Roundups: AirPods 3, iPad Air
Related Forums: MacBook, AirPods, iPad

Top Rated Comments

Acidsplat Avatar
27 months ago


The account has had a few small misses, including that iOS 13.4 would be released on March 25. The software update arrived one day earlier.

Article Link: Leaker Says Apple Planning iPad Air With Under-the-Screen Touch ID, ARM-Based 12-Inch MacBook, Game Controller, and More ('https://www.macrumors.com/2020/04/20/apple-controller-12-inch-arm-macbook-rumors/')
Were they possibly referring to China time?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pakaku Avatar
27 months ago
With Apple's track record with their remotes and mice, I'm terrified to see what their idea of a game controller will be...
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goobot Avatar
27 months ago
Please put Touch ID back in the iPhone too!!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mannyvel Avatar
27 months ago
ARM based Macbook > chromebook, especially if the price is right. If it has office and adobe cc at launch it'll be a hit.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mooey Avatar
27 months ago
Finally, a rumor on MacRUMORS.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BallparkDreamer Avatar
27 months ago
I’d buy that air whenever I upgrade. Main reason I like the pro is its design, but I don’t necessarily need all of the power it has.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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