Apple Working on Slimmer MacBook Pro, Apple Watch, and iPhone

Apple Working on Slimmer MacBook Pro, Apple Watch, and iPhone

Apple intends to follow up its “slimmest ever” M4 iPad Pro with slimmed-down models of its MacBook Pro, Apple Watch, and iPhone lineups, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman.

Apple unveiled the M4 iPad Pro back in May, touting it as the company’s thinnest product ever.

In Sunday’s edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman said that Apple is now focused on delivering the thinnest possible devices across its lineups without compromising on battery life or major new features.

When Apple unveiled the new iPad Pro in May, it marked a return to form. The company rolled out a super-thin tablet with the same battery life as prior models, an impressive screen and an M4 chip that made it as powerful as a desktop computer. In other words, Apple has figured out how make its devices thinner again while still adding major new features. And I expect this approach to filter down to other devices over the next couple of years.

I’m told that Apple is now focused on developing a significantly skinnier phone in time for the iPhone 17 line in 2025. It’s also working to make the MacBook Pro and Apple Watch thinner. The plan is for the latest iPad Pro to be the beginning of a new class of Apple devices that should be the thinnest and lightest products in their categories across the whole tech industry.

In related news, Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the next-generation Apple Watch screen size options will increase from 41mm to 45mm, and from 45mm to 49mm while boasting a thinner design.

Kuo said the Apple Watch Ultra will remain “roughly the same” this year, although if production yields meet expectations, a new dark/black case color option could also debut.