Apple reportedly working on new devices under codename ‘Star’, speculated to be ARM-based touchscreen hybrids

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 27 May 2018

The rumour points out that Apple could be working on ARM-based MacBooks running a derivative of iOS or a new category of iOS Notebooks.

Apple reportedly working on new devices under codename ‘Star’, speculated to be ARM-based touchscreen hybrids

Qubo Smart Home Security WiFi Camera

With Intruder Alarm System,Infrared Night Vision,2-way Talk,Works with Alexa

Click here to know more


According to 9to5Mac, Apple could be working on a new device with model name ‘N84’ under a project codenamed ‘Star’. There are not many details available about this so called 'new family of devices', but the report points out that these run a derivative of iOS, and feature a a touchscreen, SIM card slot, GPS, compass and a water resistant housing.

Going by these sparse details, one would think Apple is working on a new iPad, but as speculated in the report, this mysterious ‘N84’ product could be an ARM-based Apple MacBook. How the publication arrived at this conclusion is unclear, and there are no details about the screed-size, processors or anything else that this said ‘N84’ device will feature.

The report further cites unknown sources saying that the new Apple device is currently in the prototyping stages and is being manufactured by Pegatron, an Apple supplier in China. “A small number of units have been shipped to Cupertino for testing by Apple employees. These prototypes have been in production since at least January 2018,” the report says.

If not a MacBook with ARM processors, the report also speculated that it could be a whole new iOS Notebook, again without any solid explanation as to how they arrived at this conclusion. The prototype device is also said to boot using an Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI), similar to Apple's Intel-based Macs, which the report speculated could be an ARM-powered MacBook convertible.

Since the report was published, many have started reacting to its claims. As per AppleInsider, “Parts leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer, who has in the past provided accurate information regarding Apple's future product plans, refuted details of the report.”

9to5Mac themselves updated the report to include a claim made by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who cites sources saying that the new ‘N84’ Apple device is “actually the low-cost LCD iPhone that looks like an iPhone X”.

Whatever this mysterious Apple device might be, there’s certainly very little to go on as far as these rumours are concerned. Experts have now claimed that the new product could be an iPhone, a MacBook, a Mac, or a whole different family of devices altogether. This truly is the tech industry at its speculative best.

Digit NewsDesk

The guy who answered the question 'What are you doing?' with 'Nothing'.


Trending Articles


latest articles

View All

Top Products

Popular Mobile Phones

View All

Hot Deals

View All

Digit caters to the largest community of tech buyers, users and enthusiasts in India. The all new Digit in continues the legacy of as one of the largest portals in India committed to technology users and buyers. Digit is also one of the most trusted names when it comes to technology reviews and buying advice and is home to the Digit Test Lab, India's most proficient center for testing and reviewing technology products.

We are about leadership-the 9.9 kind! Building a leading media company out of India.And,grooming new leaders for this promising industry. Protection Status