One of the most reputable Apple analysts, an employee of TF International Securities, Min-Chi Kuo, spoke about Apple’s plans for 2019. His research note published edition of MacRumors.
iPhone – old dimensions, new features
In 2019, Apple should release three models that are identical in design to the 2018 versions. Devices will still come with a Lightning connector, not a USB-C port. But they will get an improved authorization system Face ID, a new tempered glass and an improved battery.
The top version is equipped with a system of three main cameras. Also, smartphones will appear reversible induction charging – presumably, this will allow charging the case of the second generation AirPods.
iPad – Budget Updates
For the line of tablets, Kuo has two predictions.
According to the analyst, Apple will update the budget model of the iPad, increasing the diagonal from 9.7 inches to 10.2 inches. The company will also update the iPad mini.
Mac – new diagonals and devices
Apple is preparing to show the MacBook Pro with a larger diagonal. The laptop will get a screen with a diagonal of 16-16.5 inches. This will be the largest MacBook Pro since the 17-inch version, discontinued in 2012. Other technical details of the device are unknown.
But Kuo said that 13-inch models will receive an option for 32 GB of RAM – now this amount of RAM is available only in the 15-inch version of the MacBook Pro.
Mac Pro in 2019 will also receive the long-awaited update. Kuo does not go into details, but confirms already known information – it will be easy to replace components in a computer.
Apple is also preparing to release a new branded monitor. The company removed the Thunderbolt Display from sale in 2016 and has since promoted devices created in partnership with LG. The new external display will receive a diagonal of 31.6 inches and 6K-resolution, as well as LED-backlighting.
Apple Watch – minor changes
In 2019, Apple intends to include ECG support in more countries. Initially, the function worked only for models purchased in the United States due to strict legal restrictions.
The company will also release watches in a new ceramic design. The price of the new version is not disclosed. For comparison, the ceramic Apple Watch Series 3 Edition cost customers $ 1299.
Accessories – the new iPod and the long awaited AirPower
Apple hasn’t forgotten about the iPod Touch music player. In 2019, the device will receive an update to the filling.
Also, after long delays, Apple is ready to produce the AirPower charging mat. The device, announced at the presentation of the iPhone X, will go on the shelves in the first half of 2019. Then it is worth waiting for the emergence of new AirPods.
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In addition to the new case with support for wireless charging, wireless headphones should get a black color and Siri recognition by voice command.
Earlier, our site reported that Apple will hold an event dedicated to services, on March 25.