Rumors and report by Bloomberg are spreading about Apple’s product lineup for the year 2019. According to the rumors, Apple is expected to release three iPhones in total. Alongside the iPhones, it is rumored that Apple will be upgrading the iPads, Apple Watches and a new 16-inch MacBook Pro will come into action. It is also speculated that Apple will be releasing new Airpods and a smaller HomePod as soon as next year.
Apple is expected to release two new iPhones to replace the iPhone XS and XS max. Alongside these, a replacement for the iPhone XR is also expected. The naming for the two flagships phones is not known but they are rumored to be called iPhone pros. The exact date for the event is not out yet but rumors suggest that Apple is planning a launch event on September 10th. Apple is said to be planning a multi-angle Face ID sensor, allowing the feature to work when the iPhone 11 is flat on a table. The handset is also rumored to include some form of shatter-resistance technology that will help when the iPhone is dropped.
However, all the reports don’t claim an exact release date or details for the Apple Watches, iPads, and the new MacBook.
The two flagship models replacing the XS and XS Max will be called the iPhone Pros. they will be featuring a triple-lens setup on the back including a wide-angle lens for higher resolution and better low light images. The Pro iPhones are expected to have the same reverse wireless charging technology as Samsung’s Galaxy S10 allowing you to charge Airpods with their wireless charging case.
Moreover, Apple will be bringing third-generation Face-ID to these iPhones. The new sensor will have the ability to detect the face even while lying with the face flat on a bed or table. The waterproof rating will go up and new shatter-resistance technology is being used to build the glass. A13 processor will make its debut with the new iPhones alongside a new Matrix chip that will benefit computer vision and augmented reality.
Apple will introduce its new matte colored finish for iPhones. The remaining chassis is expected to have no changes than previous models. The 3D touch technology will be replaced with a software-based Haptic Touch system. The iPhones will still lack the 5G capability as Apple has no plans for it until 2020.
The iPhone XR replacement will have minor changes to it only. It will be equipped with a faster processor and two rear cameras instead of one featuring better optical zoom.
Apple will be releasing two new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros. the cameras on them will have an upgrade alongside faster processors with the same appearance as before. The existing entry-level 9.7-inch iPad is expected to be with a new 10.2-inch model.
Apple MacBook Pro
The rumors about Apple releasing a 16-inch MacBook Pro might come true this year. The new model is expected have the same size as the 15-inch model but a bigger display due to reduced bezels. The infamous butterfly keyboard has no details out so far.
In the wrist market, Apple will be releasing a new case finish for the smartwatch. Other than this, upgrades will be internal rather than external. WatchOS 6 will be improved.