Apple’s 2019 promises to be full of news, according to a new investor note shared by the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo for TF International Securities, reported and reported by MacRumors colleagues.
Just below you find an image that summarizes the key points of the note, which shows the main news that should arrive in 2019 in every single line of Apple products. The list includes many confirmations, clarifications and interesting perspectives that are completely new, but let’s go in order.
Beginning with the confirmations, Kuo underlines how the Cupertino house is ready to update its range of entry level iPads, abandoning the 9.7 “format in favor of a 10.2” one, thanks to which the tablet will have a design very similar to that of the ‘iPad Pro 2017. Even the fifth generation iPad Mini is now certain and in this case the difference will mainly reside in the inclusion of a new SoC (Apple A10 Fusion according to some rumors), while there should be no distortions in terms of design.
The same fate should also touch the iPod Touch, also renewed with a more powerful SoC of the current Apple A8. We recall that these products could arrive during the event at the end of March, together with the new AirPods and AirPower.
Among the news that will come later in the year, however, we find interesting details regarding the Mac world. Kuo speaks of a complete redesign for the MacBook Pro range, which could arrive on the market with a new 16 “format or 16.5 “, while the basic model 13” should receive the ability to equip up to 32GB of RAM.We also confirm the debut of the long-awaited Mac Pro, or the new modular Apple home that should definitely replace the model released in 2013.
A monitor based on Mini LED technology with a 31.5 “diagonal and 6K3K resolution (6,000 x 3,000 pixels) should arrive with him.There are not many details about this screen, although we expect that Apple will integrate all the latest technologies developed by the Cupertino house (it would not be strange to find the sensors for the True Tone mode – already present on the MacBook Pro 2018 – or even the TrueDepth Camera for the Face ID).
Finally, Kuo says that in 2019 the possibility to choose the ceramic case for Apple Watch will return and that the ECG function will be extended to a vast number of other markets. There is also a mention of the iPhone 2019: Kuo is confident that Apple will maintain the Lightning connector on this generation and that there will be no changes in the size of the notch. The main news should be the wireless reverse charging mode, Face ID and battery improvements, triple camera for at least one model, opaque glass coating and UWB (Ultra-wideband) data transmission system.
We conclude briefly speaking of the iPad Pro. There are indeed conflicting rumors about it, since some sources suggest a hardware upgrade during 2019, while others deny this possibility, postponing the cycle until 2020. This last scenario does not seem improbable, given that even the iPad Pro 2018 came almost a year and a half after the predecessors, so the hypothesis that the new model can arrive in early 2020 is not to be excluded