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Several products are rumored to be a start-up, and while we do not know exactly when they are on their debut in the spring, Apple has had an event in March over the past few years. This year, Apple plans to host an event on March 25, but it will focus on subscription services and therefore cannot include hardware information.
Instead, these updates could potentially be announced via the press release right around the time of the event.
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- 7. generation iPad – Same design as 6th generation iPad, but upgraded processor and a new 10 inch screen size.
- 7. iPod touch generation – It's little known, but the same design as the 6th-gen iPod touch with no face ID or touch ID. iPhone watches and flutes are not expected, as Apple will probably keep costs low, but want faster A-series processors.
- AirPods 2 – Wireless charging station is expected, as is "Hey Siri" support. Rumors have suggested some small design changes, a black color and health features such as opportunities. Info is mixed, and at least one rumor suggests that a charging incident comes, while new AirPods will not be launched in the fall.
- AirPower – Apple's long delayed wireless charging mat for AirPods, iPhone and Apple Watch is finally in production and is expected to launch in the first half of 2019.
- Apple News Service – Apple is planning a news service at $ 9.99 per month which provides unlimited access to paywalled sites such as New York Times and Washington Post . Not all news sites are on board yet, but this is expected to be announced by March 25.
- Apple News Magazine Service – There have also been rumors of a $ 9.99 per month service that provides access to magazines, like the service offered by Texture, bought the Apple app magazine in 2018. About magazines Will be included in the same price of $ 9.99 for news or available, it is still looking, but expect to see both news and magazine subscription services added to Apple News.
- Streaming TV service – Apple is working on a streaming TV service that includes the more than two dozen TV shows and movies it has in its works along with access to subscription content from other cable providers. We do not know what it will cost yet, but it will debut somewhere around April, so it can also be introduced in March. Otherwise, all of Apple's services can be available in one big bundle option, so the TV service can be paired with the news service and maybe Apple Music.
- iOS 12.2 – iOS 12.2 expands Apple News to Canada, brings HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support to third-party TV, and adds a few other new features to iOS, and we expect it to be launched on or before Apple's scheduled March 25th event.
Apple's Annual Worldwide Developer Conference takes place in June, and this year it will be held from June 3 to June 7. We expect to see new software updates, and sometimes Apple sneaks some hardware in. We do not know if this will be the case this year, but there is a big Mac Pro update on the horizon and details can be shared at WWDC.
- iOS 13 – Dark mode will be the key feature of iOS 13, and it will be a newly developed home screen for iPhone and iPad. The file app is being updated and we'll see some iPad-specific features such as app tabs and a multitasking feature for using two windows with the same app next.
- CarPlay – As part of IOS 13, CarPlay can get some upgraded interface elements, although the details are slim.
- macOS 10.15 – macOS 10.15 will expand platform app functionality to developers so iOS apps can easily be transferred to macOS. MacOS 10.15 doesn't support 32-bit apps, so expect some of your older apps that haven't been updated in a while to stop working.
- watchOS 6 – watchOS 6 comes along with iOS 13 and it may include some interfaces changing to match even though we don't know any details about the update right now.
- tvOS 13 – Apple updates tvOS along with iOS, macOS and watchOS, so we expect a new version. There have been no rumors about what comes in tvOS 13.
- 2019 iPhones – We expect three iPhones in 2019 similar to the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR. We get two OLED models (XS and XS Max successors) and one LED model (XR successor), without significant design changes, although less Face ID notes are rumored. The largest iPhone has an improved triple lens camera, while the others will use two-lens cameras. We've heard rumors about USB-C, but it sounds like 2019 iPhones will stick with Lightning, and we can also expect an A13 chip along with faster LTE and WiFi.
- Apple Watch Series 5 – We haven't heard specific details of what comes in the Apple Watch Series 5, but new health features have been rumored for years, such as non-invasive blood glucose monitoring. A micro-LED display is an option and there are also solid buttons. We don't yet know what to expect from the next Apple Watch, but Apple reliably updates it every September, just like the iPhone.
Later in 2019
- Mac Pro – Apple works on a high-end high-throughput modular Mac Pro for its pro user base. The machine is easily upgradeable and will contain components for the most system-intensive tasks. We have no word when this comes in 2019, but Apple promises a start date for 2019 in early 2018. If it's something like the latest Mac Pro in 2013, we can get some info at WWDC.
- New Apple Display – To keep up with the new Mac Pro, Apple is developing an Apple branded display, the first since the Thunderbolt screen.
- Apple TV Dongle – Rumors that Apple is considering a lower Apple TV dongle resembling the Amazon Fire Stick or Google Chromecast, which would be available at a lower price than the current Apple TV seats. Such a dongle would be able to be plugged into the back of a TV and would be used to promote the company's upcoming streaming TV service.
- HomePod – We have heard rumors suggesting that Apple is working on a lower cost HomePod option that can better compete with offers from Amazon and Google.
- High Frequency Earphones – To round off the audio offers from HomePod and AirPod, Apple is developing to be Apple branded over-ear high-end headphones. Sound quality is said to be a major focus, and Apple will include active noise cancellation. We do not know exactly when the headphones will start, but in the second half of 2019 it is rumored.
- iMac and iMac Pro – IMac and iMac Pro were not updated in 2018, so an update from 2019 could come. We do not know details, but expect upgraded processors, and a rumor has said that we get a "significant upgrade upgrade."
- MacBook and MacBook Air / Pro – There are no particular rumors about notebooks, but the MacBook needs an update since it didn't get an update in 2018, and Apple could also introduce a less specific update on MacBook Air and MacBook Pro . There has been some speculation that the MacBook will be Apple's first ARM-based notebook with a custom chip, but it is not expected by 2020.
Coming in 2020
- 2020 iPhones – Apple's 2020 iPhones will introduce some exciting improvements based on rumors. 5G wireless chips for much faster mobile speeds are said to come, plus Apple is going to add a 3D laser-powered 3D rear camera for significant enhancements to AR experiences. We can also get an all OLED series, with Apple finally doing away with LCD iPhones.
- 2020 iPad Pro – The 3D camera feature that comes to 2020 iPhones can show up in the 2020 iPad Pro models first. The camera allows 3D models to be captured using the iPad Pro camera and then edited with Apple pencil. No major iPad Pro changes are scheduled for 2019, so we can't get an iPad Pro until 2020.
- AR Smart Glasses – Apple is working on magnified reality symbols that can come at some point in 2020. The glasses are said to be have a dedicated monitor, built-in processor, and a "rOS" or reality operating system. Input will be via touch panels, voice activation and head movements, and it is said to support applications ranging from mapping to subtitles.
- Mac with Apple-Made Chip – Rumors that Apple is planning to transition from Intel chips to its own custom Mac chips as early as 2020 so we could see the first Mac with a custom chip on a time during the year. Apple already makes its A series for iPhone and iPads, and has added custom T2 chips to a variety of Macs.
- Apple Car – There have been many twists in the story of Apple's electric car development, but reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple is still planning a completely autonomous vehicle instead of just an autonomous car software offering, with a launch to be between 2023 and 2025.
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